Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:50pm
CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad discusses the need to increase minority and female representation in STEM fields during a presentation at the League Monday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government and student organization Growing STEM organized a town hall of faculty and students Monday night to discuss the inadequate representation of women and minorities in STEM majors. The event provided an opportunity for faculty members to share their research and for students to share their experiences.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:52pm
Amiyah Scott speaks at the 4th Annual W.M. Trotter Lecture titled, "My Life. My Story! Centering the Voices of Trans Lives" at Rackham Auditorium Thursday.

As attendees filled Rackham Auditorium Thursday night, a slideshow flashed images of acclaimed figures in the trans community, both living and dead. A few of the many honored were actress Laverne Cox, “Survivor” star Zeke Smith and Sylvia Rivera, the late activist and drag queen. Over 250 people attended the Trotter Multicultural Center’s lecture “My Life. My Story! Centering the Voices of Trans Lives,” honoring the lives, works and stories of transgender and nonbinary people. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:16am
Members of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality present at their teach-in "Richard Spencer: Anti-Semate and Zionist" in West Quad Tuesday

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality held a teach-in Tuesday night to discuss the alt-right’s affinity for U.S. support of the state of Israel, as well as criticisms of Israeli government. In response, a group of Jewish students held a counter-event intended to fuel discussion on whether equating Zionism with Nazism is a modern form of anti-Semitism.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:54pm
Lyft teamed up with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center to promote Better Bystander Month in November 2017.

Through their Community Grant Program initiated on Jan. 24, rideshare company Lyft is supplying $1000 in ride credit to nonprofits and student organizations in the Ann Arbor and Detroit area. Beginning in February, the ride-share company will choose one organization to bestow this grant upon each month. With this grant, Lyft aims to support the work of these organizations by helping with transportation difficulties.

In a press statement shared with The Daily, Lyft stated its goal of building relationships with groups with important missions in the Ann Arbor community.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:29pm

LSA junior Anna Tushman took an AP economics in high school and loved it. She came to the University of Michigan expecting to major in math but decided to take Econ 101 and found herself fascinated by its rational, logical thought process. Her 101 class had a fair mixture of women and men, but as she progressed through the major, she found the number of female students in her classes leveling off. Out of boredom one day in her econometrics discussion section, she counted the students in the class and saw there were four male students to every one female.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 4:48pm
Students and members of the public gather on the Diag for the second annual Women's March Saturday.

Pink pussy hats, bubbles and handmade signs flooded the University of Michigan Diag Saturday, signs that the Women’s March in Ann Arbor had returned for its second annual rally. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:14pm
Students gather to mourn the loss of Zainab Ansari, an 8-year-old who was raped and murdered in Pakistan, during a vigil at the Diag Thursday evening.

University of Michigan student organization Michigan Pakistanis held a vigil Thursday night to honor Zainab Ansari, an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kasur, Pakistan last week. Around 25 students gathered on the Diag, which was adorned with candles in the shape of the Pakistani flag.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:12pm

The University of Michigan released its annual financial report Thursday morning, detailing all of its financial activity throughout the year, including information on the University’s net position, its debt, revenue for operating activities and more. The finances were recorded from June 2016 to June 2017.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 6:45pm

Taubman sophomore Wendy Zhuo moved herself into college her freshman year. She bid farewell to her parents and hopped on a train from Boston to Ann Arbor. When she arrived, four suitcases in tow, she had no idea where she was. Eventually she called a taxi, which then dropped her and her belongings at her dorm.