Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:15pm
Michigan’s state education plan, the Every Student Succeeds Act, was approved by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Tuesday.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Tuesday approved Michigan’s state education plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act Tuesday afternoon. 

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:26pm
John Lewis, D-Georgia, presents Monday night in Hill Auditorium.

Congressman John Lewis, D-Georgia, a prominent civil rights leader, recounted his firsthand experience in the civil rights movement to a packed crowd Monday night at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium.

Lewis was accompanied by Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, illustrator and co-author respectively of the National Book Award-winning graphic novel “MARCH,” which they published in 2013.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:31am

LGBTQ+ Michiganders may not be protected from discrimination under the Michigan Constitution, a gap in civil rights now fervently trying to be patched.

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:14pm

A growing wake of women have revealed their struggles with sexual harassment in the nation’s capital, and now U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, joins them after telling CNN that a U.S. Senator and a “prominent” historical figure made unwanted sexual advances.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:48pm

Avomeen Holdings LLC, the chemical testing business is suing founder Shri Thanedar in federal court for making “fraudulent and misleading” claims regarding his company's revenues to inflate the value of its sale. Thanedar, a University of Michigan alum and Democratic gubernational candidate, sold his controlling stake earlier this month, seven years after he founded the company, according to a report by the The Detroit News.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:01pm
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The Michigan Senate passed legislation last week allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns inside schools, churches, bars and other traditionally gun-free zones.

Bill 584 is a part of a three-bill package that will now move to the state House of Representatives after passing almost completely along party lines with a 25-to-12 vote.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:30pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department has determined a report that a student pedestrian was knocked unconscious and robbed last week was falsified.

The unarmed robbery was originally reported Nov. 11 at 5:10 p.m. on the 700 block of South State Street, between Hill and Monroe streets. The 21-year-old victim described being struck on the head by an unknown suspect.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:22pm
President Trump addresses the crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the night before the 2016 presidential election.

On election night 2016 students and citizens across the country glued themselves to screens in anxious anticipation of who would be their president come 2017. As the night wore on, it became more apparent now-President Donald Trump was pulling ahead following wins in key states Ohio and Florida. The election was called early Wednesday morning, with an upset victory for Trump.

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:10pm

Former JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, who previously attended the University of Michigan, gave a $10 million gift to the University’s Barger Leadership Institute, an initiative to promote research opportunities for LSA students.

This gift comes 10 years after the foundational donation he made to create the institute. This 10th-anniversary gift is intended to expand and sustain the opportunities the institute gives to student leaders.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:23pm
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After confirmation that prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer requested to speak at the University of Michigan, the NAACP and Black Student Union released statements requesting action to bar Spencer from speaking.

The Black Student Union sent a letter to University President Mark Schlissel and the Board of Regents Tuesday night that demanded Schlissel deny Spencer’s request, especially in light of recent racist events on campus.