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Detroit – The Spirit of Detroit is decked out in maize and blue for the rest of this month in honor of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial.

Workers installed a commemorative UM bicentennial T-shirt Thursday on the statue outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center downtown.

The shirt marks the university’s founding on Aug. 26, 1817, in Detroit. UM plans a day of events Sept. 15, the Detroit Festival, to celebrate the school’s establishment and its connections to the city.

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