The cost of building a new Amtrak train station at Fuller Park — the city of Ann Arbor's preferred location for a new station — is about $5 million higher than previously thought, MLive reported Wednesday afternoon. The $5 million margin was due to "an arithmetic error," the city stated.
About 100 University of Michigan students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday afternoon on the Diag to protest a speech to be given on campus later that night by Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve,” a book widely criticized for its attribution of intelligence and other genetic traits with race.
Two University of Michigan professors are included in this year's class of MacArthur Fellows, which in total comprises 24 artists, writers, researchers and community leaders. The MacArthur Fellowships, also known as "genius grants," are awarded to "talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction," according to the MacArthur Foundation website.
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010, Republicans have made its repeal a central piece of their party platform. Since gaining full control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, various Republicans have made multiple attempts at repeal, falling just a few Senate votes short each time.
In October 2016, the University of Michigan launched its five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan — an extensive initiative designed to promote a more diverse and inclusive campus through increasing staff diversity, retention of underprivileged students and the assurance of equal compensation for all races, genders and identities.
Hundreds of Ann Arbor residents marched Wednesday night from the Blake Transit Center to City Hall to protest last week's violent arrest of Ciaeem Slaton, a Black 16-year-old who was waiting at the BTC for a bus home.
About a dozen students gathered in the lobby of Angell Hall Tuesday night for LSA dean Andrew Martin's Student Town Hall, looking for administrative answers to recent racist incidents on campus.
Almost all the students' questions revolved around the campus climate with many students expressing worry, lack of safety and inability to focus on school. LSA sophomore Arwa Gayar said coming to events like the town hall was especially important for marginalized students and groups to make themselves heard by institutional insiders.
At his annual Leadership Breakfast Tuesday morning, University President Mark Schlissel outlined his goals for the University of Michigan and significant achievements of faculty over the last year to an audience of approximately 200 in the Ross School of Business.
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In his introductory remarks, University Provost Martin Philbert said he had utilized the mentorship of many members of the University's administration and commended the president's efforts to address social and racial tensions on campus.
Vice President Mike Pence pitched his party's tax reform plan as "the largest tax cut in American history" to about 300 Michigan residents and business owners at an American Axle and Manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills Thursday afternoon.
Pence and other members of Republican leadership are underlining three major provisions: simplification of the tax code, tax cuts for the middle class and tax cuts for businesses.
A video posted on the public University of Michigan campus-area Snapchat story early Wednesday morning appears to show an unidentified man urinating on the Block 'M' in the Diag, and on the "Black Lives Matter" writing spray-painted around it.
LSA senior Hoai An Pham shared the video on Facebook around noon on Wednesday, encouraging her audience to identify the man if they knew him.