February 20, 2020

History

  1. February 17, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 17-23

    On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 17-23.

  2. February 10, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 10-16

    On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 10-16.

  3. February 6, 2020

    Madelon’s world: The first woman to enroll at U-M

    On Feb. 2, 1870, Madelon Stockwell stepped onto the Ann Arbor campus, her arrival disrupting a world that had been wholly male since the fall of 1817, when U-M first opened its doors in Detroit.

  4. February 3, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 3-9

    Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 3-9.

  5. January 27, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

  6. January 20, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 20-26

    On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy “Rebound” at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 20-26.

  7. January 13, 2020

    No admittance: The story of U-M’s first female applicants

    When Sarah Burger sought admission to U-M in 1858, her application ultimately resulted in the Board of Regents deciding it was in women’s best interests that they not be admitted.

  8. January 13, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 13-19

    On Jan. 17, 1952, U-M leaders unveiled plans for a 267-acre “overflow” campus north of the Huron River. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 13-19.

  9. January 9, 2020

    Clements Library acquires collection of rare Native American photos

    The William L. Clements Library has added a rare collection of Native American photos from noted collector Richard Pohrt Jr., to the library’s renowned archive of early American history.

  10. January 8, 2020

    Union project revealed surprises, reuse opportunities

    Workers renovating the Michigan Union uncovered surprises, found creative ways to reuse materials and added modern amenities while respecting and preserving the iconic building’s history.