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UM-Dearborn Students to Become Wolverines

The university approved the change from the Wolves this month.

Starting this fall, University of Michigan-Dearborn students will officially be able to call themselves Wolverines.

Formerly branded as the Wolves, the school announced this month that it will make the change to align itself with Ann Arbor athletics.

According to campus newspaper The Michigan Journal, a survey conducted by the university found that 87 percent of respondents felt that the change to Wolverines would be beneficial to the school's athletics program, while 77 percent said they already think of themselves as Wolverines.

Efforts to rebrand UM-Dearborn are under way, and coincide with the other, bigger change at the Dearborn college coming up this fall: student housing.

That project is expected to be completed in time for the fall 2013 semester as well.

Darren February 20, 2013 at 07:33 PM
I think UoM would like to keep all three of their campuses with one main identity. In some states, the college systems have let their "dashed" campuses establish their own nicknames, colors, identities (i.e. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, to name but a simple few of dozens). As a UM-D grad myself, I think most of the students throughout the years always thought of themselves as part of the Michigan family. The name change strengthens that identity. GO BLUE!
shiann alexander February 21, 2013 at 03:22 PM
i agree that school is a vary good school

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