Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:25pm
Members of UM Outlaws and OUTreach talk about name changes, gender markers, and current laws related to transgender rights during an event for Trans Awareness Week at the Trotter Multicultural Center Friday afternoon.

The University of Michigan’s Outlaws and OUTreach student organizations hosted “#TransMatters in Law,” at the Trotter Multicultural Center on Friday. The event discussed the current status of name changes, gender markers and current law related to transgender rights.

The event started with an overview of the name-changing process of an individual in Michigan, which involves five major steps: filing a petition, going through fingerprint and background checks, filing required documents, publication of the name change in legal journals and attending a hearing. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:35pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor listens at a city council meeting.

A special session of Ann Arbor City Council took place this Monday in regard of two court cases: Attorney General et al. v. Gelman Sciences, Inc., relating to the dioxane plume caused by Gelman Science, and Think Right Strategies v. City of Ann Arbor, which involves a conservative political consulting firm suing the city over anti-discrimination laws.

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 4:27pm
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Early numbers from the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions show a lower first-year acceptance rate and stronger ACT and grade point average scores compared to last year’s admitted students.

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:26pm
Community members show support for the Sudanese people on the Diag Sunday.

In the wake of a violent attack in Sudan leading to at least 30 deaths, students and activists packed the Diag on Sunday to demand action and to show support for the Sudanese people. The rally consisted of a recapitulation of the events, a prayer and an open discussion which followed shortly after in North Quad Residence Hall.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:39pm
The Ann Arbor City Council met on Monday to deliberate on the new “Center of the City” task force.

The Ann Arbor City Council met on Monday to deliberate on the new “Center of the City” task force, water treatment plans targeting PFAS and changes to the competitive bidding waiver requirement. The council also heard from community activists regarding a campaign to boycott Israeli products.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:23pm

Eight new groups were initiated by the National Center for Institutional Diversity in an effort to create multidisciplinary collaboration between University faculty, staff and students on important social issues such as diversity and inclusion.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 5:32pm
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Over 50 University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumni have sent videos to the SMTD administration, voicing their support for the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and their non-tenure faculty members.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:39pm
On Wednesday morning, about 15 people attended a ribbon-cutting event for Spin scooters in Liberty Plaza. The event aimed to promote the arrival of Spin electric scooters in Ann Arbor in partnership with the city of Ann Arbor and the University of Michiga

On Wednesday morning, about 15 people attended a ribbon-cutting event for Spin scooters in Liberty Plaza. The event aimed to promote the arrival of Spin electric scooters in Ann Arbor in partnership with the city of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.

The event was led by Jeff Jones, vice president of American City Solutions at Ford Motor Company; Lisa Solomon, senior business analyst for Parking and Transportation Services; Christopher King, director of campus partnerships at Spin and John Fournier, assistant city administrator of Ann Arbor.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:17pm
Ward 5 discusses affordable housing at the Ann Arbor District Library Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, a town hall meeting hosted by Ward 5 precinct delegates of Washtenaw County took place at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Westgate Branch. The meeting focused on the issue of housing affordability in Ann Arbor.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:56pm
Brian Steglitz, Manager of Water Treatment Services for the City of Ann Arbor, speaks at Matthew Gardens Tuesday evening regarding PFAS, man-made chemicals that have contaminated the Huron River and other waterways

On Tuesday, the Huron Valley Group of the Sierra Club hosted a presentation at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium addressing the per- and polyfluoroalkyl crisis in Michigan. The presentation featured Christy McGillivray, Great Lakes state organizer for the Sierra Club, and Brian Steglitz, manager of water treatment services for the city of Ann Arbor.