Monday, February 4, 2019 - 8:47pm
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced the creation of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality Monday.

On Monday, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced the creation of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality. It will provide recommendations and strategies on achieving carbon neutrality and work with members of all three campuses. The group is composed of faculty, students and administrators, as well as local partnerships.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:12pm
The Bursley-Baits bus damaged this tree on Fuller Road Monday afternoon.

On Monday at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Bursley-Baits bus accident occurred at 1100 Block Fuller Road, according to Melissa Overton, deputy chief of police & public information officer for the University of Michigan Police Department. About 20 passengers were aboard the bus and there were no reported injuries.

“(The bus) slid off the road crashed into a small tree,” Overton wrote in an email response to The Daily.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 2:52pm
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A 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly killing his 66-year-old father, city police said according to The Detroit News.

Police received a 911 call that night from a location north of Geddes and east of Huron Parkway. The suspect’s mother — the wife of the alleged victim — made the phone call. The victim was wounded upon arrival of the police and died in his home.

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:47am
Alum Penny Stamps receiving an honorary doctor of fine arts at Spring Commencement 2018.

Namesake of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, philanthropist and alum Penny Stamps died Thursday in her home at the age of 74. Stamps had been battling leukemia.

Stamps, along with her husband, E. Roe Stamps, established the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and gave back to the University of Michigan in significant ways throughout their lives. The Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series began in 1999, with Stamps contributing funding for the series.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 8:45pm
Rackham Student Elizabeth Walz speaks to the Regents during the Public Comments portion of the Regents Meeting at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents’ meeting Thursday featured 15 public comment speakers, including U-M Ann Arbor and Dearborn students as well as alumni, faculty and staff. The topics discussed included carbon neutrality, divestment from companies supporting Israel and the role of letters of recommendation in a political context.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 5:33pm
University President Mark Schlissel

Each month, The Michigan Daily Administration Beat sits down with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss important questions about University policy, commitments and challenges. This transcript has been abbreviated and reordered for reader clarity.

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 5:35pm
Student employees at the Union were informed of the renovation plans years before the building closed for construction.

With the renovation of the Michigan Union estimated to continue until early Winter 2020 and renovation of the Central Campus Recreational Building beginning in 2021, these facilities will remain closed due to construction.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:44pm
Engineering senior Cryserica Jeter writes on a banner responding to the prompt "Being Black at UM," marking the five year anniversary of the use of the hashtag #BBUM in Mason Hall Thursday.

The Black Student Union held an event and exhibit in Mason Hall on Monday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of #BBUM, which stands for “Being Black at the University of Michigan.” The display included a large poster where students could share what it means to be Black at the University of Michigan in colored chalk.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:55pm
Jessica Smith speaks about her experience as a survivor of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse at the In Our Own Words event in the Ann Arbor Downtown Library Thursday evening.

The Heartland Independent Film Forum, in partnership with The Michigan Daily, hosted a launch event Thursday night at the Ann Arbor Public Library for an online database containing every impact statement of the survivors of Larry Nassar. The database is intended to aid students, families, educators and journalists in understanding this decades-long pattern of abuse. About 25 students and Ann Arbor residents were in attendance.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:25pm
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In a monthly interview with The Michigan Daily, Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, outlined the University’s stance on the recent denial of letters of recommendation for students planning to study abroad in Israel and the Sixth Circuit Court verdict against the University’s sexual misconduct policies. He also touched on the lack of concrete deadlines for their recent carbon neutrality goal announcement and the need for greater investment in diversity, in addition to current University initiatives and more.

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