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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 1:55pm
SEISMIC held its first annual summer meeting this week on the University of Michigan campus.

SEISMIC, a coalition of American research institutions striving to create more accessible STEM curriculum to underrepresented minorities, held its first annual summer meeting this week on the University of Michigan campus. Funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation in November, the project’s emergence culminated this week in a conference, uniting all participants for the first time.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:27am
Google announced it would be expanding its offices in Detroit and Ann Arbor Monday.

Google announced Monday it would be expanding its offices in Detroit and Ann Arbor, offering an undetermined but “significant” amount of new positions in sales and technical support in addition to over 600 employees already working at the Michigan offices. The company said it plans to spend $17 million on the expansion.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:24pm
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced several initiatives designed to encourage participation among student and college-age voters.

On June 5, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced several initiatives designed to encourage participation among student and college-age voters, including the strikedown of a current law requiring some first-time voters to vote in person.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:31pm
Celia Keenan-Bolger, a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, won the Tony award for best featured actress in a play.

At the 73rd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday night, Celia Keenan-Bolger, a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, won the Tony award for best featured actress in a play. Keenan-Bolger was recognized on account of her performance as Scout Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Aaron Sorkin’s 2018 adaptation of the 1960 novel by Harper Lee.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:58pm
Eli Savit, University of Michigan Law School adjunct professor, announced he will be running for Washtenaw County prosecutor in 2020.

UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect Washtenaw County prosecutor Brian Mackie's announcement to retire after his current term.

On May 28, Eli Savit, University of Michigan Law School adjunct professor, announced he will be running for Washtenaw County prosecutor in 2020. Savit also works as a senior attorney in the office of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. In addition, Savit served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.