Spirit of Detroit dons maize and blue as University of Michigan turns 200

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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