Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:56pm
Bernice Yeung, this year's featured Knight Wallace fellow, speaks about her book detailing the stories of female migrant workers who were exploited and sexually assaulted by their employers Tuesday afternoon.

The #MeToo movement has focused primarily on high status figures — women speaking out against Hollywood moguls, powerful bosses and even our current president. Journalist Bernice Yeung’s recently published work, after years of investigation, focuses instead on the experiences of women in particularly vulnerable workplaces, such as janitors, farmers and domestic workers. 

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:50pm
Ann Arbor City Council member Julie Grand (D-Ward 3) asks a questions after a presentation by the city's water treatment manager during a City Council meeting at City Hall Monday evening.

Ann Arbor’s water treatment plant manager Brian Steglitz spoke to City Council Monday night about contamination warnings along the Huron River, including the expansion of a do-not-eat fish advisory to include a warning against consuming foam from the river.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:22pm
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel discusses net neutrality at a policy talk put on by the Ford school Monday afternoon.

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission visited the University of Michigan Monday night to discuss net neutrality with Jack Bernard, associate general counsel of the University, to a crowd of about 150 students, staff and community members at the Ford School of Public Policy.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 4:26pm

In a survey of over 1,800 local governments in Michigan, the Ford School of Public Policy's spring 2018 Michigan Public Policy survey showed most prohibit medical marijuana and nearly half report that medical marijuana created issues in their community. This survey gauged where the state's municipal governments stand on the issue of medical marijuana.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:52pm
In a recent study, Zhanjia Zhang, a Kinesiology graduate student in Chen’s lab, examined active work environments, such as the treadmill desk, and tracked participants’ executive function as they performed mental tasks during physical activity.

Running on a tight schedule? A treadmill desk could be the answer.

Weiyun Chen, a health and fitness associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, investigates correlations among exercise, sleep, mental health and academic performance, focusing on promoting healthy lifestyles for students in her Physical Activity & Health Laboratory.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:42pm

Ann Arbor City Council heard conflicting recommendations Thursday night from City Administrator Howard Lazarus and a citizen task force regarding the formation of a police oversight board during a work session at City Hall. The meeting focused on the content of the task force’s proposed ordinance, which calls for the establishment of a citizen-led police review commission.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:30pm
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses her book, "What The Eyes Don't See" with politician Chris Kolb at Rackham Auditorium Wednesday night.

Renowned pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha spoke Wednesday to a sold-out Rackham Auditorium about her first-hand account of exposing the dangerous levels of lead in Flint. This is the second part of the two-day event called Environmental Justice Focus: Flint Water Crisis, co-sponsored by the School for Environment and Sustainability and Literati Bookstore.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:11am
Central Student Government President Daniel Greene speaks during the CSG meeting Tuesday evening.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government met Tuesday night to pass a resolution to fund the Buses to Ballots initiative and another to help fund the Career Center’s JCPenney Suit Up event.

The assembly also passed a resolution to recommend adding motion activated lights in academic buildings at the University. Shortly after the meeting began, CSG observed a moment of silence in memorial of 9/11.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:06pm
Universities' contributions top $18.7 billion according to URC state economic impact report.

The University Research Corridor — a partnership of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University — released its 11th economic impact report last week. The report highlights the universities’ contributions to the state economy, which totaled $18.7 billion in 2017.

This is a significant increase from 2015, when the URC added $16.5 billion to the state economy. Britany Affolter-Caine, executive director of the URC, attributes this increase to federal funding and larger student populations.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:21pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced last Wednesday that the University of Michigan’s Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which works with companies in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio that have been hurt by foreign competition, has been awarded a $1.1 million Economic Development Administration grant.