PotUS Visit Road Closures, Parking and Bus Route changes

PotUS Visit Road Closures, Parking and Bus Route changes

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 26th, 2012 at 8:41 AM

This is no politics whatsoever, but if you're a student or work downtown, things are going to be hairy Friday morning, so be prepared-

Parking and Transportation changes for Presidential Visit Friday, Jan. 27

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a major speech on the University of Michigan campus on the morning of Friday, Jan. 27.

He will speak at the Al Glick Field House, on South State Street on the athletic campus. This event will have a number of impacts on normal traffic, parking and transportation in the area – including commuter parking lots on South Campus used by many UMHS staff.

Those attending the President’s event are advised to arrive at Glick Field House as soon after 7 a.m. (when the doors open) as possible. Airport-like security screening will be set-up outside the entrance. Please plan accordingly. No entrance to Glick will be allowed after 9 a.m.

For more information about the event, ticket sales, and seating, please visit: http://vpcomm.umich.edu/pa/key/presidentobama.html

State Street Closure

State Street will be closed from Hoover Ave. to Stimson Street from 5 a.m. – 12 p.m.

U-M Bus Service Changes

All U-M bus service will operate according to their regular schedules and routes, with increased service for Friday as follows:

  • Commuter South – Additional Commuter South buses will be departing from Central Campus Transit Center, beginning at 6:30 a.m. for service to the Al Glick Field House. Note: Do not de-board until the final stop along this route – at Crisler Arena.
  • Bursley-Baits – Southbound service will commence at 6:40 a.m. from Baits housing. Plan to transfer to the Commuter South at the Central Campus Transit Center.
  • Northwood Express – Southbound service will commence at 6:35 a.m. from the Fire Station. Plan to transfer to the Commuter South at the Central Campus Transit Center.

U-M Parking Changes

SC7 (Event Only: VIP, Media, Accessible Parking) – This lot will be closed to regular permit holders as of 2 a.m. Friday morning. The lot will be restricted to VIP, media personnel and persons (with event tickets) requiring accessible parking. VIP and media parkers will be required to show media badges or special event authorization documentation.  Accessible parkers will be required to have an event ticket and a state-issued placard or license plate. Regular orange permit operations will resume at 12 p.m.

The following parking alternatives are available to Orange parkers on Friday, Jan. 27.  Each lot is adjacent or close to the U-M Commuter bus line.

  • SC4 (Yellow), SC5 & SC6 (Orange) – Each of these lots will honor orange parkers.
  • SC2 (Visitors), SC32 (Blue) & SC36 (Orange) – These lots will be open to any parkers, with or without permits.
  • SC35 (Yellow) will honor orange parkers.

Northbound Commuter bus route – Bus stops are available at the corner of Hoover and Greene as well as at the corner of Keech, Greene and Kipke.

Southbound  Commuter bus route – Bus stops are available at Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Green St. as well as near SC5/6 on Kipke.

See the map for more details There is also still parking capacity on North Campus at the NC 91 lot. 



For information about Friday’s closure on State Street, as well as impacted City Bus routes


OT - Raise $$$ for DMUM & Mott's at the click of a button

OT - Raise $$$ for DMUM & Mott's at the click of a button

Submitted by JimBobTressel on January 24th, 2012 at 6:02 PM

speaking as a dmum alum, I thought I'd pass this along:




UM Credit Union is offering a special where they will donate $1 for every Facebook "Like" they get to their Facebook Page.


The money goes to DMUM (Dance Marathon for University of Michigan). Considering the organization exists entirely to raise money for charity (Mott's Children Hospital), its all very easy to give both organizations your support at the press of a button.

Please click the like button and help things along. Thank you for your support

OT-Best place in AA for sake bombs?

OT-Best place in AA for sake bombs?

Submitted by white_pony_rocks on January 13th, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I'm not looking for just sake, i can go to godaiko and get good rolls and udon and have some sake, I'm looking for a place where I can put the little cup of sake on the chopsticks on top of the beer and yell "kanpai" and slam my fist on the table to make it drop in without getting dirty looks.  does anybody know of anyplace where that is acceptable in AA?  I really wish there was a Kona Grill here.  Thanks.

Advice to Freshmen From Freshmen (1921)

Advice to Freshmen From Freshmen (1921)

Submitted by Everyone Murders on January 12th, 2012 at 9:11 AM

From this month's Michigan Today we have a 1920s book with 100+ pages of advice to incoming freshmen.  The article is here  http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2012/01/story.php?id=8106&tr=y&auid=10129814  and the full book is here  http://www.archive.org/stream/advicetofreshme00fresgoog#page/n6/mode/2up   .

Some of the book is quaint, some sexist (to 21st century ears), and some downright awesome.  An example of the latter:


A bore drifts into other people's rooms, occupies their best chair; eats their fudge; reads their new magazines before they themselves have a chance to; plays their Victrola and scratches their best records. A bore talks hours at a time about people whom you have never heard of and in whom you haven't the slightest atom of interest… She is avoided like the plague.


The photos are great, too.

A black and white photo of four young men slouching together on a couch.

(I'm assuming the fellow on the left is Johnny Rotten's grandpappy until proven otherwise.)

Enjoy!  And please add any choice quotes you like to the comments.

OT: Another Gordon Gee Facepalm Moment

OT: Another Gordon Gee Facepalm Moment

Submitted by drewro02 on January 12th, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Seems Mr. Gee is at it again with his talk. After the many ridiculous public comments he continues to make, as well as the email UMxWolverines shared with us back in December: (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/email-my-uncles-friend-sent-gordon-gee-and-…), 
it really seems like this guy is just out of touch with reality.


OT -- Roaming Through Michigan -- 1950s (?) look at the northern michigan

OT -- Roaming Through Michigan -- 1950s (?) look at the northern michigan

Submitted by king_kerridge on January 11th, 2012 at 2:54 PM

So this video will probably only interest the northern michigan natives, but its a look at scenic areas back in the 50s(?) with some old school narration. I am guessing the 50s because there are old looking cars, terrible bathing suits and no minorities found in the movie.

My favorite part comes @ 3:05 where the good natured exploits of Ole' SpikeHorn Meyers and his troupe of wild bears are detailed.


EDIT: couldnt get link to embed, sorry...


OT - Merry Christmas

OT - Merry Christmas

Submitted by AFWolverine on December 24th, 2011 at 11:00 PM

It's well into Christmas morning here in Southwest Asia, and I would like to wish the MGoWorld a very Merry Christmas. May you all enjoy time with family and/or friends during this season. Thanks for the many laughs and good MGoMemories this year and football season. For those of you (which is suspect may be most if not all) that support the troops, thank you for supporting us while we are away from our families. Merry Christmas!