Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:21pm
An installation at the Heidelberg project in Detroit, Michigan.

Ann Arbor residents and Detroiters alike worked together for the University of Michigan's largest day of service learning this past weekend, as over 900 University students traveled to the city for a series of volunteer projects centered around clean-up and farming. 

The event was organized by The Detroit Partnership, a student-run nonprofit aiming to unite Ann Arbor residents and Detroiters. This year marked the 17th annual day of service connecting students to volunteer sites across the city.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:35pm
Dave Wright, SACUA Vice Chair and University business professor, discusses potential candidates for the SACUA board in the Fleming Administration Building on Monday.

Marschall Runge, dean of the University of Michigan Medical School and executive vice president for medical affairs, stopped by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on Monday to talk about the Medical School and Michigan Medicine and how these institutions can better interact with faculty governance.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:41pm
Coach Harbaugh wears his Walmart khakis while warming up for the game against Wisconsin on October 1, 2016.

There are many reasons why Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is famous. His coaching skills, his own football career, his “enthusiasm unknown to mankind.” And of course, his iconic khakis.

So it was no surprise that Harbaugh made headlines this weekend for admitting he’d switched from his usual $8 khakis to a new pair of $128 Lululemon pants.

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington broke the news to fans via Twitter on Friday. According to Darlington, Harbaugh has fully committed to his new fashion.

“I’ll never wear anything else,” Harbaugh told ESPN.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 8:16pm
Timothy McKay, an Arthur F. Professor of Physics, speaks about supporting students in an information age at Rackham Auditorium on Tuesday.

LSA Prof. Tim McKay, the director of the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, gave the keynote speech Tuesday afternoon at the Depression on College Campuses Conference at Rackham Auditorium.

McKay’s speech focused on how to improve college learning for students by collecting and analyzing data about their learning habits — a practice called learning analytics, a specialty area of McKay’s.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:22pm
Research Assistant Katrina Lewandowski carefully cleans mud off of a mammoth skull at the Ruthann Museum of Natural History in 2015.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced plans last Friday to close its Ruthven Museums Building location. The museum will officially close on Dec. 31, 2017 and will permanently move to the new Biological Sciences Building in 2018.


Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:57pm
SACUA chair Bill Schultz leads discussion on a proposed resolution regarding University bathroom policy during the Senate Assembly meeting at Palmer Commons on Monday.

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly gathered on Monday to elect three new representatives to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and further discuss its official statement regarding the University’s views on transgender bathroom policies.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4:20pm

One hundred and seventy University of Michigan Medical School students, all in their senior year, received exciting news on Friday as they learned where they will spend the next part of their journeys to becoming doctors.

Medical students spend much of their fourth year deciding which specialty they would like to focus on and then apply to residency programs in that field. Students rank their choices by preferences — this goes both ways as the hospitals where the programs are held rank the students who applied too.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm

As wind speeds surged and temperatures plummeted Wednesday afternoon, activists gathered near the Willow Run manufacturing complex in Ypsilanti to protest President Donald Trump’s arrival and speech in the city.

With just two days’ notice of the presidential visit, several grassroots organizations from the community organized the protest. Despite the lack of time available, they still managed to draw a crowd of about 400 people.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:03pm
EdX CEO Anant Agarwal delivers a keynote address about how technology is affording scholars with new audiences and new channels for public engagement in the Michigan League on Monday.

The Office of Academic Innovation partnered with edX, a massive online open course provider, on Tuesday evening to hold a Design Jam for University of Michigan students. The event was held so edX could hear from students about its program and get a new perspective on the issues within their platform they want to solve.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 5:07pm

Emotions ran high Saturday night among the University of Michigan’s fraternities. Cheers were shouted, blood was spilled and rivalries were ignited — all before the night’s festivities even began.