Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:17pm
East to West

The year was 1960, and tearing through the farmland on his motorcycle was my grandfather Helmut Krenz, age 20. A few hours later, he would be jailed in a cold East German prison cell, imprisoned because he tried to escape his authoritarian government.

Without the risks he would undertake in the coming months, my mother would have been born in East instead of West Germany, and likely would not have immigrated to the United States. I too would likely not enjoy the opportunities afforded to me today.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:07pm

Two pieces of legislation — aimed at ensuring intellectual debate and free speech are allowed on college campuses — were introduced in the Michigan legislature by state Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R – Canton) on Tuesday.

If implemented, Senate Bills 349 and 350 would require colleges and universities to adopt policies that would allow any speaker invited to campus and practicing legal speech to participate in a debate, lecture or forum.

Illegal speech such as defamation, sexual harassment and threats of violence would continue to be barred.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 7:17pm

Following the election and subsequent inauguration of President Donald Trump, the liberal-leaning campus has seen several politically charged protests varying from small vigils to large marches, attracting thousands to the Diag this year.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:33pm
John Viera, Global Director of Sustainability of the Ford Motor Company, participates in a panel on how large organizations can drive sustainability at Rackham on Wednesday.

Panelists representing an array of corporations and companies admitted sustainability may not seem synonymous with corporate America — but the tide, they all emphasized, is turning. John Viera, global director of sustainability at Ford Motor Co., Diane Holdorf, chief sustainability officer and vice president of environmental stewardship, health and safety of the Kellogg Co. and Andy Buchsbaum, vice president of conservative action at the National Wildlife Federation, discussed how companies and nonprofit organizations can drive sustainability in front of an audience of about 60 people. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:14pm

The Residence Halls Association presented and passed its official decision to endorse a 3-percent increase for room and board rates for the 2018-2019 academic year at Couzens Residence Hall on Thursday evening.

The RHA recommendations, authored by LSA sophomore Sujay Shetty, president of the RHA, and RHA representatives Rabi Osagie and Dylan Rushton, Engineering freshmen, include a 1-percent increase for operational purposes and a 2-percent increase for Residential Life Initiatives — a program dedicated to improving the residential living experience at the University of Michigan.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
President Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan in November 2016.

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to reverse carbon emission regulations on coal-fired power plants enacted by former President Barack Obama, members of the University of Michigan community reacted, on the whole, with criticism.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:02pm
University of Michigan email addresses have been the target of hackers looking to sell them on the internet.

More than 122,000 University of Michigan email “.edu” addresses are available for sale on the internet, according to a report from Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on internet safety, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 7:33pm
Senate confirmation hearings ended for judge Neil Gorsuch last week.

Last week, as U.S. Senate confirmation hearings ended for Judge Neil Gorsuch, students on both ends of the University of Michigan’s campus political spectrum expressed degrees of satisfaction, but also disapproval of President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:28pm
Sophomore forward Moritz Wagner touches the court in celebration during a game against Louisville on March 19, 2017.

The road to the Final Four is made in Michigan, as both the men’s and women’s playing surfaces have been built in the small town of Amasa, Mich. since 2005.

A company named Connor Sports, which has been in business since 1872, manufactures the playing surfaces, with all the wood coming from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, MLive reported.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:52pm

Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, emphasized the importance of international students and the global economy in a Detroit News editorial co-authored with Lou Anna Simon, president of Michigan State University, and M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, on Thursday.