Michigan Union

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The Michigan Union is a student union at the University of Michigan.wikipedia
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The Michigan Union is a student union at the University of Michigan.
In the 1960 Presidential campaign, U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy jokingly referred to himself as "a graduate of the Michigan of the East, Harvard University" in his speech proposing the formation of the Peace Corps speaking to a crowd from the front steps of the Michigan Union.

Student center

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The Michigan Union is a student union at the University of Michigan.
An example of this for instance is the Michigan Union, which hosts the University of Michigan Model United Nations conference.

Irving Kane Pond

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The Union soon outgrew the building, and in 1910, the Michigan Union hired the architect brothers Irving Kane Pond and Allen Bartlit Pond to design a new building.
Growing up in Ann Arbor, Pond lived in a house on the current site of the Michigan Union, a building he later designed.

Pond and Pond

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The Union soon outgrew the building, and in 1910, the Michigan Union hired the architect brothers Irving Kane Pond and Allen Bartlit Pond to design a new building.
Pond and Pond built student unions for the campuses of Purdue University, University of Michigan, Michigan State, and University of Kansas.

Peace Corps

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In a speech delivered on the steps of the Michigan Union October 14, 1960 at 2:00 a.m., presidential candidate John F. Kennedy announced his Peace Corps proposal.
John F. Kennedy was the first to announce the idea for such an organization during the 1960 presidential campaign, on October 14, 1960, at a late-night speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on the steps of the Michigan Union.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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It is located at the intersection of South State Street and South University Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Student group

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The Michigan Union was at first a student group rather than a building.

Thomas M. Cooley

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In 1907, they purchased the former house of Judge Thomas M. Cooley, a longtime University of Michigan Law School professor on State Street at the end of South University Avenue.

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In 1907, they purchased the former house of Judge Thomas M. Cooley, a longtime University of Michigan Law School professor on State Street at the end of South University Avenue.

Fieldstone

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Cooley's home was a "spacious, rambling fieldstone structure, with pointed gables."

Gable

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Cooley's home was a "spacious, rambling fieldstone structure, with pointed gables."

Club (organization)

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After the Michigan Union acquired the Cooley home, Professor Emil Lorch of the Department of Architecture made alterations for adaptation as a clubhouse.

Billiard room

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On the first floor was a large dining room, a smaller dining room, a large lounge, a game room, and a kitchen; on the second floor was a billiard room, a reading room, a directors' room, and an apartment for the steward.

Board of directors

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On the first floor was a large dining room, a smaller dining room, a large lounge, a game room, and a kitchen; on the second floor was a billiard room, a reading room, a directors' room, and an apartment for the steward.

Steward

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On the first floor was a large dining room, a smaller dining room, a large lounge, a game room, and a kitchen; on the second floor was a billiard room, a reading room, a directors' room, and an apartment for the steward.

Architect

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The Union soon outgrew the building, and in 1910, the Michigan Union hired the architect brothers Irving Kane Pond and Allen Bartlit Pond to design a new building.

American entry into World War I

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The progress of construction soon lagged, however, due to the American entry into World War I.

Barracks

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While still unfinished, the building was used as a Students' Army Training Corps barracks and mess hall.

Mess

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While still unfinished, the building was used as a Students' Army Training Corps barracks and mess hall.

Bowling alley

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The original Union building included a variety of facilities: a basement bowling alley, a groundfloor barbershop and cafe, and various "lounges, reading rooms, committee rooms, dining rooms, a billiard and games room, an assembly room, and accommodations for returning alumni."

Barber

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The original Union building included a variety of facilities: a basement bowling alley, a groundfloor barbershop and cafe, and various "lounges, reading rooms, committee rooms, dining rooms, a billiard and games room, an assembly room, and accommodations for returning alumni."

Cue sports

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The original Union building included a variety of facilities: a basement bowling alley, a groundfloor barbershop and cafe, and various "lounges, reading rooms, committee rooms, dining rooms, a billiard and games room, an assembly room, and accommodations for returning alumni."

Swimming pool

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A swimming pool, planned for the building since its design, finally opened in 1925 after sufficient funds were collected to construct it.

Precinct

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The Union is also an election precinct in state elections.

Michigan Stadium

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On the left is the athlete, facing towards south campus, home of the athletic fields and Michigan Stadium.