Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:36am

Republican Lena Epstein, co-chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Michigan and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, announced Monday she is running for the U.S. Senate in 2018.

In a statement, Epstein wrote she will directly challenge current U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who she believes has not done enough for Michigan residents.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 6:36pm
Espresso Royale in Ann Arbor.

Espresso Royale will not be renewing its Main Street location lease for next year, although the coffee shop will remain open until August.

Having opened its premier location in Ann Arbor on State Street in 1988, Espresso Royale now has five stores throughout the city. Yet, as time has gone on, competition among coffeeshops has only grown — Sweetwaters, Starbucks and Roos Roast all have shops near the Main Street location — and rent has increased.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:19pm
Walter Robb, Chairman of Whole Kids Foundation and Board of Directors member of Whole Foods Market, speaks at the Positive Business Conference at the Ross School of Business on Friday.

The fourth annual Positive Business Conference took place at Ross School of Business Thursday and Friday. The conference engaged approximately 400 local and national entrepreneurs in lectures and interactive sessions presented by executives of the nation’s leading companies — Microsoft, DTE Energy and Whole Foods, among them — to encourage passion and positivity in the business environment.   

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:08pm
Jack Hu was approved as vice president for research starting Jan. 1, 2016.

In order to strengthen the culture of research safety on campus, the University of Michigan Office of Research and the Department of Environment, Health & Safety announced a new laboratory safety campaign on Wednesday called Research Smart.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:13pm

An Ann Arbor man, Shamz Tabriz, was formally charged on May 9 after reportedly breaking into a 19-year-old woman’s apartment on South U, sexually assaulting her two roommates, and then assaulting her.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:15pm
The Knight Wallace House in Ann Arbor.

The University of Michigan has announced its 44th class of Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows. The new group consists of 12 U.S. and seven international journalists.

Fellows spend a year working together in the University’s Wallace House, where they participate in collaborative seminars and workshops, while simultaneously working on individual courses of study. The group engages with scholars from all fields, as well as visiting other journalists and creative minds.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:24pm

Congressional leaders released a bipartisan spending plan Monday that will continue to fund the Great Lakes cleanup program — originally part of the Trump administration’s cut of over 50 million dollars per year to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:28pm

On April 5, Shri Thanedar, an Ann Arbor entrepreneur and former University of Michigan postdoctoral scholar, filed the necessary paperwork to run for Democratic governor of Michigan in 2018.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:06pm

Ibram X. Kendi — author of “Stamped from the Beginning,” the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction winner — conveyed to a crowd of 50 his thoughts on how government policy has perpetuated racist ideologies throughout U.S. history.

An assistant professor of African-American history at the University of Florida, Kendi has published work in publications such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Black Perspectives.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:59pm
UM alum and actor Darren Criss speaks during the True Blue Bicentennial event in Hill Auditorium on Saturday.

Several distinguished alumni, including Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, actor Darren Criss and Cecilia Muñoz, former director for White House Domestic Policy Council, each touched on their own personal connections to the University of Michigan at the True Blue! event Saturday night.