Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:48pm

Last winter, Engineering sophomore Sam Greeley developed a severe case of Achilles tendinitis, an ankle injury confining her to crutches for weeks, adding unexpected challenges to her daily life.

After receiving attention from the University of Michigan Hospital, Greeley was not informed of the accommodations available to her from Services for Students with Disabilities. It was not until two days after her hospital visit that she learned about the services available to students with temporary conditions.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:08pm
The number of high-dose opioid painkiller prescriptions written to veterans has declined following the release of a Veterans Health Administration plan to reduce the potentially addictive substance, according to a new study conducted by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor researchers. 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:04pm
The Engineering Student Government met in the Union on Wednesday.

Engineering Student Government started its meeting Wednesday night with community input from David Schafer, president of Central Student Government and an LSA senior, regarding the potential for a more collaborative future between the two respective student governments.

Schafer addressed concerns regarding CSG representation of Engineering students and reaffirmed his commitment to more effectively representing students’ interests.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:49pm
Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the Michigan State of the State address on January 17, 2017.

It is expected that Gov. Rick Snyder will support the state’s Healthy Michigan Plan on Thursday in a U.S. Senate committee discussion. The roundtable in Washington D.C. will be discussing the future of Medicaid in the country.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:24pm
LSA professors Tiya Miles and Martha S. Jones discuss the book Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women at Hatcher Gallery on Wednesday.

About 50 professors, students, faculty members and members of the Ann Arbor community gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Hatcher Graduate Library to listen to three University of Michigan faculty members discuss the recent publication of “Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women,” a collection of essays on the experiences and roles of Black women in the history of intellectuals.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:16pm
Author Junor Diaz speaks about his writing and activism at Rackham Auditorium on Wednesday.

Author and activist Junot Díaz delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on white supremacy, racialized immigrants and solidarity to about 300 people in Rackham Auditorium as a part of the University of Michigan’s annual symposium in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Díaz began by discussing racial neoliberalism and its function in derailing how people talk about race. Racial neoliberalism, he argued, prevents people from addressing problems of racism and questioning if anyone can racist.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:32pm

Betsy DeVos, the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Education under President-elect Donald Trump, participated in a contentious confirmation hearing on Tuesday evening.

The confirmation hearing was initially scheduled for Jan. 11, but the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions postponed the hearing due to Devos' incomplete financial disclosures and unfinished ethics reviews.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:44pm
Ayah Issa, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, celebrates the passing of her proposal at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

During Tuesday night’s meeting, Central Student Government set the dates for the election of the 2017-2018 academic year’s leaders to be held on March 22 and 23, with 31 voting in favor and one abstaining.

As the current administration nears the end of its term, CSG President David Schafer, an LSA senior, praised the assembly for its hard work this past semester, encouraging the body to pursue its goals until the elections in March.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 8:55pm

Last week, University of Michigan alum Midori Maeda was announced as one of ten runners-up from a pool of more than 7,000 applicants in PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox's "The Search for Hidden Figures" contest, which aims to recognize talented female researchers for their work in the STEM fields.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:13pm

This year’s North American International Auto Show attendees went to the annual showcase in the hopes of getting a closer look at manufacturers’ latest offerings — primarily eye-catching concept cars encapsulating ideas that may be present in vehicles of the future.

The University of Michigan was represented at the show, held in Detroit’s Cobo Center, by the Solar Car Team, the Hybrid Racing Team and the Mobility Transformation Center. The Solar Car and Hybrid Racing Teams had their 2015 and 2016 vehicles on display.

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