Michigan State University
October 21, 2016 - 7:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Meeting announcements

Budget Preparation for Research Projects Workshop

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Erickson Hall, Room 133F

Graduate students are invited to join Dr. Marcy Wallace to:

October 21, 2016 - 4:31:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Sleeping Bear Dunes Flickr photo

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including massive coastal sand dunes on the Lake Michigan shore and North and South Manitou Islands, is established.

October 21, 2016 - 4:29:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On October 21, 1929 President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover visited the newly opened Greenfield Village in Dearborn to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of incandescent light. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford also attended the Light's Golden Anniversary event.

Light's Golden Anniversary, Part 1

Light's Golden Anniversary, Part 2

October 20, 2016 - 5:50:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Transportation

Three bills that were introduced in the wake of an accident that resulted in the death of five bicyclists passed the Michigan Senate on Thursday.

The bills would require vehicle drivers to give bicyclists at least five feet of space when they're passing them on the road. Another bill would require three hours of training in drivers' education classes dealing with bicycle and motorcycle safety.

October 20, 2016 - 7:30:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Meeting announcements

Friday, October 21, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm
110 Crittendon Hall

October 20, 2016 - 4:53:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

American side of Niagra Falls

Kirk Jones, a 40-year-old unemployed salesman from Canton, survived a fall over Niagara Falls without anything protecting him, like a barrel, life jacket or boat, on Oct. 20, 2003.

October 20, 2016 - 4:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Underground Railroad photo

In honor of Detroit's role in the Underground Railroad, the development group Detroit 300 commissioned two sculptures by Ed Dwight, one in Detroit and the other in Windsor and dedicated the monuments on this day in 2001.

October 20, 2016 - 4:49:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Michigan Women's Hall of Fame photo

October 20, 2016 - 4:12:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of Willis Ward during his Univeresity of Michigan days

The date was Oct. 20, 1934, and the opponent was Georgia Tech. It was a rare occurrence in those days for Michigan to play a team from outside the Midwest, but Fielding H. Yost — the legendary coach who was then U-M’s athletic director — had been looking for a Southern squad to fill out the 1934 schedule. Georgia Tech got the invite.