Festival highlights U-M’s connections and commitment to Detroit

The University of Michigan’s Detroit Festival honored U-M’s historical roots in Detroit and renewed its continuing commitment to the Motor City. The festival consisted of three events: an educational seminar focused on Detroit’s future, a formal ceremony commemorating the university’s founding and a bicentennial party.

Located in Detroit’s Grand Circus Park, the U-M Bicentennial Detroit ceremony featured remarks from several speakers, including President Mark Schlissel, Board of Regents Chair Michael J. Behm, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Frank Ettawageshik, executive director of the United Tribes of Michigan.

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