Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:26pm
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With the 1960 Election Day just over three weeks away, presidential candidate and then-Sen. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., was making late stops on the campaign trail. Tensions were high, as Kennedy had just debated Vice President Richard Nixon on Oct. 13, 1960 — a performance that is still considered to be among the closest outcomes in presidential debate history.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:40pm

A new University of Michigan study found the combination of traditional chemotherapy drug, cisplatin, with an experimental drug destroys a rare type of salivary gland tumor and prevents it from reoccurring within 300 days after treatment. The study was conducted on mice as well as primary human adenoid cystic carcinoma cells in the Nör Lab at the School of Dentistry.

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:55pm
The University of Michigan Dearborn campus.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn will offer a new, interdisciplinary master’s program in data science beginning this fall. Through the program, students will aim to analyze and interpret data common in daily life. This data could range from traffic intersections to social media.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump has proposed to cut the annual $300 million used to restore the Great Lakes. In response to the budget cut, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations has drafted new legislation to return this money to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:14pm
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Uber, the ride-sharing app revolutionizing the transportation industry, is giving customers the option to tip drivers. Since July 6, the latest installment of the app has been available in Ann Arbor, the first Michigan city to offer the tipping feature. Other select U.S. cities offering tipping include Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston.

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 1:04pm

University of Michigan researchers have found the first-ever early protection mechanism for cells under stress, reacting faster than the conventional gene expression pathways already known.

Using baker’s yeast for the study allowed researchers to ask open-ended questions, since fundamental pathways in yeast have thus far been homologous to those in animal cells. Yeast is often used to study cellular biology for its simple structure.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 5:50pm

New University of Michigan research find that employment leads to a higher life expectancy for white men. The study emphasizes that Black individuals, women and those from a lower educational background do not reap the benefits of employment to the same extent as their white, male counterparts do. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:19pm
A man displays glass artwork at the African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

“The Cha-Cha Slide” rang through the speakers while attendees clapped and danced along, as part of the hundreds gathered for the African American Downtown Festival Saturday. The entertainment included a live band and DJ, with all band members decked out in white uniforms. Mascot characters were also present to keep spirits high on the hot, sunny day.

Community members from the greater Washtenaw County area came together for the annual festival, which lasted all day. The event featured authentic foods, crafts, fashion and other Afrocentric arts.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:20pm
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An Ann Arbor favorite for Italian food Argiero’s restaurant closed its doors permanently last Sunday. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the Argiero family since 1977. Located in Kerrytown at the corner of Detroit Street and Catherine Street, the restaurant was frequented by families, couples and Ann Arbor Farmers Market attendees.

The restaurant was popularized by its outdoor seating, cannolis and Italian dishes. Some students, like Public Health junior Jeff Sondheimer was upset by its closing.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:31pm
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks at the Ross School of Business on December 7, 2015.

Early May, Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan announced during a visit to the University of Michigan that the school should look into the sources of murders in the city. Duggan, the former CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, believes if murders were studied in the same way that deaths in a hospital were studied, there would be a better understanding of motives, backgrounds and circumstances surrounding the deaths.

It is Duggan’s hope that once this information is accounted for, programs can be implemented to prevent some of these murders from occurring in the future.

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