September 17, 2019

This Week in U-M History

  1. February 11, 2019

    Valentine’s Day victory

    The U-M men’s basketball team scored its widest victory ever, defeating Detroit Naval Station, 67-7, on Feb. 14, 1919. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 11-17.

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  2. February 4, 2019

    Burnham House

    Historic Burnham House was moved on Feb. 8, 1998, from Maiden Lane to Nichols Arboretum, where it became a visitor center. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 4-10.

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  3. January 28, 2019

    Big snow

    A Jan. 28, 1977, blizzard crippled the university, closing buildings and canceling sporting events. Read about some of the other things that happened during the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 4 in U-M history.

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  4. January 21, 2019

    Mosher-Jordan

    Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall was dedicated Jan. 23-24, 1931, with a formal reception and student teas. Read about some of the other things that happened during the week of Jan. 21-27 in U-M history.

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  5. January 14, 2019

    The ‘halo’ comes down

    Removal of a controversial “halo” that had adorned Michigan Stadium began on Jan. 17, 2000. Read about some of the other things that happened during the week of Jan. 14-20 in U-M history.

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  6. December 17, 2018

    Future Justice Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall addressed Winter Commencement graduates at Hill Auditorium on Dec. 19, 1964, three years before becoming the country’s first black Supreme Court justice. Read about what else happened during the week of Dec. 17-23 in U-M history.

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  7. December 10, 2018

    Heading home

    Students made their way to outbound buses lined up along South State Street on Dec. 15, 1939, to begin their trips home for holiday vacations. Read about what else was happening this week in U-M history.

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  8. December 3, 2018

    The play’s the thing

    Students staged the comedy “A Curious Mishap” at University Hall on Dec. 4, 1914. See what else happened this week in U-M history.

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  9. November 19, 2018

    Mourning JFK

    The community filled Hill Auditorium on Nov. 25, 1963, to mourn the death of President John F. Kennedy. Learn more about other things that happened at U-M this week in history.

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  10. November 12, 2018

    The first Union

    The first Michigan Union “club house” formally opened on Nov. 14, 1907, in the former home of Judge Thomas M. Cooley. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

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