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, I-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

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. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:38pm

Garden City resident Aimee Stephens became a funeral director for one reason: to help people. Despite facing hardship in her personal life, Stephens found comfort in the knowledge she enabled individuals to memorialize those they loved. 

Stephens, a transgender woman, said she knew she was a woman from the age of five. After a lifetime of suppressing her identity, Stephens began to live as a woman, dressing as a man only while at work in the funeral home’s distinct male and female uniforms. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 9:04pm
Charlotte Jameson, with Michigan Environmental Council, Benjamin Pauli, assistant professor at Kettering University, and Gillian Miller, scientist  at the Ecology Center, discuss the film "What Lies Upstream" at the Ann Arbor District Library Thursday.

As part of its ongoing community engagement work, the University of Michigan’s Michigan Community Scholars Program held a showing of the film “What Lies Upstream” Thursday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library.

The 2017 film deals with the continued water contamination in West Virginia, which left 300,000 residents of the state without clean drinking water. The film also delves deeper into similar public health crises which have broken out across the nation, from Oregon to Texas and to Flint, Mich.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:45pm
University President Mark Schlissel answers questions from SACUA representatives at a weekly meeting in Fleming Administration Building Monday afternoon.

Eleven SACUA board members held their weekly meeting Monday afternoon in the Fleming Administration Building, addressing issues facing the University of Michigan faculty and student body. University President Mark Schlissel was in attendance for the first half hour of the session, speaking on issues of curbing vape use and improving parking at the University.

Schlissel said the issue of vaping has been on his radar for several years, and administrators have, on several occasions, considered crafting a ban on tobacco products on campus.