U of M football

Walter Aguilar

University of Michigan Drum Major Walter Aguilar is a senior from Grand Rapids. He is the 56th drum major for the university marching band.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the excitement of the upcoming rivalry game against Ohio State and the mixed feelings and emotions of this being the last home game experience for him and other senior band members.  


Michigan Theater
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WEMU's Michael Jewett steps in for David Fair once again to chat about the world of cinema with Russ Collins, president and CEO of the Michigan Theater Foundation. Plus, they celebrate this weekend's University of Michigan football game honoring Michael's great grandfather, George Jewett!


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College football history is being made this coming weekend as the first George Jewett Trophy is being played for in Ann Arbor at Michigan Stadium.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michael Jewett, whose great grandfather the trophy is named in honor of.


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University of Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel says this is the first global pandemic of the modern biomedical age, and we're learning and making history as we go.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the new academic year now getting underway and says everything involving campus life and university athletics "will be as safe as possible" as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mark Schlissel
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University of Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel says the university was "turned on its head" by the coronavirus pandemic.  He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry and said they are still a few weeks away from deciding if fall classes will be held on campus or remotely but are "parallel planning" right now for both possibilities.  He also talked about university athletics and other impacts on the Ann Arbor university from the current global health crisis.


Dick Gaskill

Dick Gaskill has been taking pictures of the University of Michigan football team and marching band since 1953 when he was a student and worked for the Michigan Daily.  He has only missed one home game in Ann Arbor in 62 years.

He talks about his many memories and photography experiences with 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry.


Lisa Barry

As a new academic year gets underway, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with University President Dr. Mark Schlissel in his on-campus office about a variety of topics, including the impact of immigration changes, recently raised questions about a major university donor, and, of course, football.


Moe Sports
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

Moe Sport Shops in Ann Arbor is celebrating its 100th anniversary of operation this year.  It chose this Saturday's Wolverine Vs. Spartan game for the celebration.

The century old store on North University Avenue still has the original door front as well as wooden shelves that were installed in 1927 after a fire broke out.

This is also where the black and white referee shirt was created, that to this day sets players and referees apart.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The big game between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will take place this Saturday at the Big House in Ann Arbor.  The rivalry between these two schools is no secret.  So students at U of M are protecting something very important to them on campus. 


Washtenaw County Road Commission

Stage 1 of the Ann Arbor-Saline Road improvement project will get underway two weeks from today. The Washtenaw County Road Commission will complete the project in three phases. In the first phase, the southbound lanes of Ann Arbor-Saline Road will be closed between Eisenhower Parkway and the I-94 exit ramp.  The detours for this phase of the project will be as such: