Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:38pm
The Black Student Union gathers in front of the Union Wednesday.

Close to 200 University of Michigan students — including members of the Black Student Union and Students4Justice — gathered Wednesday night on the steps of the Michigan Union to protest racially charged incidents on campus in the past week.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:21pm
The Black Student Union hosted a "Destress" event in the MLB on Tuesday in light of the racist incident in West Quad on Sunday.

In light of racist comments written on Black students’ doors this past weekend in West Quad, many students are unhappy with University President Mark Schlissel’s apparent silence. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:18pm
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell discusses his own past and his opinions on future national security at hill Auditorium on Tuesday.

U.S. General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell was greeted with a standing ovation at a packed Hill Auditorium on Tuesday afternoon. The event, organized by the University of Michigan College of Engineering, was part of the James R. Mellor Lecture in conjunction with the Goff Smith Prize.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:41pm
The University of Michigan held an event in Detroit celebrating its Bicentennial on Friday.

On Friday, the University of Michigan brought its Bicentennial festivities to the place where it all began.

A founding ceremony took place in Detroit’s Grand Circus Park as a nod to the University’s 1817 founding in Detroit, as well as an acknowledgment of upcoming partnerships and commitments to the city. Several seminars also took place earlier in the day, ranging in topics from investments in the city’s future to innovation in education, arts and technology.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:03pm
Roasting Plant Coffee opened on Sunday at the new State Street location.

Roasting Plant, a trendy new coffee shop that originated in New York City’s Upper East Side, has just opened its first location in Ann Arbor. The new store, located at 312 S. State St., opened its doors for the first time on Sunday and has been bustling ever since.

The coffee shop puts a spin on the average coffee shop on the University of Michigan’s campus by emphasizing the actual coffee beans. Customers choose the specific bean they want, then can look up and watch the beans move through a glass tube on the ceiling before landing in the coffeemaker behind the counter.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:40pm

Last Thursday, Amazon announced its plan to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, and released a request for proposal for interested cities to complete.

Many have suggested Detroit as a potential location, and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel added his support to the bid this week.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:49pm

To many, the issues we face today seem unsolvable and overwhelming: inequality, injustice, political unrest and the increasingly relevant battle to protect our environment. Yet, how these issues insect is what has allowed Dorceta Taylor, University of Michigan professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability, to shape a unique approach toward researching and examining the root of these problems. Taylor holds a Ph.D.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:07pm
Daniel Pink discusses how to survive in an automated age in Hill Auditorium Tuesday evening.

An audience of 3,500 in Hill Auditorium burst into applause at the sight of The New York Times best-selling author Daniel Pink’s “Fear the Khaki” T-shirt on Tuesday evening. Pink donned the shirt as part of the first anecdote during his presentation, “The Mind of the Future: How to Survive an Outsourced, Automated Age.” Pink’s talk highlighted useful lessons on what it takes to be successful in the workplace as society shifts from the information age to the conceptual age.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:21pm
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LSA senior Natalie Andrasko has worked hard to help University of Michigan students apply their unique language skills to a good cause in Washtenaw County. 

That "good cause" would be LingoMatch, a program created by three students to connect bilingual and multilingual students with an immigrant or refugee in Washtenaw County struggling to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits due to a language barrier.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 8:45pm
President Mark Schlissel and the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs discuss campus issues Monday evening in the Fleming Administration Building.

At its first meeting of the academic year, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs passed a resolution condemning the recent anti-Latino graffiti incident, when hate messages were spray painted on the Rock, a campus landmark at the intersection of Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue on Aug. 31.

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