Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 4:33pm
President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday afternoon.

President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday afternoon, taking office at a moment of deep-rooted political polarization in America following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:38am
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The Ann Arbor City Council met for the second time in 2021 on Tuesday to discuss resolutions regarding the Gelman plume cleanup project. Councilmembers also talked about a legal memo for public release detailing the legal rules and procedures of public city council meetings, following several meetings with tense interactions between council and public commenters. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:23pm
During an interview, University President Mark Schlissel says that it is unlikely that the University will vaccinate most students this semester. DISCLAIMER: This photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Michigan Daily sat down with University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations, the University’s climate goals, racial equity on campus

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 10:36pm
University of Michigan students react to the historic second Trump impeachment.

Students at the University of Michigan, following the news closely after President Donald Trump’s second impeachment, are weighing in on the merits of impeachment and Trump’s legacy on American democracy.

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 9:03pm
Dr. Mary Frances Berry joins MLK Symposium to discuss ‘Race, Protests & Politics’

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of Michigan hosted a lecture titled “Race, Protest & Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?” featuring University alum Dr. Mary Frances Berry. The talk, which hosted nearly 300 people, was held virtually over Zoom.

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 7:59pm
The Ford School of Public Policy hosted a talk Monday afternoon to discuss the historical and current implications of public monuments.

As part of the University of Michigan’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted a talk Monday afternoon to discuss the national debate over confederate statues and their place on American soil. The event was live streamed on Youtube to an audience of more than 500.

American culture professor Kristin Hass; Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor of New Orleans; and Earl Lewis, founding director of the University’s Center for Social Solutions, were among the speakers at the event. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 8:50pm
Survivors Speak hosts activism workshop to inform the community on different ways to join the fight for justice.

In anticipation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the nonprofit organization Survivors Speak hosted an online workshop Saturday afternoon to discuss the continual fight for justice and how to build momentum for a cause.

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 5:09pm
Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit makes several changes during his first two weeks in office.

Since taking office on Jan. 1, Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit has implemented multiple changes to the prosecutor’s office, including rescinding zero-tolerance policies, reforming the cash bail system and prioritizing treatment and rehabilitation — all promises made throughout his campaign. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 1:32am
Ann Arbor City Council addresses water rate increases and short-term rental restrictions

The Ann Arbor City Council met Monday evening over Zoom for their final meeting of the year to discuss increasing water rates, restricting locations for short-term rentals and amending the City Council Rules. 

Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 3:33pm
University of Michigan celebrates winter 2020 graduates.

The University of Michigan released its 2020 winter commencement videos Saturday, celebrating the new graduates and applauding their achievements. 

The ceremony, which was held virtually due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, featured many visual components, including online messages from University President Mark Schlissel. The commencement page also incorporated words from Provost Susan Collins and the deans.