Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:38pm

Concerned citizens filled Larcom City Hall Monday night as the Ann Arbor City Council voted to authorize the sale of the Library Lot, a piece of real estate across from the downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Fifth Avenue, to Chicago developer Core Spaces. Core Spaces, a firm centered around real estate management, is set to built a high-rise at the location. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 4:06pm

Stephen Kunselman, a former City Council member from 2006 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2015, has declared his intent to seek the Democratic Party nomination for a council seat currently held by Councilmember Zachary Ackerman (D–Ward 3).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:57pm
James Morrow. the A.F.K. Organski Collegiate Professor of World Politics at the University of Michigan, talks about the impact of the Trump administration at the Jack L. Walker Conference on Tuesday.

University of Michigan students and faculty gathered Tuesday evening in the Michigan Union to discuss President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office for the annual Jack L. Walker Conference, hosted by the Undergraduate Political Science Association and sponsored by the Political Science Department.

The conference, named after Jack L. Walker, the late University professor of political science, explores different topics in politics every winter semester with experts and professionals in government and academia.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:40pm

Antara Afrin’s small stature belies her ambitious dreams. A mentor and role model to aspiring doctors from underrepresented backgrounds, she plans to make medicine more accessible to people like her in the United States.

Antara is the undergraduate president of the University of Michigan Medical School’s Doctors of Tomorrow, a program that sparks interest in underrepresented minority students in health fields and provides the resources students need to be successful in pursuing medical careers. Antara currently tutors public school students in Detroit.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:49pm
Deborah K. Jones, former US ambassador to Libya, presents at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on Wednesday.

Deborah K. Jones, a former U.S. Ambassador to Libya, spent 37 years as a career diplomat, serving as ambassador to Kuwait from 2008 to 2011, and assuming various other posts throughout the Middle East, Africa and South America. In a lecture titled “Enduring U.S. Interests in the Near East,” held Wednesday afternoon, Jones also discussed how the United States can continue to maintain its strategic interests in the Middle East while cooperating with governments and rebel factions in the region.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:44pm
Hong Lei, the Consul General of China in Chicago, speaks about US-China relations at the Michigan China Forum at the Ross School of Business on Sunday.

A variety of panelists from Chinese businesses, government and media who aimed to share their insights on the future of economic relations between the United States and China spoke at the 2017 Michigan China Forum, which was held at the Ross School of Business over the weekend as part of the bicentennial of the University of Michigan.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:27pm
On March 5, Ann Arbor City Council decided to audit the Ann Arbor Police Department.

Ann Arbor City Council’s March 5 decision to contract Hillard Heintze LLC, a Chicago-based security consulting firm, to review Ann Arbor Police Department practices elicited a variety of responses from Ann Arbor students, activists and other stakeholders.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:26pm
Ann Arbor council member Zachary Ackerman  discusses local issues at City Hall on Monday.

Monday, Ann Arbor City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that prohibits police officers from soliciting information about immigration status.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:23pm
The proposed construction of a high-rise on contested land in Ann Arbor provoked controversy among citizens.

The future of a controversial high-rise plan on a contested piece of land in Ann Arbor is coming to an apex as the City Council has announced a special work session on March 16 to discuss the issue in more detail.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:40pm
Ann Arbor residents march through the Diag protesting the Deer Cull on Monday.

Despite the January cold, about 20 Ann Arbor residents marched to Nichols Arboretum on Monday to protest the University of Michigan’s decision to allow a deer cull on campus. The culling officially started on Monday in various parks around Ann Arbor, including Nichols Arboretum.