Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:05pm

With the opioid crisis still rampaging communities in the Midwest, doctors are beginning to reevaluate their prescription of these addictive medicines. Michigan Medicine doctor Ryan Howard pioneered a study analyzing doctors’ prescription of opioids following surgery. The statewide study of Michigan found surgical patients typically take only a quarter of the opioid pills prescribed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:12pm
 Ken Goldstein, University of San Francisco Professor, discusses the voter turnout during the 2018 midterm elections at the Institute for Social Research Tuesday afternoon.

In the week since the midterm election, close races around the country that have yet to be decided continue to raise the stakes for partisan competition in the House and Senate. These surprising races and unlikely results were the focus of the panel discussion held Tuesday night titled “Election 2018: What Happened?” sponsored by the University of Michigan‘s Institute for Social Research.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:13pm

One of the most popular classes that fulfills the Race and Ethnicity requirement, Cultural Anthropology 101, or Introduction to Anthropology, is moving away from its previous honors discussion course to pilot a new section similar to the Program on Intergroup Relations this upcoming winter semester.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:06pm

On Nov 3, owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras announced Common Language Bookstore, one of about 10 LGBTQ-oriented bookstores remaining in the U.S. and Canada, will close at the end of the year. Orr and Contreras have been together for 32 years and have owned the Kerrytown bookstore since 2003.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 6:19pm
Last Tuesday, Michigan voters approved the passage of Proposal 1, which will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state.

Last Tuesday, Michigan voters approved the passage of Proposal 1, which will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Michigan became the first Midwestern state and the 10th in the country to legalize cannabis, as the proposal won by a margin of 56 to 44 percent.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:36pm
Students from the University of Texas and The University of North Carolina speak about their experiences volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece at the Students Organize for Syria second annual national conference.

Over the course of the second annual national Students Organize for Syria conference, from Friday through Sunday at the University of Michigan, students and faculty from all over the country had the opportunity to listen to speakers, engage in discussions surrounding Syria and grapple with the primary question of the event: “Where do we go from here?”

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:36pm
Students from the University of Texas and The University of North Carolina speak about their experiences volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece at the Students Organize for Syria second annual national conference.

Over the course of the second annual national Students Organize for Syria conference, from Friday through Sunday at the University of Michigan, students and faculty from all over the country had the opportunity to listen to speakers, engage in discussions surrounding Syria and grapple with the primary question of the event: “Where do we go from here?”

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:50pm
Lilah Khoja speaks to students about barriers in pursuing education for refugees as part of the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program (MRAP) November speaker series.

The Michigan Refugee Assistance Program, a student-led organization dedicated to assisting recently resettled refugees in the greater Detroit and Ann Arbor areas, held the second of their four-part roundtable series Thursday night examining the intersectional issues within the refugee crisis. This particular speaker event was focused on examining educational barriers faced by refugees as well as the response, or lack thereof, from refugee communities, nonprofits and students. The event was held at Weill Hall and was attended by about 25 undergraduate and graduate students.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:48pm
Alan Haber speaks at the City Council meeting about Proposal A at City Hall Thursday evening.

Ann Arbor City Council discussed the implications of a ballot measure requiring the creation of a public park in downtown Ann Arbor as well as the regulation of Bird scooters at its meeting Thursday night.

Alan Haber, a community activist and vocal proponent of Proposal A, spoke during public comment about the creation of a public park on the land next to the Ann Arbor District Library following the ballot measure passage on Tuesday night.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:22pm
Students, faculty, and Ann Arbor residents march through Ann Arbor to protest the recent dismissal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and in support of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 presidential election.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, more than 400 students, faculty and city residents marched through Ann Arbor streets Thursday night to protest the president’s announcement and show support for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.