On election night 2016 students and citizens across the country glued themselves to screens in anxious anticipation of who would be their president come 2017. As the night wore on, it became more apparent now-President Donald Trump was pulling ahead following wins in key states Ohio and Florida. The election was called early Wednesday morning, with an upset victory for Trump.
The results of Ann Arbor’s Changing Driver Behavior Study were released Monday. The study, geared toward pedestrian safety and local drivers, showed a doubling in stopping at crosswalks with increased enforcement from the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Each week, The Michigan Daily will be publishing a wrap-up of the most important bills proposed in Michigan Legislature over the past seven days:
This past week, Michigan legislators have been busy debating auto insurance reform. On Thursday evening, HB 5013, which would have reduced insurance premiums, was defeated in the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority of Democrats and some Republicans, 45-63.
Former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer spoke to students and answered their questions during an event at the University of Michigan on Thursday night at an event sponsored by the University’s chapter of College Democrats.
After confirmation that prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer requested to speak at the University of Michigan, the NAACP and Black Student Union released statements requesting action to bar Spencer from speaking.
The Black Student Union sent a letter to University President Mark Schlissel and the Board of Regents Tuesday night that demanded Schlissel deny Spencer’s request, especially in light of recent racist events on campus.
In a poll of students conducted by The Daily earlier this month, a majority said they were unfamiliar with Michigan's gubernatorial candidates this year. The Daily talked to several major candidates to help provide a guide.
The poll was sent to 500 students. Of the respondents, 32 percent of students said they are most likely to vote for Abdul El-Sayed, while 48 percent of respondents said they were unsure whom they would vote for.
First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos visited Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield Township, Mich., to kick off the “Week of Inclusion,” a part of National Bullying Prevention Month.
The first lady urged the students she spoke with to make new friends through sitting with people they didn’t know and promoting an inclusive environment.
Former Michigan House Rep. Jeff Irwin is launching his campaign for Michigan Senate, running in the 18th District. State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, currently holds the seat, but is term limited and is unable to run again in 2018.
Irwin served in the House from 2011 to 2016 in the 53rd District, which comprises the southern part of Ann Arbor and most of the University of Michigan’s campus. State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, succeeded Irwin earlier this year.