The Michigan Daily exists to inform the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor communities about events and issues of consequence to the University and Washtenaw County.

Mission Statement:

The Michigan Daily exists to inform the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor communities about events and issues of consequence to the University and Washtenaw County.

We will maintain an entirely independent, student-run newspaper because we believe a voice separate from the University ensures our ability to hold the administration accountable and protect our coverage from outside interests.

We strive in all cases to uphold impartiality, fairness and the complete truth. We strive for equitable coverage in our representation of all communities, identities and groups.

We will work to attain a diverse staff to represent the broader campus community.


The Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, published its first issue on Sept. 29, 1890. The student-run paper is published Monday through Friday during the fall and winter terms. During the winter 2021 semester, it is printing weekly on Wednesdays. During the spring and summer terms, it is published weekly.

The Daily operates on a campus without a journalism school. The newspaper, which is financially independent from the University, is based in the recently renovated Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building at 420 Maynard St. in Ann Arbor. The renovations, made possible by a gift from alumnus and Buffalo News publisher Stanford Lipsey, updated the building by adding disabled access, air conditioning and other amenities while retaining its historic features. The Daily covers the University’s campus, administration, sports teams, faculty and culture as well as the town of Ann Arbor and other topics that affect the lives of students.

Alumni include playwright Arthur Miller, two-time presidential candidate Thomas Dewey, activist Tom Hayden and investment banker Bruce Wasserstein. Its former editors, reporters, photographers, business staff members and other alumni have gone on to work at publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The Associated Press and countless other media outlets.

Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building
420 Maynard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Kate Weiland and Shannon Stocking Co-Editors in Chief

Aaron Santilli
Business Manager

Contact Information

Letters to the

Editorial Staff

Julia Verklan
Joshua Mitnick ’92, ’95 Managing Editor
Zoe Storer
Digital Managing Editor
Roni Kane and Vanessa Kiefer
Co-Managing News Editors
Julian Barnard and Quin Zapoli
Co-Managing Editorial Page Editors
Connor Earegood and Paul Nasr
Co-Managing Sports Editors
Laine Brotherton and Sarah Rahman
Co-Managing Arts Editors
Kate Hua and Anna Fuder
Co-Managing Photo Editors
Sophie Grand and Abby Schreck
Co-Managing Design Editors
Lilly Dickman
Managing Statement Editor
Dana Elobaid and Abbie Gaies
Co-Managing Copy Editors
Angela Voit and Daniel Chuang
Co-Managing Online Editors
Hannah Elliott and Myles Murphy
Co-Managing Video Editors
Safura Syed and Deven Parikh
Co-Managing Michigan in Color Editors
Christopher Brown
Co-Managing Podcast Editors
Martina Zacker and Christian Juliano
Co-Managing Audience Engagement Editors
Akshara Koottala
Chair of Culture, Training, and Inclusion
Julian Wray
Managing Focal Point Editor