Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:16pm
Student Veterans of America Ann Arbor Chapter holds a panel and discussion event in the Michigan League Thursday morning.

Four student veterans from the University of Michigan spoke to a crowd of 20 people at the Michigan League Thursday morning. 

The event was sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs and moderated by Philip Larson, the program director of Veterans and Military Services, for Veterans Week sponsored by the University. The event consisted of a discussion with Larson followed by a Q&A with the audience. 

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 7:39pm
USS Liberty Survivor Larry L. Bowen speaks on his experience with the USS Liberty in the Michigan League Monday.

About 15 students and community members came to hear USS Liberty Survivor Larry L. Bowen speak at the Michigan League about the true story of the USS Liberty incident on June 8, 1967. This event was sponsored by the Veteran and Military Services in conjunction with Veterans Week sponsored by the University of Michigan. 

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:17pm
Author Steve Luxenberg discusses his new book, "Separate: the Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation" to the Michigan History Club in Tisch Hall Monday afternoon.

About 30 students and faculty gathered to hear a discussion of Washington Post associate editor Steve Luxenberg’s book, “Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation.” The University of Michigan History Club, Department of American Culture and Department of American History hosted Luxenberg on Monday afternoon.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:28pm
Michael Hickok, Las Vegas Division Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, discusses his thoughts on Turkish-American relations at the WCED lecture at Weiser Hall Monday afternoon.

On Monday evening, the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies organized a lecture titled “Hegemon Risen: Turkey’s Emergence as an Independent Authoritarian State” with support from the Donia Human Rights Center, the University of Michigan Department of History, the Michigan War Studies Group and the International Institute. The audience consisted of about 50 people, both students and professors. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 7:37pm

Three prominent multicultural groups — the United Asian American Organizations, La Casa and the Arab Student Association — at the University of Michigan have released statements condemning participation in Order of Angell, an exclusive senior honor society formerly known as Michigamua, due to the organization’s historical exclusivity and past appropriation of Native American culture. The groups announced policies that bar students who accept membership in the society from holding a leadership position within their cultural organization.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:38pm
Paula Lantz, professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs, speaks on population health disparities at the James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy Lecture Thursday evening.

The first-ever recipient of the James B. Hudak Professorship of Health Policy, Paula Lantz, gave her inaugural lecture to about 150 students and faculty on Thursday night. The event focused on the history and current policies surrounding population health disparities. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:45pm
Ravi Pendse, vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer, speaks on invisible ethnic identities in the Student Activities Building Thursday afternoon.

About 70 faculty, staff and students were in attendance on Thursday at LSA’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion panel focused on bringing awareness to Asian Pacific Islander Desi/American and Middle Eastern/North African identities at the University of Michigan. The event featured five speakers, all of whom were faculty and staff members at the University. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:21pm
Kathy Cramer, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, lectures on how the ability to understand opposing ideologies influences political opinion as well as the necessity of crucial conversations when discussing politics at Weill Hall Wednesday.

About 100 people gathered in Weill Hall on Wednesday afternoon to hear Kathy Cramer, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, tell stories from her research on the exclusion of rural voices in political discussions. The event, entitled “Listening to Strengthen Democracy,” was hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy as part of the school’s “Conversations Across Difference” lecture series. 

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:18pm
The grand opening ceremony of the Seven10 East Cafe at the Ross School of Business took place Oct. 21. Seven10 East Cafe.

Around 100 people attended the grand opening ceremony of the Seven10 East Cafe at the Ross School of Business on Oct. 21. Seven10 East Cafe, which opened in mid-September, is a collaboration between Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and the Ross School of Business in which Zingerman’s will supply many of the cafe’s food and drink selections. This is the first retail collaboration between the restaurant and the school.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:36pm

Ann Arbor’s frequent sporting, academic and cultural events draw in large numbers of tourists, creating an expansive market for short-term rentals through platforms like Airbnb and VRBO. But, in light of Ann Arbor’s lack of affordable housing crisis and the threat to the hospitality industry, city officials are considering regulating short-term rental companies.