Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:45pm

The University of Michigan ranked 27th nationally among all colleges and universities in 2017, moving up two spots from the year before, in the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking.

Among public institutions, the University was rated fourth best, following the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Virginia — all schools outpacing the University in U.S. News’s ratings in the last three years.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:36am
Jen Eyer, the new District 9 commissioner and Ann Arbor representative, speaks to current commissioners about her qualifications at a meeting of Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners at the Washtenaw County Administration building on Thursday.

On Thursday evening, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed and swore in Ann Arbor publicist Jen Eyer, previously Mlive Media Group director, to fill a vacant interim position on the board. Eyer, the vice president of a public affairs firm in Lansing, will now serve as the District 9 commissioner and Ann Arbor representative until January.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:24pm

As workers continue another year of unexpected repairs to the roof of North Quad Residence Hall’s residential and academic wing, the University of Michigan is preparing to pursue an investigation into the roofing system’s failure just six years after its construction.

The $175 million North Quad complex opened in 2010, featuring widely hailed state of the art technology and internationally focused residences and dining halls. 

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 4:04pm

The University of Michigan Graduate Student Research Assistants’ fight for the right to unionize gained new momentum over the summer, after the National Labor Relations Board declared research and teaching assistants at private colleges to be school employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:21pm

Ann Arbor representative Conan Smith stepped down from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening to seek a bid for a new position with the county: director of community and economic development. His resignation was effective Saturday.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 8:18pm
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School senior Dea Chappell marches during the Black Lives Matter protest in Ann Arbor on Saturday.

Close to 200 protesters flooded campus grounds and the streets of Ann Arbor for two hours Saturday afternoon to rally against police brutality. The protest, independently organized by recent graduates of Skyline High School in Ann Arbor comes after two fatal shootings of of Black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in St. Paul — by police officers. The killings sparked demonstrations throughout the week across the country, including a protest in Dallas in which a lone gunman shot 12 policemen, leading to 5 deaths.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 6:45pm

A panel of representatives from Michigan's congressional delegation and state organizers gathered Wednesday afternoon to call for gun control legislation — namely universal background checks and the “No Fly, No Buy” measure that prevents individuals on the Federal Bureua of Investigation's No-Fly List from purchasing firearms.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:24pm
UMPD and AAPD investigate a suspicious device left on the corner of East William Street and South State Street on Tuesday.

The Ann Arbor Police Department, with help from the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security, cleared the scene on State Street on Central Campus in between North University Avenue and East William Street Tuesday evening after investigating a suspicious small, black cylinder lying in the street.

Authorities were alerted around 7 p.m., and a bomb squad from the state police arrived to clear the object at 9 p.m. Upon investigation, the bomb squad officer reported the object to be a counterweight, according to AAPD officer Chris Wooley. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:40pm
The sign outside of Huron Valley

On the night she ended her life, Janika Edmond asked her guards at the Huron Valley Correctional Facility for a suicide prevention vest, according to her family's attorney David Steingold.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:41pm

Elizabeth Hinton, an assistant professor of history and African and African American studies at Harvard University, sat down with three panelists to present her new book, “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America,” at Literati bookstore Wednesday evening.

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