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When Everyone Registered in Waterman Gym

July 28, 2024

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The race to register. It’s a stress Michigan alumni and current students alike know well. The growth of the University in the early 1900s emphasized a need to streamline the cumbersome registration process. The solution? A maze of chicken-wire channels in Waterman Gym to guide crowds of students into single-file lines to registration stations. James Tobin reminisces on this niche Michigan history in a piece for Michigan Today.

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