Spirit of Detroit dons maize and blue as UM turns 200

The Detroit News

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.