Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:38am
University of Michigan’s Division of Public Safety and Security follows up investigation of an alleged noose at Michigan Medicine, concluding that it was actually a fishing knot Monday.

Following an investigation by the University of Michigan’s Division of Public Safety and Security, it was announced on Monday that a rope found June 20 on the workstation of two Michigan Medicine employees was tied in a fishing knot, rather than the noose as assumed.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 3:57pm
The Block M undergoes construction and is scheduled to be completed the time classes begin for the Fall 2019 semester.

At the center of the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, where the Diag’s two largest paths cross, lies a bronze block ‘M’ set in granite in the ground. The monument was donated by the University’s class of 1953 as a gift to then University President Harlan Hatcher. During the fall and winter semesters, thousands upon thousands of students, staff and visitors pass the block ‘M’ every day, but few dare to tread on it directly.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:46pm
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to community members as a part of her “Trump Broken Promises” bus tour at Birmingham Unitarian Church Friday.

Nearly 100 residents, activists and observers gathered in the pews of Birmingham Unitarian Church Friday to hear Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., campaign for the presidency. The event, hosted by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democrat Club, brought Gillibrand to Birmingham as a part of her “Trump’s Broken Promises” bus tour, highlighting the discrepancies between President Donald Trump’s campaign promises and his actions taken while in office.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:10pm
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In early June, the Humane Society of Huron Valley noticed “strange” behavior starting to occur frequently among the raccoons and skunks of Washtenaw County. The group said they received numerous calls from concerned residents and documented a 45 percent increase in sick wildlife being treated by their facilities since the beginning of the year.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 8:46am
Heavenly Metal closes after 17 years of business, June 30.

On June 30, Ann Arbor’s lifestyle and gift shop, Heavenly Metal, closed its doors after 17 years. Store owner Vicki Honeyman, a University of Michigan alum, has been in Ann Arbor since 1970.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:07pm
Michael Cox was appointed as Chief of the Ann Arbor police at a city council meeting Monday.

Ann Arbor City Council gathered Monday evening in Larcom City Hall. The meeting, which marked the start of a new fiscal year, was met with conversations regarding nonpartisan voting practices, housing development plans and approval of a new Ann Arbor Chief of Police.

Jane Lumm, I-Ward 2, introduced a resolution for the November ballot to add the option to convert local Ann Arbor elections to a nonpartisan system in which all candidates would run for two general election nominations regardless of party affiliation.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:02pm
Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was announced to be a senior research fellowship at Harvard College’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Friday morning.

This story has been updated to include information about a Harvard alumni open letter opposed to Snyder's appointment. 

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 9:44am
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Climate Reality host “Climate Change Negotiation and Policy at Home and Abroad” at the Ann Arbor District Library Sunday.

On Sunday night, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Climate Reality hosted an event titled Climate Change Negotiation and Policy at Home and Abroadwith University of Michigan alum Tim Arvan at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Westgate branch. Arvan attended the United Nations COP24 Climate Change Convention in Katowice, Poland as a Climate Blue student delegate. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:16pm
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival makes a commitment to become a zero-waste event.

The annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival, which started June 14 and ends July 7 with a different set of events each day from Tuesday through Sunday every week, has made a commitment to become a zero-waste event within the next few years, as advertised on the festival website.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:24am
Graduate students in STEM areas of study came together at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday evening, a group of nearly 30 graduate students in STEM fields gathered at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library for the first of several workshops this week on compassion in human interaction and argumentation, hosted by the University’s Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy student organization. At the event, “Facts Aren’t Enough,” Lilly Ellis, a doctoral fellow at Eastern Michigan University, presented the group with methods to conduct conversations with people who fundamentally disagree with or “do not trust” science.