October 19, 2019

History

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. September 16, 2019

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

    On Sept. 20, 1988, the University Library’s card catalog system went live with the $2.6 million MIRLYN. Read more about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 16-22.

  7. September 9, 2019

    Pan-Africanism to be explored in UMMA’s inaugural commission

    The U-M Museum of Art’s inaugural commission will explore Pan-Africanism. Visitors can view the new large-scale installation and hear from the artist who created it during an UMMA After Hours event Sept. 21.

  8. September 9, 2019

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

    Hundreds gathered on the Diag Sept. 11, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 9-15.

  9. September 4, 2019

    ‘Ancient graffiti’ explored in new Kelsey Museum exhibition

    “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan,” now open at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, explores one part of private religious ritual in ancient Kush.

  10. September 3, 2019

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

    Nickels Arcade was a work in progress on Sept. 2, 1915. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 2-8.