Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:38pm
Chuck Warpehoski (D-Ward 5) urged councilmembers to approve the proposal to address climate change during City Council at Larcom City Hall Monday evening.

The Ann Arbor City Council postponed its vote on a proposal to amend and appropriate funds for the city’s climate and sustainability programs until the Nov. 19 council meeting. One amendment would add two full-time employees to the city’s office of sustainabilty. 

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, current carbon dioxide levels are at their highest point in more than 800,000 years.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:34pm
Mayor Christopher Taylor listens to discussion of his proposal to establish the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission during City Council at Larcom City Hall Monday evening.

In a meeting that lasted past 3 a.m., Ann Arbor City Council unanimously passed Mayor Christopher Taylor’s proposal to establish the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission at Monday night’s Council meeting. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:54am
As Election Day approaches in Ann Arbor, development of the Library Lot on Fifth Avenue across from the Ann Arbor District Library remains up for debate.

As Election Day approaches in Ann Arbor, development of the Library Lot on Fifth Avenue across from the Ann Arbor District Library remains up for debate.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

A line of students waited outside the University of Michigan League on Monday, for both voter registration assistance and to apply for absentee ballots in their home states. LSA sophomore Oluwakemi Dauda waited in line to receive an absentee ballot and make a change in her local community.

“With everything that’s been going on recently in politics, I think now that we have a chance to use our voice … It’s especially important as college students to use that right,” Dauda said.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:56pm
The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council hosted Solidarity with Nurses in Tisch Hall Thursday evening.

The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council and the Michigan Nurses Association held a meeting Thursday evening in Tisch Hall to update the public about bargaining efforts with the University. Members of UMPNC, the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and more were present at the event. About 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the meeting.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:18pm
Cathy Theisen, conservation chair at the Washtenaw Audubon Society, explained chimney swifts roost during the fall and spring to keep warm before migrating back to South America.

When locals approach Ann Arbor YMCA, they may see a swarm of what looks like bats flying in the fall sky. However, these are chimney swifts, a protected bird species under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act that live in the old chimney at 415 W. Washington St.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:46pm

While many University business students have come to rely heavily upon the schools Starbucks for their caffeine needs, an institute at the Ross School of Business has invested in a healthy, energy-boosting alternative.

On Tuesday, the Zell Lurie Institute at the Business School announced a $100,000 investment from its Founders Fund into organic snack company SMPL.

The funds will used for expanded distribution and marketing efforts.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:33am
The University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council announced Monday morning that Michigan Medicine nurses voted overwhelmingly to strike for three days amid bargaining efforts. Over 4,000 nurses voted in favor of a strike.

This story has been updated to include a statement from Michigan Medicine. 

This story has been updated to include an interview with UMPNC homecare nurse Kim Leavens.

The University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council announced Monday morning that Michigan Medicine nurses voted overwhelmingly to strike for three days amid bargaining efforts. Over 4,000 nurses voted in favor of a strike.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 8:13pm
Kathy Griswold, incoming City Council member, D-Ward 2, speaks with The Michigan Daily about the election and their endorsements of new officials at the Student Publications building Sunday afternoon.

The city of Ann Arbor saw three out of four incumbent City Council members defeated in the August primary elections. Councilmember Kirk Westphal, D-Ward 2, lost his primary race to Kathy Griswold bt 53 votes. The Michigan Daily sat down with incoming Councilmember Griswold, to discuss her platform and future plans.

Griswold is a former trustee for the Ann Arbor Public Schools district and will run now uncontested for her ward seat this November.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 5:41pm
The Michigan Marching Band performance Saturday supported the efforts of the Big Ten Voting Challenge during University of Michigan football game against Southern Methodist University halftime show.

The Michigan Marching Band gave an electoral themed performance Saturday to support the efforts of the Big Ten Voting Challenge during University of Michigan football game against Southern Methodist University halftime show.