In November 2015, while other students were focusing on midterms, football games and the fast-approaching Michigan winter, then-LSA senior Zachary Ackerman had something else on his mind. He was running for Ann Arbor City Council.
Ann Arbor's last odd-year City Council elections will take place this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Michigan Daily sat down with six of the eight candidates to discuss platforms and how local races impact University students.
When rapper Belcalis Almanzar, known by her stage name “Cardi B,” performed at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Friday, audience members didn’t expect her to be awarded for her outstanding service to her city the next morning.
“I feel very special and blessed. … Thank you CITY OF DETROIT for giving me THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT AWARD,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Thank you Hot 107.5 radio station for making it happen.”
LSA Student Government passed a resolution last Thursday in support of the addition of a Middle Eastern / North African box on all University of Michigan and LSA documents and applications requesting racial or ethnic information.
While this resolution does not ensure the category will be added, it took action by sending a letter to University President Mark Schlissel, LSA Dean Andrew Martin, Evelyn Alsultany, chair of the Islamophobia Working Group and other administrators to bring the issue to their attention and urge them to make the change.
When Elizabeth James, program associate for the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree in the 1970s, she experienced an act of racism that seemed unthinkable to her: Someone vandalized her dorm room door with a racial slur.
“We had someone scrawl on our door when we first moved into our dormitory, and at that time it was just unbelievable,” James said. “We were really hurt.”
Chicago-based cloud technology company AHEAD has officially moved into Ann Arbor.
The company set up its new 2,000 square-foot-laboratory in the William Street Argus Building earlier this month. Known as the Cloud Innovation Center, the lab is a $3 million investment and one of several of the company’s Midwest locations, which include offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio. There is also a North Carolina office.
LSA sophomore Jane Sheedy came to school this fall excited to start composting in her off-campus apartment. Her hometown doesn’t offer composting services and after learning about harmful methane release that results from putting organic materials into landfills last year, she was thrilled to learn Ann Arbor does.
The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Republicans painted the Rock Sunday night to send a message of solidarity to the minority groups that have been targeted by recent hate crimes on campus.