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Week of November 15, 2010

Old school: U-M in History

New field house celebrated

In 1923 a large crowd gathers for the dedication of Yost Field House, named in honor of Michigan’s legendary football coach and athletic director Fielding Yost. The building became Yost Ice Arena in 1973. Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

This week in history (107 years ago)

Under the leadership of new conductor William Hoffman, observers noted that the Michigan Band had made a dramatic change in its performance at football games. On Nov. 14, 1903, at the Michigan-Wisconsin game before a crowd of 10,000 at Regents Field, the band made a surprise entry onto the gridiron, which was “greeted by a loud burst of applause.” During the 1903 season, the band continued to play at the weekly Friday night Mass Meetings in University Hall where it often combined with the sound of the pipes from the Frieze Memorial Organ to give loud, but spirited, renditions of “The Yellow and Blue.” — Michigan Marching Band website

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Jane Sullivan, graduate student coordinator in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, on working at her alma mater:“I always thought it would be a great place to work, and for me it’s turned out to be the case.”


Artist Wangechi Mutu’s lecture “My Dirty Little Heaven,” 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Michigan Theater.

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