Water samples taken from the storm sewers at West Park in Ann Arbor reveal an increase in the levels of 1,4 dioxane — a likely carcinogen — in the groundwater. Within a year, the samples jumped from 4.4 parts per billion to 19 parts per billion.
In response to the increase in dioxane contamination, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed plans for further dioxane testing in Ann Arbor.
With the election only 11 days away, President Barack Obama addressed thousands of citizens at Cass Technical High School in Detroit Friday night, highlighting the importance of voting blue and once again voicing his support for Democratic Candidates U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer.
Obama emphasized the stakes in the upcoming election are higher than ever.
Megan Duncan, a cardiology nurse at the University of Michigan Hospital, began filing reports with her superiors detailing concerns with the hospital’s new remote heartbeat monitoring program in Summer 2017. She was met with little-to-no response from the Michigan Medicine administration.
Over the course of two years, three different unions — the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council, the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and Graduate Employees’ Organization — have threatened to strike in response to budget cuts and staffing levels at the University.
LEO President Ian Robinson said these incidents are a reaction to a broader shift at the University, related primarily to what Robinson sees as a prioritization of financial concerns.
The University of Michigan has appealed a court ruling that mandates the University allow students accused of sexual assault to directly question their accuser. The University claims the ruling will not only discourage survivors from coming forward but will also be unfair to students with lower incomes.
Amid a cultural controversy regarding free speech and the role of the press in criticizing the government, about 30 students and Ann Arbor residents attended a panel hosted by the University of Michigan Law School Thursday afternoon commemorating Constitution Day and discussing the role of free speech in U.S. history.
Law professor Leonard Niehoff hosted the panel and opened the discussion, emphasizing the importance of dialogue that outlines the distinction between protected free speech and sedition — conduct or speech designed to incite rebellion against the government.
As Michigan Medicine nurses continue to vote on a potential strike, the University of Michigan administration reassures students at this time, the potential work stoppage will not negatively impact the School of Nursing.
A federal judge has denied Speech First’s motion to end the University of Michigan’s use of the Bias Response Team after the nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit against the University claiming the team hindered free speech on campus.
John Rubadeau, an award-winning senior English lecturer at the University of Michigan, was flooded with student support after his former typist Parker Procida sent a mass email to more than 4,000 alumni informing them their former professor was terminated by the University without benefits.