President Emeritus Hatcher to receive Spirit of Michigan Award

September 27, 1995

ANN ARBOR— University of Michigan President Emeritus Harlan Hatcher will receive the U-M 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, President Emeritus 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 U-M’s Track and Tennis Building, will include appearances by current and alumni U-M cheerleaders, the Michigan Marching Band, and U-M 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 or $5 for U-M students. For more information call (734) 763-9747, or 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 on Homecoming activities call the Student Alumni Council,

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. at Hill Auditorium, Oct. 26-27. 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, or in Detroit, (810) 645-6666.

• 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 on the University campus. A pep rally will follow.

• Oct. 28: Michigan vs. Minnesota, kickoff 3:30 p.m., Michigan Stadium.

• 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 $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 Michigan Union. For information call 763-5900. Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

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