Last Friday, a University of Michigan student made her way into the spotlight after the Miss World America organization stripped her of her Miss Michigan title on account of two tweets deemed “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content.” Zhu was named to the Women For Trump advisory board on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sunday night, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Climate Reality hosted an event titled “Climate Change Negotiation and Policy at Home and Abroad” with 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.