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.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:14am
Larry Nassar, Former Michigan State University doctor, listens to survivor testimonies during his hearing in the Ingham County courthouse Friday.

Twenty-one more survivors rose to stand in the Ingham County courthouse to share their experience of sexual abuse at the hands of former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar on Friday.

Nearly every seat in the courtroom was filled by survivors and their families, and at the conclusion of each impact statement the room erupted in applause.

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:22pm
Former MSU team physician and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at the Ingham County Court Friday afternoon.

UpdateThis article has been updated to include statements from Trustee Mitch Lyons, calling for Simon's resignation. 

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:30pm

As we enter into our new editorial positions at The Michigan Daily, we find ourselves at the crossroads of campus, on the cusp of moments interrogating sexual harassment, racism at the University of Michigan and the intersections of inequity. Getting the news right has never been more important. And more than ever, our readers are at the heart of what we do.

It’s a new year at the news desk. Allow us to reintroduce ourselves.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 12:15am

Many have hailed Mcity, the University of Michigan’s self-driving car site, as the first of its kind in accelerating the global autonomous vehicle technology. In the last year, though, the campus has played host to far saucier competition: The future of pizza delivery.    

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 2:06pm
The Interfraternity Council at the University of Michigan will begin to restore social event privileges to fraternities this semester.

The Interfraternity Council at the University of Michigan will begin to restore social event privileges to fraternities this semester, according to a statement released on the organization’s website Wednesday morning. The announcement comes after a two-month self-imposed ban. Recruitment this semester for the IFC fraternities will continue as scheduled.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 5:33pm
University President Mark Schlissel addresses students and faculty during Winter Commencement at Crisler Sunday.

At this year’s winter commencement —  a ceremony celebrating more than 800 graduates of the University of Michigan — speakers urged the class of 2017 to persevere and to look to the future with optimism.