Monday, January 1, 2018 - 1:42pm
Hustled Out

The room is a labyrinth of ancient tables, antiques still in use. Above each one, fluorescent lights puncture maize and blue stained glass to reflect off the phenolic resin balls. Blue cue chalk stains the hands of the players and permeates the air to create a haze. Chatter is drowned out by the smack of balls. The archaic space heaters moan and the greats who came before us stand watch, framed in timeless wood, nailed to the walls. The scratches and tears in the 16 nine-foot Brunswick tables tell a story longer than most at the University of Michigan have been alive.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:52am

The University of Michigan announced Tuesday in a press release it will join 30 other colleges and universities in the American Talent Initiative, an alliance targeted at increasing the overall enrollment of middle and low-income students in higher education. The initiative aims to attract, enroll and graduate 50,000 lower-income students by 2025.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:37pm
David Wright, associate professor of accounting, discusses gender equity in SACUA at the Fleming Administrative building on Monday

Sean DeMonner, the information systems executive director of teaching and learning, highlighted the need for more faculty training and discussed the migration from CTools to Canvas with the the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs Monday.

The committee also addressed German Prof. Silke-Maria Weineck and Sport Management Prof. Stefan Szymanski’s terms on the committee, which will end early due to Winter Break. No final decision could be made, as it is not under SACUA’s jurisdiction, according to LSA Representative and Biology Prof. John Lehman.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:15pm
Pub peddler's pose next to their vehicles in Detroit.

Detroit City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of an ordinance that will allow patrons of “pedal pubs,” or mobile bars on wheels powered by the pedaling of the patrons, to now consume alcohol on board in the city.

These pedal pubs are similar to “Trolley Pub” and other companies in Ann Arbor that also offer the same service. These pedal pubs have been legal in Ann Arbor since September 2015.  

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 8:07pm

Robert Neumann, police chief of the University of Michigan’s Department of Public Safety and Security, spoke with faculty leaders about prominent safety issues on campus on Monday, including the department’s handling of rape allegations and the extent to which campus police are armed. The discussion was part of a Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs meeting.

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 6:14pm
University president Mark Schlissel at the University of Michigan Senate Assembly Meeting at Palmer Commons on Monday

About 60 of the 74 voting members of the University of Michigan Senate Assembly convened Monday evening to hear University President Mark Schlissel speak about the next steps after University Provost Martha Pollack leaves her position later this academic year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:53pm

On the second anniversary of the death of Aura Rosser, a Black woman killed by an Ann Arbor police officer in 2014, nearly 100 students and city residents organized a vigil in her honor Thursday evening.

The event, organized by the Ann Arbor Alliance for Black Lives, began with a speech by Rackham student Maryam Aziz. Aziz said the officer who shot Aura Rosser is not solely responsible for her death, but rather it gestured to a systemic issue in today's society.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:22pm

Amid a strained campus environment following the election of President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday, a new Twitter account under the name “UMich Trump Reports” has emerged and quickly gained popularity.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:36pm

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is often the most visible decision-maker on campus, but in fact, the school is controlled by a governing body called the Board of Regents. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:18pm

Wednesday morning, University of Michigan students woke up to find the Rock — a University landmark located at the intersection of Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue frequently painted by students — depicting violent slogans.  

The rock, which had featured an Election Day message from Hillary Clinton supporters who drew the Clinton campaign logo, was painted over to read “fuck America” and “kill em all.” Also painted on the rock were the Democratic Party donkey and Republican Party elephant logos.