Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:42pm
Students dance at the Yemeni Cultural Night celebration hosted by the Yemeni Student Association in West Hall Thursday.

The Yemeni Student Association at the University of Michigan opened its inaugural cultural night with a simple invitation to attendees:

“We want you to experience the beauty of Yemeni culture,” LSA junior Ryan Shami told the more than 150 students gathered Thursday night in the West Quad Multipurpose Room.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:41pm
The Division of Public Safety and Security reported the armed robbery took place on the Diag near West Hall.

Four individuals robbed a Boober bicycle taxi driver early Thursday morning on the University of Michigan campus, according to a crime alert sent out to students. 

The Division of Public Safety and Security reported the armed robbery took place on the Diag near West Hall, close to the intersection of South University Avenue and East University Avenue at about 2 a.m. One of the suspects pulled a handgun on the driver after the group of four was overheard saying they had no money to pay for their taxi ride. The suspects stole money and a blanket, and left the scene running north.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:30pm

After more than 12 years with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s Office of Institutional Equity, Pamela Heatlie stepped down as Title IX coordinator last week.

University spokespeople confirmed Jeffery Frumkin — who previously served as the interim head of OIE before Heatlie — will take up the role of associate vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, senior director for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator. Heatlie, meanwhile, has moved to U-M Dearborn’s equivalent office a little over a year after her promotion last April.

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
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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
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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
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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.