September 29, 2020

History

  1. May 26, 2020

    U-M in History — May 26-June 7

    On June 3, 1950, the World War II memorial eagle statue outside Michigan Stadium was dedicated. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 26-June 7.

  2. May 4, 2020

    U-M in History — May 4-25

    On May 19, 1972, students dug bomb craters on campus to protest the Vietnam War. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 4-25.

  3. April 27, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — April 27-May 3

    Speakers from various facets of public life have delivered commencement addresses to U-M graduates during this week throughout the university’s history. View some of the speakers who addressed graduates the week of April 27-May 3.

  4. April 20, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — April 20-26

    On April 22, 1988, Mary Fischbach became the first U-M woman to win NCAA titles in the pool with diving victories. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 20-26.

  5. April 19, 2020

    Two weeks in 1918: The flu pandemic and U-M

    When an unfamiliar strain of influenza reached Ann Arbor in late September 1918, it would lead to two terrible weeks as U-M dealt with the effects of a spreading pandemic that seem eerily familiar today.

  6. April 13, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — April 13-19

    On April 15, 1945, army units on campus paid tribute to President Franklin D. Roosevelt following his death. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 13-19.

  7. April 6, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — April 6-12

    Massive field trials conducted by U-M led to the April 12, 1955, announcement that a polio vaccine was safe and effective. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 6-12.

  8. March 30, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — March 30-April 5

    The Cube featured an April Fool’s Day look on April 1, 2008. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 30-April 5.

  9. March 23, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — March 23-29

    On March 28, 1924, a photographer captured construction progress at the Law Quad. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 23-29.

  10. March 16, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — March 16-22

    Students picked Herbert Hoover over Franklin D. Roosevelt in a March 16, 1932, presidential poll. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 16-22.