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.

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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. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 4:56pm

Saturday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti in Pittsfield Township as reported by Click-On Detroit

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:58pm
SACUA members are joined by Rob Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, at the Fleming Administration Building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday evening to discuss working rights of graduate students on visas and the University of Michigan's policy on transgender bathroom rights.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:55pm

LSA junior Ryan Gillcrist, academic affairs committee chair for LSA Student Government, has taken three Race and Ethnicity classes before this semester, but he said the one he is enrolled in right now feels a little different than the others.

“When I took classes first year and second year … I mainly thought about issues of racism and intolerance in the context of the courses themselves,” Gillcrist said. “But I think that, especially in this political climate, I’ve started to think of the classes more in the context of the present.”