Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:32pm
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Harmony Mitchell, school board president of Ann Arbor Public Schools, announced she was resigning Wednesday. The resignation took effect as of Thursday. Mitchell has been president of the board since 2017.

 

In a statement, Mitchell mentioned dealing with health and personal issues over the last year but did not elaborate on the details. She called the issues “mountain-sized circumstances” and said she would not have gotten through them without her “faith and her family.”

 

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:45pm
Activist Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at the University of Michigan.

Angela Davis, an author, professor and political activist, will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at the University of Michigan, Vice Provost Robert Sellers announced Monday afternoon. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:49pm
Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign team opened an office in Detroit Tuesday afternoon.

Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign team opened an office in Detroit on Tuesday, Dec. 10. She is the first Democratic candidate to open a campaign office in Michigan. 

This comes after President Donald Trump announced that he would be making a campaign stop in Battle Creek, MI in December.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 11:05pm
Councilmember Jack Eaton, D-Ward 4, discusses the city’s recycling facility at a City Council meeting in Larcom City Hall Monday.

Ann Arbor City Council representatives discussed a potential decision to transport the city’s recyclables to Lansing as opposed to redeveloping the city’s materials recovery facility at their meeting Monday night. 

Ann Arbor hasn’t had an operational MRF since 2016, when the facility was shut down due to safety concerns that emerged from overuse. In the interim, the city has been sending local recyclables 250 miles away to be processed in a plant in Cincinnati.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 1:42pm
The Michigan Union will officially reopen on Jan. 13, 2020.

The Michigan Union, which is nearing the end of its 20-month renovation process, will officially reopen on Jan. 13, 2020, according to the University

The plan for the $85.2 million renovation was approved by the Board of Regents on July 21, 2016. The Union — which turned 100 on Oct. 16, 2019 — closed April 30, 2018 for a restorative renovation. 

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:14pm
Students from the One University Coalition and the Climate Action Movement urged University administrators to move the University towards carbon neutrality in a statement made Monday.

Monday morning, a group of students from the One University Coalition and the Climate Action Movement sent a joint statement to University of Michigan administrators, making a series of demands regarding equity between U-M’s three campuses and moving the University towards carbon neutrality. 

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:37pm
Community members raise awareness about the importance of affordable housing in a City Council meeting in Larcom City Hall Monday.

Ann Arbor City Council convened Monday night at Larcom City Hall to discuss matters of affordable housing development and the city’s deer population.

Jennifer Hall, executive director of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, began by speaking about the commission’s ideal site recommendations for new housing projects for the city.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:38pm
The Independent Community Police Oversight Commission at a meeting in Larcom City Hall in October.

This article is part of a Michigan Daily series reflecting on the five years since Ann Arbor resident Aura Rosser was fatally shot by police officer David Ried while responding to a call on Nov. 10, 2014.  Rosser, a Black woman afflicted by a mental illness, was a 40-year-old mother of three. On Jan. 30, 2015, the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s report justified Ried’s action as “lawful defense.” No charges were brought against him. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 10:07pm
Senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., shares his campaign goals during a rally at Cass Technical High School in Detroit Sunday night.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talked about jobs, wages and economic inequality at a rally in Detroit on Sunday. 

 

More than 2,500 supporters gathered in the gymnasium of Detroit’s Cass Technical High School for the rally. Sanders was introduced by U.S. House Representative Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, who later endorsed the candidate’s campaign for president. 

 

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:06am
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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, spoke at Rackham Auditorium Thursday afternoon to an audience of more than 1,000 students and community members, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Michigan state Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor.