Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:56pm


With the Michigan primary coming up March 10, University of Michigan administrative initiatives and student groups are spearheading efforts to mobilize student voters and increase turnout. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:35pm

A report from the Public Accountability Initiative has connected the University of Michigan to private equity fund Lime Rock Partners, which directly finances billionaire Texas oil-driver Tim Dunn and a far-right political action committee called Empower Texans.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:31pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the State of State at the Capitol in Lansing Wednesday evening.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed education, jobs, health care and roads at her second State of the State address on Wednesday evening at the State Capitol in Lansing. This was her second state address since her swearing-in as the 49th Governor of Michigan in January 2019.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:46pm
Sam Epstein, a linguistics and cognitive science professor at the University, passed away on November 29, 2019.

When remembering Sam Epstein, linguistics and cognitive science professor, who passed away on Nov. 29, colleagues and students reflected on his brilliance. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:59pm

Following Sunday’s opening of six dispensaries officially selling recreational marijuana in Michigan, three of which are based in Ann Arbor, students are considering the impact of this new legislation in a historically cannabis-friendly city.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 5:48pm
LSA junior Paige Dotson with her father Russell Dotson, who served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years.

LSA junior Paige Dotson, a child of a U.S. Navy veteran, was only able to afford college because she was eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill as the dependent of a veteran. But two years ago, her benefits were unexpectedly revoked, leaving her $20,000 in debt, the Chicago Sun-Times originally reported on Nov. 8th.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:31pm
Community members gathered outside of City Hall to remember Aura Ross at a vigil in November 2017.

This article is part of a Michigan Daily series reflecting on the five years since Ann Arbor resident Aura Rosser was fatally shot by police officer David Ried while responding to a call on Nov. 10, 2014.  Rosser, a Black woman afflicted by a mental illness, was a 40-year-old mother of three. On Jan. 30, 2015, the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s report justified Ried’s action as “lawful defense.” No charges were brought against him. 

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:25am

Following the 2016 election season, Americans realized the powerful influence of fake news, with the nation at large questioning the extent to which it may have swayed the election.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 11:18pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor gives a proclamation for Fire Prevention Week during a City Council meeting at Larcom City Hall Monday evening.

Ann Arbor City Council had its first October meeting this Monday, discussing issues such as a Packard Road rezoning ordinance and marijuana legislation. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:40pm
Members of the Center of the City Task Force at a meeting in Larcom City Hall Tuesday afternoon

The Center of the City Task Force met at Larcom City Hall Wednesday afternoon to advance their public engagement plan. It was the fifth task force meeting for the 10-person municipal committee, created after local voters approved Proposal A to designate the library lot between Fifth Avenue and Division Street for plans to become a park and civic center commons.