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.  

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:04pm
President Mark Schlissel talks about the importance of diversity at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on January 16, 2017.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly, a University of Michigan alum, granted a temporary halt to Trump’s executive order banning the travel and resettlement of citizens from several Muslim-majority countries to the United States 24 hours after the order was signed.

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.”