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. 

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 5:58pm
Photo of Coleen Conway at the Senate Assembly meeting.

Nearly 60 members from the University of Michigan’s Senate Assembly met via Zoom on Monday to discuss updates on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. The members acknowledged recent Senate Assembly committee accomplishments and debated an updated syllabus statement for the Office of Service for Students with Disabilities.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 1:30am
The Ann Arbor City Council met Monday to discuss the overall City Strategic Plan, hear updates from the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission and discuss the Barton Drive Water Main replacement.

The Ann Arbor City Council met Monday to discuss the overall City Strategic Plan, hear updates from the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission and discuss the Barton Drive Water Main replacement.

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 4:52pm
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs discussed various new initiatives and cleared up issues discussed in previous meetings Monday afternoon.

During Monday’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs meeting, members discussed scheduling for the upcoming year. The committee also talked about plans to work with Guidepost to establish zero tolerance on campus for sexual and gender-based misconduct.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 8:38pm
Manu Platt, associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, speaks about gaslighting in the academy.

Rackham Graduate School’s Leading Equity and Diversity Initiatives and the School of Engineering both hosted virtual events last week discussing diversity and whiteness in academia. These events were part of the schools’ ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, which promise to emphasize their commitment to anti-racism.  

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 7:30pm
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor has gifted a Universal Access Playground at Gallup Park.

The Universal Access Playground at Gallup Park, a playground for children of all ages and abilities, was a centennial gift from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor to the city in 2016, meant to help build a more inclusive city. The club added an Interactive Wildlife Exhibit to the park this October.

In the exhibit, children are encouraged to explore the biodiversity of Michigan through three themed play areas: woodland, river and prairie.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 6:39pm
Healthcare workers at Michigan Medicine have been asked to work even if they have a close contact with COVID-19.

As COVID-19 numbers rise across the nation, and with hospitals around the country nearing capacity, health care workers at hospitals throughout Michigan — including at Michigan Medicine — are being asked to come to work even if they have been exposed to someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 3:24pm
The University of Michigan recognized the three recipients of the Distinguished University Professorships at a virtual ceremony Friday evening.

The Distinguished University Professorships, one of the University of Michigan’s highest honors recognizing senior faculty who have positively contributed to academia, was established in 1947 by the Board of Regents.