Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:07pm
School of Social Work freshman Abbey Phillipson reads her short story at Café Shapiro at the Undergraduate Library Monday night.

Approximately 25 students and faculty members gathered at Bert’s Cafe Monday night for the University of Michigan Library Cafe Shapiro’s first night of a weeklong poetry and short story reading event.

The event has been happening annually for more than 20 years, and this year there are a total of 55 student writers speaking over the course of 6 nights. Students are invited to participate in the event after they’ve been nominated by their professors.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:46pm
The Ann Arbor Police Department reported two aggravated assaults Saturday evening.

Two aggravated assaults were reported near the University of Michigan campus Saturday.

According to the Ann Arbor Police Department, the first assault occurred in the Starbucks at the corner of State and Liberty streets at approximately 8:56 p.m. An unknown man hit the victim on the back of the head with a chair.

The second assault occurred in West Park on Chapin Street at approximately 10:20 p.m. The victim was walking through the park when an unidentified man approached the student and began punching her more than 15 times.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:42pm
New Policy

The University of Michigan enacted a new policy in the Standard Practice Guide regarding felony disclosure on Monday. The policy requires all faculty, staff, student employees, volunteers and visiting scholars to self-report both felony charges and convictions within a week of the occurrence.

The policy does not apply to those covered by a collective bargaining agreement through a union—such as the Graduate Employees’ Organization.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 9:05pm
The University of Michigan implemented a new policy in the Standard Practice Guide Monday, requiring members of the community to disclose of all felonies.

The University of Michigan implemented a new policy Monday requiring members of the community to disclose all charges and convictions of felonies within a week of the charge or conviction. The policy applies to all faculty and staff, including student employees, volunteers and visiting scholars.

According to the policy, those who do not disclose felonies will face serious consequences and potential dismissal.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:54pm
Jane Coaston, Senior Politics Reporter at Vox, Jonathan Metzl, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and Rebecca Cunningham, Director of UM Injury Prevention Center, discuss their work surrounding gun violence and politics at the

The Ford School of Public Policy hosted a talk Monday to debate different frames of mind surrounding gun control and its effectiveness. Each panelist discussed opposing perspectives on firearm policy as well as the pros and cons of looking at the issue in terms of injury prevention, mental health, education, politics and journalism.

Michael Barr, dean of the Public Policy School, began the event by highlighting the frequency of mass shootings in the news cycle.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:41am
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A home invasion occurred off campus Saturday, February 2nd,  on the 500 block of S. Ashley Street at approximately 8 p.m.

According to the Ann Arbor Police Department, the suspect is a male age 20-30, and between 5’10 and 6’ with an average build. He was last seen wearing a dark coat and a dark winter cap.

AAPD said the suspect entered the home through a backdoor which was left unlocked. He took a backpack. The resident saw the intruder. As a result, the suspect dropped the backpack and left the residence running.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:29pm
The University of Michigan has decided to cancel all events and classes on campus, beginning 12 a.m. Wednesday and intends to resume activity 7 a.m. Friday.

In light of sub-zero temperatures and extreme wind chills predicted for Wednesday and Thursday, the University of Michigan has decided to cancel all events and classes on campus, beginning 12 a.m. Wednesday and intends to resume activity 7 a.m. Friday. This will be the third time in 40 years the school has closed due to weather.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 7:27pm
 UM Dearborn Prof. Joy Beatty discusses the new policy restricting faculty and student relationships at the Senate Assembly meeting in the League Monday.

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly met Monday to discuss electronic voting, student-faculty relationships and faculty rights.

The Senate Assembly planned to vote on the creation of electronic voting and digital attendance, the Senate Assembly Committee on University Affairs Nomination Committee and  making the currently ad-hoc Davis, Markert, Nickerson Academic Freedom Lecture Committee permanent. However, only 21 faculty members attended, meaning the quorum required for a vote was not met..

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:12pm
The Carceral State Project panel speaks to the audience about prison reform and the increasing incarceration rate at the Hatcher Gallery Wednesday evening.

The Carceral State Project hosted a symposium Wednesday night in the Hatcher Graduate Library to discuss the flaws of the prison experience and the justice system. The symposium, which drew a crowd of over 100 attendees, is the third installation out of six events that will take place this academic year.

The Carceral State Project is a University of Michigan program that encourages collaboration between faculty, students and the community in order to learn about and advocate for criminal justice reform.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 4:17pm
Several police cars blocking off Westbound East Huron Street due to the crash Monday evening.

A 21 year old male University of Michigan student was hit by a car Monday night in a crosswalk near North Quadrangle.

According to the Ann Arbor Police Department, the collision occurred on East Huron Street between Thayer and Ingalls at approximately 9:59 pm.

The Michigan student is now in critical condition at Michigan Medicine.

AAPD said the driver, a male 17 year old Ann Arbor resident, is being cooperative with the ongoing investigation.