Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:02pm

Early Tuesday morning, the Ann Arbor City Council discussed one of its least contentious issues: the domestication of ducks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:37pm
Georgetown University Professor Sherry Linkon discusses how deindustrialization has created a cultural shift at the Don't Blame The Working Class Lecture in Tisch Hall Tuesday.

Georgetown University faculty Sherry Lee Linkon, English and American Studies professor, and John Russo, visiting scholar at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and Working Poor. Linkon and Russo focused on patterns of voting among the working class with an eye on the 2018 midterm elections.

 

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 8:09pm
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Columbus Day, a holiday previously commemorated across the United States that is now partially replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day, marks for many on the University of Michigan’s campus and across the country a time to consider historical and current treatment of Native American communities.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:21pm

At least 20 people were detained Tuesday in Detroit during the Fight for $15 rally, during which hundreds of employees, activists and leaders marched for union rights for fast food workers. The national Fight for $15 movement advocates for a raise in minimum wage to $15 per hour for fast food, airline, and childcare workers, among others. The protest aims to garner support for pro-union candidates in the November elections.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 9:02pm
Because of the University’s close relation with WWRA, consistent communication allows the OCS to be notified if a batch is contaminated, and they can subsequently trace the bin back to a certain building or department.

According to Keith Soster, director of Student Engagement at Michigan Dining, Starbucks cups commonly used for coffee and tea specifically contaminate University of Michigan recycling bins most frequently.

Angela Porta, outreach and zero waste coordinator at Recycle Ann Arbor, said the city of Ann Arbor is not able to recycle these cups either, citing reasons such as food contamination and the wax lining to the cup.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:11pm
Protesters gather at a rally organized by law students and professors against the Kavanaugh confirmation and in support of sexual assault survivors on the Law Quad Saturday morning.

The University of Michigan Law School community organized a rally of more than 70 students and faculty member called “Respect Women, Respect Survivors and Respect the Court” Friday in support of survivors of sexual assault at the conclusion of a week highly focused on the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegations.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:32pm
The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) protests the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on the Diag Monday.

Amid national uproar following multiple allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, students and faculty at the University of Michigan campus are protesting and finding ways to discuss the issue, how it pertains to campus climate and its relevance in national discourse.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:24pm
Paralegal Edward Sanders -- who spent forty-two years in prison -- discusses the importance of digital technology access and literacy skills for incarcerated individuals in North Quad Wednesday morning.

More than 70 University of Michigan students and faculty members attended an interview Wednesday featuring former juvenile lifer Edward Sanders in a lecture titled “From Prison to Paralegal.” The Information Alliance for Community Development and the School of Information jointly hosted the event, which explored Sanders’ experience in prison and efforts to obtain an education, as well as his reintroduction into a technologically-focused society.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:59pm

Mark Hoeltzel, a former pediatric doctor at Michigan Medicine, accepted a plea deal amid allegations of child sex and pornography in federal court last Thursday, MLive reported. Hoeltzel pleaded guilty to one felony count of enticement of a minor.  

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:51pm
A screenshot of the email exchange that was posted to Facebook Sunday.

University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold is facing claims of anti-Semitism after rescinding his offer to write a recommendation letter for LSA junior Abigail Ingber, who requested the letter for an application for a study abroad program in Israel.

Cheney-Lippold, who works in the American Culture Department, expressed his apologies in the email but claimed that as part of an academic boycott against Israel, he would be unable to write a recommendation for the student.