Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 2:03pm

Michigan first lady Sue Snyder will host her second summit on ending campus sexual assault at the University of Michigan this Friday.

The summit, which aims to inform and empower individuals, will take place at the University’s North Campus Research Complex.

In a press release, Snyder emphasized the need to change culture around the issue. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 3:09am
Social Work student Miranda Kharsa finishes the outline of the 's' in "Black Lives Matter" that was written on the Diag using the University of Michigan block M during the night on Tuesday.

Students chalked the Diag early Wednesday morning with messages in solidarity with black students on campus including phrases like “Black Lives Matter” and “white silence is a violence.” The students also posted fliers in Mason and Angell Hall, which feature positive messages along the same theme.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:23pm

As someone who dreads the inevitable question of “Where are you from?” I’ve learned a crafty answer to the complicated question. For people I will never see again, I’ll say I’m from Michigan, citing a city I lived in for at least a year or two. Sometimes, if I’m feeling bold, I’ll lie and make up a hometown, usually a place I’ve at least visited — Baltimore, Connecticut or Auckland. During classroom introductions, my M.O. is omitting the hometown part of the line of questioning and hoping no one notices.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 8:31pm
Anne Holton, former Virginia Secretary of Education and wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, speaks at the Hillary Clinton office in Ann Arbor on Tuesday.

Anne Holton, former Virginia Secretary of Education and wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, campaigned for Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in Ann Arbor after events in Detroit and Livonia.

Holton visited the Ann Arbor campaign office, where she spoke to a primarily female audience — many of whom were local campaign volunteers or active community members — about the importance of mobilizing people to vote for Clinton in November.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:31am
Engineering senior Aaron Baumgarten attends a viewing of the first presidential debate at the Ford School of Public Policy on Monday.

The first presidential debate drew significant interest on campus Monday night, with watch parties hosted by several organizations including the University of Michigan’s College Democrats and College Republicans chapters.

Political Science Prof. Robert Mickey hosted a viewing party in Angell Hall for his American Political Science class, and spoke afterward about how presidential debates usually don’t play a huge role in determining the outcome of the election. However, Mickey said this election cycle might be different.  

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:05pm

According to a recent Michigan Daily poll of a sample of students, support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on campus is high, at almost 75 percent. However, the poll also indicated that nearly 20 percent of respondents plan to vote outside of the two major parties, preferring third-party candidates.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:17pm

The city discovered Monday that a sewer overflow allowed an estimated 600,000 gallons of sewage to spill into the Huron River this weekend.


The overflow was traced back to a construction site on Geddes Avenue near Gallup Park. According to a press release, debris from the site led to a blockage in a sanitary sewer, which then caused the overflow. The overflow is estimated to have occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m Monday, when it was discovered.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:54pm

The Trotter Multicultural Center kicked off the year with its A Peace of Trotter event, which offered a variety of global activities Thursday evening.

The event featured an assortment of international cuisine, yoga on the lawn, Congolese dancing and Paint No Pour — a program based off Painting with a Twist, a painting studio that includes in class instruction, without alcohol or other altering substances.

The activities were all led by various members of the University of Michigan community, including professors, faculty and staff.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:27pm

Legislation aimed at protecting both people who overdose and those who attempt to assist them from legal prosecution will move back to the Michigan House after being passed by the Michigan Senate last week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:28pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Michigan for the second time this month Wednesday, when he toured a water treatment facility in Flint. During the trip, Trump also visited Bethel United Methodist Church and met with Rev. Faith Green Timmons and other community members.