U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced his plans to retire Tuesday morning, an announcement that comes amid a series of sexual harassment allegations. Conyers is the longest currently serving representative; in his more than 50 years in Congress, he been a champion of civil rights.
In his announcement, Conyers endorsed his son John Conyers III to replace him. He described his plans as a retirement rather than resignation, but suggested the effect would be immediate.
When people learn that I am half-Chinese the reaction is like watching someone figure out that math problem they had been stuck on: some mixture of a new revelation and old knowledge that they finally combined. It’s as if my race is some ambiguous thing to be discovered. I’m exotic looking, vaguely ethnic, somehow different — I’m not quite white.
With this, in the years I spent in majority white institutions I got the full spectrum of Asian jokes and stereotypes.
The popular podcast “Pod Save America” stopped in Ann Arbor as part of their North American tour Friday night, where they put on two consecutive shows. The podcast featuring four of former President Barack Obama’s staffers has grown in popularity in recent months, particularly among young liberals.
In an interview with the Daily prior to the shows, the hosts discussed the importance of encouraging young people to get involved in politics and pushing for positive change.
Matthew Countryman, an associate professor in the University of Michigan’s History and American Culture Departments, led a call from hundreds of members from Yale University’s class of 1985 for Steven Mnuchin to resign from his position as U.S. Secretary of Treasury in light of President Donald Trump’s comments on the events in Charlottesville.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s attorneys wrote a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the country’s election process.
Amid an ongoing recount of Michigan's vote launched by Jill Stein, the former Green Party presidential nominee, University of Michigan professors and local Democrats are saying they think such efforts are highly unlikely to change the results of the election.
The race in Michigan was officially certified for President-elect Donald Trump Monday, with a winning margin of 10,704 votes.
Stein also filed in Wisconsin last week and is currently attempting to file in Pennsylvania, other states Trump won, for a recount.