The University Record, January 10, 2000

U-M Y2K preparations pay off

Rhiannon King, wearing a Y2K bug costume from Halloween, delivers the celebratory cake at the Emergency Operations Center on Kipke Drive. The daughter of Jose-Marie Griffiths, university chief information officer, King spent a lot of time with the emergency operations personnel and helped celebrate when the clock struck midnight and the U-M showed no sign of having been bitten by the Y2K bug. Griffiths said King helped design and stuff the costume, which won a prize in a Halloween costume competition in October. Photo by Rebecca A. Doyle

Fountain in summer, sculpture in winter

Shut down for the winter, the “Sunday Morning in Deep Waters” (detail above) fountain on Ingalls Mall was created by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. Fondly called “Ye Gods and Little Fishes” by some students, the fountain depicts Father Triton and his sons on a holiday excursion.

Acquired in 1940, the fountain was a gift of Charles Baird in memory of Thomas McIntyre Cooley, professor of law and dean of the Law School.

Milles was the first sculptor-in-residence at Cranbrook, where the fountain was created. It was his 12th fountain and 96th major work. Photo by Bob Kalmbach