Americans packed downtown Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to engage in activities regarding the Democratic presidential debates being held at the Fox Theater. Beyond the 3,500 present in the audience, a predicted 10 million more people followed along through the TV broadcast.
Currently, a student must enroll at the University of Michigan within 28 months of graduating high school or obtaining a GED certificate to qualify for in-state tuition. Effective fall 2020, the time limit will be extended to 40 months for newly enrolling students, the University announced on July 18.
Ten presidential candidates addressed African American voters at the 110th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Convention on Wednesday morning at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
Thrive Juicery, a local cafe owned by two former University of Michigan athletes, Anna and Andy Mignery, will be opening a second downtown location at the end of the summer. The juicery will open at 111 W. Liberty Street in mid-August, beginning as a pop-up style location while the backspace is renovated.
“(It will be) early fall for the grand opening for the whole space,” Anna Mignery said. “We’ll be offering our juices and all pre-packaged goods from the first location.”
Last week, the University of Texas at Austinannounced full tuition support for students from families making less than $65,000 and guaranteed financial aid for students from families making up to $125,000 who have financial need beginning in fall 2020.
On Saturday, more than one hundred community members gathered at the Washtenaw County Administration Building to urge Washtenaw County and the Michigan legislature to allow undocumented individuals to obtain driver’s licenses.
Soil found at the Leslie Science & Nature Center, an outdoor area with trails, a critter house and public programming in Ann Arbor, has tested positive for “elevated levels” of heavy metals like arsenic and lead, the center reported Monday. In response to the findings, sections of the park have been fenced off as restricted areas, while the rest of the park remains open.