Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:44pm
Officials and student representatives cut the ribbon at the Intramural Sports opening ceremony on Thursday.

The Intramural Sports Building held its official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, with remarks from E. Royster Harper, the University of Michigan’s vice president for student life; Mike Widen, director of recreational sports; LSA senior Anna Wibbelman, president of Building a Better Michigan; and University Regent Michael Behm.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:02pm
President Bill Clinton speaks at the Michigan Democratic Party Stronger Together Rally in Flint on Monday.

FLINT — Former President Bill Clinton visited Flint Monday afternoon to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, highlighting her policy proposals on the economy and college affordability. Approximately 500 people filled the University of Michigan-Flint’s Northbank Center to hear Clinton speak.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the Let's End Campus Sexual Assault Summit at the North Campus Research Complex on Friday.

Michigan first lady Sue Snyder hosted the second annual “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit Friday at the University of Michigan where representatives from Greek life, athletics and state government discussed rising sexual assault numbers and strategies for eliminating sexual assault on college campuses.

The summit featured a variety of speakers and panels, including an athletic panel as well as panels on bystander intervention and rape culture.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:13pm

The Office of Academic Innovation, which aims to promote new ideas on how to educate students, kicked off a new initiative Thursday with speeches from University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, University Provost Martha Pollack and a panel of professors working on various initiatives.

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.