Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:53pm
T. Anthony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Michigan Medicine, speaks on the new plans for the University hospital at a meeting of the Board of Regents at the Postma Family Clubhouse Thursday afternoon.

The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents met for their first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year Thursday. All Regents were present at the meeting.

University President Mark Schlissel began the meeting by thanking E. Royster Harper, vice president for Student Life, for her time at the University. Harper announced her retirement this week.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:52pm
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and University Housing had a grand reopening of the Cesar Chavez, Vicky Barner and CAMEO multicultural lounges on Tuesday.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and University Housing hosted a grand reopening of the Cesar Chavez, Vicky Barner and Cousins Active Multi Ethnic Organization (CAMEO) multicultural lounges on Tuesday. Each lounge featured three speakers, and the Chavez event in Mosher-Jordan Hall drew in a crowd of around 50 students.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 8:44pm

Meijer released a statement on Monday via Twitter asking customers to refrain from open carrying firearms while on the property. 

“The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, so we respectfully request that our customers do not open carry firearms at Meijer," the tweet read. "We’ve made this decision because open carry can create an environment that makes our customers and team members feel unsafe.”

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 5:54pm
Former Michigan House Rep. Jeff Irwin speaks to the College Democrats in October of 2015

State Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, recently introduced a bill to ban privately owned prisons in the state. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:08pm
Security cameras have been installed in all main libraries on campus, including Hatcher.

The University of Michigan has installed security cameras in the main libraries on campus for the start of the fall semester. The additional safety measure is the result of a collaboration between the University Library and the Division of Public Safety and Security.

Though campus libraries are typically safe, crimes still occur, said Rebecca Dunkle, associate university librarian for library operations. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:52am
Ann Arbor makes plans to reduce fuel emissions by 2025.

The city of Ann Arbor aims to reduce its fleet-related fuel emissions in all city departments by 25 percent by 2025. The goal is part of a partnership with the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative — a group consisting of 127 cities, founded by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014 with the intent of accelerating climate progress through local governments. 

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:54pm
Cynthia Wilbanks, Vice President of Government Relations, discusses the work that she oversees in the government relations office at the SACUA meeting in Fleming Monday.

On Monday, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs was joined by Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations for the University of Michigan, and held elections for chair and vice chair for the new academic year during the meeting.

Wilbanks began her session with SACUA by explaining the role of government relations at the University. She discussed how government relations collaborates with the federal, state and local governments, and detailed certain policies on which her office focuses.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:44pm
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg, R-Mich., discusses current relations between the United Stats and Israel at the University of Michigan Hillel Thursday afternoon.

Wolverine For Israel hosted U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., at University of Michigan Hillel on Thursday to discuss the United States’ relationship with Israel. Walberg touched on how his religion guides his support for Israel, his opinion on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and bipartisanship in the House of Representatives. There were 10 people in attendance.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:05pm
Michael J. Steinberg, public interest/public service faculty fellow at the University of Michigan, speaks at the Carceral State roundtable at Hatcher Graduate Library Wednesday afternoon.

The Carceral State Project hosted its last event of the academic school year on Wednesday night to discuss the future of the carceral state and concrete actions people can take to change the system. The event was part of its symposium series and was cosponsored by Afro-American Studies, History and the Residential College, drawing in a crowd of approximately 100 community members and students and featured a panel of five speakers.

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:37pm

Rackham student David Helps, a member of the Graduate Employees’ Organization, is heading up a working group in collaboration with other student organizations on campus on the new felony disclosure policy. The policy, which requires the immediate disclosure of all felony charges and convictions for all University of Michigan employees, does not apply to those protected by a union.