Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:54pm
Reyna Ortiz discusses her work with the transgender community and her experience as a Latinx transgender woman in the School of Social Work Wednesday evening.

Reyna Ortiz, Chicago activist and educator, who helps connect transgender youth and women with medical, legal, education and housing resources, opened a presentation Wednesday by emphasizing the progress made by and within the trans community throughout time.

Ortiz has been doing activist work in the trans community since her transition in 1994 at 14 years old.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:53pm

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan hosted a forum for students and faculty Tuesday night, shedding light on University sexual misconduct policies. The forum also offered a space for students to voice concerns, and included a panel of representatives from University offices dealing with cases of misconduct. Despite the discussion, some students said they still left the event with more questions.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:01pm
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An allegation of rape crumbled the facade surrounding University of Michigan professor David Daniels this summer, dubbed by many as one of the best countertenors in the world. The alleged assault, however, is not the only report of Daniels’predatory sexual behavior. Through police reports filed with Pittsfield Township, The Michigan Daily found the Office of Institutional Equity knew about an report of Daniels’s questionable behavior as early as March 2018 — and the University still awarded him with tenure in May. 

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:27pm
Huwaida Arraf, a civil rights attorney and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement, discusses the BDS movement at a CMENAS Teach-In Town Hall at Palmer Commons Monday morning.

Students and faculty gathered in Palmer Commons at the University of Michigan Monday morning to listen to panelists describe the origins and mission of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:03pm
Pieology, a pizzeria located at 620 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor, closed Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Pieology, a pizzeria located at 620 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor, closed Tuesday, Oct. 23.

On the restaurant’s front door hangs a handwritten sign stating, “due to unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, this Pieology location is no longer open for business.” 

University of Michigan student Jonah Erlich, an Engineering junior who said he eats at Pieology about every other week, read the sign with dismay. He said he was surprised, and noted the mystery surrounding “unfortunate circumstances.”

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:11pm
Justin Gordon, Activist and University of Michigan Alumnus speaks on his past experience with the carceral system at the What is the Carceral State Roundtable as part of The Carceral State Project Symposium at Hatcher Wednesday.

At the first panel of the Carceral State Project Symposium Wednesday night, panelist Justin Gordon, an activist and University of Michigan alum, asked the crowd of University faculty and students to listen and care about young Black people affected by inequality and mass incarceration.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:07pm
The website that originally posted the letter no longer exists but was downloaded as a Google document and is still being circulated.

Last Friday, the University of Michigan Panhellenic Association began their Primary Recruitment Process — a process commonly referred to as “rush” where sororities recruit potential new members, also known as PNMs, for their organizations. And with it, a website containing the personal account of a former recruitment chair of an unnamed University sorority spread throughout the Greek life community.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:59pm
A student signs-up for the beekeeping club, one of many clubs and other sustainability related organizations present on the Diag as part of the annual EarthFest Thursday.

LSA freshman Noah Wolfson hadn’t heard of the University of Michigan’s annual fall EarthFest event, so he was pleasantly surprised when he saw, dotted across the Diag, stands offering sustainability information, donuts, apples and more.

“To be honest, I actually didn't know this was happening until I walked onto the Diag,” Wolfson said. “But after walking past, I thought I'd take a nice stroll around. I think they're really promoting sustainable energy in a really positive manner.”

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:48pm

Polish President Andrzej Duda and U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting wasn’t the only conference between the two countries this week. University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance hosted a panel discussing the joint production playwright Charles Mee’s “Day and Night” with Polish institutions AST National Academy of Theatre Arts, Kraków and Warsaw-based Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:43pm
LSA professor Matthew Countryman speaks on issues of free speech and hate speech at a discussion session hosted by A/PIA studies and WeListen at Hatcher Graduate Library Monday evening.

University of Michigan students and faculty discussed issues of free speech, derogatory terms and minority groups’ efforts to reclaim these terms Monday night at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Department and student group WeListen hosted the event, which used the example of The Slants — an Asian-American rock band who went to the U.S.