Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:52pm
Pro-divestment audience members hold signs that read "Stop Silencing Us!" at the CSG Divestment Resolution in the Modern Languages Building Tuesday.

#UMDivest's resolution — for the first time in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s history — passed in Central Student Government early Wednesday morning with 23 voting in favor, 17 against, and 5 abstained.

“We feel like we finally were given a voice on this campus,” a SAFE student tearily said to the audience. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:46pm
Damage in Matthew Mansour's apartment.

Business senior Matthew Mansour has reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department and University of Michigan authorities that he has been harassed and discriminated against by his roommates after coming out as gay several weeks ago on social media.

Mansour, who lives in Landmark, said his roommates had been threatening him and his therapy dog ever since they’d discovered they would be living with the emotional support animal, and this manifested in them urinating in the dog’s water bowl and verbally abusing it.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:27pm

University of Michigan alum James Earl Jones is slated to play Mufasa in Disney’s live-action remake of “The Lion King,” scheduled to come out in July 2019. He’ll be acting alongside Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba.

He is the first actor to reprise his role in a live-action Disney remake.

Jones graduated in 1955 from the University, where he originally planned on being a pre-med major before transferring to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance after deciding his passion was not medicine.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:44pm

It was a tense night in the University of Michigan Central Student Government chambers as attendees discussed the question of divestment and Students Allied for Freedom and Equality petitioned CSG to consider a future resolution supporting the divestment from companies operating in Israel on behalf of the state.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:08pm
Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Maurice Hurst in a game against Cincinnati on September 9, 2017.

Maurice Hurst, Michigan football’s defensive tackle, has taken up a part-time job as a driver for Uber.

In an interview Monday night with “Inside Michigan Football,” Hurst revealed he occasionally does an Uber run when he’s not busy with football.

“I do it sometimes just to clear my head or just to enjoy riding and talk to someone that I don’t know,” Hurst said.

He drove for Uber in the summer of 2016, mostly for the extra cash and flexible hours. He said he has since enjoyed his on-and-off bouts with the company.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:15pm
Public Policy junior Lena Dreves speaks at the LGBTQ Monologues Wednesday at the Michigan Union.

“I can say ‘I’m gay’ so easily now, but for the majority of my life those words held me hostage,” one performer said.

Public Policy junior Lena Dreves recently started approaching student groups and organizations for support to create a LGBTQ Monologues event happen, which was ultimately co-sponsored by the Spectrum Center and LGBT+ Michigan. Dreves wanted to bring to light the experiences of members of this community, and saw this come to fruition at the first annual event Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:19pm

Local pizzarias Bella Italia and Pizza Pino are closing after years of serving Ann Arbor residents.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:39pm
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A University of Michigan student woke up to an intruder in his room early Friday morning, according to a crime alert sent out by the Division of Public Safety and Security. The invasion took place around 3:30 a.m. south of central campus, on South Forest Avenue near Cambridge Street.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:58pm
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Ann Arbor Police Department officers arrested a California man this week after connecting him to an extensive identity theft and counterfeit operation that spanned across several states.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 8:18pm
The University's rankings stayed mostly the same across the board.

The University of Michigan's place in multiple rankings this year remained unchanged, with a few individual programs making advances. 

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