On Thursday an Arab-American man woke up to a racial slur spray-painted on his garage door at his Ypsilanti home. On Wednesday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Michigan urged the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s attorney to charge the suspect.
Ann Arbor was named one of the top 10 most engaged and responsive local governments nationally, based on the use of a local app. The A2 Fix It app allows Ann Arbor residents to report public property concerns directly to the city to address. Ann Arbor ranked eighth in most responsive local government nationwide, according to parent app SeeClickFix’s data.
Ripple, a Web-based software that facilitates the recruitment and management of research participants for clinical trials and the University Blockchain Research Initiative will give the University of Michigan one million dollars to research financial technology, The University Record reports.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor, announced a $2,574,300 grant for the University of Michigan’s research on automated cars. The grant, funded by the United States Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers, will be dedicated to the University’s Centers for Connected and Automated Transportation.
With the renovation of the Michigan Union underway, students and faculty will decide on which three vendors will move into the space when it reopens in the winter of 2020. Members of the University of Michigan community expressed concern regarding the potential of Wendy’s moving back into the building due to employee labor conditions.
Get Your Game On, a gaming store and electronics repair shop on State St, closed permanently on Thursday following 12 years of business. The store posted a sign on the door stating the events leading to the closure occurred quickly preventing them from providing prior notice.
On Thursday at approximately 8 p.m., the Chi Omega sorority house caught fire. There were approximately six fire trucks along Washtenaw Avenue, leading to police closures from Hill Street to South University Avenue.
A video posted by The Tab Michigan on Instagram shows intense smoke coming from the building’s north side.
Multiple sources from Chi Omega reported everyone inside the house is safe. The fire allegedly started in the basement.
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.
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.