Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 4:47pm
President Mark Schlissel at the Central Student Government Assembly meeting at the Union on November 7, 2016.

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel released a statement Saturday morning affirming the University’s commitment to international students and faculty. Despite an executive order signed Friday by President Donald Trump that bans the immigration and travel of people from many Muslim-majority countries, Schlissel said the University will not release the immigration status information of its students.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:54pm
Dr. Swathi Yadlapalli at work in the Shafer Lab in the department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology on Thursday. As a professor of science, Dr. Yadlappali does not face issues surrounding politics in the classroom as other professors do.

LSA junior Enrique Zalamea, the president of the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Republicans, has a poster up in his room that reads, “Came to college, still not a liberal.” He said it stems from a joke, but the words on the poster mean a great deal to him. After all, it hasn’t been easy to defend his conservative views on campus.

“It's playing off that joke that college makes people more liberal, and when you think about it, it's true,” Zalamea said. “It all boils down to (how) liberalism is taught like a fact as opposed to an opinion.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:37pm
The Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize celebrates innovations in student learning in the classroom and across the world.

The Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, an award celebrating new, innovative approaches to student learning, is accepting nominations for innovative projects from professors across the University of Michigan until Jan. 31.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:12pm
SACUA chair William Schultz watches as Provost Martha Pollack opens a gift from the Faculty Senate Assembly in commemoration of Pollack's service to the University at Palmer Commons on Monday.

Members of the University of Michigan’s Senate Assembly passed a resolution on Monday brought forth by the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee regarding salary cuts as a way to demote faculty. The meeting was also a chance for the assembly to hear last remarks from outgoing Provost Martha Pollack and initial remarks from incoming Interim Provost Paul Courant, a public policy professor.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:14pm
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On Monday, the 660-square-foot Michigan Solar House (MiSo) will be moved to Evart, Mich., in Osceola County.
 
Constructed for the 2005 Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C., the house was a collaborative, interdisciplinary project between students and faculty from the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning and several other University departments. Since its completion, MiSo has sat in Ann Arbor’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens as a public exhibit to help raise awareness for solar power and technology.
 
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.

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