Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:46pm

The Chicago-based real estate agency that agreed to purchase a vacant lot formely owned by the YMCA in Ann Arbor has backed out of a major redevelopment plan, according to the Ann Arbor News.

The Habitat Company terminated the contract after disagreements with the city’s requests that the company include more affordable housing and energy efficient practices in their plans for construction.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:24pm
Wil Wheaton, actor, campaigns for Hillary Clinton at the Vault of Midnight comic book store.

Wednesday morning, actor Wil Wheaton discussed mental illness and the importance of state and local level races with fans at an Ann Arbor comic book store event, affectionately referred to as a “Nerds for Hillary” by some crowd members.

Wheaton came to the Vault of Midnight comic book store, which drew approximately 100 people, to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:35pm

During the lead up to the presidential election, The Michigan Daily is polling students about campaign issues. This is the third iteration of the survey.

This period, the Daily’s survey was sent to 1,000 University of Michigan students and received 175 responses over a period of two days. The sample was chosen randomly from University undergraduates and is reported in the aggregate.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 6:33pm

The University of Michigan has received a fair amount of attention from the Democratic party this election season, with visits from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.). However, there have been no surrogate or candidate visits from any other party.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:58pm

Toyota announced Monday that it is partnering with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Ann Arbor Public Schools in a ongoing project aimed at increasing road safety.

The collaborative effort attempts to increase participation in Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment, a program that gathers data on a driver’s behavior on the road. The UMTRI and the UM Mobility Transformation Center plan to analyze this data to better understand how to prevent collisions. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:36pm
Tim Kaine speaks at a rally at Focus: HOPE in Detroit on Tuesday.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine visited Detroit Tuesday to present Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s plan to eliminate poverty across the United States.

He spoke at Focus: Hope, a nonprofit focused on alleviating poverty and racial division through education and job training for underrepresented minorities.

In his remarks, Kaine highlighted revitalization efforts in Detroit, saying it emphasized the importance of investing in economic development.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 4:50pm

On Friday, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) rejected recently released comments about touching women without consent made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and stated Trump may affect the success of Republican candidates.

Snyder called the presidential election as a whole a “huge mess” and said Trump's recent comments were “revolting and disgusting,” according to the Associated Press. On Thursday, following an event in Grand Rapids, Snyder also said Trump’s behavior “make it a more challenging environment” for Republican candidates. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 4:48pm
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright campaigns for democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a Woman to Woman event on Friday in Ann Arbor.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited Ann Arbor Friday morning to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a Woman to Woman event.

About 40 women and a handful of men crowded into the home of Ann Arbor resident Martha Darling to hear Albright speak about her experiences working with Clinton and the importance of women in politics.

Albright said Clinton was great to work with because of her ability to hear the issues of the people she spoke with.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:16pm
LSA junior Max Cornblath and Social Work student Erica Watson, the event facilitators for the IGR discussion on sexuality, speak at an Intergroup Relations meeting on South University on Tuesday.

In honor of National Coming Out Week, Intergroup Relations and the Spectrum Center hosted an open dialogue Tuesday during which 20 University and local community members discussed their experiences with perceptions surrounding sexuality.

Rackham student Chelsea Noble, events and programs graduate coordinator at the Spectrum Center, said the event aimed to curate a conversation on campus about the different journeys of people from divergent backgrounds.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:32pm
Ann Arbor resident John Yodhes invites students to register to vote outside of the Union on October 5, 2016.

On a the final day to register to vote in the state of Michigan Tuesday, various organizations filled campus in a push to reach students voters and get as many registered as possible.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats and the University’s chapter of College Republicans have been orchestrating voter registration efforts throughout the semester.