Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:50pm
Ypsilanti resident Khaman Thomas holds a banner in protest against police violence on November 9, 2015.

In a split with City Council, which voted unanimously in March to consider a set of recommendations put forth by its Human Rights Commission, Ann Arbor Police Chief Jim Baird questioned the need for increased civilian oversight of the AAPD in a memo to members of council last week.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 2:37am
University of Michigan Alumni Amira Belwafa converses with others at the Hillary Victory Party at Melange on Tuesday.

To mark Hillary Clinton’s victory for the Democratic nomination, several dozen grassroots supporters of Clinton gathered to celebrate at a Main Street restaurant Tuesday evening, with many eyeing the general election campaign to come.

In the Michigan presidential primary in March, Ann Arbor voters favored Clinton’s challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders (I–VT) by 15,409 to 12,014 votes — due in part to strong grassroots drives for voter turnout from University of Michigan students — and Sanders narrowly carried the state in an upset victory.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:51am
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor attends a City Council Meeting at City Hall on Monday.

The proposed Ann Arbor Amtrak  station — which has been long-delayed — came under fire for an alleged lack of transparency from City Council members at Monday evening’s meeting.

The rail station was originally proposed in 2009, and the city accepted a $2.8 million federal grant to explore options for a new facility in 2012. An alternatives analysis on potential locations of the new station was expected for public release in the summer of 2015 but has been delayed without explanation by city staff members. 

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 2:45am

The University of Michigan-affiliated William Davidson Institute — a non-profit educational and research organization that focuses on producing private-sector solutions for developing markets — has reached an agreement with Harvard Business Publishing to distribute a portion of its case studies for business schools around the world.

The Ann Arbor-based institute also began publishing business cases written by University faculty members for instructional use at other business schools in 2008. Despite its close affiliation, WDI remains independent of the University.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:40pm
Dr. Scott DeRue joins the University's team as Dean of the Ross School of Business.

Scott DeRue was named Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business last Thursday at the University Board of Regents meeting. In an interview with the Daily, DeRue discussed the importance of higher education and how innovation will be the focus of his deanship.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:05pm
Children of the North East Ann Arbor Community Coalition wait in the halls of the Michigan Union for the prevention of the construction of a University of Michigan parking lot in their neighborhood on April 21st.

Facing concerted community opposition, the University of Michigan announced Tuesday that it would be cancelling the construction of its controversial North Campus transportation maintenance center.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 10:33am

The Northeast Ann Arbor Community Coalition, a group representing homeowners in northeast Ann Arbor, is calling for its members to cease donations to the University of Michigan, citing a continued distrust of the administration amid negotiations over the construction of a vehicle maintenance facility on North Campus.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:28pm
Flint residents Abel Delgado and Desiree Duell lead protestors in Downtown Ann Arbor who call for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's resignation and arrest for his part in the Flint water crisis.

Outside Gov. Rick Snyder’s private Ann Arbor apartment Wednesday evening, protesters gathered to beat the drum for the embattled Michigan governor’s resignation over his handling of the ongoing water crisis in Flint. Each Wednesday since January, activists have gathered in front of Snyder's Main Street apartment to call for his resignation.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 3:49am
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor attends an Ann Arbor City Council meeting on Monday.

In a lengthy and — at times contentious — six-hour meeting Monday night, the Ann Arbor City Council amended and passed its $370 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

The 2017 budget decreases expenditures by $10 million from fiscal year 2016 levels and increases the total city staff from 722 to 729. Public safety and law enforcement is the largest expense at $46.8 million, followed by employee pensions ($37.7 million), payments on water and sewage bonds ($34.8 million and $33.7 million respectively), and road repairs ($23.9 million).

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:47pm
People Against Dirty Chief Optimist and Vice President of Sales Hank Mercier presents the goals and strategies of the world's largest green cleaning company at the Ross School of Business on Friday.

The Positive Business Conference, hosted by the Ross School of Business this past week, brought industry leaders, faculty experts and students together to discuss the influence of business on social issues. 

Addressing an audience in the Robertson Auditorium last Thursday, Alex Edmans — a professor of finance at the London Business School — laid out the fundamental question for the two-day conference: “Do businesses exist for shareholders or society?”