Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 7:16pm
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center held its fifth annual Yes Means Fest on the Diag Sunday afternoon.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center held its fifth annual Yes Means Fest on the Diag Sunday afternoon to raise awareness of bystander intervention and consent. The event was organized by SAPAC’s Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement volunteer program.

The event inspired conversations surrounding the problem of sexual violence on campus, and featured several student groups, musicians and artists in a series of performances. Proceeds from the event went toward SafeHouse Center, which supports people impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:55pm
Panel member Rep. Donna Lasinski speaks about her career path and challenges she has faced at the Women in Public Service panel in the Blau Colloquium Wednesday.

In honor of National Women’s History Month, panelists as part of the “Women in Public Service” panel spoke about their career paths as female leaders working in the political sphere, pivotal changes in their lives and career advice.

Erin Byrnes, lead for democratic engagement at the Ginsberg Center, spoke about the intended event impact and the importance of conversations of this nature.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:24pm

Though both reference the concept of “mobility,” transportation isn’t usually associated with climbing the economic ladder. However, a 2015 study of social mobility at Harvard University found commuting time is the single most important factor in escaping poverty; the longer the commute, the less likely a low-income person is able to increase their economic status.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:13pm
CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad during a CSG meeting in the Union.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government released a Campus Affordability Guide Saturday and has since received backlash from many members of the student body. The online publication was widely touted as a “guide to cost-effective living at the University,” and lists a few dozen tips for students to cut down on costs in the face of rising living costs. 

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:36pm
Students and faculty gather on the Drag to show support and solidarity for Martin Luther King and the ideas he held in the Circle of Unity Celebration on the Diag Monday.

On Monday afternoon, more than 100 people gathered on the Diag for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium’s 12th annual Circle of Unity, hosted by the Michigan Community Scholars Program.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:42pm
Zeta Beta Tau’s International Headquarters voted to remove recognition of the University of Michigan’s Eta chapter on Tuesday.

Update: This article has been updated to include a statement from the University chapter of ZBT

Zeta Beta Tau’s International Headquarters voted to remove recognition of the University of Michigan’s Eta chapter on Tuesday.

According to an official statement from the organization, ZBT staff, along with the University’s Office of Greek Life and Division for Student Life, conducted an extensive membership review to determine the future of the chapter.

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.