Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:02pm
Edith Croake speaks at the Center of the City Task Force open house at Spark Offices on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday night, about 75 Ann Arbor residents gathered in the SPARK office for the Center of the City Task Force open house. Residents discussed plans for a new park and civic center commons on the library lot between Fifth Avenue and Division Street, as well as improvements to Liberty Plaza, a public park located on East Liberty. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:20pm
Students discuss surveillance and Islamophobia at the Dana Building Thursday evening.

Approximately 40 students gathered Thursday evening in the Samuel T. Dana Building to participate in a conversation surrounding the modern state of surveillance in Muslim, Arab, Southeast Asian and North African communities in the United States. 

LSA junior Fareah Fysudeen, MSA vice president external, said the event and two accompanying events later this month are meant to cultivate responsible and effective action from the Muslim and Arab communities on campus.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:35pm
Students participate in the first annual sleep-out to raise awareness about homelessness on the Diag Tuesday evening.

The Diag was occupied by more than 30 students Tuesday night participating in the first “One Night Without a Home” sleep-out in Ann Arbor. The event, hosted by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, as well as student activist organizations MReach and CURIS - Public Health Advocacy, comes as one of many organized by SAWC this week as a part of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 8:25pm
In the weeks leading up to the Ohio State University football game, University of Michigan staff and students are participating in the 38th annual campus-wide “Blood Battle” blood drive to out-donate OSU

In the weeks leading up to the Ohio State University football game, University of Michigan staff and students are participating in the 38th annual campus-wide “Blood Battle” blood drive to out-donate OSU.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:51pm
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Washtenaw County’s Judge Carol Kuhnke ruled Wednesday to allow residents access to records of communication between private citizens and city officials under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:58pm
Jae W. Oh, Great Humanity Healthcare Foundation Chairman, talks to Ann Arbor residents about Medicaid at the Ann Arbor District Library Tuesday evening.

A group of Medicare stakeholders met at the Ann Arbor District Library Tuesday night to hear financial consultant Jae Oh, a University of Michigan alum, speak about his book “Maximize Your Medicare: Understanding Medicare, Protecting Your Health, and Minimizing Costs.” Oh walked attendees through the process of selecting a plan with Medicare and answered their individual health insurance questions.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 8:11pm
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In an effort to combat the formally-recognized public health emergency of youth vaping, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarette juice on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:23pm
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Ann Arbor experienced a 22 percent increase in absentee voting during the Aug. 6 election, data from the city shows. Deputy City Clerk Steve Gerhart said his office did not experience a major influx of activity, despite the the increase in voting through alternative routes.

In November 2018, Michigan passed Proposal 3, which allows all eligible voters to cast an absentee ballot without explicit justification. Nearly a year since its passage, Ann Arbor has already begun to see its effects.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:34pm
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University of Michigan graduate students have encountered road blocks when it comes to affordability on campus.

Over the summer, Environment and Sustainability graduate student Matt Sehrsweeny, who does not identify as low income, had a realization many of his less privileged peers may have already come across — graduate school is difficult to finance without a substantial, predictable source of income.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:26pm
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University of Michigan professor Lisa Disch, who teaches in both the political science and women’s studies departments, announced Wednesday she will be running against first-term incumbent Anne Bannister, D-Ward 1, for a seat on the Ann Arbor City Council.