The University Record, October 23, 1995

Hatcher to receive Spirit of Michigan Award; other Homecoming festivities scheduled

President Emeritus Harlan Hatcher will receive the Alumni Association's Spirit of Michigan Award at the annual Go Blue Brunch Oct. 28.

The award, established in 1990, honors "an individual who exemplifies the best in Michigan tradition and dedication through substantial, continuous service, example and commitment to the ideals and mission" of the U-M.

Hatcher headed the University from 1951 until 1968. His presidency stretched from the postwar boom of the 1950s into the student activist days of the 1960s. Retired for more than two decades, Hatcher has remained one of the University's most enthusiastic and committed supporters.

The award presentation will be part of the Alumni Association's 19th annual Go Blue Brunch preceding the Homecoming game against the University of Minnesota. The brunch, which begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Track and Tennis Building, will include appearances by current and alumni cheerleaders, the Marching Band and President James J. Duderstadt. Andrea Joyce, host of CBS Television's "Eye on Sports" and "At the Half," will be master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $15 each, $5 for U-M students. For more information call 763-9747, or send e-mail to

The Go Blue Brunch is one of many events associated with this year's Homecoming, being coordinated by the University's Homecoming '95 committee. For more information, call the Student Alumni Council, 763-9755.

Some other Homecoming events:


Blues Traveler. The New York-based band, with four A&M albums under its belt, presents concerts at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Oct. 26 and 27) at Hill Auditorium. Tickets ($20 each plus service charge where applicable) are available at TicketMaster outlets and the Michigan Union Ticket Office. For information or to charge by phone, call 763-TKTS.


Friday (Oct. 27): Homecoming Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. on South University, heads west to South State, north to North University, and concludes at Ingalls Mall. A pep rally will follow.


Sunday (Oct. 29): 4 p.m., speech by Li Lu, a Chinese activist who was involved in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in Beijing in 1989, Michigan Union Ballroom. Admission is $2. Lu's speech is the keynote address for "Taking Responsibility: The Leadership Imperative," a conference for student leaders and future leaders sponsored by the office of Student Activities and Leadership. Conference registration is $7 before Oct. 23, $10 after. Day-of-conference registration begins 10:30 a.m., conference sessions at 11 a.m. in the Michigan Union. For information call 763-5900. Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.