Monday, October 3, 2016 - 8:15pm

Ahead of Tuesday's vice presidential debate between Sen. Tim Kaine (D–Va.) and Gov. Mike Pence (R–Ind.), education stands out in the records of both running mates and could draw student interest in the event.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:17pm
LSA freshman Jag Whitten registers to vote in Michigan with his parents, at a voter registration station operated by the College Democrats in the Diag on August 30, 2016.

With the Michigan voter registration deadline on Oct. 11 soon approaching, student political groups on campus are making a final push to register students to vote.

In the Michigan Democratic primary, the youth vote was influential, helping push then-contender for the nomination, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), to an upset victory.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the Let's End Campus Sexual Assault Summit at the North Campus Research Complex on Friday.

Michigan first lady Sue Snyder hosted the second annual “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit Friday at the University of Michigan where representatives from Greek life, athletics and state government discussed rising sexual assault numbers and strategies for eliminating sexual assault on college campuses.

The summit featured a variety of speakers and panels, including an athletic panel as well as panels on bystander intervention and rape culture.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:31am
Engineering senior Aaron Baumgarten attends a viewing of the first presidential debate at the Ford School of Public Policy on Monday.

The first presidential debate drew significant interest on campus Monday night, with watch parties hosted by several organizations including the University of Michigan’s College Democrats and College Republicans chapters.

Political Science Prof. Robert Mickey hosted a viewing party in Angell Hall for his American Political Science class, and spoke afterward about how presidential debates usually don’t play a huge role in determining the outcome of the election. However, Mickey said this election cycle might be different.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:18pm
History Prof. Joshua Cole discusses the inability of the European Union to withstand external conflict during a University of Michigan faculty panel discussion at the School of Social Work on Tuesday.

University of Michigan faculty members convened Tuesday night at the School of Social Work to contextualize and discuss the implications of the United Kingdom’s recent referendum to leave the European Union.

The referendum, commonly referred to as “Brexit,” took place on June 23, 2016, with 51.9 percent of Britain’s citizens voting to leave the EU and 48.1 percent voting to remain.

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:09pm

On a campus that is overwhelmingly ‘blue,’ student supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are in the minority, with no official group currently on campus for supporters, though the candidate has been endorsed by the College Republicans.

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 8:39pm
Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) speaks about the importance of college voter registration at a new campaign office for Hillary Clinton in downtown Ann Arbor on Friday.

As part of the launch of the second Ann Arbor Coordinated Campaign Office for the Hillary Clinton campaign Friday evening, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) spoke to volunteers from Clinton’s campaign about the importance of registering voters on the University campus.

“It’s really an honor to be here and stop by,” Peters said. “I guess when you talk about ‘go blue’ it really has two meanings here at Michigan.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:59pm
An inflatable bounce house resembling the White House was set up by the organization ONE on North University Avenue in front of Rackham on Tuesday.

The inflatable was part of a station set up by the nonpartisan organization ONE to educate voters about extreme poverty across the country as part of its ONE Vote initiative.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:54pm

For University of Michigan students who worked up an appetite from start of the second week of class, Pancheros Mexican Grill on South University Avenue offered some relief Tuesday in the form of $1 burritos between 2 and 4 p.m.

After seeing advertisements on social media or hearing about the promotion through word of mouth, students like Public Policy junior Emily Fulks decided to take advantage of the opportunity for a discounted meal.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:17pm
LSA Dean Andrew Martin presents initial assumptions and conditions for research regarding the Supreme Court at West Hall on Thursday.

As part of the University of Michigan’s Complex Systems Seminar Series, LSA Dean Andrew Martin spoke Thursday afternoon at West Hall about the “Martin-Quinn” scores, a measurement of the liberal or conservative ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices, which Martin researched and developed with Kevin Quinn from the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law in 2002.