They say it’s your birthday!
The iconic Spirit of Detroit statue joins the University family in celebrating a joyous milestone this weekend. Watch (above) as the statue dons a massive bicentennial T-shirt to commemorate our founding in the city on Aug. 26, 1817.
But he’s not the only one sending a “Go Blue!” to the University community. Enjoy the following videos — featuring such alumni as actor James Earl Jones, former U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novella, physician/TV personality Sanjay Gupta, Peace Corps founder Alan Guskin, Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller, astronaut Al Worden, real estate magnate/U-M business school benefactor Stephen Ross, and more — as we reflect on our collective legacy and look toward U-M’s third century.
It’s my birthday too, yeah
We’re gonna have a good time
I’m glad it’s your birthday
I would like you to dance
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance
Read and enjoy more stories of the University’s history at heritage.umich.edu. Keep up with the ongoing calendar of events regarding the Bicentennial at bicentennial.umich.edu. And, don’t miss Detroit Public Television’s series “An Uncommon Education: 200 Years of the University of Michigan.”