Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:47pm

The University of Michigan’s STARX team, a three-year-old group that builds strength-augmenting robotic suits — otherwise known as exoskeletons — hosted the first Applied Collegiate Exoskeleton competition this year. Founder Kevin Rabideau, a 2016 U-M alum, has always been fascinated by this use of technology.

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:58pm

When 2018 graduate Sejal Mehta walked by the newly commissioned mural, a pair of maize and blue wings painted by artist Kelsey Montague, at the corner of East William and Maynard streets at Tower Plaza, she saw a fabulous Instagram opportunity. She posed underneath the wings, threw her graduation cap in the air and had her friend of four years snap the photo.

“It just turned out really well,” Mehta said. “I was wearing a yellow dress that went well with the colors and then I just posted the photo to celebrate being done with everything.”

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:46pm
With the fastly approaching Union renovation, though, students and staff will have to bid the billiards hall farewell.

The Michigan Union has undergone many changes over the years. In 1919, when the Union first opened, it contained a bowling alley and a barbershop. In 1925, a swimming pool was installed. While these features came and went, the billiards and games hall remained mostly intact, with a few renovations here and there.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:54pm
Jad Elharake

Jad Elharake has much to look forward to as a graduating LSA senior. He’s taking a gap year working at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he will look at health inequities through the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. Next year, without the pressure of coursework, perhaps he’ll have more time to watch Real Madrid play soccer or practice dabke, an Arab folk dance he loves. But Elharake also has much to look back on, particularly within the communities he’s worked these past four years.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:38pm

A Black LSA sophomore has to think twice before any decision they make: once as an individual, and again as a member of the Black community. For this reason, the subject of this interview requested his name not be used in this article. He has to consider the impact of his words on how people view him as a Black person, he said.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:07pm
Take Back The Night Ann Arbor holds its 40th anniversary rally and march at the Union Thursday night.

Nicole Denson, the associate director at Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner’s program, inspired the audience of Ann Arbor’s 40th annual Take Back the Night rally — a march taking a stand against sexual violence — with an empowering call. 

“Let’s not make this a sad night, let’s make this a happy night,” Denson said. “Let’s take back the night!”

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 8:35pm
Panelists speak at the panel on Queer Faith: Navigating Identities, Building Bridges in Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Monday.

Talking on their experiences as queer, practicing members of their respective religions, a panel of speakers Monday night covered discussions about what it means to be an LGBTQ+ person and a person of faith, and considered the harm or ignorance people may face in either community. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:39pm

Ann Arbor Superintendent Jeanice Swift may soon head to the Pacific Northwest as one of three finalists for the superintendent position in Seattle Public Schools. Her competition includes Denise Juneau, the former Montana superintendent of public instruction, and Andre Spencer, the superintendent of Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:19pm
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s proposed express bus service carrying commuters to the University’s campus and downtown Ann Arbor.

Shannon Briscoe, a senior secretary in the Admissions Office of the University of Michigan’s Law School, currently drives to work from her home in the Whitmore Lake area of Livingston County. Google Maps estimates this trip to take around 20 minutes, pending traffic.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:32pm
Pioneer junior Sarah Lewis speaks at a town hall about gun control and violence at Pioneer High School Thursday.

Following Wednesday’s gun safety rally and walkout hosted by the Washtenaw Youth Initiative, members of the Washtenaw County community gathered Thursday night to discuss what more can be done in the fight for gun control. Jeanice Kerr Swift, superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, introduced the event, acknowledging and applauding the activist work of students in the area.