Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:39pm

When University of Michigan alum Patton Doyle, co-founder of Decode Detroit, opened his first escape room in Ann Arbor last October, he knew it was one unlike the rest. Doyle took his passion and knowledge of puzzles to create escape rooms as a tool for urban planning in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:12pm

When the temperatures were higher than normal in January, many believed the weather would get back to normal soon. 

Winter months at the University of Michigan normally consist of below-freezing temperatures and a lot of snow. But here, in the middle of February, some might say Spring Break has arrived early.

Many students have expressed their appreciation of the sunny days. The Michigan Students account wrote on Twitter, “Ann Arbor's sunshine and clear, blue skies is making me feel all kinds of happy today!”

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:59pm

Though it won’t a come as a surprise to many, a new University of Michigan publication found most people pass waiting time by using their cell phones.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:40pm

Following weeks of delays, hearings and committee voting, Betsy DeVos, Michigan native and education activist, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday afternoon as secretary of education with an unprecedented tie-breaking vote cast of 51-50 by Vice President Mike Pence. 

Despite Sens. Susan Collins’ (R–Maine) and Lisa Murkowski’s (R–Alaska) votes against DeVos, Pence’s vote narrowly swung the tally in the Michigan native’s favor. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 1:55pm
Ross seniors Jared and Ethan Forman at the Ross School of Business on Wednesday.

“Pantry dropping good” boasts the motto of Dozen’s Cookies, a gourmet cookie company founded by Business seniors Ethan and Jared Forman, who are twins. The duo is committed to selling high-quality cookies at an affordable price for students.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:04pm

Cantina Taqueria + Bar, formerly known as BTB Cantina, is beginning the year with a brand new look. The nine-year-old bar, known for its late-night dancing and Mexican cuisine, revamped its taco menu and redesigned its interior space over Winter Break.

Adam Lowenstein and Justin Herrick, co-owners of Cantina and five other bars and restaurants, said the makeover came from a need to give the dancing space, bar and restaurant area each their own identity.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:15pm
University President Mark Schlissel listens to speakers at the Regents meeting on September 17, 2015.

Tuesday marked the third anniversary of Mark Schlissel’s appointment as president of the University of Michigan by the Board of Regents in 2014. Schlissel officially took the position five months later in July.

Before coming to the University, Schlissel served as Provost of Brown University.

Two of the most prominent issues Schlissel has routinely worked to address throughout his tenure include sexual assault on campus and improving diversity.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:34pm
University President Mark Schlissel speaks at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on Monday.

Panelists at the University of Michigan met Tuesday afternoon to discuss Poverty Solutions — an initiative introduced by University President Mark Schlissel in October 2016 — and review nine research projects funded through a new grant program operated by the initiative.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:22pm
Last February, the South Quad dining hall was the source of a norovirus outbreak.

Since Monday, there has been ongoing speculation regarding a recent norovirus outbreak in certain dorms, dining halls and off-campus locations.

One student tweeted about the virus on Monday morning, expressing concern over a possible outbreak happening on campus.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:12pm

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department of Education Secretary nominee, will wait one more week until she can officially be confirmed to begin her responsibilities under president-elect Donald Trump’s new administration.