Students came to the University of Michigan earlier this month already excited for Oct. 7’s home football game against Michigan State University. But the buzz really picked up Monday morning when it was officially announced the game would have a 7:30 p.m. kickoff time, officially making it an “under the lights” game.
Ann Arbor City Council met Monday evening to discuss topics including pedestrian safety and crosswalk policies, a millage to fund the Washtenaw County Mental Health and Sheriff departments, and suicide prevention in the city’s parking structures.
Discussion on pedestrian safety began during the public commentary period at the beginning of the meeting. Several local residents brought up concerns about crosswalk safety in Ann Arbor.
A new universal-access playground was unveiled at Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park this weekend. Named the Rotary Centennial Playground, the space is open and accessible to all people, regardless of age or ability.
Racist graffiti was discovered on a mural Saturday night in downtown Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor mural, which is displayed in an alleyway of the 600 block of East Liberty Street, was emblazoned with the words, "Free Dylann Roof, I Hate N------." The graffiti was found less than 12 hours before LSA sophomore Trayvon Stearns realized his dorm room door had been branded with a racial slur yesterday.
This summer, South University Avenue was characterized as a frenzy of construction. Several different projects, including the building of new sidewalks and new apartment buildings, have still been in the works since classes let out last April.
LSA sophomore Josie Junkin, a University Towers resident, was especially bothered by the construction while moving in this August.