Lindsey Hill, a senior from Bloomfield Hills, reaches for the
front door of the Michigan Union Oct. 20. There was a time, though,
when women were not allowed to enter the front door of the Union
without a male escort. As part of its 100th anniversary celebration,
the Union is hosting a gala celebration weekend Oct. 29-31. The
yearlong festivities include a Web site that captures memories
of the facility by faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Susie Schutt, a 2004 graduate, recalls: "When my grandmother
went to U-M ... women were not allowed to enter through the front
door, but my great grandmother wouldn't hear of it. She said, 'This
is the way I enter buildings, through the front door!' and marched
right on through."
The site, which includes a list of events for the upcoming weekend
celebration, is http://www.umich.edu/~munion/100/.
(Photo by Marcia Ledford, U-M Photo Services)