Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 2:22pm
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is offering 20 themed courses this semester in honor of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial.

This semester, in honor of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, LSA is carrying on its tradition of a themed semester by offering over 20 classes centered around the 200th anniversary of the University.

The classes, offered in several different LSA departments with an overarching theme of Making Michigan, focus on the school’s place in important events of the past 200 years and where it lies in the current social landscape. Many also emphasize the future of higher education and the issues it faces today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 4:19pm

On Wednesday, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spoke to a crowd of students, staff and faculty during a fireside chat with Alec Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering, at the Chrysler Center on North Campus. Fanning met with University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel earlier in the day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 3:40pm
Spin the Bottle presents a new approach to dating apps.

Spin the Bottle, a new dating app launched at the end of 2016 by entrepreneur Matt Cohen and software developers Andrew Stanton and Nish Patel, is aiming to revolutionize the world of dating apps. Instead of swiping left or right on dozens of photo profiles, Spin the Bottle utilizes video chatting in hopes that it will help users develop stronger connections right away.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 7:28pm
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs discusses a resolution at their weekly meeting in the Fleming Administration Building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs had their first meeting of the winter semester on Monday to discuss the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee resolution to protect faculty from unfair demotions.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 6:17pm
Houses within Ann Arbor's city limits.

A safe-passing ordinance went into effect in Ann Arbor on Saturday requiring drivers to maintain at least a five-foot distance when passing a pedestrian, bicyclist or wheelchair-user on the road. The ordinance serves as a reminder to drivers that bikers are allowed on the road, and that they should proceed with caution when driving near them.

Originally passed by City Council in December, the ordinance supports the Ann Arbor “Walk.Bike.Drive.” campaign advocating for safe roads for all types of transport in the city.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
Coach Harbaugh during a game against Maryland on November 5, 2016.

Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan football coach, scored one last time with the outgoing Obama administration on Friday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 6:01pm

Gretchen Whitmer, former Democratic minority leader in the Michigan state senate and lecturer at the Ford School of Public Policy, announced Tuesday that she has officially filed the paperwork to run for governor of Michigan in 2018.

Although a formal announcement has not yet been made — it is expected later this month — Whitmer published a statement on Medium and sent an email to her supporters regarding her intent to run.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:39pm
Participants in the vigil for victims of Sandy Hook prepare to leave First United Methodist Church on Wednesday.

Around 50 people marched down State and Liberty St. on Wednesday night in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. 26 people were killed in the attack, including 20 students between the ages of six and seven and six teachers and administrators at the school.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:09pm
Justice Richard Bernstein, the first blind justice to ever serve on the Michigan Supreme Court, presents on the value of inclusion at the Michigan Hillel on Sunday.

Richard Bernstein, Michigan Supreme Court justice, spoke on the importance of inclusion Sunday at the University of Michigan Hillel as part of the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, a long-term plan for increasing equity and inclusivity at the University.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 5:19pm

Findings released last week from the annual University of Michigan’s Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program survey show that faculty, staff and students are making progress with sustainability activities, though some students doubt the commitment and ability of the University to maintain an ongoing sustainability plan.