Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:13pm
Engineering junior Tania Haddad oversees the meeting in the CSG Chambers on January 31, 2017.

During Central Student Government’s Tuesday meeting, a resolution to support the creation of a Middle Eastern and North African racial category on University of Michigan documents passed unanimously.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:08am
Counseling and Psychological Services Director Todd Sevig addresses the Central Student Government during their meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

Tuesday night, Todd Sevig, director of University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services, gave Central Student Government an oversight of the organization’s current plans to expand mental health services unique to the differing majors on campus.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:41pm
Francessca Bennett and Tania Haddad share a moment of laughter during the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

Despite the mixed reactions from CSG’s last meeting, a resolution aiming to host an Israeli-Palestinian lunch to foster dialogue passed with 18 in favor, nine opposed and five abstentions. However, the student assembly debated heatedly over the details of the resolution and CSG’s handling of the debate, with LSA Representative Eli Schrayer voting “no with rights” against his own resolution to continue the conversation.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:13pm
Kevin Yang speaks to Central Student Government members on behalf of the Student Organization Funding Commission at the CSG meeting on Tuesday evening.

Central Student Government representatives Gaby Roth, an LSA junior, and Eli Schrayer, an LSA senior, introduced a resolution Tuesday night to fund monthly lunches promoting dialogue regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which was met with mixed reactions from the rest of the body.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:23pm

Sometimes my mind takes me back to that one day in early September of freshman year, when I visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art with a group of strangers; students from my hall, from orientation, people I thought would become my best friends. In reality, they just became even more distant. How cultured and sophisticated, I thought to myself back then.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:19pm
Journalist Amy Goodman interviews TV producer Issa Rae at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on Monday.

Over 3,000 people gathered Monday morning in Hill Auditorium to listen to the University of Michigan Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture given by renowned investigative journalist Amy Goodman and filmmaker Issa Rae.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:13pm
Tania Haddad listens to student representatives at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution urging the city of Ann Arbor to adopt nonpartisan November elections was passed by the Central Student Government Tuesday night during its first meeting of the year.

According to the resolution, August primary elections make it hard for students to vote as they are usually not on campus during the summer months. This has resulted in a remarkably low turnout — under 20 percent — over the past few years.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:43am
Community member Keysha Wall addresses the Central Student Government at the meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution asking President Barack Obama to support undocumented students — brought to the table by BAMN, the national coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary — passed at Central Student Government’s first meeting of the semester. The body voted 26-4 with 7 abstaining.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:50pm

Braylon Edwards, a former NFL wide receiver and University of Michigan student, announced via Twitter he would be returning to the University to finish his degree. In his tweet, he joked that he picked up a rigorous schedule for this semester.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:05pm
Lead service lines connected to Flint water plants are tracked on the MyFlint-Water app.

University of Michigan researchers have released an app that helps Flint residents assess lead contamination levels by utilizing functions related to water testing and providing infrastructure-related information. The team also worked with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on data analytics for lead pipe removal.