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. 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:11pm

Housing is an ongoing issue that continues to affect stakeholders in the Ann Arbor community. For students, it means pressure to sign leases in early fall, perhaps without a full understanding of their responsibilities as a tenant.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:25pm
Amanda Bayer, professor of economics at Swathmore College, discusses the importance of diversity in economics at a lecture in Lorch Hall Tuesday.

Over 70 students and faculty attended a Tuesday afternoon lecture by Swarthmore economics professor Amanda Bayer on the implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the field of economics. The event was hosted by the Department of Economics and co-sponsored by LSA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:54am
Students, faculty and Ann Arbor residents gather for the Washtenaw County Climate Strike on Ingalls Mall Friday afternoon.

Naina Agrawal-Hardin, one of the lead organizers of the Washtenaw County Climate Strike and a junior at Washtenaw International High School, is worried for her future. 

“I’m here fighting for climate justice because I know that if we don’t fight for climate justice then we won’t have anything left to fight for,” Agrawal-Hardin said.