Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:47pm
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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.”

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 8:06pm
LSA sophomores Josie Gilmore and Kevan Casson advertise for LSA Student Government Monday during the Mental Health Week Diag Day.

LSA Student Government kicked off its Mental Health Week Monday afternoon by gathering student organizations focused on mental health for a Diag Day.

At the far end of the Diag, LSA SG representatives Eli Rachlin, an LSA junior, and Kristen Ball, an LSA senior, blew bubbles and blasted music as students walked by.

Rachlin, spouting positive encouragement to passersby said the Diag Day is an important part of the Awareness Week because of its ability to reach so many students.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 5:26pm
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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.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:15pm
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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.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:38am
The College Republicans painted the Rock with messages of solidarity Monday.

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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:23pm

The city of Ann Arbor has officially named Brad O’Furey and Sgt. Dawn Murphy as this year’s LGBTQ liaisons.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 2:34pm

University of Michigan researchers have figured out a new way to help research subjects feel at home during experiments: actually doing the experiments in a home.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:39pm
Snow falls in the Michigan Stadium as Michigan plays Iowa in a game last season.

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.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:29pm

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.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:41pm

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.