Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 8:21pm
Robert E. Quinn, co-founder of Center for Positive Organizations, speaks on social excellence at Robertson Auditorium Thursday evening.

Professor Emeritus of management and organizations Robert E. Quinn, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations, spoke to about 100 students and educators about bringing out the best in employees and students on Thursday afternoon at the Ross School of Business. The talk focused on how authentic group discussions are the most constructive way to create a better work environment. 

The lecture centered on the analogy of turning horses into unicorns, which Quinn used to mean turning good employees and students into great ones. 

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 9:17pm
Students fear that the restaurants inside the renovated Union will not open until after spring break.

Following the announcement of the Michigan Union restaurant lineup in mid-October, only Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Blue Market and Barnes & Noble opened in the newly renovated Union Monday afternoon. Other restaurants opening later in the semester in the Union include favorites such as Subway, Panda Express and the new addition of Panera Bread and Taco Bell. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 7:42pm
Eli Savit, the Democratic candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor, talks with students at the Ford School of Public Policy to discuss his campaign and ways students can get involved Sunday afternoon.

Eli Savit, the Democratic candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor, met with students at the Ford School of Public Policy Sunday afternoon to discuss his campaign and ways students can get involved. Policy for the People, an organization focused on supporting activists and their progressive agendas, hosted the event. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:54pm
Senate bill no. 593 was introduced October 17 to the Michigan Legislature with the goal to officially include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes under Michigan’s hate crime laws.

A new Senate bill was introduced to the Michigan Legislature in mid-October with the goal to officially include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes under Michigan’s hate crime laws. 

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:43pm
Patti McCall, associate geologist and professional wetland scientist and Tetra Tech, presents potential locations for wells to screen for toxic chemical plume at a public meeting in Larcom City Hall Monday evening.

In Larcom City Hall, about 50 Ann Arbor residents and City Councilmembers attended a public meeting to discuss possible locations for monitoring water wells regarding the Gelman Plume.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:24pm
Last week a bill was introduced that would undercut the new ban Governor Whitmer placed on flavored nicotine products in early September.

State Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Wayland, introduced a bill last week that would allow the sale of 20mg or less of flavored nicotine in the state, undercutting the ban Gov. Gretchen Whitmer placed on flavored e-cigarettes in early September. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:39pm
New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer speaks on food sustainability in his latest book "We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast" at Rackham Auditorium Thursday night.

Best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer spoke to a crowd of several hundred people at Rackham Auditorium for a book talk Thursday evening. The School for Environment and Sustainability collaborated with the Literati Bookstore to host the event.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:45pm
Move to Amend's Outreach Director Greg Coleridge speaks about the nationwide movement to pass a 28th amendment concerning the involvement of corporations in American government at the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House. Tuesday.

At Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, Ann Arbor residents gathered to hear a presentation on business corporations' influence on democracy. The even was titled “We the People vs. Corporate Rule: It’s Up to Us” and was hosted by the Ann Arbor Friends Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Move to Amend and the Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America. The venue featured Move to Amend’s Outreach Director Greg Coleridge, as well as three community activists. 

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.