Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:29pm
President Mark Schlissel at a Central Student Government Assembly meeting in the Union in November 2016.

When posters promoting white supremacy were found covering the walls of University of Michigan buildings on multiple occasions last fall, students, including Art & Design senior Keysha Wall, tore them down.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:38pm
The Michigan state legislature proposed to lower the state's income tax.

After bipartisan pressure, the Michigan state legislature modified its initial proposal from one which would completely eliminate the state’s 4.25-percent income tax to one that will gradually lower the tax to 3.9 percent over four years.

This change occurred after nine university presidents from public schools across the state, including Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, gathered Tuesday morning in front of the House chamber to lobby against the original proposal.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 7:58pm

The day after President Donald Trump won the election, critically acclaimed poet and educator Terrance Hayes immediately began writing. The result? A collection of more than 30 sonnets titled “American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassins.”

More than 70 students and faculty members gathered Tuesday night inside the University of Michigan Museum of Art to listen as Hayes read excerpts from his anthology of work, discussing concepts of race, popular culture and modern masculinity in a lyrical manner. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:45pm
Stamps School of Art and Design Assistant Professor Sophia Brueckner presents on the ethical design of new technologies at TEDxUofM at the Power Center on Wednesday.

Wednesday night at the Power Center, eight diverse speakers — including University of Michigan professors and international artists — discussed their unique visions for societal change and growth as a part of the annual student-run TEDxUofM event.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:49pm
Abdu Murray, author and Michigan alum,  speaks about "What Does it Mean to Be Human" at Hill Auditorium on Tuesday.

What does it mean to be human? More than 3,500 students and Ann Arbor residents filled Hill Auditorium on Tuesday night to grapple with this very question and listen to Christian apologist writers Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray discuss questions of value, morality and human worth in the context of a Christian faith.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:23pm

A group of University of Michigan Engineering students will travel to Cuba over Spring Break in order to put their prototypes and designs to work in Cuban industry. The 22 students, led by Prof. Brian Love, are going as a part of the University’s innovative “Design in a Resource-Constrained Environment” course.

In a short newsletter describing the objectives of the course, students wrote that the unique program will allow them to work with Cuban resources in the context of an import-export economy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:45pm
South Quad briefly shut down their dining hall after a problem with the fire system on Tuesday.

South Quad dining hall, typically brimming with hungry students, was left empty Tuesday night for a brief period of time because of issues with the fire suppression system.

Matthew Sawyer, South Quad hall director, sent out an email to all South Quad residents and workers to eat at other dining halls for the time being.

“Please use the dining facilities at East Quad, North Quad, or the Hill Dining Center in the meantime,” Sawyer wrote. “We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 8:29pm
LSA junior Haleemah Aqel petitions President Mark Schlissel to support refugee students.

Over a thousand University of Michigan students and alumni signed a petition calling for University President Mark Schlissel to ensure that the University remains welcoming and accessible for all students, regardless of refugee, undocumented or international student status.

LSA junior Haleemah Aqel, who created the petition, said it was intended to further her Books Not Bombs campaign which advocated for Syrian refugees and students, as well as to prompt the administration to stand up for the human right to education.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 7:08pm
Protestors gather in objection to the deer cull on Central Campus on January 30, 2017.

Oh deer! Tuesday morning, Cynthia Westphal, wife of City Councilmember Kirk Westphal (D–Ward 2), hit two deer on Fox Hunt Drive while driving her two sons — ages 8 and 10 — to school.

Fox Hunt Drive is close to King Elementary School in the northeast section of Ann Arbor.

Kirk Westphal shared in a Facebook post that his wife was only driving 10 mph, so the deer were unharmed by the collision. He said they ran out into the road and bounced off the front of the car before running off into the woods.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:02pm
The Student Veteran's Association president Jonathan Chen speaks at the organization's benefit dinner at the Union on Friday.

Over 80 people gathered inside the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom Friday night to listen to Matt Gallagher, former U.S. Army Captain and critically acclaimed author, recount his experiences in the Iraq War as a part of the 8th Annual Student Veterans of America at the University of Michigan Benefit Dinner.

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