Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:59pm

Following the Associated Press’ announcement of Hillary Clinton’s securing of the Democratic nomination for president and the further affirmation of her place as the presumptive nominee after a series of key victories in Tuesday’s primaries, supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) expressed disappointment.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 6:48pm
Hillary Clinton speaks at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit on Monday.

DETROIT— Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton returned to Detroit Monday where she addressed thousands at a Service Employees International Union convention at the Cobo Center. During her remarks she issued biting criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in addition to discussing reforms to minimum wage and child care.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:33pm
Political Science Professor ted Brader speaks at the Trump phenomenon discussion at the Institute for Social Research on Wednesday.

A panel of political scientists from the University of Michigan and Duke University gathered at the University's Institute for Social Research on Thursday to discuss the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:18pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a list of his own potential Supreme Court nominees Wednesday, featuring two University of Michigan Law School faculty members.

Raymond Kethledge, intermittent law lecturer, and Joan Larsen, special counsel to the associate dean and lecturer II in law, were two of 11 judges Trump would consider nominating to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, if he is elected president.

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.