Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 8:20pm

In what has since become a viral internet video, one man asked a Latinx parent, who is the owner of Ann Arbor restaurant Chela’s, at a Saline Area Schools community meeting why he had come to the United States instead of “stay(ing) in Mexico.”

Daily reporters Julia Rubin, Brayden Hirsch and Emma Ruberg talked to students and Saline Area community members on the impact and implications of this incident and other conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in the district.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:48pm
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell discusses the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census at Tappan Middle School Saturday morning.

Rep. Debbie Dingell and state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, both D-Ann Arbor, and four other panelists answered questions about the upcoming decennial U.S. 2020 Census on Saturday morning. The Ann Arbor League of Women Voters and Tappan Middle School co-hosted the event. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:18pm
The Ross School of Business hosts Financing a Sustainable Future: Next-Generation Investing at the Robertson Auditorium Wednesday evening.

The Erb Institute, a collaboration between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability, hosted an event on Wednesday night to discuss how businesses can promote sustainability in their work. 

The event featured David Blood, co-founder and senior partner of Generation Investment Management, and a panel of four other speakers. They spoke to a crowd of about 500 students, faculty and community members in the Robertson Auditorium in the Ross School of Business. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:07pm
Students and the Ann Arbor community experienced increased interest in marijuana products.

Following the 2018 legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana in Michigan, local businesses discuss the impact of the first sales day, with Ann Arbor having the highest sales numbers of any Michigan city.

Within the first week, marijuana sales have exceeded $1.6 million, generating over a quarter million in tax revenue for the state.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:12pm
14-year-old Bobby Reyes mother is working to pass legislation cementing the rights of parents in similar situations.

After doctors at Michigan Medicine took 14-year-old Bobby Reyes off life support on Oct. 15, Reyes’ mother Sarah Jones is working to pass legislation cementing the rights of parents in similar situations.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 4:58pm
The Washtenaw County Health Department debuted a new website to serve as a centralized hub for data on the health of county residents

Earlier this month, the Washtenaw County Health Department debuted a new website to serve as a centralized hub for data on the health of county residents. The Health For All Washtenaw website features information from nine different census locations about approximately 250 different topics, including demographics, mental health, poverty and public safety.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently denounced the preliminary injunction that allows shops to continue selling flavored e-cigarettes.

On Oct. 15, two weeks after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statewide ban of flavored e-cigarettes took effect, Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens granted a preliminary injunction allowing shops to continue selling flavored e-cigarettes until the ban is ruled on by another court. This will last for six months. The decision came after multiple vape shop owners filed lawsuits after the ban was announced. 

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 9:55pm
Diane Foley, mother of freelance journalist James Foley, discusses the government's inaction after her son's death in a panel event presented by Wallace House at the Ford School of Public Policy Monday.

Wallace House, a University of Michigan organization that sponsors fellowships for journalists and hosts events recognizing journalists’ work, held a panel event Monday night discussing the importance of returning American hostages home safely. 

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 3:08pm
Transition Leader and Senior Advisor to Governor Snyder, Rich Baird, discusses the challenges faced when transitioning between administrations after the election of a new governor.

The Domestic Policy Corps and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy held a Governor Transition Leaders Panel Friday afternoon at the Ford School of Public Policy.. The event featured six speakers, all of whom worked on various Michigan gubernatorial transitions. About 50 people, the majority of them graduate students, attended. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 3:05pm

A group of University of Michigan students recently launched Michigan Political Consulting, the first political consulting organization on campus. The non-partisan organization works with various state and national campaigns and currently comprises of an executive board and a small consulting team. 

MPC Vice President Sam Burnstein, an LSA sophomore, said the group was founded to fill a gap in opportunities for campus involvement.