December 14, 2019

History

  1. December 9, 2019

    New history portal explores stories of U-M’s varied past

    A doorway to U-M’s past is wide open with the launch of the History of U-M website, a new online history portal that explores the university’s impact throughout the decades.

  2. December 9, 2019

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

    On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

  3. November 25, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    Halfback Tom Harmon became the first U-M player to win the Heisman Trophy when he won the award Nov. 27, 1940. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

  4. November 18, 2019

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

    On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched “Operation Haircut” to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 18-24.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.