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April 19, 2019

This Week in U-M History

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

November 5, 2018

U-M on the air

On Nov. 5, 1950, the university partnered with WWJ-TV in Detroit to broadcast its first educational “telecourse.” Learn about other events that occurred this week in U-M history.

October 29, 2018

Professor Ford

Former President Gerald R. Ford, a U-M alumnus, returned to his alma mater to teach political science students Nov. 2, 1977. Learn about other things that happened this week in U-M history.

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