November 15, 2019

History

  1. November 11, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 11-17

    Ann Arbor kindergartner Eugene Waxman debuted as Michigan Marching Band “drum minor” on Nov. 12, 1949, for a game against Indiana. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 11-17.

  2. November 4, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 4-10

    A freak snowstorm saw Athletic Director Fritz Crisler clearing the Michigan Stadium field on Nov. 4, 1966, before hosting Illinois the next day. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 4-10.

  3. October 28, 2019

    New lecture series covers assorted aspects of U-M history

    From the controversial decision to admit women in 1870 to the Black Action Movement of a century later, a new campus lecture series will explore a diversity of chapters from U-M’s history.

  4. October 28, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 28-Nov. 3

    Forestry Professor Burton V. Barnes got into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 28, 2004, when he gave his midterm exams some spooky flair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

  5. October 21, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 21-27

    Concrete was being poured on Oct. 23, 1964, for the Institute for Social Research’s new building. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 21-27.

  6. October 14, 2019

    Artist creating mural depicting U-M’s first African-American student

    Detroit artist Tylonn J. Sawyer is working with U-M students to create a mural to honor Samuel C. Watson, the first African-American student admitted to the university.

  7. October 14, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 14-20

    On Oct. 15, 1942, students volunteered for the War Manpower Mobilization Corps, the “Minutemen of the Campus.” Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 14-20.

  8. October 7, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 7-13

    The Oct. 11, 1930, football game at Michigan Stadium featured a new electronic scoreboard, a first in the nation. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 7-13.

  9. September 30, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 30-Oct. 6

    Maya Lin’s “The Wave Field” sculpture was dedicated Oct. 6, 1995, on North Campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

  10. September 23, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Sept. 23-29

    On Sept. 25, 1841, the first collegiate-level classes began in Ann Arbor, with six students enrolled. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 23-29.