The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs convened Monday to vote on endorsing the Big Ten Voting Challenge and discuss updates to the external review of the University’s sexual misconduct policies with University President Mark Schlissel.
When LSA senior Sophia Georginis interviewed for a summer job at Comedy Central last year, then studying screen arts and cultures at the University of Michigan, she was asked was to define her major. Georginis explained she studied film, television and media and ended up getting the job, but realized her department’s name presented a significant obstacle to employment.
Bird Rides are familiar to residents of places like California –– and more recently, Detroit –– but the motorized scooters made their debut for anyone with a smartphone in Ann Arbor on Friday. The company says it “works closely with the cities in which it operates,” but it has a reputation for leaving “nests” of its scooters available to users of its app in cities, often without notifying city officials.
The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats, along with the Michigan State University chapter and the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, is suing the state over two of its voter ID and registration laws. The suit claims the laws unconstitutionally restrict a citizen's 26th Amendment right to vote, particularly for young voters and students.
Now that Ann Arbor business Pangea Piercing has officially closed its doors for good –– the result of a massive outcry against the behavior of owner J.C. Potts, which many constitutes abuse, sexism and white supremacy –– community members are thinking about how to best fill the empty space, and ensure Potts is not able to continue his piercing career elsewhere.
Six candidates for Ann Arbor City Council and two candidates for mayor participated in a forum Thursday afternoon at the Ford School of Public Policy to discuss issues relevant to the primary election in August. More than 50 students and community members attended the forum, hosted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and moderated by members of a Public Policy class on local government taught by former Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje.
Incoming Central Student Government representatives may not be able to officially gather until a week or more after their intended first meeting April 3 due to pending election litigation that prevents the certification of election results.
Ann Arbor City Councilmember Jack Eaton, D-Ward 4, is challenging Mayor Christopher Taylor, D, for his seat in the 2018 Democratic primary election, Eaton announced via press release Thursday.
The retired labor lawyer won his current seat on City Council in 2013, defeating then-incumbent Marcia Higgins in the Democratic primary. After winning reelection in 2017, Eaton's current term would end in 2020.
Fergus Connelly, performance and operations director of the University of Michigan football team, was arrested on the morning of March 5 after Ann Arbor Police Department officers found him barefoot and bloody near the scene of a car crash, Click On Detroit reported Wednesday.