Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:11pm

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team finished second in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Thursday, race, which takes place every other year, featuring university, corporate and high school teams from across the globe. It was the team’s most successful outcome yet.

Roaring through the Australian Outback, the team’s vehicle, Novum — which means “new thing” in Latin — made the trip from the country’s northern territory to Adelaide, South Australia, in just five days. The team finished behind the Dutch winner from Delft University of Technology by 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:42pm
LSA freshman Julia Wolf discusses personal experiences at Girl Up events in the Michigan League Wednesday.

The University of Michigan chapter for Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation’s campaign for adolescent girls, held an advocacy event Wednesday at the Michigan League in commemoration for the International Day of the Girl.

The event featured a livestream of the Glamour International Day of the Girl rally in New York City, which featured luminaries like National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and actress Yara Shahidi.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:01pm

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority approved $150,000 to install chain-link fences around city-owned parking lots at an executive committee meeting Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:11pm

A discussion between two political experts held at Grand Valley State University was livestreamed to a crowd of around 40 attendees at the Ford School of Public Policy Tuesday night. The event, titled “Character and Presidency,” featured David Brooks, a New York Times columnist, and Ronald C. White, an award-winning presidential historian.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:11pm

City Council was held in a somber mood Monday after a gunman killed 59 people in Las Vegas and a 56-year old man fell from the parking structure at the corner of South Fourth Avenue and East William Street.

Mayor Christopher Taylor expressed frustration at the lack of coordinated response to the Las Vegas incident, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

A fraternity on campus is offering scholarships for any undocumented students who need to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status before the Oct. 5 deadline.

The Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., a multicultural fraternity for Latino men, has raised close to $1,000 thus far to help cover DACA work permit renewal costs, which cost $495 per person.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:38pm
Common Cycle helps repaire student bikes as a part of EarthDay on the Diag Thursday.

Sustainability on campus is more than the recycling bins you find in Mason Hall. In reality, University of Michigan student organizations, departments and local nonprofits are focusing their efforts on outreach and staying green in a number of ways.

One example of these outreach efforts is EarthFest. The 21st annual event was held on the Diag Thursday, and, hosted by the Office of Campus Sustainability, allowed students and staff to browse through dozens of booths and learn about how to get involved with sustainability on campus.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:59pm

A new Amtrak station may be coming to a University hospital near you.

The city of Ann Arbor released a draft environmental assessment report on Monday detailing options for the new Amtrak station, which has been mired in more than a decade of delays. The report names Fuller Park, near the University of Michigan Hospital, as the preferred location for a new train station and parking facilities.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:21pm

Many professors, researchers and academics administration in the White House have gone on record in resisting President Donald Trump’s administration’s affinity for ultra-right-wing news outlets often reporting unfounded stories.

Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the Ross School of Business and School for Environment and Sustainability, said it is too early to give up. Instead, he said academics can save a “post-truth” world by not shying away from politics and aggressively engaging with the public.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:18pm

Churches and synagogues throughout Washtenaw County are teaming up to house undocumented immigrants facing threats of deportation.

The project, called the Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary, was formally announced earlier this month at the Church of the Good Shepherd as a collaboration between the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights. It has not yet received anyone, but is ready to provide shelter immediately for those who need it.