Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:45pm
Colleen Fitzgerald, director of the Native American Languages Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington, gives an academic talk on the importance of Native Languages for reclaiming cultural identity at East Hall Friday.

In the first event of the University of Michigan’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Symposium, the Linguistics Department hosted Colleen Fitzgerald, a University of Texas professor, to speak about her research regarding indigenous language revitalization and its connection to diversity in linguistics. The colloquium, held in East Hall on Friday afternoon, followed a trend in the growing discussion of what linguists owe to the communities they study.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 6:27pm
Broderick Johnson,a former member of the Obama and Clinton administrations discussed promoting greater access to education and job placements for students of color as part of the University Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Monday.

Broderick Johnson, a former member of the Obama and Clinton administrations, along with University of Michigan professors and directors, spoke on engaging with students of color and promoting greater access to education and job placements at the “Innovative programs for youth and young adults” panel, part of the University’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 2:55pm

When it comes to creating change in the world, Hill Harper, an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist, says “power is the people.”

On Monday morning, Harper delivered the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium keynote speech at the University of Michigan. Speaking to hundreds gathered at Hill Auditorium, Harper urged the audience to consider this phrase when aiming to make lasting change. 

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:25pm
STM sophomore Jacob Sugarman speaks at the Stop Spencer Town Hall in the Michigan Union Saturday.

University of Michigan student organizations #StopSpencer and Human Rights Through Education hosted a town hall meeting Saturday at the Michigan Union to discuss tactics for fighting white supremacy and oppression on the University campus. A large crowd of students, faculty and Ann Arbor residents attended.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 3:40pm

This past Saturday, the student governments of all Big Ten universities met for the annual Association of Big Ten Students winter conference at Michigan State University. The body unanimously passed a resolution to include a Middle Eastern/North African checkbox on all university documentation, including applications and registrations. Currently, students of Middle Eastern and North African descent are given ethnicity options on University of Michigan documents that do not directly identify with their ethnic backgrounds.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:53pm
The University of Michigan Residential Hall Association discuss matters of administration, finances and complaints at the Couzens multipurpose room Thursday.

The University of Michigan Residence Halls Association gathered on Thursday night in Couzens Residence Hall to discuss funding for various student groups, as well as the vacant position currently on their executive board created by the unexpected resignation of one member, who cited an unwelcoming environment as a motivation. The assembly heard from a diverse group of student representatives from several organizations on campus, and voted on new legislation regarding the selection of residence hall representatives for next year.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:22pm

Last Monday, Biomerica Inc. announced it would be partnering with Michigan Medicine on clinical trials for their Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnostic Guided Therapy.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:29pm
Ann Arbor residents gather at the Human Rights Commission meeting to discuss the formation of a review board for the AAPD at the Ann Arbor City Hall Wednesday.

Seventy Ann Arbor residents called for increased accountability and transparency from the Ann Arbor Police Department at the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:38pm

LSA Student Government convened for the first meeting of the winter semester Wednesday evening to discuss three upcoming resolutions regarding the academic calendar and building conditions at the University of Michigan.  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm

Activists demonstrating against Ann Arbor’s deer cull discovered a homeless man living in a designated shooting zone for the cull Tuesday.

The deer cull began in 2015 after City Council approved sharpshooters to reduce the population of deer.