September 23, 2021

This Week in U-M History

  1. January 18, 2021 Sesquicentennial celebration

    Sesquicentennial celebration

    On Jan. 20, 1967, the university kicked off its yearlong sesquicentennial celebration with a luncheon, speeches and historic photos. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 18-24.

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  2. January 11, 2021 A Jan. 11, 1939, power outage at the Michigan Union left faculty members playing cards by candlelight. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 11-17.

    Cards by candlelight

    A Jan. 11, 1939, power outage at the Michigan Union left faculty members playing cards by candlelight. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 11-17.

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  3. December 7, 2020 On Dec. 11, 1972, students locked lips at South Quad for the second annual "kissing contest." Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 7-13.

    ‘Kissing contest’

    On Dec. 11, 1972, students locked lips at South Quad for the second annual “kissing contest.” Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 7-13.

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  4. November 23, 2020 On Nov. 25, 1952, university cooks prepared turkeys to serve to students staying on campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 23-29.

    Thanksgiving on campus

    On Nov. 25, 1952, university cooks prepared turkeys to serve to students staying on campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 23-29.

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  5. November 16, 2020 On Nov. 18, 1999, former President Gerald R. Ford returned to campus for the naming of the School of Public Policy in his honor.

    Ford at U-M

    On Nov. 18, 1999, former President Gerald R. Ford returned to campus for the naming of the School of Public Policy in his honor. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 16-22.

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  6. November 9, 2020 On Nov. 14, 1958, alumnus Chalmers "Bump" Elliott was named head coach, replacing Bennie Oosterbaan.

    ‘Bump’ takes over

    On Nov. 14, 1958, alumnus Chalmers “Bump” Elliott was named head coach, replacing Bennie Oosterbaan. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 9-15.

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  7. November 2, 2020 On Nov. 5, 1962, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spend the day on U-M's campus.

    MLK at U-M

    On Nov. 5, 1962, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent the day on U-M’s campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 2-8.

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  8. October 26, 2020 On Oct. 31, 1914, the Michigan Marching Band formed a block "M" while performing at Harvard Stadium.

    Block ‘M’

    On Oct. 31, 1914, the Michigan Marching Band formed a block “M” while performing at Harvard Stadium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1.

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  9. October 19, 2020 Business Dean B. Joseph White was named interim president on Oct. 19, 2001, after Lee C. Bollinger resigned.

    Interim president

    Business Dean B. Joseph White was named interim president on Oct. 19, 2001, after Lee C. Bollinger resigned. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 12-18.

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  10. 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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