Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:39pm
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For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Michigan has broken its record of most applications reviewed and processed, with 58,590 applicants seeking admission for fall 2017.

This total is a 7-percent increase from last year. According to University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, admission will be offered to about 14,000 students, making the acceptance rate approximately 24 percent.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:37pm
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The Order of Angell, an elite club of campus leaders at the University of Michigan, released the names of its 116th class to The Michigan Daily on Monday.

The Order, initially named “Michigamua,” was created in 1902 by former University President James Burrill Angell. The group selects, or “taps,” no more than 25 rising seniors from a diverse array of student organizations and athletic teams on campus.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:43pm
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talks with Susan Collins, Dean of the Ford School, as part of the Ford Policy Talks series at Rackham Auditorium on Monday.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen conversed with economist Susan M. Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, about her experience as the leader of multiple public policy initiatives to a packed Rackham Auditorium Monday night. 

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel introduced Yellen, outlining the importance of the Federal Reserve to the University of Michigan, specifically the Public Policy School, which hosted the event. Regents Kathy White, Andrew Richner and Ron Weiser were also in attendance.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 11:32pm
Ann Arbor residents gather to celebrate Hash Bash on the Diag on April 1, 2017.

Michigan politicians were among the approximately 10,000 people in attendance of this year’s Hash Bash, signifying the push for marijuana legalization in the state.

State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D–Ann Arbor) spoke at the event and advocated for the legalization of marijuana, saying it would eventually solve infrastructure issues.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:52am
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The Ann Arbor Police Department has identified the man who carried out an armed carjacking early Friday morning on the 600 block of East Washington Street, as 17 year old Zachary Scott according to a crime alert sent out by the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.

Scott has been arrested for carjacking, armed robbery, felony firearm, possession of stolen vehicle and felony for resisting and obstructing a police officer. Scott is currently at the Washtenaw County Jail with a bond set at $100,000.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:33pm

Public Health student Vikrant Garg, co-organizer of activist group Students4Justice, said he never really felt safe in the Michigan Union until the activist group posed its sit-in there in February.

“It really allowed me to imagine what an activist center that centered people of color and marginalized students could look like,” he said. 

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:41pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor oversees the City Council meeting on January 17.

Ann Arbor might lose access to the funding required to move to the next phase of the building of a new Amtrak station

Though Ann Arbor officials have been trying for months to expedite the Amtrak process, they have yet to obtain the sign off on an environmental assessment from the Federal Railroad Administration required to continue the process. Officials are concerned the approval will come after the expiration of the federal grant funds allocated toward the project.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:23pm
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Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers are introducing bills to the state legislature that seek to combat the rising number of opioid overdoses by monitoring prescriptions more closely and enforcing opioid abuse education. Committees within the state House and Senate will begin testimony on more than a dozen measures to battle the epidemic.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:07pm
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President Donald Trump’s budget proposal suggests downsizing the Department of Education by 13 percent, or $9 billion, and eliminates multiple grants, including Pell Grants and other programs aimed at helping low-income students.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:13pm

A missing University of Michigan male graduate student has been connected to a plane crash in Ontario, Canada.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police obtained by MLive, the plane — rented from the Ann Arbor Airport — was found near Marathon, a Canadian town 463 miles from Ann Arbor. Authorities reported the plane crashed at 11:38 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15.