Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 8:17pm
Emilio Gutierrez Soto, a journalist from Mexico, discusses his journey to seeking political asylum in the United Stats and issues relating to safety and freedom of journalists in an event on Thursday night.

Knight-Wallace Fellow Emilio Gutiérrez Soto is currently awaiting his ruling in a political asylum case officially opened in 2008, when he fled Mexico with his son, Oscar, upon discovering his name on a military hit list after writing an article about soldiers robbing a hotel. He was detained for nearly eight months in 2017 and released one day before a deadline for the federal judge to produce documents explaining the reason for his detainment.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:32pm

LSA sophomore Catherine Garton was motivated to found the University of Michigan’s chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby this semester, because of a core belief that students’ voices are imperative for creating policy to combat climate change. For two years, Garton was a member of CCL’s Ann Arbor chapter, one of 489 active chapters the organization maintains. Its main goal is to lobby for national policies that address carbon emissions and climate change in every congressional district.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:02pm
Howard Brick, professor of History, speaks at the Unappointed Advisory Committee on Academic Freedom teach-in at the Michigan League Tuesday night.

The Unappointed Advisory Committee on Academic Freedom held a panel discussion and general assembly on Tuesday evening to discuss the history of noncompliance, divestment and boycott at the University of Michigan in an effort to contextualize the recent disciplining of Prof.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:52pm
The University of Michigan’s office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs held its 11th event for Native American Heritage Month this year, sponsoring a food drive with the American Indian Health and Family Services on Tuesday afternoon.

The University of Michigan’s office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs held its 11th event for Native American Heritage Month this year, sponsoring a food drive with the American Indian Health and Family Services on Tuesday afternoon. The drive took place at the AIHFS community center in Detroit and was sponsored by the Native American Student Association. The event marked the first collaboration between the University and AIHFS.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:29pm

Students and faculty gathered Friday night for a Native American Heritage Month event, a historical discussion of the Burt Lake Burnout led by historian Richard Wiles and the Burt Lake Tribal Council. The event first centered around the history of the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and later discussed the band’s ongoing struggle to achieve federal tribal recognition.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm

Starting in 2008 and 2009, a wave of universities mobilized around the nation to aim for carbon-neutral campuses.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:05pm
University professors speak at the "There's Always Someone Who Doesn't Want You to Vote Panel" at Tisch Hall Tuesday.

More than 100 students, faculty and staff attended the event “There’s Always Someone Who Doesn’t Want You to Vote” Tuesday at Tisch Hall at the University of Michigan. The event discussed historical targeting of minority groups and infringement of voting rights throughout the voting process ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:08pm
SAPAC members LSA Sophomore Nikki Dlsek and LSA Junior Richa Patel raise awareness of domestic and intimate partner violence with purple flags representing survivors on the Diag Wednesday afternoon.

In honor of Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center staged a demonstration Wednesday afternoon on the Diag. Student volunteers set up 226 flags — each represented 20 students — to represent a total of 4,250 students from the the 2015 campus climate survey who reported experiencing intimate partner violence.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:05pm
Gutiérrez and his son have been seeking asylum in the U.S. for 10 years ever since the journalist received threats from the Mexican military.

On Monday, University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Journalism fellow Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son Oscar had an immigration hearing in El Paso, Texas as part of their effort to be granted asylum. Gutiérrez and his son have been seeking asylum in the U.S. for 10 years ever since the journalist received threats from the Mexican military.

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.