Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
Hughes said he ended up running as an Independent rather than a Democrat because, by the time Kailasapathy announced she was not running for re-election, he felt there wasn’t enough time for him to marshal the resources necessary to compete as Democrat.

Ann Arbor’s highly partisan local elections make it an outlier among cities in Michigan, and City Councilmember Jane Lumm, I-Ward 2, wants to change that.

According to Lumm, only two other cities in Michigan — Ionia and Ypsilanti— have partisan local elections, while most have nonpartisan races, meaning candidates do not run as members of a particular political party. She also noted that Ann Arbor’s usual “benchmarks” — university cities like Berkeley, California; Austin, Texas; and Madison, Wisconsin — have nonpartisan local elections.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:29pm
SACUA Vice Chair Joy Beatty discusses university affairs at weekly SACUA meeting in Fleming Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday to deliberate on a faculty meeting conference with other Big Ten schools, rotating locations of SACUA meetings, engaging the Board of Regents in SACUA decisions and topics for the next Senate Assembly meetings.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:07pm
Ciara Sivels is the first Black woman to get a doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Throughout much of her life, Ciara Sivels had dreams of becoming a chef. Now she is the first Black woman to get a doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan.

 

“I really had no idea (about engineering) until my junior year of high school,” Sivels said. “I had a teacher suggest I look into engineering because I had always been at good at chemistry and math, and I constantly excelled in all my classes.”

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:05pm
Lorena Munoz speaks about her study on female immigrants and motherhood at Lane Hall Friday.

Lorena Muñoz, an assistant professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the University of Minnesota, discussed her research focusing on comparative work between Zimbabwean and Hispanic immigrant domestic workers and their relationships with their families Friday at a talk hosted by the University of Michigan departments of Latina/o Studies and

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 9:37pm
Students hold candles at the vigil honoring the victims of the Pittsburg synagogue shooting in the Law Quad.

About 300 students and community members gathered Sunday afternoon on the Diag to host a community vigil following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:43pm
Conservative commentator Steven Crowder hosts his talk show "Louder with Crowder" in the Power Center Thursday evening.

The University of Michigan’s Power Center was filled to capacity for the live taping of “Louder With Crowder: Halloween Spooktacular” with commentator Steven Crowder, a YouTube personality known for his weekly podcasts and conservative, unfiltered approach to social issues on Thursday night.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:28pm
Will Hathaway discusses his pro position on Proposal A during a panel hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library Thursday evening.

Supporters and opponents debated the merits of Proposal A, a ballot measure that could throw a wrench in plans to build a17-story high-rise on the lot adjacent to the Ann Arbor District Library, at a forum Thursday hosted by the League of Women Voters. More than 75 people were in attendance.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:00pm
Panelist Irena Alagic speaks during the Women in Finance panel hosted by Central Student Government at the Blau Colloquium Thursday evening.

The University of Michigan Central Student Government hosted a panel discussion on the finance sector and gender, continuing a series that highlights women working in traditionally male-dominated fields. Five panelists spoke to a group of about 30 students Thursday evening about working in finance in the #MeToo era and overcoming obstacles women still face in the field.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:54pm
Susan Reed, Managing Attorney with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, discusses U.S. Immigration policy as part of a speaker series organized by the Department of Sociology.

Susan Reed, managing attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, spoke Thursday about topics ranging from the history of immigration law to systems of white dominance to a crowd of about 40 students.

Reed prefaced the meeting by addressing her experience in the field and how she would use this as a tool to inform the audience throughout her talk.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:08pm
Kamilah Taylor, co-founder of Swaay, discusses how her app deters internet trolls in North Quad Wednesday.

As part of their “High Stakes Culture” series, the Institute of the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory hosted an event Wednesday afternoon titled “How Did We Become a Troll Nation and What Can Humanists Do About It?” Four panelists, ranging from an academic to software entrepreneurs, were joined by about 50 students, faculty and other audience members at North Quad Residence Hall for a discussion on the increasing toxicity of online platforms.