September 28, 2020

History

  1. March 9, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — March 9-13

    Physics professor Horace R. Crane received the National Medal of Science from President Ronald Reagan on March 12, 1986. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 9-13.

  2. February 24, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 24-March 1

    On Feb. 25, 1965, a record snowfall crippled the area. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 24-March 1.

  3. February 17, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 17-23

    On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 17-23.

  4. February 10, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 10-16

    On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 10-16.

  5. February 6, 2020

    Madelon’s world: The first woman to enroll at U-M

    On Feb. 2, 1870, Madelon Stockwell stepped onto the Ann Arbor campus, her arrival disrupting a world that had been wholly male since the fall of 1817, when U-M first opened its doors in Detroit.

  6. February 3, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Feb. 3-9

    Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 3-9.

  7. January 27, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

  8. January 20, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 20-26

    On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy “Rebound” at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 20-26.

  9. January 13, 2020

    No admittance: The story of U-M’s first female applicants

    When Sarah Burger sought admission to U-M in 1858, her application ultimately resulted in the Board of Regents deciding it was in women’s best interests that they not be admitted.

  10. January 13, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 13-19

    On Jan. 17, 1952, U-M leaders unveiled plans for a 267-acre “overflow” campus north of the Huron River. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 13-19.