Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:42pm

Touted as the cannabis capital of the Midwest, Ann Arbor is no stranger to recreational marijuana use. However, the city’s marijuana market may be undergoing a dynamic shift. This past week, Deputy City Attorney Kevin McDonald presented a first draft proposal for a points-based scoring process for businesses seeking to obtain a permit to sell cannabis products.  

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:09pm
Tal Kamin, LSA and Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore, started We Are Queens, a female empowerment organization, while reflecting on her summer experiences in the theater industry.

LSA and Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Tal Kamin started We Are Queens, a female empowerment organization, while reflecting on her summer experiences in the theater industry.  

“I was talking to my best friend the night before it all started,” Kamin said. “We were talking about our experiences, whether that be in relationships or professional pursuits, and started realizing how hard it was for us to not feel like we were constantly being labeled for our behavior in whatever capacity that meant.”

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:55pm
University students attend the seventh annual Michigan Sport Business Conference to connect with business professionals at Ross School of Business Friday morning.

The Ross School of Business hosted the Michigan Sport Business Conference last Friday. Established in 2012 when two Michigan students realized the potential for the sports business market in Ann Arbor, MSBC has become the largest undergraduate-run sports business conference in the nation.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:17pm
Soul Smoothies & Bowls opened inside Seigle Cafe in the Ross School of Business.

Soul Smoothie & Bowls, a student-run smoothie and açaí bowl company, opened in the Seigle Cafe in the Ross School of Business last Tuesday. 

The company was created last year by DJ Bailey, a 2019 graduate of the Business School, after he assessed the potential profitability and demand of the cafe using market research and surveys. Bailey said he got the idea when he and a group of Business School seniors found the market for smoothies and bowls in Ann Arbor lacked healthy options that offered fresh ingredients or convenient locations. 

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 7:57pm
University students visit various creative arts organizations at Festifall on North Ingalls Mall Friday afternoon.

This year’s Festifall was bigger than ever, with 623 students organizations setting up tables in North Ingalls Mall, according to the Center for Campus Involvement. 

Last year,approximately 500 clubs participated in the annual club fair, which is held on the first Friday of school each year.. According to Devon Vaughn, the organization consultant for the Center for Campus Involvement, they needed to add more tables and spread out to make more space for more new clubs on campus this year. 

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:25pm
Lean In hosts their final event, a Fireside Chat focused on Women in Politics, with panelists state Rep. Donna Lasinski, D-Ann Arbor, state Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, as well as Kate Westa, Co-President of WeListen, at Ross Monday evening.

On Monday evening, about 50 students attended a fireside chat hosted by Lean In at University of Michigan in the Ross School of Business. The event discussed women in politics, and panelists included local Michigan state representatives as well as politically active campus leaders.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:11pm
Sarah Zearfoss, senior assistant dean of the Law School, law professor Margo Schlanger, and education professor Mike Bastedo discuss their experiences with legacy admissions during a coffee chat in Hutchins Hall Thursday afternoon.

University of Michigan students and faculty discussed legacy admissions and their Constitutional implications in Hutchins Hall on Thursday afternoon. The Education Law and Policy Society hosted the event to focus on admissions from an equal protection standpoint.

The discussion began with the panel addressing the ubiquity of legacy admissions in highly selective institutions. Michael Bastedo, School of Education professor, specializes in higher education admissions research. He said legacy commonly plays a role in undergraduate admissions.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:01pm
Panelists discuss the current representation of Latinx identity in journalism at Representing Latinx voices in American Journalism in Haven Hall Tuesday

Journalists convened in Haven Hall Tuesday afternoon for a panel to discuss the representation of Latinx issues, perspectives and voices in American journalism. More than 50 students and faculty attended the event, which featured two Knight-Wallace fellows, Luis Trelles and Aaron Nelsen, and two local journalists from Detroit, Serena Maria Daniels and Sarah Alvarez.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:08pm
Zingerman’s Roadhouse is a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s 2019 Outstanding Service Award.

Ann Arbor restaurant Zingerman’s Roadhouse has been nominated as one of the semi-finalists for the James Beard Foundation’s 2019 Outstanding Service Award. The award recognizes restaurants that demonstrate “consistency and exceptional thoughtfulness in hospitality and service.”

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:25pm
Experimental linguist Kelly Wright shares her research on speech perception and dialect discrimination during the LSA Opportunity Hub: Celebrating your Voice at Work event Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday evening, the LSA Opportunity Hub hosted a workshop in the LSA Building on celebrating your voice at work. About 20 students attended the event, which explored different dialects and the identities they represent in an attempt to answer questions about the roles they play in professional industries. The workshop was the third installment of the Hub’s bigger campaign to engage with identities while pursuing a career.

Kierra Trotter, director of student engagement for the Opportunity Hub, explained the purpose of the campaign.