Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:32pm
Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit in October, 2017, just months before being elected as the Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial race.

Former President Barack Obama announced his support for Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer Monday afternoon. The endorsement comes just five weeks away from November’s general election between Whitmer and Republican candidate Bill Schuette, the attorney general of Michigan.  

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:40pm
Martese Johnson speaks to The Michigan Daily in the newsroom Thursday.

Four years ago, University of Michigan Law student Martese Johnson, then a junior at the University of Virginia, made headlines across the nation after police officers pinned him to the ground with brute force during an arrest in Charlottesville. Images and videos of Johnson’s arrest went viral, and students on campus began demanding justice and answers.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:19pm
McCoy arrived on campus in 2009 as a History PhD student, and nearly a decade later, has become a hybrid advisor-activist to hundreds of student organizers.

Race has been one of, if not the defining faultline at the University of Michigan. In the last five years, a slew of fatal police shootings of Black Americans coincided with a spike in anti-Black attacks at the University and in Ann Arbor. Protests engulfed campus following nearly every incident, and students organized movements spanning from #BBUM to Ann Arbor to Ferguson, Mo. to #StopSpencer.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:59pm

In a formal request to the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents Monday morning, University President Mark Schlissel called for the renaming of the C.C. Little Science Building after months of protests against the former University president’s history of eugenics research and involvement in the tobacco industry.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:01pm
MVision candidates Daniel Greene and Izzy Baer won CSG elections late Friday night.

Public Policy junior Daniel Greene and LSA sophomore Izzy Baer will serve as the 2018-19 University of Michigan Central Student Government president and vice president, respectively, according to election results released late Friday evening. Representatives running on their ticket, MVision, also won a plurality of seats in the assembly.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:34pm

This article has been updated to include a statement from the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association, as well as a statement from the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

Beginning in January 2020, all University of Michigan Greek life organizations will transition to a winter semester rush process, according to a University press release.  

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:13pm

A racist Snapchat sent by University of Michigan student Lauren Fokken, an LSA sophomore, went viral early Friday morning. In the picture shared on Twitter, GroupMe chats and Facebook, Fokken is with another student wearing a blackface mask with the caption #BlackLivesMatter.

Fokken is employed through both University Housing and Dining, and works as a student manager at Victors cafe in Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall. She did not respond to requests for comment at the time of publication.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:52pm

A man was arrested after a footchase by the University of Michigan's Division of Public Safety and Security Sunday afternoon. Witnesses said they heard gunshots, though officers on the scene could not confirm this at the time of publication. 

According to the DPSS crime log, the unnamed suspect was taken into custody for alleged theft of a student's laptop, phone and iPad in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:54pm
The Daily spoke to women’s gymnastics coach Bev Plocki about disgraced doctor Larry Nassar and the ripple effects for her team and the gymnastics community.

The fallout from scandals of sex abuse by disgraced doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University and as a member of the USA Gymnastics medical team have had innumerable ripple effects at the University of Michigan. The Daily spoke to women’s gymnastics coach Bev Plocki, in her 29th season on campus as one of the winningest coaches in the country, about this “moment of reckoning” for her team and the gymnastics community.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:51pm

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has tendered her official resignation, according to a statement released on the school’s website Wednesday night.

MSU Board of Trustees President Brian Breslin wrote the trustees approved Simon’s resignation. Simon has served as president for 13 years, and has worked at MSU for the last 30.