Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:31pm

The LSA Student Government candidates for Appointed Representative convened on Thursday in the University of Michigan League to campaign for the upcoming election. Twelve of 15 candidates running introduced their platforms and answered questions by Central Student Government members, LSA SG members and University students. 

The candidates expressed they were running to accurately represent their constituents and their interests.

“As a representative, it’s not so much about what I want, but what constituents want,” LSA freshman Jordan Schuler said.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:16pm

On this episode of The Sit Down, producer Becky Portman chats with the University of Michigan's own Midnight Book Club, a long-form improv group on campus. 

The group gives us an insider's look into some of their favorite improv games, showing off some of their best impressions and building off each other’s energy. MBC recalls how the group was formed by theater students in the Residential College back in the day.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:43pm
TEDxUofM reveals their 2018 conference theme on the Diag Thursday.

Thursday night, a large, painted cube sat in the Diag and invited passersby to chalk their answers to questions such as: “What is a mystery that can’t be solved?” The cube, along with hot chocolate, donuts and glow sticks were featured for the reveal of TedxUofM’s 2018 conference theme: “Black Box.”

While the speakers have yet to be announced, eight University of Michigan affiliates will present talks in February, all centered around the idea of “Black Box.” Kinesiology senior Jackie Katz, co-director of the conference, said selecting a theme was a lengthy process.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:13pm

Earlier this month, the University of Michigan took first place in the Adobe Analytics Challenge. The challenge focuses on giving college students access to Adobe's analytics products and data from real-world organizations and companies. This year the groups analyzed MGM Resorts International, using data science to compete for the grand prize of $35,000. 

This year's team, "Adjusted R Squared," was comprised of three Business graduate students: Rajiv Khattar, Rei Liao and Erica Kirshensteyn, along with their academic adviser, Prof. Hyun-Soo Ahn.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:16pm

On Wednesday night, members and students of the social justice organization Radfun projected an image onto the UMMA in support of having University President Mark Schlissel and the Board of Regents deny white nationalist Richard Spencer the opportunity to speak on campus.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:01pm

Before starting his freshman year at the University of Michigan, LSA sophomore Cooper Kirby asked himself if college was truly something he wanted to do. Luckily, he later found a way to balance academics and his interest in fashion, and has just released a new clothing brand this year.

“It’s been tough to juggle with school work, but it’s been great,” Kirby said.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:06pm

On Wednesday afternoon, a swastika was found drawn on a bathroom stall in the second-floor men’s bathroom in the Modern Language Building. The racist insignia was discovered by Public Policy senior Sammy Lawrence.

“As a Jewish student on campus this makes me feel extremely unsafe, especially in an environment that should be conducive to learning,” Lawrence said in an email.

The swastika was also seen by LSA senior Ryan Scheidt, who is Jewish, and then reported by Lawrence to the University of Michigan's Division of Public Safety and Security.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:02pm
Paul Tagliabue and Jim Hackett speak on the intersection of sports and social policy moderated by Warde Manuel at Rackham Auditorium Tuesday.

With current political climate and an increasing number of athletic protests against social inequalities, the interplay between sports and public policy are two entities that are becoming increasingly intertwined, according to former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Jim Hackett, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company and former interim director of University of Michigan athletics. The two discussed this intersection and more to University faculty and students Tuesday afternoon. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:39pm
Panelists at the Academic Innovation Initiative Summit in the Michigan League Tuesday.

To tip off the University of Michigan’s Academic Innovation Initiative Summit, University deans gathered at a panel on the future of innovation in academics Tuesday afternoon, with 70 in attendance.

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:13pm
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs discusses campus issues in the Fleming Administration Building Monday afternoon.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs convened Monday afternoon to discuss amending the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities — a University of Michigan document written by and for students that outlines University standards and norms of behavior — making tuition more affordable for students and increasing the faculty’s role in diversity, equity and inclusion.