Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5:04pm
In early December, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the “Governor’s FAFSA Challenge” for high schools across the state to increase their Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion rate among graduating seniors.

In early December, Gov.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:16pm
Ann Arbor voters will vote on Ann Arbor Public Schools’ billion-dollar bond proposal in a special election Tuesday.

Ann Arbor voters approved a $1 billion school bond proposal. The 30-year bond, which passed by a six-point margin, will be used to make improvements to the Ann Arbor Public Schools' infrastructure, sustainability and technology.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:16pm
Voter turnout among University of Michigan students increased nearly threefold in the 2018 midterm elections, jumping from 14 percent in 2014 to 41 percent.

Some attribute a jump in University of Michigan student voter turnout in 2018 to increased efforts in getting students registered, and hope the passage of Proposal 3 in the 2018 Michigan midterms will make these results increase even more in future elections.

Proposal 3 amended the state constitution to expand access to voting. The proposal added eight policies, including allowing same-day voter registration, straight-party voting and absentee ballot voting by mail without having to provide a reason. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:03pm

On Wednesday, two Michigan State University board members, as well as two board members-elect, spoke out against Interim President John Engler’s decision to close a $10 million fund created to pay for mental health services for survivors of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 4:50pm

The University of Michigan announced the launch of the Michigan Education Research Institute and Michigan Education Data Center Tuesday morning, presenting a collaboration between the University, Michigan State University, Michigan Department of Education and Center for Educational Performance and Information.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:21pm
The Bright Line Watch released a study showing that Republicans, Democrats and independents are all more likely to support candidates that respect independent legal investigations.

This month, a team of political scientists known as the Bright Line Watch released a study showing that Republicans, Democrats and independents are all more likely to support candidates that respect independent legal investigations. Bright Line Watch works to monitor the state of U.S. democracy and any potential threats it faces.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00pm
Panelists discuss their experience working towards gun violence prevention as a student or younger member of the activist community and how administrators in the education system can support student activists at West Quad Wednesday afternoon.

The 2018 Wallenberg medalists and student activists from March for Our Lives and The B.R.A.V.E. Youth Leaders joined about 30 University of Michigan students from the Michigan Community Scholars Program and 85 students from 11 high schools in the greater Detroit area for an event focused on youth empowerment Wednesday.

MCSP, a U-M living and learning community dedicated to diversity, community service and social justice, hosted the event in conjunction with the 2018 Wallenberg Medal and Lecture program. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:52pm

Community Health Services of Michigan Medicine announced on Tuesday its commitment of $7.2 million to 26 projects in the Washtenaw County area that target the most pressing public health issues facing residents.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:22pm
The four individuals are scheduled to receive their honorary degrees on Dec. 16 at the Crisler Center.

Four individuals have been recommended to receive honorary degrees at the University of Michigan’s 2018 Winter Commencement: Lynn Conway, a transgender activist and computer scientist; Rita Dove, a former U.S. poet laureate; James Hackett, an alum and CEO of Ford Motor Company; and Elizabeth Nabel, Michigan Medicine’s first female chief of cardiology. All are pending approval by the Board of Regents. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:46pm
The project is set to take seven to 10 years to complete and cost $350 million to $500 million.

On Oct. 3, the Michigan state government and Enbridge, a Canadian energy transportation company, announced a plan to replace the twin Line 5 oil pipelines that run through the Straits of Mackinac, a major waterway that connects Lakes Michigan and Huron. The agreement calls for the decommissioning of the existing pipeline after a new one is built in a tunnel below the Straits.

The Line 5 pipelines are 645 miles long, transporting up to 540,000 barrels of crude oil and natural gas per day. The new tunnel would not change the volume of oil transported daily.