Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 2:28am
LSA junior Cat Groenke’s family recently adopted Arya, a stray dog from Mexico

When LSA junior Cat Groenke returned home to California after campus shut down, she came home to a new dog.

After their previous two dogs passed away, Groenke said her family was looking for a new pet. A friend referred them to a Facebook post about Arya, a mutt rescued from Mexico.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:39pm

Councilmember Jane Lumm, I-Ward 2, will be running to hold onto her seat on City Council, this time as a Democrat.

Lumm has represented Ward 2 as an Independent since November 2011. In 2004, Lumm ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for mayor. From 1993 through 1998, Lumm served on City Council as a Republican. 

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 9:14am
Governor Gretchen Whitmer to order all Michigan bars and restaurants to shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on Monday morning closing all Michigan restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 3 p.m. on Monday and the restrictions will last until March 30.

The restrictions apply to bars, restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, clubs, gyms, recreation centers, spas and casinos, among other places of public accommodation.

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:12pm

Update: On Tuesday, Whitmer expanded the ban to prohibit all events with 50 or more people.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday morning banning all events with more than 250 people in the state amid an outbreak of COVID-19, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. As of late Thursday night, there are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:43am
Martin Philbert has been removed from his position as provost following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

University of Michigan Provost Martin A. Philbert has been removed from his position as one of the University’s top officials, according to a statement from the University spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald. Philbert had been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 21 following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. 

The statement says University President Mark Schlissel informed Philbert of his termination in a letter on Wednesday. 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 8:53pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor approves the agenda at the City Council meeting in City Council Chambers Monday night.


The Ann Arbor City Council renewed a parking lease with the University of Michigan and renamed the East Stadium Bridges after former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., at its meeting on Monday.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:10am
President Donald Trump speaks at campaign event in Battle Creek, Mich. on Wednesday. The event took place as the House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment against him.

BATTLE CREEK — In his first rally since being officially impeached, President Donald Trump railed against the proceedings and the news media during a two-hour speech at a Christmas-themed campaign event in Battle Creek, Mich. on Wednesday. 

Taking the stage as the House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment against him, Trump declared that the impeachment proceedings threatened American democracy and returned to the subject throughout the night. He attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Democratic members of Congress.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:04pm
Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox plans on prioritizing community policing.

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of a police shooting that sparked major calls for reform and oversight in Ann Arbor, The Michigan Daily sat down with Michael Cox, Ann Arbor’s new police chief, to discuss his priorities for the department and the challenges police officers face. This transcript has been abbreviated and reordered for reader clarity.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

The renovated Michigan Union will feature a Panera Bread and a Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, among other options, when it reopens in January.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:26pm

The University of Michigan will host a presidential debate in fall 2020, University President Mark Schlissel announced Friday morning. 

In the press release, Schlissel said the University has prioritized public service and civic engagement in its educational mission.