Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:30pm
Dr. Odessa Gonzalez Benson, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, presents at the Strength of Refugees and Their Communities lecture in the Hatcher Library gallery Wednesday evening.

University of Michigan Rackham student Andrea Belgrade hosted the opening event for the Strength of Refugees and their Community in the Hatcher Graduate Library Wednesday night. A group of about 50 students and Ann Arbor residents attended the event. 

Belgrade does research with psychology professor Fiona Lee focused on Muslim-Americans, self-identified multicultural people, immigrants and refugees. The gallery at the event was an extension of her work. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:05pm
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On Monday night, a crowd of 20 people, mostly women, gathered in the Ypsilanti District Library to partake in a panel put on by Mothering Justice, a non-profit organization that advocates for women to become active in policy-making. The panel discussed how Black women are viewed in the legal system.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 1:56am
Washtenaw Dairy celebrates its 85th anniversary on Thursday.

Washtenaw Dairy, a longtime staple in the Ann Arbor community, is celebrating its 85th anniversary on July 4 with a celebration featuring donuts, ice cream, live entertainment and street artist David Zinn. Washtenaw Dairy owner Mary Raab is excited for the upcoming celebration and believes these 85 years in business wouldn’t have been possible without the customers. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
A temporary Research and Development site opened near North Campus on June 11.

On June 11, Silicon Valley-based company KLA opened a temporary Research and Development site in Ann Arbor.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:03am
University President Mark Schlissel spoke at the “Opioids: Policy to Practice” summit  at the Ypsilanti Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest.

Friday night, nearly 100 health professionals, researchers, policymakers and community members gathered with the University of Michigan and Harvard University at the Ypsilanti Marriott Resort at Eagle Crest to discuss research done on the United States’s opioid epidemic. The seven-hour summit, titled “Opioids: Policy to Practice,” featured Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. as the keynote speaker.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:50pm
State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ypsilanti, speaks on lowering the cost of healthcare as part of a Town Hall meeting in Annenberg Auditorium Tuesday.

A congressional town hall was held to discuss healthcare and the price of prescription medicines in the University of Michigans Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Annenberg Auditorium Tuesday night.

The panelists included U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., state Rep. Yousef Rahbi, D-Ann Arbor, and Maggie Randolph, senior research analyst at the Center for Health and Research Transformation. Panelists also answered questions from concerned residents.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:07pm
Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist II speaks on his past at the Kessler Scholarship Banquet in The Michigan League Thursday evening.

Thursday night, about 100 Kessler Scholars gathered to listen to Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II in the Michigan League Ballroom for their annual banquet. The banquet serves as a final celebration of the scholars’ hard work throughout the year. In his address, Gilchrist discussed his path from engineer to politician and the resilience he learned along the way.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:21pm
One University aims to alleviate resource disparities between the three University campuses.

Thursday night, the One University Campaign gathered in the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and Graduate Employees Offices to express their upcoming goals to create equity among University of Michigan’s three campuses: Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:13pm
Katie Fahey, founder and executive of Voters Not Politicians, discusses the non-partisan campaign to tackle gerrymandering in Michigan that she organized through Facebook after making a post that went viral in late 2016 at Weill Hall Tuesday

Katie Fahey, founder and executive director of Voters not Politicians, spoke with students Tuesday afternoon in the Ford School of Public Policy about her journey from concerned citizen to political activist.

Her discussion, titled “Grassroots Organizing: Lessons learned from Voters not Politicians” included a presentation of Fahey’s two year journey of canvassing against gerrymandering in Michigan.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 8:22pm
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, talks about the power of social media in journalism and politics at the Social Media, Politics and the Fourth Estate event held by the SPJ Ann Arbor Chapter in the Ann Arbor District Library Friday.

On Friday, the Ann Arbor chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted four panelists at the Ann Arbor District Library for their discussion, titled “Social Media, Politics and the Fourth Estate,” to share their opinions on the fluctuating relationship between politics, social media and reporting.