Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:29pm
LSA freshman Sikander “Sonny” Khan was recently named Michigan’s 2016 Youth Volunteer of the Year.

LSA freshman Sikander “Sonny” Khan, a volunteer at his local hospital, nursing home and high school was recently named the state of Michigan’s 2016 Youth Volunteer of the Year — though in an interview, he said hates award ceremonies.

“I hate the process of them,” he said. “I like seeing results as opposed to just getting an award.”

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:29pm
LGBTQ Activist Mari Brighe speaks at a Transgender Day of Remembrance event organized by the Spectrum Center at The Union on Monday.

About 50 students gathered in the University of Michigan Union Monday night for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an event organized to commemorate those who have suffered or died this year as a result of anti-transgender hatred.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:52pm

For many incoming freshmen, leaving home for the first time is a source of excitement and fear, regardless of how far they’re going.

But for international students, like Music, Theatre & Dance junior Jessica Gomes-Ng, living thousands of miles from home for years at a time is adds new elements to that experience.

Gomes-Ng said studying in the United States was an easy transition because of her previous education at international primary and secondary schools in New Zealand, Vietnam, Belgium and Singapore.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:08pm

The University of Michigan Central Student Government and the Bicentennial Committee launched a year-long series last Wednesday seeking to recognize 200 of the University’s most involved students as part of the upcoming bicentennial anniversary.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:23pm
Sonya Rodolfo-Sioson speaks at a screening of a documentary comemmerating the life of her activist daughter Miya Rodolfo-Sioson at Hatcher graduate library on Friday.

A documentary about the life of Miya Rodolfo-Sioson, a lone survivor of a 1991 shooting at the  University of Iowa, was screened Friday afternoon at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library for an audience of five community members and one student.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:03pm
Co-founders and co-cEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, speak about their newsletter and the 2016 election at North Quad Wednesday night.

The co-founders of theSkimm, a popular daily online newsletter, spoke to a group of roughly 45 students in North Quad Residence Hall Wednesday night as part of a nationwide campaign urging college students to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 8:54pm
Percent of Americans saying they trust their state government to do what is right

Marc Edwards, professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, delivered the Walter J. Weber Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Environmental and Energy Sustainability to an audience of about 100 students, faculty and staff Tuesday at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library.

The annual lecture, which is organized by the College of Engineering, brings experts in environmental engineering and science to the University of Michigan to share their work and ideas for the future of their fields.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:47pm
Public policy freshman Anna Lenhart watches the third presidential debate with the College Democrats at the School of Public Policy Wednesday.

At watch parties for the final presidential debate Wednesday night, hosted by the University of Michigan’s chapters of College Democrats and Students for Hillary as well as the College Republicans, students divided along party lines with two distinct interpretations of who won the debate and how each candidate performed.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:57pm
LSA junior Anjuli Shah speaks about her experiences with mental illness on a panel led by Active Minds, a mental health advocacy group, in Hatcher Graduate Library on Friday.

Four University of Michigan students talked openly about battling mental illness in college Friday evening as a part of a broader, University-wide Investing in Ability Week.

The panel discussion was led by Active Minds, a national organization that aims to promote destigmatizing mental illness, and was organized by the Council for Disability Concerns, a University-affiliated group of more than 200 volunteers who are interested in working in areas related to disabilities.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:42pm
Social Work student Lawrielle West leads protestors in a Black Lives Matter march from the Diag to the Michigan League, where a debate was being held by the Michigan Political Union on Tuesday.

A debate Tuesday night sponsored by The Michigan Political Union came to an abrupt halt after nearly 400 community members and University of Michigan students gathered outside the Michigan League’s Vandenberg Room to call for the inclusion of Black voices.

The debate, which featured members of MPU, was slated to discuss the merits of the Black Lives Matter Movement and whether it was “harmful to racial relations in the United States.”