June 18, 2021

History

  1. March 22, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — March 22-28

    On March 23, 1956, three days into spring, 7 inches of snow blanketed campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 22-28.

  2. March 15, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — March 15-21

    On March 16, 1961, workers installed a section of a 310-ton magnet core for a new cyclotron on North Campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 15-21.

  3. March 8, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — March 8-14

    On March 13, 1957, a high temperature of 70 degrees sent students to the Diag for outdoor studying. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 8-14.

  4. March 1, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — March 1-7

    On March 1, 1943, students worked out as part of mandatory wartime physical education classes. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 1-7.

  5. February 22, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 22-28

    On Feb. 23, 1938, residents of Martha Cook showed their creativity with snow sculpting. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 22-28.

  6. February 15, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 15-21

    On Feb. 18, 1962, Arthur Fiedler led the Boston Pops Tour Orchestra through an evening of music at Hill Auditorium. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 15-21.

  7. February 8, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 8-14

    On Feb. 12, 1867, students adopted “azure blue and maize” as the university’s official colors. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 8-14.

  8. February 1, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 1-7

    The Portage Lake Observatory telescope at Peach Mountain went into operation Feb. 2, 1950. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 1-7.

  9. January 25, 2021

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 25-31

    On Jan. 25, 1990, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spoke to law students about Supreme Court appointments. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 25-31.

  10. 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.