Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:51pm
Bernie Sanders supporters attend the Bernie Sanders Rally on the Diag Sunday, March 8.

With the Democratic presidential field narrowed down to former Vice President Joe Biden, some progressive students feel conflicted with the choice before them.

Daily Staff Reporter Emma Ruberg talked to several progressive student groups on campus who are disappointed following the announcement that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would be suspending his campaign.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:20pm

Last week, as Michigan became the state with the third-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, President Donald Trump and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer exchanged attacks. 

In a March 27 interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump criticized Whitmer, along with Democratic Govs. Andrew Cuomo, N.Y., and Jay Inslee, Wash., saying they were relying too heavily on the federal government.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:45pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer declares a state of disaster as the COVID-19 cases rise.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of disaster Wednesday night and signed an executive order expanding Michigan’s COVID-19 response. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:13pm

Data collection for the 2020 Census began early last week, just as many students left their colleges amid the COVID-19 pandemic to return home. The U.S. Census Bureau released a statement on March 15 detailing how their operations would change to ensure people are accurately counted. The statement declared the Bureau is committed to counting as many students as possible. The Bureau also said students should respond with their school address — regardless of where they are living on Census Day, April 1 — and has provided answers to common questions on their website. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:41pm

As Michigan gears up for the March 10 Democratic primary, University of Michigan students are comparing the positions of front-runners former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. on issues relating to higher education. 

Affordability of four-year colleges and universities has been an important topic throughout the primary. Both candidates’ platforms include measures to increase affordability and reduce student loan debt, focusing heavily on the expansion of Pell grants, a federal subsidy provided to students from low-income families. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 1:23pm
Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., works to earn support of Muslim and Arab American communities before the primary on March 10.

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator hoping to win the Democratic presidential nomination, has made an extensive effort to reach out to the Muslim community, garnering large support. Arab American and Muslim groups on various social media platforms use #Muslims4Bernie and #InshallahBernie to show their support. Many in the Muslim community have taken to referring to Sanders as “Amo Bernie,” meaning “Uncle Bernie.”

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:32pm
David Santacroce, UM Law Professor and member of the Independent Community Police Overisght Commission, participates in the Commissions meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

After the City of Ann Arbor placed Police Chief Michael Cox on administrative leave earlier this month, the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission hosted a community forum to discuss Cox’s leave. Approximately 50 community members and city leaders attended the meeting on Tuesday night in Ann Arbor City Hall. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 8:26pm
Lihn Song, board president of Ann Arbor District Library, announced her bid for Ann Arbor City Council on Monday.

Linh Song, board president of Ann Arbor District Library, announced her bid for Ann Arbor City Council on Monday. She will run in Ward 2 as a Democrat for the seat that Councilmember Jane Lumm, an Independent, currently holds. 

Lumm has represented Ward 2 since November 2011 and has been the only non-Democrat on City Council for several years. She also served as Ward 2 Councilmember from 1993 through 1997 as a Republican. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:48pm
State Director Michael Kurtz speaks at presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's Ann Arbor office opening Saturday afternoon.