Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:04pm
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Last Monday morning, Ann Arbor’s Jewish Community Center was evacuated after the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor, located within the center, received a call claiming a bomb was hidden inside a backpack in the school.

The school administration and Ann Arbor police determined there was no bomb after a thorough search of the school and community center, and the 200 students were allowed back into the building two hours after the bomb threat was made.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:54pm

Next semester, a new one-credit class titled "Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction" will be offered to undergraduate students by the University of Michigan library system. The class will be aimed at dispelling biases about the news and teaching students how to look at media with a more critical eye.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:59pm

The University of Michigan Department of Communication Studies announced via email to students last week that it will be making changes to its undergraduate major requirements, effective fall 2017.

Currently, students who wish to declare a communications studies major must complete Communications 101, 102, 121 and 122 as prerequisite classes. Beginning next fall, only 101 and 102 will be required for the major.

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.