This year’s University of Michigan commencement ceremony was initially met with some dissatisfaction from the Class of 2017 as the celebrations included a series of musical performances, a multimedia presentation and alumni awards to pay special tribute to the University’s bicentennial, rather than a featured speaker.
Ann Arbor was still dark at 7:45 a.m. as staff shielded by umbrellas from the rain filed into the LSA Building. Outside, a group of 50 women and four men in damp coats and signs shielded in plastic bags, some seeking refuge under the angles of the Cube, waited for their bus to Washington D.C. to arrive.
In about four hours, Donald Trump would be sworn in as 45th president of the United States and the 44th president, Barack Obama, would board a helicopter and fly out of the capital he had called home for eight years.
An estimated 680,000 individuals — most women, most donning pink knitted pussy hats and holding handmade signs — filled the streets of Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington.
Many of the signs, with slogans such as “Cheetos are my snack, not my president,” “Trump = Traitor” and “Grab ‘em by the toupe” were later deposited in front of the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue — a message to the man who had sparked it all.
All 16 of Michigan’s electoral college votes were cast in favor of President-elect Donald Trump.
"Congratulations to Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence for their elections," Governor Rick Snyder (R) said in state senate chambers where votes were cast. Turning to the electors he continued: "thank you for your good work."
GRAND RAPIDS — This weekend marked another stop on President-elect Donald Trump’s “USA Thank You Tour 2016” across the country. The president-elect last stopped in the city almost a month earlier to the day, where he held the final rally of his campaign at the DeVos Place Convention Center. That night he announced it was the “beginning of a new adventure, an adventure to make America great again” — a month into his tenure as president-elect, an adventure is one way to put the experience.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An hour after the remarks were set to begin, thousands in red “Make America Great Again” caps still lined the streets of Grand Rapids in hope of entering the DeVos Center to see hear the man who was once the host of “The Apprentice” and as of Wednesday morning, the president-elect of the United States.
President Barack Obama’s decision to come to the University of Michigan only a day before the election, coupled with other recent Democratic and GOP visit, suggests that Michigan's role in this presidential election may be a bit different than usual.
A crowd of hundreds in sweaters and light jackets lined up around the block of Eastern Market on a warm November afternoon Friday in hopes of hearing who could be the first female president speak only four days before they will head to the polls.
Inside, Eastern Market was packed with supporters for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Outside, people tore off the paper and Clinton signs covering market windows to try and catch a glimpse of the candidate.