Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:02pm

The University of Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative recently awarded $800,000 in grants to four University research teams studying the effects that physical activity has on various aspects of health. Established in 2016, ESSI aims to combine the various talents from across campus to better understand the relationship between athletic performance and health. The four interdisciplinary teams will be awarded payments in increments of $50,000 after completing biannual reviews of their projects.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:51pm
Author David Silverman discusses his book, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America, at Hatcher Graduate Library on Thursday.

David Silverman, author and history professor at George Washington University, presented to a crowd of 40 Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students on how Native Americans used guns to revolutionize their lives in many arenas, from warfare to economic transactions. This is seen in his most recent book, “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America,”, which served as an attempt to transform how readers understand Native American relationships with guns.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:04am
Jean-François Palomino during his lecture "Mapping the Great Lakes in the 17th Century" at Hatcher on Tuesday.

Over 120 Ann Arbor residents gathered in the University of Michigan’s Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on Tuesday night to listen to Jean-Francois Palomino, an author and cartography expert from the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. He discussed how French cartographers were the first to map much of French-controlled North America in the 17th century in addition to the exchange of unique maps between the French and the British during power turnovers in the late 1600s.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:42pm
Rackham student Mina Jafari presents her poster at the MICDE symposium on Tuesday.

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering hosted its annual symposium Tuesday, showcasing the scientific research of University of Michigan students, faculty and professionals from around the world.

The day-long event, held at Rackham Auditorium, featured a number of poster presentations in which students and postdocs discussed their research findings with the public. These presentations were coupled with a series of speakers from computer science and engineering fields.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:17am
An Ann Arbor police office stands in front of students during the walkout in November.

University of Michigan student Dyshon Toxey doesn’t smile much anymore. 

An LSA senior, Toxey is finishing his degree in cognitive science and mathematics, and is involved in a number of development programs for fellow first-generation students. Toxey is Black, and said he often took pride in his perfectly straight, groomed set of teeth to build connections in Black circles and beyond — he’s known as a community mentor with an easygoing demeanor and an even easier smile. 

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:42pm

This piece is by no means an all encompassing perspective on the “APIAs” experience*

On Sunday April 9, a few videos surfaced on the internet that shocked the country and the world. What they revealed was horrifying, tragic and wrong. The incident though, was nothing new.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:42pm

This piece is by no means an all encompassing perspective on the “APIAs” experience*

On Sunday April 9, a few videos surfaced on the internet that shocked the country and the world. What they revealed was horrifying, tragic and wrong. The incident though, was nothing new.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 8:04pm
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A home invasion occurred early Sunday morning at 12:15 a.m. off the University of Michigan campus. According to a crime alert released by the Division of Public Safety and Security on Sunday evening, the incident took place south of Hill Street at the 900 block of South Forest Avenue.

As reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department, an unknown man repeatedly banged on an apartment door and then proceeded to kick it down. Police are not aware if the man ever gained access to the apartment, but no property was found to be missing.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
LSA sophomore Alexandrea Somers presents "Income and Educational Consequences of Opening to Trade: Evidence from Egypt, Namibia, Poland and Vietnam" at the Michigan Foreign Policy Council's conference on Saturday afternoon.​

On Saturday, the Michigan Foreign Policy Council hosted its Spring Conference. The student-led organization comprises undergraduate students who hope to “make meaningful, empirical contributions to American foreign policy” through research.

After being introduced by their executive board, the six groups — composed of the club’s 23 members — presented their research projects.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:05pm
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) speaks at the Third Annual Last Lecture Series in Weill Hall on Wednesday.

Wrapping up the year for Public Policy seniors was U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) and distinguished professors of the University of Michigan to deliver what is traditionally called the Last Lecture.

The event, as part of the third annual Public Policy Last Lecture series, brought University seniors to Weill Hall on Wednesday to leave them with lasting words as they face graduation at the end of the month. 

Public Policy senior Keerthana Sundar helped organize the event, and noted its importance in sending off the seniors.

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