Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:01pm
Gabriel Ehrlich, Director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, presents a forecast of the Michigan Economy at the 66th Annual Economic Outlook Conference at Rackham Amphitheater Friday.

The University of Michigan’s 66th Annual Economic Outlook Conference discussed research on the national and state economic future, especially as a recession rapidly approaches. The program’s 10 presentations, held between Thursday and Friday, spanned talks from “Election Implications for Small Business Spending and Hiring” to “NAFTA, Tariffs, and the U.S. Automotive Industry."

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:38pm

Members of the University of Michigan Dance Marathon gathered in Angell Hall Sunday evening for its triennial Family Circle to hear from two of the families and two of the therapy programs DMUM has supported.

According to LSA junior Carolyn Tirella, chair of Family Relations and the organizer of the event, 53 students attended Family Circle to witness the impact of their volunteering and fundraising efforts.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:37pm

It was the last of many for University of Michigan seniors: a willingness to wake up early for tailgates (unlike classes), singing “Mr. Brightside” with 100,000 spectators and enjoying a football game at the Big House as undergraduates.

The Michigan football team beat Indiana University 31 to 20.

Engineering senior Rachel Fenberg has gone to football games since her freshman year, and gained appreciation for the experience as she attended more games.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:18pm

Between alumni, parents and general Michigan fans, people flock to Ann Arbor on Saturdays during the fall. The Ann Arbor Airbnb host community has seen this firsthand and earned $1.55 million in supplemental income from 8,900 guests during University of Michigan home football game weekends this season, according to Airbnb. This included the $117,000 in projected income from the Indiana game on Saturday.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:28pm
LSA fifth year senior Hoai An Pham speaks at a breakout session held by the Michigan Student Power Network during the Organizing Against White Supremacy conference in Mason Hall Friday.

In response to the growing visibility of white nationalist movements across the country and subsequent debates about free speech, the social justice nonprofit Michigan Student Power Network hosted a workshop Friday afternoon about the power of community organizing and action. The workshop was one of many events hosted during the conference “Building Power: Organizing Effectively Against White Supremacy,” which discussed topics like nonviolence and the Black Action movement.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 5:10pm
Trinitas Development LLC is taking legal action against Ann Arbor after City Council denied a proposal for a student housing complex north of campus.

Trinitas Ventures is taking legal action against Ann Arbor after City Council denied a proposal for a student housing complex north of campus. The Indiana-based developer filed a claim of appeal, arguing the project complies with relevant zoning regulations and calling for a reversal of the city’s decision on the development.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:05pm
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WeListen hosted an event Thursday night in the Ford School of Public Policy featuring Shadi Abu Awwad, the relative of various Palestinian leaders during the First Intifada, and Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and teacher. The event, titled “A Painful Hope,” drew a crowd of about 100 students.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:04pm
Mark Munzenberger speaks at "Achieving Financial Wellness," a program sponsored by Central Student Government at Palmer Commons Thursday evening.

Central Student Government, Student Legal Services and the University of Michigan Credit Union hosted an interactive workshop Thursday to educate students on how to achieve financial health and security while at the University and after graduation.

CSG President Daniel Greene, a Public Policy senior, said the goal of the workshop was to give students access to underutilized resources on campus and to prepare them financially for the post-graduation world.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:50pm
Alex Wind, high school senior and survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, speaks about gun control and youth activism at an event hosted by Washtenaw Youth Initiative in The Neutral Zone Thursday evening.

Young people who captured the nation’s attention this spring rallying against gun control brought their energy and vision to students on and off campus Thursday evening, urging local organizers to keep the movement alive.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:17pm
The Michigan Concussion Center’s structure will revolve around three main cores: research, clinical and outreach.

The University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative recently set aside $5.6 million to fund the creation of the Michigan Concussion Center. The center, which will be led by Prof. Steven Broglio, director of the NeuroTrauma Lab, will focus on understanding concussion prevention, treatment and long-term consequences.