Monday, February 20, 2017 - 8:19pm

Author, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit drew a full crowd to Rackham Auditorium on Monday evening in her “Hope and Emergency” lecture as she discussed the importance of maintaining hope in current political climate and of using stories to affect change.

The lecture was a part of the Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture series, honoring the memory of Jill Harris who was an undergraduate student at the University in the 1980s. Each year, as part of the series, the University brings a distinguished visitor who will appeal to undergraduates interested in the humanities. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 1:36pm

An audience of about 50 Rackham students and community members gathered Friday evening at the Walgreen Drama Center for a panel discussion on the effects of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel and immigration from seven different Muslim-majority countries to the United States.

The panel, sponsored by the Engineering Office of Graduate Education and tailored toward graduate students, aimed to clarify questions surrounding the legality and status of the executive order.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:37pm
University President Mark Schlissel joined the SACUA meeting to discuss the search for a new provost at the Fleming Building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met with University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Advisory Committee Monday afternoon to discuss the selection of the new provost.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 5:47pm
Anna Forringer-Beal, a 2016 University of Michigan graduate of LSA, won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at Cambridge University next year.

When Anna Forringer-Beal, a 2016 University of Michigan graduate of LSA, found out she had won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at Cambridge University next year, she had to take a minute to digest the news.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:04pm

More than 400 party-goers and volunteers danced the night away this Friday during the Night to Shine special needs prom at Ann Arbor’s 2|42 Community Church. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:44pm

Racist graffiti was found on the wall of a men’s bathroom at Wayne State University on Thursday. It read, “Fuck y’all n-----s #TrumpsAmerica.”

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:38pm
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New legislation was introduced last week in the Michigan state Senate to remove the sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

Feminine hygiene products — which include tampons, pads and reusable menstrual cups — are classified under the tax code as luxury items. This means they are subjected to the state’s 6-percent sales tax. However, Michigan’s code does exempt medically necessary goods, such as medications and catheters, from the sales tax. Legislators who proposed the bill argue that feminine hygiene products fall under this category.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 5:13pm
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled Friday that Ann Arbor’s decision to raise the legal age of buying cigarettes and tobacco products from 18 to 21 is unlawful.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled Friday that Ann Arbor’s decision to raise the legal age of buying cigarettes and tobacco products from 18 to 21 is unlawful because it contradicts a state law.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:43pm

This article has been updated to include remarks from the PhD student in question.

Iranian researcher Hamed Razavi recently received the Sumner Myers Award in January for best mathematics thesis at the University of Michigan. However, the University Ph.D. graduate will not accept the award in person due to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order that barred immigration from citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:10pm
President Donald Trump at a rally on February 1, 2016.

The Ann Arbor community reacted negatively to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the travel and resettlement of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States that was issued last Friday.