Monday, October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
Robert M. Sellers, vice provost for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer discusses the DEI initiatives at the DEI Summit and the Power Center Monday.

The University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit began Monday morning with a community assembly at the Power Center featuring activist and actress Diane Guerrero. The summit includes a number of events and public discussions over the week with a focus on fostering dialogues and addressing shortcomings in diversity, equity and inclusion at the University.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 9:43pm

University of Michigan students and faculty are hopeful new mandated online sexual misconduct training for faculty will combat misconduct on campus, but are still skeptical of its overall efficacy.

University President Mark Schlissel announced the new requirements Sept. 20 as a part of the administration’s ongoing initiative to combat sexual misconduct.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:09pm
Sam Bagnestos, a candidate for Michigan Supreme Court, talks about making the courts more progressive at Dana Thursday.

About 50 University of Michigan students and alumni welcomed Samuel Bagenstos, a Democratic nominee for a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court, to a College Democrats event Thursday night. Republicans have held control of the Michigan Supreme Court for most of the last two decades, and Bagenstos’ stated goal is to flip the court.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:14pm
Dozens of the scooters were dropped in Ann Arbor two weeks ago without prior notice to the city, requiring city officials to deal with the problems brought on by their presence.

The city of Ann Arbor has impounded almost two dozen Bird scooters for violating a city ordinances.

City Communications Director Lisa Wondrash said the scooters were improperly parked on sidewalks, streets or bike lanes, adding that the scooters also violate an ordinance mandating motorized vehicles not impede the public right-of-way.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:30pm
The commission meeting followed a response from the city publicly warning residents that use of the scooters could merit a ticket.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Commission met Wednesday evening to discuss the presence of Bird scooters in the city, among other agenda items. Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students have used the motorized scooters around the city since their deployment Friday. The commission weighed allowing the scooters on city streets in the near future. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:18am

The Ann Arbor City Council met Tuesday night to discuss proposed restrictions on marijuana dispensaries and changes to zoning laws for the upcoming development at 1140 Broadway St.

 

Much of the meeting was spent on an open public hearing regarding a proposed restriction on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The ordinance mandated a 1,000-foot distance between dispensaries and local daycare centers and schools with small children, increasing the current 600-foot requirement.

 

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:06pm

Governor Rick Snyder’s recent decision to stop providing free bottled water to Flint residents has drawn backlash from members of the Flint community and outside observers alike.

 

Announcing the decision, which ended a practice that has been carried out since January 2016 in response to the water crisis facing the city, Snyder had noted that lead levels in Flint water have been below the federal limit for almost two years now. Snyder said that state funding for water was no longer necessary.

 

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:33pm

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on March 26 the 2020 census will include a question asking respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:02pm
The third annual Panhellenic Speak Out event, a confidential forum for survivors of sexual violence in Greek Life, took place in the Union Ballroom Tuesday.

The Panhellenic Peer Educators at the University of Michigan hosted the third annual Panhellenic Speak Out on Tuesday night, providing a forum for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories in a confidential space.

At the event, attendees were welcomed to share stories in an open, unmoderated session that lasted two hours. Survivors shared stories from a wide range of experiences; some read poetry, some told their stories unscripted and some spoke for friends who were unable to speak.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:01pm

Chicago-based rapper CupcakKe blew away records on Jan. 26 with her performance at Pride Night at Necto Night Club in Ann Arbor. Despite a building capacity of 952, 1,112 people lined up outside the club to see her perform, more than any event the club has ever hosted.

Necto has welcomed a number of big-name artists to perform in the past — including Avicii and Zedd — but CupcakKe, whose legal name is Elizabeth Harris, destroyed the previous records.