Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 2:05pm
Students celebrate Arab culture at the Arab Xpressions event at the Power Center Saturday night.

The Arab Student Association at the University of Michigan hosted its annual Arab Xpressions showcase Saturday at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Around 1,300 students, families and community members attended the show to see other students perform choreographed dabke dances, comedic skits and Arabic music. 

The ASA, which serves as an umbrella organization for various Arab student groups on campus, worked with the Arabesque Dance Troupe, which organized and choreographed the dances at the showcase. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:31pm
The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability hosted the 2020 Michigan Environmental Justice Summit at Rackham Auditorium Thursday.

The School for Environment and Sustainability hosted the 30th annual Michigan Environmental Justice Summit this Thursday.

Featuring several panelists from around the country, the event discussed and honored environmental activists’ progress since the first summit in 1990.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:30pm
LSA sophomore Victoria Minka speaks at the "From Fear to Reality" teach-in in South Quad Thursday.

Approximately 30 students gathered in the Yuri Kochiyama Lounge in the South Quad Thursday evening to attend “From Fear to Reality: Yellow Peril Anxieties Over Coronavirus,” hosted by the United Asian American Organizations.

This event was designed to educate students about how diseases have historically propagated discrimination against Asian Americans and address how racially charged anxieties due to the coronavirus outbreak reflect American ideals on health and immigration. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:56pm
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For the fourth year in a row, the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center has partnered with Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan to provide funding for projects seeking to develop policy to alleviate urban poverty. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 10:32pm
Dr. Charles Mills discusses racial justice at Rackham Auditorium Wednesday afternoon.

About 200 students, faculty and community members came to Rackham Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon to hear Charles W. Mills, a distinguished philosophy professor at the City University of New York, speak on the concept of racial justice and why it has been historically ignored within the field of philosophy.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:40pm
Visiting professor Tiffany Schriever lectures about coastal wetlands at the School for Environment & Sustainability Friday afternoon.

As part of the LSA Great Lakes Theme Semester, Tiffany Schriever, assistant biology professor at Western Michigan University, spoke about the importance of coastal wetlands in generating unique biodiversity and conservation opportunities. The lecture took place on Friday afternoon at the Samuel T. Dana Building with about 30 students and professors in attendance.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 5:23pm
Michael Cox, Ann Arbor’s chief of police, was placed on paid administrative leave.

Michael Cox, police chief of the Ann Arbor Police Department, has been placed on paid administrative leave for two weeks, according to an email from City Administrator Howard sent on Friday afternoon.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 5:08pm
Dom performs a poem at the Pan-African Pulp open mic at the UMMA Friday night.

The University of Michigan Museum of Art celebrated Botswana-born artist Meleko Mokgosi’s artistic renditions promoting Pan-Africanism, the international movement which seeks to unite groups of African heritage together on Friday night. The event featured spoken word recitations and open mic performances by the Detroit-based group Seraphine Collective and Detroit native artist Supercoolwicked. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 5:16pm
Students participate in small group discussions as part of the South Asian Awareness Network annual conference at The Michigan League Saturday.

About 200 people attended the South Asian Awareness Network’s “Electrify” conference at the Michigan League on Saturday to discuss pressing social issues, create innovative solutions and understand existing movements for social change in various South Asian communities.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:57pm
The University's first wellness festival, held in the Central Campus Recreation Building Thursday afternoon, aimed to promote wellness in all areas of students' lives.

Student organizations, campus resources and local businesses set up more than 30 booths in the Central Campus Recreational Building on Thursday afternoon to represent different aspects of mental, physical and emotional health. Arranged in a circular pattern for students to walk through, the event aimed to address all “360 degrees” of wellness