Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:52pm

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining 11 other institutions in a new initiative, Precision Promise, adopted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The program aims to transform pancreatic cancer treatment and double survival rates by 2020.

Precision Promise uses an individualized treatment method that targets individuals’ molecular profile and tumors. Several smaller sub-studies within this treatment method will make it easier for patients to switch treatment options quickly if necessary.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:58pm
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)  addresses the campus community at a rally at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and Ann Arbor community members congregated at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Thursday to hear U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

 

During his speech, Sanders emphasized the need to make college tuition-free and to lower the unemployment rate, as well as the importance of an economy that works for the middle class.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:27pm

On Tuesday at 12:30 a.m., two men entered and robbed an apartment on the 400 block of North Thayer Street, near the School of Nursing. Five residents, who are University of Michigan students, were present, according to a crime alert issued at 6:39 a.m. by the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 4:57pm
Black Lives Matter protestors hold signs in front of the Michigan Union on Saturday.

Protesters gathered to advocate against police brutality in the U.S. and Ann Arbor in downtown Ann Arbor Saturday afternoon, marching through parts of downtown.

The rally, led by Black Lives Matter activists, started around noon at the Michigan Union, where protesters picketed for an hour and a half before walking through the streets.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:08pm

While many students embrace an old-fashioned ambiance in their off-campus homes, these homes often have potential for fire hazards due to risk factors associated with living in the college environment and older infrastructure.

Among an undergraduate population of more than 28,000 students, just under 40 percent live on campus, according to the University of Michigan housing website. Of the two-thirds who live off-campus, many are in houses, not apartments, including in the city's historic districts.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:05pm

The fifth annual “So Cool So Just” social justice student organization fair took place Thursday afternoon in the Diag.

The event — sponsored by the Community Action and Social Change minor, the Center for Engaged Academic Learning and the Ginsberg Center — aims to be an opportunity for University of Michigan student organizations and departments engaged in social change to interact with the campus community and spread awareness.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:50pm

This year, 44 University of Michigan graduates joined Teach for America, making the University the third highest contributor to the program of any college or university in 2016.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:59pm
The new Canvas learning platform, which replaced CTools university wide, prompted mixed responses from students and faculty.

Starting at the beginning of classes Tuesday, the University of Michigan’s two-year-long transition to Canvas was complete — drawing mixed reactions from faculty over the process and implementation, and overall positive impressions from students.

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 7:55pm

There was over a 50 percent decrease in alcohol and drug-related hospital visits during the first five weeks of school at UM last year according to Advocate, a Student Life Incident database.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:57pm

During Saturday's opening football game, 3 people were arrested, 11 were ejected and 74 medically treated.