Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8:07pm

In a recent study published in Cell Reports Journal, University of Michigan researchers identified a new class of neuron in the area of the brain most involved in spatial orientation. It may be crucial in creating what people think of as their sense of direction.

These cells, called low rheobase neurons, are located in the retrosplenial cortex, which is the area of the brain that aligns a person’s inner compass and spatial orientation.  

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:01pm
Michael Bloomberg's campaign opened an office in Ann Arbor in February.


The Ann Arbor campaign office of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was vandalized on Feb 13. The office said that the words “corporate pig” were spray-painted on the window. The event was reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department shortly afterward.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:10pm

The University of Michigan’s brand new Center for Ethics, Society and Computing opened in January with the goal of addressing inequality produced by digital media and computing technology. With the prevalence of computing technology across almost every professional field and modern, everyday life, the potential for inequity and exclusion exists across many disciplines. The center aims to use University resources to better understand this and educate people. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:11pm
Adrienne Harris discusses financial inclusion at Blau Hall Wednesday evening.

The Ross School of Business’s +Impact Studio and the MBA Finance Club co-hosted Adrienne Harris, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School of Public Policy, at the Business School for a discussion on financial technology, or fintech, and financial inclusion in the U.S. About 90 people attended the event on Monday. 

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 8:07pm

Zingerman’s Bakehouse baker Dan Michniewicz entered the City Council race for the seat in Ann Arbor’s Ward 5 on Monday. Michniewicz, a self-described democratic socialist activist, will be contesting progressive democrat Erica Briggs for the seat that Councilmember Chip Smith, D-Ward 5, currently holds.

Smith announced in October he will not be running for re-election and told The Daily that he will be supporting Briggs. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 3:03pm

LSA sophomore Katyanne Calleja planned on studying abroad for two semesters this summer in China when the program she had applied to was canceled due to the recent coronavirus outbreak and a lack of interest in the program. 

Calleja said not all of the abroad programs in China have been canceled, though there has been a lot of confusion among students hoping to still travel there over the summer. 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 8:56pm
Chemical Engineering Chair Sharon Glotzer discusses previous feedback in regards to the regents bylaws during a Senate Assembly Town Hall in Palmer Commons Monday.

Members of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs hosted the faculty tenure bylaw working group at Palmer Commons on Monday. The group, which was established to draft recommendations for potential changes to Regent’s bylaws 5.09 and 5.10, presented to about 50 faculty and staff at a town hall-style meeting. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:06pm


The University of Michigan issued a travel restriction for all travel to China Monday afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus, a rapidly spreading new virus. With the warning, undergraduate students are not permitted to continue with University-affiliated travel to China, and graduate students may only travel with a University-approved safety plan.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 9:55pm
Both of Ann Arbor’s Elevation Burger restaurants unexpectedly closed permanently.

This past week, both of Ann Arbor’s Elevation Burger restaurants unexpectedly closed permanently. A small sign on the door alerted customers to the closure and thanked them for their business. University of Michigan alumni Sarah and Mike Tayter opened the organic burger joint in downtown Ann Arbor in 2015.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:20pm

Exciting news for exercise enthusiasts and casual gym-goers: researchers at the University of Michigan have found a protein called Sestrin that has the potential to induce some of the most positive effects of exercise without any training or conditioning.