Friday, June 5, 2020 - 8:20pm
The University of Michigan hosted a virtual town hall on Friday to discuss combating racism.

The University of Michigan hosted a virtual town hall titled “Constructive Conversations for Societal Change” on Friday in solidarity with the protests that have erupted across the nation against racism and police brutality.

The town hall was moderated by Robert M. Sellers, vice provost of equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and focused on providing a platform for the University of Michigan community to come together.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:25pm
Ward 2 Democratic candidates speak to Ann Arbor residents on their platforms.

The Democratic candidates for Ward 2 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Thursday evening. Participants included Jane Lumm, D-Ward 2, who is running for re-election and Linh Song, board president of the Ann Arbor District Library, who is running against Lumm. Around 75 people attended the forum virtually. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:55pm

The Graduate Employees’ Organization held a virtual town hall Thursday evening to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on graduate students and an open letter sent to the University of Michigan Board of Regents, University President Mark Schlissel, Interim Provost Susan Collins and other University officials. Rackham students Katherine McLean and Jeff Lockhart co-chaired the GEO COVID Caucus and led the meeting.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 4:21pm

The United States celebrates Arab American Heritage Month in April to honor Arab Americans and their culture. Every year, the University of Michigan’s Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs celebrates Arab, Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) culture between mid-March and mid-April with events to celebrate and educate audiences about SWANA languages and cultures. 

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 3:37pm

Driving alongside cars and bikes at 15 mph, Refraction AI’s autonomous robot, REV-1, is making food deliveries for four Ann Arbor restaurants and The Produce Station.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:05pm
Debbie Dingell hosted a telephone town hall Tuesday morning.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., hosted a telephone town hall on Tuesday morning in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky., notion that states should solve their funding problems by declaring bankruptcy to cut spending instead of asking for federal aid. The conversation was moderated by Maggie Rousseau, deputy chief of staff and communications director for Dingell. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:28pm

At a virtual meeting Tuesday, the University of Michigan Central Student Government debated the handling of the selection of the next Student Organization Funding Committee chair and the ability of the Ethics Committee to open investigations into Assembly members leading up to elections.

Crede Strauser, Business senior and outgoing chair of SOFC, spoke about his concerns regarding the appointment for the next chair. According to Strauser, the position is extremely technical and requires institutional knowledge as well as experience. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 3:10pm
With students leaving, Central Student Government campaigns are changing their campaigning techniques to online ones.

With many University of Michigan students off-campus due to fears about the spread of coronavirus, candidates running in the Central Student Government election next week have based their efforts to connect with voters on online platforms. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:17pm
The University of Michigan Central Student Government hosts their weekly meetings discussing campus engagement and experience Tuesday evening.

Two representatives on the Central Student Government Assembly brought forward a motion to refer a question to the Ethics Committee at Tuesday night’s meeting. The motion regards LSA Representative Sam Braden’s role in a previously passed CSG resolution to fund a campus production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 6:32pm
Benjamin Hester speaks about the disproportionate effects of gun violence on communities of color at Weill Hall Friday evening.

Students Demand Action, a division of Everytown for Gun Safety, and the American Civil Liberties Union hosted a discussion on the impact of gun violence on communities of color. About 30 students and professors attended the event on Friday evening at Annenberg Auditorium. 

Nursing junior Grace Bontrager, co-leader of the Students Demand Action at the University of Michigan, said she formed the group after the Parkland school shooting in 2018.