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
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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
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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. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:14pm
Ann Arbor residents are worried about the PFAS contamination in Washtenaw County.

Drinking water supplies at 108 Army and Army National Guard installations are contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group on Wednesday. 

 

Contaminated sites include Grand Ledge Army Aviation Support and Jackson Readiness Center in Michigan. The report added 90 installations to the existing 18 which were known to have contamination.

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.