Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:07pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor listens to the report of the Human Rights Commission meeting in the Community Television Network Thursday.

Eight months after Ann Arbor City Council approved a $200,000 review of the practices and policies of the city's police department by the Chicago-based security firm Hillard Heintze LLC, many residents and City Councilmembers expected the review would result in the recommendation to create a citizen oversight board.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:29pm

According to a release from the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security Thursday morning, two students reported separate incidents in which unknown subjects attempted to extort money from them in exchange for not leaking explicit pictures and videos of the students. In both incidents, the students received friend invitations from the perpetrators on Facebook before communicating and video-chatting with them, after which the perpetrators demanded payment.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:48pm

Avomeen Holdings LLC, the chemical testing business is suing founder Shri Thanedar in federal court for making “fraudulent and misleading” claims regarding his company's revenues to inflate the value of its sale. Thanedar, a University of Michigan alum and Democratic gubernational candidate, sold his controlling stake earlier this month, seven years after he founded the company, according to a report by the The Detroit News.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:04pm
Students protest Charles Murray's visit on Central Campus in October.

Two weeks after the 2016 presidential election, in a speech to 200 of his supporters at the National Policy Institute's annual conference in Washington, D.C., Richard Spencer declared “America was until this past generation a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity.”

It is our creation, it is our inheritance and it belongs to us," he said. "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:53pm

In an email obtained by The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser (R) expressed his desire to deny the request of prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.

“Spencer is a disgusting and dangerous man. This has been expressed by many members of the University community,” Weiser wrote. “I hope we are successful in keeping him off Campus.”

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:55pm

One in five students at the University of Michigan — and 43.8 percent of all underrepresented minority undergraduates, defined as non-white and non-Asian — reported experiencing a discriminatory event in the last year.

These metrics and more were released Thursday afternoon in results of a campus-wide climate survey on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 7:49pm
University President Mark Schlissel discusses the changes he hopes to see around the university in the coming months in the Fleming Administrative Building Tuesday.

Considering the protests on campus that followed the speech from Charles Murray last month and student concerns over a possible visit from Richard Spencer, The Daily sat down with University President Mark Schlissel to address these issues, the progress the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan has made over the past year and the renaming of the C.C. Little building.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:09pm

The University of Michigan — which, in January of this year, was ranked last in overall social mobility in a report from the Equality of Opportunity Project website — has been aggressively ramping up its efforts to recruit a greater socioeconomic range of students. In June, the University presented its Go Blue Guarantee, which allows any in-state student coming from a family with annual income below the state median of $65,000 to have their tuition completely covered by the University. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:12pm
Game days create particular situations of concern for students of color.

Though any game day in Ann Arbor is bound to witness its fair share of police activity, the game against Michigan State University on Oct. 7 — the first night game since 2014, and against one of the University of Michigan's biggest rivals — was certain to see more.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:19pm

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.