Drinking alcohol has always been a major part of the University of Michigan experience, but it used to be significantly less convenient for students to lift a glass at a local watering hole.
James Tobin has the story - follow the link to watch his informative history of the geography of student drinking.
Once in a while, you hear somebody say Division Street got its name from a law that made it illegal to sell liquor on the campus side of town, and Division was the dividing line.
That's not true. Division Street actually was named for the line between the properties of the two founders of Ann Arbor.
But Division did become an important boundary in a battle over the geography of student drinking that went on for a hundred years. Here's what happened.