The popular podcast “Pod Save America” stopped in Ann Arbor as part of their North American tour Friday night, where they put on two consecutive shows. The podcast featuring four of former President Barack Obama’s staffers has grown in popularity in recent months, particularly among young liberals.
In an interview with the Daily prior to the shows, the hosts discussed the importance of encouraging young people to get involved in politics and pushing for positive change.
About 35 people gathered on the steps of the Rackham Graduate School Thursday evening to hold a vigil for recent hate crimes — in particular, in remembrance of the murder of Indian immigrant Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, Kan.
Following fierce protests and fiery criticism, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as secretary of education on Feb. 7 in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos, former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and a billionaire businesswomen, has never attended public school, been an educator or directed any department of education.
On Jan. 18, The New York Times’ The Upshot published a report with statistics detailing variation in student income on college campuses in the United States. The statistics reveal the University of Michigan’s disproportionately high number of wealthy students on campus. Sixty-six percent of students come from the wealthiest 20 percent of Americans, and only 3.6 percent come from the poorest 20 percent.
The University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship’s Startup Competition completed its first non-qualifying round on Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of over 200 students, faculty and local businesspeople at the Stamps Auditorium on North Campus.