January 18, 2021

History

  1. January 18, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 18-24

    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.

  2. January 11, 2021

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

    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.

  3. December 7, 2020

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

    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.

  4. November 23, 2020

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

    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.

  5. November 16, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 16-22

    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.

  6. November 9, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 9-15

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

  7. November 2, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 2-8

    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. Click the photo and expand your browser window to view a larger version.

  8. October 26, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 26-Nov. 1

    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.

  9. October 19, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 19-25

    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.

  10. October 12, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 12-18

    On Oct. 17, 1918, President Harry B. Hutchins issued a campuswide order to wear face masks to combat the influenza pandemic. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 12-18.