Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:27pm
LSA sophomore Benjamin Gerstein is sworn in as the new CSG president at the Michigan League Tuesday evening.

In the first meeting of the Ninth Assembly, the University of Michigan Central Student Government elected 15 members to different positions on the new assembly. CSG President Ben Gerstein, LSA sophomore, and CSG Vice President Isabelle Blanchard, LSA junior, were officially sworn into their positions and gave their first executive communications of the semester.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:30pm
Fingerle Lumber Co. will close Saturday as Arbor Bar, an entity of Union Joints, seeks to take its place.

Once Fingerle Lumber Co. closes its doors Saturday, Arbor Bar, an entity of Union Joints, will move forward with plans to open a restaurant on Fingerle’s former 45,000-square-foot site at South Main Street. They presented a restaurant proposal to the Ann Arbor Design Review Board on Feb. 13.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5:34pm
Students with physical disabilities on campus feel unsure of how the University wants them to handle crisis situations.

LSA senior Bradley Ebenhoeh was in a residence hall when unfounded reports of an active shooter in Mason Hall surfaced March 16.

“I was in East Quad, and they (the Resident Advisors) ... told us there was an active shooter and recommended to us to get downstairs,” Ebenhoeh said. “That made me feel frightened because there was no response from the University.”

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:38pm
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former director of the Detroit Health Department, gives a speech on the importance of sanitation and public health at the Ripple Effect event hosted by Paani, in Blau Hall Thursday evening.

On Thursday night, Paani at the University of Michigan, a non-profit organization, hosted “Ripple Effect,” its first annual banquet and largest event yet with around 180 people in attendance. The event focused on the water and sanitation crisis in Pakistan as well as the U.S., and included speeches from Dr. Mohammed Amjad Saqib and and Abdul El-Sayed.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:49pm
Palestinian artist, activist and community organizer Eid Suleman speaks on his life story in East Quad Thursday night.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of J Street U hosted Palestinian activist and artist Eid Suleman Thursday night. A group of nearly 20 students and other community members gathered to hear about his experience living in the West Bank.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:16pm
Dental student Noah Cohen talks at the SpeakABLE event in Hatcher Graduate Library Thursday evening.

On Thursday evening, more than 60 University of Michigan students and faculty gathered in Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library to hear speakers in the 6th annual SpeakABLE event. The Services for Students with Disability Student Advisory Board organized SpeakABLE, a TED-style event promoting discussion on personal experiences and perspectives relating to disability.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:10pm
Stephanie Kusano, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching assessment specialist, speaks about teaching and learning excellence at the Office of the Provost Accreditation Town Hall in Hatcher Graduate Library Monday.

On Monday evening, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching hosted a town hall in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery centered around the University of Michigan’s accreditation process. The town hall was one of seven forums aimed at obtaining feedback from students, faculty and staff on aspects of the University’s argument for reaccreditation in 2020.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:35pm
William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Public Policy Dean Michael Barr discuss the challenges of diplomacy at the "American Diplomacy in a Disordered World" Vandenberg Lecture in Weill Hall Monday.

The Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies hosted former ambassador William J. Burns on Monday afternoon in the Annenberg Auditorium of Weill Hall to detail the inner workings of American international relations. The event was this year’s Vandenburg Lecture, a series of presentations named after former U.S. Sen. Arthur Vandenburg, a U-M alum, and funded by the Meijer Family Foundation.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:31pm
The Senate Assembly discusses budget requests at their monthly meeting in the Michigan League Monday afternoon.

On Monday, the University of Michigan Senate Assembly met in the Michigan League, where Provost Martin Philbert discussed the fiscal context of general higher education as well as budget demands and changes and investments to expect at the University. Elections for the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs were held after nominees gave short remarks to the group.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:21pm
Washtenaw County will no longer hold 17-year-olds charged with non-assault offenses in adult prisons.

Washtenaw County is now holding 17-year-olds charged with non-assault crimes in juvenile facilities rather than adult prisons while they await their trials.

Eric Kunath, corrections commander at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, said moving 17-year-olds to juvenile facilities was put into effect March 1. He believes this is a good decision because they are at a higher risk for bodily harm in adult facilities.