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Week of April 12, 2010

Old school: U-M in history

President delivers war news

On Sunday, April 15, 1861, U-M President Henry Philip Tappan called a town meeting at Court House square at the corner of Huron and Main streets in Ann Arbor to deliver the news that Fort Sumter had been fired upon. The attack launched the Civil War. (Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library)

This week in history (27 years ago)

The Board of Regents voted 6-2 to sell about 90 percent of university stocks in companies operating in South Africa as a statement against that country’s apartheid policies.
— from The Michigan Daily

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Cindy Glovinsky, administrative assistant, Institute for Social Research, on making time for personal activities: “Maintaining outside interests, whether social, creative or athletic, is key to finding inner peace at work.”


  • Ragtime, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Power Center for the Performing Arts

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