Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:59am

The University of Michigan solar car team raced under challenging conditions at the American Solar Challenge, placing second on July 22 after a nine-day, 1,700-mile race along the Oregon National Historic Trail.

The team crossed the finish line 16 minutes after Australian university Western Sydney claimed first place in the 38-hour race, taking second place.  According to Engineering sophomore Matthew Foutter, a first-year race team member, it was one of the closest races in the event’s history. 

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:19pm

Jamie Racklyeft, the communications director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research at the University of Michigan, knows second chances are rare. After nearly drowning off the shore of Van’s Beach in Leland, Michigan in 2012, Racklyeft is leading the effort to end drownings in the Great Lakes.

In 2016, Racklyeft founded the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium, a non-profit partnered with more than 350 organizations to create guidelines for water safety.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 2:40pm

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing a new diagnostic pill that improves conventional detection methods and reduces the overtreatment of breast cancer. The U-M research team, led by Greg Thurber, chemical engineering assistant professor, is refining an oral pill that dissolves in the bloodstream and illuminates tumors under infrared light.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:43pm
Hoai Am Pham, student in the Residential College, speaks on the history of anti-fascist resistance in Ann Arbor at the Campus Antifascist Network Solidarity teach-in at Mason Hall Monday.

The Campus Antifascist Network organized their last teach-in of the academic year Monday evening in Mason Hall. A crowd of about 30 University of Michigan community members gathered to listen to a panel of students, faculty and community organizers share their individual challenges in group organizing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:34pm
Lauren Schandevel

“Seeing inequality first hand and experiencing it, it brings your attention to these larger issues and it makes you sympathize with people who are going through different kinds of injustices,” Public Policy junior Lauren Schandevel said on her role as a student activist.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:54pm
CC Little is being sat on by its new identity

Last week, the University of Michigan Board of Regents unanimously voted to remove the name of the former Clarence Cook Little Science Building. Since the decision late last week, the University has taken steps in clearing the building’s name from usage.

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:19pm
 Business sophomores Raymond Sukanto and Victor Mahdavi created a music queuing app called UpNext to assist fellow music-minded students on their nights out.

Less than six months ago, Business sophomores Raymond Sukanto and Victor Mahdavi bonded over a frustration many University of Michigan students have at parties — feeling helpless over a bad music playlist. In a matter of a few weeks, they partnered with LSA sophomore Dan Kaper to create a music queuing app called UpNext to assist fellow music-minded students on their nights out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:47pm
Mark Jacobson, Senior Programming Manager at University Musical Society, discusses his experience booking and promoting in the music industry at UMMA Wednesday evening.

The Maize Collective hosted their second “Industry Insight” panel series Wednesday night, inviting guests in the music industry to talk on their experiences in booking and promoting. University of Michigan students and local music enthusiasts gathered at the University of Michigan Museum of Art to hear about the challenges of entering the music industry.

Moderator Augusta Morrison invited the diverse group of panelists to share how their personal endeavors led them to the positions they have now in booking, outreach and promotion.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:34pm
LSA Senior Darian Razdar speaks at the Identities Abroad: Queer Student Panel at the School of Social Work Friday

When deciding whether or not to study abroad, LGBTQ students at the University of Michigan frequently express concern over how their queer identity will be perceived abroad. Wednesday, a panel of queer-identifying University students came together at the School of Social Work to share their abroad experiences.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:16pm
LSA sophomore Emily Levy discusses her personal struggles with mental illness at SpeakABLE to spread awareness for mental illness and disabilities at the gallery in Hatcher Tuesday.

Engineering sophomore Hannah Rieske wanted her audience at the fifth annual SpeakABLE event Tuesday to know that her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was not a disability, but a difference. Rieske was just one of many other University of Michigan students and staff who came together at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library for a student panel.