April 10, 2021

This Week in U-M History

  1. October 12, 2020 On Oct. 17, 1918, President Harry B. Hutchins issued a campuswide order to wear face masks to combat the influenza pandemic.

    Mask mandate

    On Oct. 17, 1918, President Harry B. Hutchins issued a campuswide order to wear face masks to combat the influenza pandemic. Read about other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 12-18.

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  2. October 5, 2020 On Oct. 5, 1978, Hazel "Doc" Losh, one of U-M's most popular professors, died at age 80. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 5-11.

    Popular professor

    On Oct. 5, 1978, Hazel “Doc” Losh, one of U-M’s most popular professors, died at age 80. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 5-11.

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  3. September 28, 2020 On Sept. 29, 1817, Native American tribes ceded land to the new "college at Detroit," or the University of Michigania, as part of the Treaty of Fort Meigs.

    Land for ‘college at Detroit’

    On Sept. 29, 1817, Native American tribes ceded land to the new “college at Detroit,” or the University of Michigania, as part of the Treaty of Fort Meigs. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

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  4. September 21, 2020 On Sept. 22, 1954, the Board of Regents opened its meeting to the media for the first time.

    Open meeting

    On Sept. 22, 1954, the Board of Regents opened its meeting to the media for the first time. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 21-27.

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  5. September 14, 2020 On Sept. 17, 1936, carillon bells for the new Burton Memorial Tower arrived on campus.

    Bells for Burton

    On Sept. 17, 1936, carillon bells for the new Burton Memorial Tower arrived on campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 14-20.

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  6. September 8, 2020 On Sept. 12, 1974, Dolores Huerta, a United Farm Workers leader, rallied a Diag crowd to boycott non-UFW produce.

    Farm workers rally

    On Sept. 12, 1974, Dolores Huerta, a United Farm Workers leader, rallied a Diag crowd to boycott non-UFW produce. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 8-13.

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  7. August 31, 2020 On Sept. 5, 1979, the Law School's underground library was a work in progress.

    Work in progress

    On Sept. 5, 1979, the Law School’s underground library was a work in progress. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 7.

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  8. August 10, 2020 On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was founded in Detroit. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 10-31.

    Michigania founded

    On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was founded in Detroit. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 10-31.

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  9. July 20, 2020 On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 carried an all-Wolverine crew when it flew to the moon with Col. David R. Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden and Col. James Irwin.

    Wolverines in space

    On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 carried an all-Wolverine crew when it flew to the moon with Col. David R. Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden and Col. James Irwin. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 20-Aug. 9.

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  10. June 22, 2020 A flagpole from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition is Chicago was installed on the Diag on June 23, 1898.

    Diag flagpole

    A flagpole from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is Chicago was installed on the Diag on June 23, 1898. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 22-July 19.

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