My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor MI
This is a big weekend for college football rivalries. I will be watching THE GAME between The Ohio State University and Michigan on Saturday amongst fans from both sides.
I wrote a previous post in June on The Ohio State and some of my friends passion for the university.
I have learned some interesting facts about the University of Michigan. Founded in 1817 as the “Catholepistemiad of Detroit,” the University of Michigan was the first public university in the Northwest Territories. The university eventually relocated from Detroit to Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor was a farm town of only 2,000 people when the university was relocated from Detroit in 1837. The town’s founders, John Allen and Elisha Rumsey, chose the name in honor of their wives — Ann Allen and Mary Ann Rumsey — and to recognize the massive oak trees in the area that created a natural arbor.
Those trees today form so vivid colors in and around University of Michigan’s campus.
The university is consistently ranked in the top 25 of all universities in the country. Current enrollment for Michigan hovers around 45,000. The football stadium is dubbed “The Big House”.
The first American to walk in space, the creator of the iPod, the co-founder of Google, and the 38th U.S. president are all Michigan alumni.