Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:28pm
The Michigan legislature voted today to adopt a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

The Michigan legislature voted today to adopt a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour, eliminate the tipped minimum wage and allow workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:09pm
Dan Haberman, one of the eight candidates for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District seat, and University of Michigan alumnus, has made the decision to unionize his campaign staff.

Dan Haberman, one of the 11 candidates for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District seat and University of Michigan alum, has made the decision to unionize his campaign staff. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 8:44pm

Following controversy surrounding the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, state Rep. James Lower, R-Cedar Lake, introduced legislation Thursday to change the way higher education board members are elected.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:58am
Former Michigan Governor, John Engler has been chosen for the interim president of Michigan State University Wednesday morning.

Former Michigan Governor John Engler has been chosen for the interim president of Michigan State University Wednesday morning morning, following the Larry Nassar scandal that prompted the resignation of university president, Lou Anna Simons.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:44pm
Congressman Dan Kildee speaks about the progress of urban development in Detroit and Flint in the School of Social Work Tuesday.

Cities like Detroit and Flint have two options: Crisis or creative thinking. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, and John Gallagher, a business writer for the Detroit Free Press, hope for the latter.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:35pm
Panelists discuss their experiences surrounding topics of underrepresented identities in the workplace at the Alumni Center Wednesday.

Approximately 40 students gathered in the Alumni Center Wednesday night to listen as a diverse cast of panelists — many of them recent University of Michigan graduates —  shared their personal experiences and answered questions regarding power dynamics and intersectionality of identities in the workplace.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:26pm
In late December, the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in decades was passed.

University alum Sean Smith graduated last winter, and now works as a fellow in LSA Dean Andrew Martin's office. When he goes home to visit his family, Smith says his family relies on him for more information on current events. Recently, his family has been pressing him about the passing of the tax bill, but narratives like his family's are often left out of resources, leaving Smith, and many others, confused.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 7:26pm

After contentious contract bargaining last winter, the University of Michigan Graduate Employees’ Union has focused much of its efforts on equity across its membership of more than 1,800 graduate student instructors, research assistants and staff members.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:42pm

In New York, the most popular Uber destination in 2017 was the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in Illinois, Wrigley Field reigned supreme, according to a list released by Uber.

However, Michigan’s most Uber-ed-to destination is an ode to a campus staple: Scorekeepers, most commonly referred to as “Skeeps.”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:51am
U.S. Rep. John Conyers at a rally for health care in January.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced his plans to retire Tuesday morning, an announcement that comes amid a series of sexual harassment allegations. Conyers is the longest currently serving representative; in his more than 50 years in Congress, he been a champion of civil rights.

In his announcement, Conyers endorsed his son John Conyers III to replace him. He described his plans as a retirement rather than resignation, but suggested the effect would be immediate.