19 March 2009

I have known you for so very long, I feel you like a friend

March 18, 1837, the same year that Michigan became the finest state in the union, the Organic Act of 1837 created the University of Michigan. The widely used seal for the University of Michigan shows a date of 1817, just to fuck with people, the University had previously been known as Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania and was located in Detroit. In 1837 the name was officially changed to the University of Michigan and the school's main campus was moved to Ann Arbor. Since it's creation the university of Michigan has established itself as one of the finest institutions in the Country, known as "the Harvard of the West" although Harvard is more popularly referred to as "the Michigan of the East."

Notable Alumni Include:

President Gerald Ford
Google Co-founder Larry Page
James Earl Jones
Selma Blair
Lucy Liu
Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Ann Coulter
Mike Wallace
Ari Gold
116 Olympic Medalists
26 Rhodes Scholars
7 Nobel Prize Winners

52 NCAA National Championships

Oh yeah, and two all U of M NASA Crews: Gemini 4, & Apollo 15. Loosely translated, the latin phrase on the Michigan Seal, Artes Scientias Veritas, means space bitches....space.

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