Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 5:06pm
Actor Sean Astin rallies Hillary Clinton supporters to register voters in the Union on Wednesday.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats kicked off one of its weekly voter registration drives Wednesday with a special appearance from actor Sean Astin, best known for his role as Sam in Lord of the Rings.

Astin spoke to students and community members about campaigning at ground-level events. He also discussed his experiences with Hillary Clinton who he's known since 1992, calling her one of the most passionate and hardworking people he has ever met.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:34pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department has declared a report of an armed robbery near campus to be a false claim, according to AAPD.  Officers were called at approximately 10:40 a.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery.

The police arrived at North University and State Street, where the University of Michigan Police held a suspect in custody. The police have come to believe that the man who reported the incident did so after a failed drug deal, MLive reported.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:44pm

The University of Michigan is the world’s number one public college, according to a recent report. 

Last year, the University ranked 30th on the QS World University Rankings, behind the public University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles.

The ranking, determined by global education company Quacquarelli Symonds, included top public and private institutions from North America, Europe and Asia.

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 5:05pm
President Bill Clinton walks in the Labor Day parade in Detroit on Monday.

Former President Bill Clinton joined United Auto Workers union members and others for the annual Detroit Labor Day Parade Monday morning aiming to demonstrate the Hillary Clinton campaign’s commitment to working families.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:01pm

Central Student Government and the Interfraternity Council will work together to fund and coordinate a $6,000 program for water stations at fraternities on several football game days this fall.

The money will fund five water stations in an effort to reduce alcohol-related emergencies and promote healthier drinking habits among tailgating students. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 4:29pm
Hillary Clinton poses for a picture at the Futuramic Tool and Engineering Company in Warren, MI.

Clinton pointed to the more traditionally Republican policies Trump outlined, such as cutting taxes for the upper class and loosening financial regulation, which she portrayed as harmful for the working class.

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 3:04pm
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DETROIT— Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Michigan to speak to the Detroit Economic Club about his soon-to-be-released economic plan and to issue criticisms Hillary Clinton amid protests inside and out of the Cobo Center.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:22am
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage for final night of the DNC at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

PHILADELPHIA — During the primary season, Flint garnered a lot of media attention following Hillary Clinton’s mention of the Flint water crisis in a presidential debate in January. In the weeks and months that followed Michigan’s March primary, media attention slowly drifted away from the city onto other topics. However, federal support for Flint has remained in the House of Representatives, Senate and executive branch.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:21am
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

PHILADELPHIA — The expectation for Michigan to be a battleground state this year was accentuated at the Democratic National Convention, with speeches from four state natives: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Detroit worker Henrietta Ivey.

During the last two days of the convention, Weaver spoke to Clinton’s commitment to Flint, Duggan highlighted Clinton’s support for the working class, Granholm mocked Trump through impressions and Ivey talked about her personal experiences and how Clinton can help workers like her.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 3:45pm
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

PHILADELPHIA — Amid leaked DNC emails and fears of a divided party, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters ignited protests throughout Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week. Additionally, many delegates at the convention came in protest with taped mouths and rampant booing of various speakers who praised presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.