Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:26pm
Discrimination against transgender individuals

Amid national controversy over transgender rights, local and University of Michigan policies have moved toward a greater accommodation of transgender students, specifically the right to choose which restroom they prefer to use — despite the issue becoming controversial in state legislature.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:39pm
President Barack Obama speaks about the Flint water crisis at Northwestern High School

The president’s visit came in response to a letter written by 8-year-old Flint resident Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” for her work raising awareness of her community’s plight. Copeny requested to meet Obama while she was visiting Washington D.C. to attend a congressional hearing on the water crisis in April. Obama instead answered her letter by announcing last week that he would travel to Flint to meet with city residents and local and state leaders.

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:40pm
Former SACUA Chair Silke-Maria Weineck speaks at a SACUA meeting at Fletcher Administrative Building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs hosted its first meeting under the new leadership of Chair William Schultz, professor of mechanical engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering. During the meeting, new members were introduced, and the committee discussed topics for the upcoming year’s agenda, including mental health on campus.

New members to SACUA include Michael Atzmon, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences; Radiology Prof. Ruth Carlos; and Social Work Prof. Robert Ortega.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:30pm

In a press call with media from across the country Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced further action in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase support for those with federal student loans.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:16am
President Barack Obama speaks at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan on September 9th, 2015.

President Barack Obama will visit Flint next Wednesday in response to a request by 8-year-old Flint resident Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint.” Copeny has been working to bring attention to the Flint water crisis and had asked to see Obama on a trip she took to Washington D.C. herself.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 8:32pm

Business graduate student Joseph Tate announced his campaign for state representative in the 2nd District Sunday at the Greater Pentecostal Temple in Detroit. In addition to being a student, Tate is a Michigan State University alum — where he played football — and a former National Football League, having played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the St. Louis Rams and the Atlanta Falcons. Tate also holds the title of  U.S. Marine veteran.

Tate said his variety of experiences enhances his ability to work with a range of people in the legislature. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:46am

Along with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D–Flint), Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D) and Gary Peters (D) announced that Michigan will receive $188.1 million from the Hardest Hit Fund to go towards blight removal during a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:45pm
Hopwood Program Director Peter Ho Davies introduces award recipients and author Susan Choi on Tuesday.

In the Rackham Amphitheatre on Tuesday, 34 graduate and undergraduate students were presented with Hopwood Awards, totaling more than $220,000 in prizes. The presentation of awards was followed by a lecture by author Susan Choi, who discussed the way people tell stories about themselves.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel approved seven amendments to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities Monday aimed at addressing awareness about the statement and transparency related to the amendment process.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 5:37pm

Steven Kwasny, a 28-year-old Eastern Michigan University student, has announced he will run for Michigan’s 53rd District’s House seat, which includes parts of Ann Arbor.