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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:37pm
DPSS Officer Lt. Bryan Baker lectures about active attacker preparedness at the Residence Hall Association meeting Thursday evening.

The University of Michigan Residence Halls Association hosted their weekly meeting on Thursday evening in the Couzens Residence Hall multipurpose room. The major highlight of the night was a presentation from Bryan Baker, DPSS lieutenant and liaison to the Division of Student Life, about how to handle events similar to Saturday’s active attacker scare.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:52pm
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, NYU Professor of Law Barry Friedman, and Ford School PhD candidate Jessica Gillooly examine racial bias and call-driven policing during "911, What is your prejudice?" Policy Talk in Ford Thursday.

Thursday afternoon, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted a policy talk about racial bias and call-driven policing titled “911, What is your prejudice?” The event featured panelists who shared their thoughts on the topic and answered questions from the audience.

David Thacher, associate professor of public policy, hosted the panel and asked the panelists to spend 10 minutes answering what authorities should do when dealing with racially-biased calls.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:21pm
Peter Sanderson speaks to community members about the potential Border-to-Border Trail being proposed by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission at Forsythe Middle School Tuesday night.

Ann Arbor residents gathered in Forsythe Middle School’s cafeteria to discuss plans for a tunnel connection between Bandemer Park and Huron River Drive as well as the non-motorized Border-to-Border Trail Tuesday night. The meeting was held by Peter Sanderson, senior park planner for the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, and Hillary Hanzel, park planner and landscape architect for the city of Ann Arbor.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 7:28pm
Adam Nash speaks at the first coalition meeting against on Ben Shapiro visiting the University at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room Friday night.

Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students gathered Friday Night in the tea room of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore to discuss ways to protest conservative author and commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit to campus, which is scheduled to occur on March 12.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 8:48pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivers her first State of the State address in the Michigan State Capitol Building Tuesday evening.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address to Michigan lawmakers Tuesday night at the state capitol in Lansing.

Whitmer began her address with a joke about being asked to “fix the damn weather” — a nod to one of her main campaign refrains to “fix the damn roads.” After thanking members of the state legislature for attending, Whitmer dedicated the majority of her speech to discuss her plans for repairing Michigan’s infrastructure and education system.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:44pm

Over the past few months, anti-racism activists within One Community and the Poor People’s Campaign have been working to combat racial inequality in Washtenaw County.

County Commissioner Felicia Brabec, chair of the board's Ways and Means Committee, is working with with One Community to implement a plan of action working both internally and externally.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:20pm
 Washtenaw County Health Officer Ellen Rabinowitz, Washtenaw County Commissioner Dr. Felicia Brabec, and Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Education Dr. Paul Fleming discuss health equity at the Ann Arbor District Library Thursday evening.

A group of about 50 Ann Arbor residents gathered at the Ann Arbor District Library to participate in the first forum of the Sustainable Ann Arbor 2019 series. The evening was engineered to address issues of health inequity among the U.S. population, particularly how minorities and undocumented immigrants suffer from lack of health care attention.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:06pm
Eduardo Chavez, grandson of César Chávez, answers questions about his film "Hailing Cesar" detailing his journey to understanding his grandfather's legacy, in Rackham Auditorium Tuesday.

Tuesday night in Rackham Auditorium, Eduardo Chavez, grandson of labor activist Cesar Chavez, shared his documentary titled “Hailing Cesar.” In “Hailing Cesar,” Eduardo said he hopes to fulfill his goal of sharing Cesar’s message with the next generation. The documentary follows Eduardo working on fields and picking grapes while learning the stories of the employees. Eduardo focused the story around Cesar’s work on the fields.