Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:50pm

Several students voiced concern over the University of Michigan’s decision to name the new building which will house the William Trotter Multicultural Center after Regent Mark Bernstein and his wife, Rachel Bendit. The building's new name — Bernstein-Bendit Hall — comes after the University lauded$3 million gift from the couple three weeks ago.

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 1:01pm

The Division of Public Safety and Security released a crime alert Friday afternoon, announcing an armed robbery that took place Friday morning at 9 a.m. off-campus on the 600 block of E. Washington St. near State Street. 

“As told to the Ann Arbor Police, an unknown man approached a pedestrian, brandished a handgun, demanded money and then walked west on Washington St,” the alert read. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:35pm

United Nations experts raised concerns over human rights violations in relation two the nearly two-year-long Flint water crisis, the UN News Centre reported Tuesday. The experts’ call for immediate action arrived a day before President Barack Obama’s visit to Flint, where he is expected to meet with Gov.

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:26pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department has charged 29-year-old Ann Arbor resident Kyle Andrew Bessemer with four felony counts of poisoning food or drink Thursday, announced police chief Jim Baird on Thursday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:47pm

Attorneys representing more than 500 Flint residents filed a damages claim totaling more than $220 million against the Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters news service reported Tuesday.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 4:45pm

The Michigan football team accepted a new challenge– known as the Running Man Challenge– after the football team posted a video on various social media accounts last Friday featuring several players doing the Running Man dance.

“We can have fun too,” the team’s tweet read.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 12:44am

A handful of pro-life protesters picketed in front of the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood located on Stadium Drive as a part of a national day of protest against Planned Parenthood clinics on Saturday. Though the Ann Arbor clinic was closed, the protesters held signs reading slogans such as “Stop the Sale of Baby Parts” and “Defund PP.” The pro-life activists were largely met with honks and angry shouts from passing cars.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:03pm
University President Mark Schlissel attends a Regents meeting at the Michigan Union on Thursday.

During their final meeting of the academic year, the University of Michigan Board of Regents discussed issues including construction, faculty appointments and the new multicultural center in front of more than 60 attendees in the Michigan Union Wednesday afternoon.

Dean Appointments

The regents approved three new deanship appointments at Thursday’s meeting, including Lynn Videka, Carol Bradford and Thomas Finholt.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:21pm
Students protest at the Regents meeting at the Michigan Union on Thursday.

Two community organizations, the Northeast Ann Arbor Community Coalition and By Any Means Necessary, staged large public protests against University of Michigan actions at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting.


Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:50pm
Regents Board Member Mark Bernstein attends a University of Michigan Regents meeting at the Michigan Union on Thursday.

The University of Michigan announced a $3 million contribution from Regent Mark Bernstein and his wife Rachel Bendit toward the new building on Central Campus that will house the Trotter Multicultural Center. The announcement and vote to name the $10 million facility — which was approved for construction in December — Bernstein-Bendit Hall came at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting.