Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:05pm
The local Ann Arbor piercing studio Pangea Piercing announced the store is officially closing its doors Thursday following its reopening last Saturday after months of controversy.

The local Ann Arbor piercing studio Pangea Piercing announced the store is officially closing its doors Thursday following its reopening last Saturday after months of controversy. The store cited harassment by “communists” and local media in its store front window on East Liberty Street as reasons for closing. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:29pm
Musicians perform at the Contemporary Directions Ensemble performance in the Moore Building Friday night.

When University of Michigan Music Theory professor Patricia Hall heard of musical works potentially composed at Nazi concentration camps, she began her research into the sounds of Auschwitz.  During Hall’s tours of the most deadly system of camps during the Holocaust last summer, she was struck by the irony of the manuscripts she analyzed. Upon deeper review, Hall decided she wanted to delve more broadly into music’s relationship with the history of the Holocaust.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:33pm

In college, students are finding apps for anything — deals on food, study tools and more. But as technology starts reaching younger audiences, advertisers have begun tapping into the new mobile market, resulting in what University researchers say is harmful exposure. Mobile applications geared toward children contain significant disruptive, often inappropriate, advertising content, University of Michigan researcher Jenny Radesky, a pediatrician, and her team found after analyzing 135 of the most popular free and paid apps for children 5 years old and younger.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:27pm

Google granted $250,000 to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a University of Michigan program that provides engineering resources to high school students, at the grand opening of their new office in Detroit. Google opened their regional office in the Little Caesars Arena today, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:01pm
The University of Michigan’s Interfraternity Council voted Wednesday to remove the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity from campus, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life said in a press release.

The University of Michigan’s Interfraternity Council voted Wednesday to remove the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity from campus, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life said in a press release. Members of the IFC voted unanimously to terminate Alpha Sigma Phi’s Theta chapter following an investigation by the Hazing Response Team regarding allegations of hazing during their new member process.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 8:05pm

Mohamed Soumah, a University of Michigan custodian, is currently seeking refuge in the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House to avoid deportation — he requires frequent dialysis due to a genetic kidney disease, and says he will die if deported.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:47pm
Salgado believes her research is important given recent events involving women’s equality and specifically the #MeToo movement, a national conversation around sexual misconduct and gender discrimination.

LSA sophomore Estrella Salgado turned a love of “Little House on the Prairie” into an in-depth research project to understand the lives of women in the mid-19th century. Salgado’s project, sponsored through the Undergraduate Research Program, began when she recognized the Godey’s Magazine in her class discussion from her childhood love of Little House.

“I was a big fan of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ when I was a kid,” Salgado said. “So when it was mentioned this year in class, I wanted to take a look.”

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:03pm

Linguists gathered Thursday for the International Institute Conference to discuss the endangerment and revitalization of Indigenous languages. The day-long conference worked to build a stronger relationship between the University of Michigan and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues by reporting policy recommendation discussions from the conference to the forum.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:01pm

LSA senior Kia Schwert was captivated by the research opportunities at the University when she attended the Michigan Community College Summer Research Fellowship as a fellow in 2017, inspiring her to transfer to the University to study sociology and women’s studies. She got involved as a research assistant in Profs. Elizabeth Armstrong and Sandra Levitsky’s Title IX lab in the Sociology Department, which involved content analysis of 380 higher level education institutes to see how their administrations respond to sexual violence on their campuses.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:47pm

Spaces with media outlets that use sexual assault victim-blaming language or include features that defend rape perpetrators report more cases of rape and fewer related arrests, a University of Michigan study found. Political Science Assistant Professor Yuri Zhukov helped lead the first big data analysis of newspapers from 2000 to 2013 regarding media’s portrayal of rape in the United States.