Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:14pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department announced a $2,000 reward for information on the three men who spray-painted racist graffiti last month on a downtown mural.

"Free Dylann Roof, I Hate N------” was written in an alleyway on the 600 block of East Liberty Street the morning of Sept. 16.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:59pm

This morning racist fliers were posted outside Stockwell Residence Hall, presenting the minority enrollment numbers at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, insinuating gaps in the average IQ of Black and white students. This correlation between race and mental ability was popularized in the late 1990s by Charles Murray, a political scientist slated to speak at the University next Wednesday.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:19pm
President Schlissel addresses Black Student Union protesters at the Union last night.

Following a night of protests over University President Mark Schlissel’s lack of a formal response to racially charged incidents on and around campus, Schlissel and other administrative faculty members — including Martin A.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:24pm

In response to several recent incidents of racism on the University of Michigan campus and throughout Ann Arbor, students and faculty hung up posters with phrases of solidarity and support for targeted groups Monday night.

"You are loved, valued, and important. Hatred has no place here. The Michigan community stands with you," a poster read.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:22pm

Update: This article has been updated to include statements from LSA sophomore Travon Stearns, one of the victims of the writing. 

Update: University President Mark Schlissel has tweeted a response to the incident. 

Update: Spokesperson Diane Brown stated DPSS is now investigating the incident and is increasing patrols in West Quad.

Update: This story has been updated to include a statement from MCSP Director David Schoem. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:20pm

Building on the strength and international recognition of the University's Mcity, the entirety of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center has officially been renamed Mcity.

The Mobility Transformation Center launched in 2013 as a public-private partnership between government and industry to expand research on driverless cars. The MTC introduced Mcity in July 2015, as the world’s first testing ground for advanced mobility vehicles and technology.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:30pm

The Latinx Social Work Coalition has sent a letter and SCOPE, Student Community of Progressive Empowerment — a student-led organization aiming to protect undocumented and ”DACAmented” students at the University  — has released a statement in regards to the presence of Customs and Border Protection agents at Tuesday’s Spring Career Expo.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:13pm

Ann Arbor resident David Silkworth filed a petition Tuesday afternoon to run for City Council in the August primary. Silkworth will face incumbent Chip Smith (D–Ward 5), who will be seeking his second term on the council.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:35pm

Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert has proposed a building at the historic J.L. Hudson site in downtown Detroit. The 734-foot tower, a few feet taller than the Renaissance tower, would be the tallest building in Michigan if erected.

Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority approved Gilbert’s plans Wednesday morning. Gilbert has until Nov. 1 of this year to get finances in order and then construction will begin in December.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:43pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor listens at a city council meeting on February 6, 2017.

City Administrator Howard Lazarus requested an internal investigation into potential conflicts of interest in the awarding of city contracts, according to emails obtained by the Daily and verified by Lazarus and members of City Council.

In an email addressed to City Council and the mayor on Saturday, Lazarus wrote he had requested the city’s purchasing department to inquire whether ethics rules were violated in awarding approximately $1.3 million in city contracts to companies affiliated with seven political appointees to city boards and commissions between 2010 and 2016.