Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
The U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote Tuesday.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote Tuesday.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:51pm

U.S. Senate Democrats are intending to hold the Senate floor for 24 hours in protest of the nomination of Betsy DeVos, Michigan native and education activist, for secretary of education. The final vote is expected to take place at noon on Tuesday.

Multiple Democrats indicated they would voice their concerns in the all-night protest on Monday afternoon and spread the word of their objections using the hashtag “#HoldTheFloor.”

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:55pm

The University of Michigan professor who was dragged off a Delta airlines flight in December pleaded guilty to misdemeanor and paid a $495 charge.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 1:22pm

The University of Michigan Islamic Society of Ahlulbayt received a report on Sunday that someone urinated on one of the large prayer rugs located in the reflection room in the basement of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

Division of Public Safety and Security spokeswoman Diane Brown confirmed campus police were notified of the incident. The room has been taped off to allow it to be cleaned. Brown added she could not comment on any possible suspects. 

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 1:21pm

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security released a notice on their website and Twitter outlining behaviors that could decrease the series of armed robberies around campus.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 3:57pm

Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump promised to limit immigration from Muslim countries, but nothing could prepare LSA senior Tina Al-khersan for the phone call she received at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 5:42pm
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Summit Sports & Ice Complex in Dimondale, MI on August 19, 2016.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Monday that placed a hiring freeze on the federal government, with the exception of military, national security and public safety personnel.

The two-page order, which was promised during his campaign as a part of his “Day One” agenda, is meant to cut government payrolls and ensure a more efficient government.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:28pm

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is making memberships free, according to an announcement made early Monday.

The museum previously required a minimum $50 donation — $15 for UM students — for memberships, but continued to have free admission.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 9:55pm
The Flint Water Plant is quiet now that all of the Flint River water has been emptied from the plant and the city returns to Detroit water.

A reported freeze on Environmental Protection Agency granted by the Donald Trump Administration leaves Michigan Democrats wondering what will happen to the $100 million   allocated for Flint water infrastructure.

The Trump staff has also ordered a temporary media blackout, prohibiting EPA staff from external communications.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 2:03pm
Mason Hall, named after Michigan's first governor Stevens T. Mason, is one of many campus buildings named in honor of a historic individual.

The University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel’s Advisory Committee on University History has outlined a process to consider a building name change request due to students questioning buildings named after those who have not openly supported civil rights or equality, as well as the lack of buildings named after women and minorities.