Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Drexel Assistant Professor of Sociology Claire Herbert lectures about the urban decline and the rise of property informality in Detroit at the Michigan League Friday evening.

Claire Herbert, an assistant professor of sociology at Drexel University, presented her research on the rampant presence of informal and illegal property use in Detroit at the Michigan League on Friday.


Rackham student Lydia Wileden, who organized the event, explained during the talk the existing theories of urban growth do not apply to Detroit.


Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:04am
LSA sophomore David Kobrosky shares his love for skateboarding at the TedxUofM Absolute Zero Conference at the Power Center Friday.

Over 1000 people gathered at the Power Center on Friday evening for the sold-out tenth annual TedxUofM conference Absolute Zero. Eight University of Michigan faculty, alumni and students spoke at the event, reflecting on their personal experiences to share on what “absolute zero” meant to them. The event was also live streamed on TEDxUofM’s website.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:43pm
A recently proposed bill, HB 4198, would make it illegal to read emails and send messages over social media while driving.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer endorsed a bill expanding Michigan’s texting-while-driving laws on Wednesday. The bill, HB 4198, which was introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole, R-Charlevoix, proposes to make it illegal to read emails and send messages over social media while driving.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:06pm
Notes of affirmation, love and support hang at the Panhellenic sexual assault survivor Speak Out in the Michigan League Thursday evening.

Posters championing self-worth adorned the walls of the Michigan League Ballroom Thursday night for the fourth annual Panhellenic Speak Out. The event, hosted by the Sexual Violence Education and Empowerment branch of the Panhellenic Peer Educators, provided a confidential space for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 6:26pm

Winterfest, a tournament-style annual philanthropic event where different members of fraternities and sororities play broomball for charity, will be hosted on Feb 23 by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (PIKE). Last year, Winterfest was hosted on the property of PIKE and sponsored by Alpha Sigma Phi, but after Alpha Sigma Phi was banned from campus, PIKE picked up the event.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:22pm
The Museum of Natural History is set to reopen in April 2019.

The University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History will reopen on April 14 in the new Biological Sciences Building.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:55am
School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor David Daniels and his husband, Scott Walters, were arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual assault.

School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor David Daniels and his husband, Scott Walters, were arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual assault.

Daniels and Walters both face extradition to Texas for the alleged rape of Samuel Schultz, a New York based baritone, in Houston in 2010.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:57pm
The University’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative youth organization, will host Ben Shapiro and Turning Point USA, an American right wing nonprofit, will host Charlie Kirk at Rackham Auditorium in March and April, respectively.

The University’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative youth organization, will host Ben Shapiro at Rackham Auditorium in March.

In April, U-M's branch of Turning Point USA will host conservative speaker, Charlie Kirk. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:18pm

This story was updated on Jan. 17 at 11:19 am to clarify some statements made by Tessier.

Gwen Tessier, University alum and former Student Administrative Assistant Intermediate for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, alleges her employment was terminated as a result of reporting sexual harassment at the University of Michigan.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:15pm

Darren Criss, School of Music, Theatre & Dance graduate and actor, became the first Filipino-American to win a Golden Globe award Sunday at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.

Criss received the award for best actor in a limited series or TV movie for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” in which he portrayed Andrew Cunanan, the serial killer who murdered Gianni Versace and four others.