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.

Academic Freedoms

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:06pm
Patrick Mullen-Coyoy reads one of his poems at the "My Latinx Is..." open mic and performance event in Hatcher Library Thursday night. The event invited participants to define and reflect on their own Latinx identities through performances.

Filled with music, food, poetry and dance, the “My Latinx is…” event Thursday night created a space to discuss and share experiences of Latinx identity. About 50 students and Ann Arbor residents attended the event in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. It was hosted by the University of Michigan’s Latino/a Studies Department, the University Musical Society, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, La Casa and the Trotter Multicultural Center.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:57pm
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R)

The Michigan Daily Administration News Beat will be conducting interviews with the incumbent and challenging candidates for University of Michigan Board of Regents prior to the November midterm elections. Our second interview is with incumbent Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R).

Newman is an alum of the University and has served on the board for the last 24 years. Recently retired, Newman was senior vice president of Government Affairs for Delta Air Lines. She has served on a number of boards and committees in her career.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:18pm
Regent candidates Paul Brown, Jordan Acker and Michigan State Representative Yousef Rabhi answer students' questions in a forum hosted by the Michigan Affordability & Advocacy Coalition in Weill Hall Wednesday evening.

The Michigan Affordability and Advocacy Coalition hosted an Affordability Forum Wednesday night with Democratic University of Michigan Board of Regent candidates Paul Brown and Jordan Acker along

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:04pm
If the proposal passes, the Secretary of State will oversee the selection of 13 commission members — four Republicans, four Democrats, and five independents or third-party affiliated.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former actor and California governor, spoke Friday at a rally held in East Lansing to voice his support for Proposal 2 and thegroup Voters Not Politicians. The advocacy coalition endorses the creation of a nonpartisan commission that would redraw district lines.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:29pm
Acker is an alum of the University of Michigan. Acker worked for the Obama Administration in Washington, D.C., and currently works at a law firm with his father.

The Michigan Daily Administration Beat will be conducting interviews with the incumbent and challenging candidates for University of Michigan Board of Regents prior to the November midterm election. Our first interview is with Democratic challenger candidate Jordan Acker. Acker is a University alum and worked for the Barack Obama administration in Washington, D.C. He currently works at a law firm with his father and resides in Oakland County with his wife and two daughters.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:10pm
Brittney Williams speaks on her experience coming out as bisexual at the LGBTQ Monologues held on National Coming Out Day in Weill Hall Thursday.

Oct. 11 was National Coming Out Day, but it was also the 5-year anniversary of Brittney Williams’s mother’s death. As a speaker for Out in Public’s Second Annual LGBTQ Monologues, Williams, a University of Michigan School of Social Work alum, shared her story of how she did not come out to her mother before she passed. Williams concluded her monologue on a hopeful note — that her mother would have accepted her.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:55pm
Dan Slater, professor in the Political Science Department and director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, gives his inaugural lecture as director on how democracies and dictatorships emerge and submerge in Weiser Hall Thursday evening.

Political Science professor Dan Slater, new director of the University of Michigan Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, gave an inaugural lecture Thursday evening to both begin his time at the center and the unit’s 10th-anniversary conference, titled “Democracies Emerging and Submerging.”

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 8:57pm
University President Mark Schlissel discusses the Office for Institutional Equity’s yearly sexual misconduct report during an interview with the Daily at the Flemming building Monday morning.

University President Mark Schlissel sat down with The Daily Monday morning to talk about recent developments on sexual misconduct training and investigations at the University of Michigan, voting laws in Michigan, recommendations to change the current Regent investment protocols and more.

Sexual Misconduct Data and Sixth Circuit Court Ruling