Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow speaks Friday in Rackham.

Discussing the role the media played — and continues to play — in Trump’s election and presidency was the central theme of The New York Times’s visual op-ed columnist, Charles Blow's talk “President Donald Trump, Arrogance and Democracy,” Friday evening. 

Blow was greeted with a standing ovation by an audience of over 1,000 people in Rackham Auditorium after having been invited to the University of Michigan by the Humility in the Age of Self-Promotion Colloquium, in conjunction with many other local organizations such as the Michigan Radio and the Ann Arbor District Library.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:38pm

Ann Arbor resident Areel Al-Lami, who was born in Ann Arbor but raised in Saudi Arabia, has seen immigrant communities in Ann Arbor struggle with language barriers, false cultural assumptions and a lack of technological literacy, which she believes could be alleviated through diversity initiatives. 

She attended the Traveling Innovation Hour's fourth meeting of the year to discuss her ideas with a group of people who could offer diverse opinions and solutions.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:30pm
The conference addressed the future of transportation with a panel of scholars from multiple universities.

Though many might think the future of mobility lies in flying cars and jetpacks, experts say the future entails dependence on equity of mobility companies and policy framework needed for a revolution. 

At least, that's what professionals in transportation, economics, energy and the environment discussed Friday for the University of Michigan Energy Institute’s fourth TE3 Conference. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:18pm
A monetary donation will help update the HERCULES laser to perform new functions.

The HERCULES laser, a scientific instrument used to study particle physics that's housed in the University of Michigan’s Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, is getting a power upgrade after receiving a $2 million donation from the National Science Foundation.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:06pm

Upon arriving an hour and a half before the Prime Student Housing office opened Monday, Engineering junior Henry Burns was greeted by a sprawling line of almost 40 people who had beat him in his efforts to reserve an apartment.

The long line so far in advance of the office’s opening was the first indication of some off-campus properties attempting to navigate city ordinances to beat out their competitors.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:20pm
Amanda Krugliak, arts curator at the Institute for the Humanities, introduces Mark Dion at the "Waiting for the Extraordinary" Penny W. Stamps lecture Wednesday at UMMA.

Artist Mark Dion discussed his work “Waiting for the Extraordinary,” which was influenced by the original blueprint of the University of Michigan, Wednesday night at the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

The event was part of a series and was held in collaboration between the Institute for Humanities and the UMMA with the goal of showcasing the innovation and art that exists across a wide range of disciplines. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:24pm

After a tumultuous first month with racist incidents and controversial speakers, student governments on campus are taking steps toward finding possible solutions to amending the campus climate.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:09pm
Ann Arbor City Council members kneel during the national anthem at the meeting Monday.

The national spotlight placed on the debate over kneeling during the national anthem was brought Monday night to the Ann Arbor City Council, as four council members knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Council members Jason Frenzel, Sumi Kailasapathy, Chip Smith and Chuck Warpehoski all knelt in silent protest during the Pledge of Allegiance, which is traditionally said prior to every City Council meeting.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:04pm
Protesters at Hanover Park for the Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor Saturday.

Meeting at Hanover Square Park and marching to Liberty Plaza in the rain, over 100 University of Michigan students, Ann Arbor residents and others took part in the Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace and Justice Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:08pm
Faculty member Thomas Powell speaks at the Mental Health Panel event in the Union Thursday.

The final event of Mental Health Awareness Week — the 2017 Mental Health Panel — was held on Thursday at the University of Michigan Union, with the help from the student-run National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health Task Force and the LSA Student Government.

Four women spoke at the panel about their own struggles with mental illness, the importance of seeking help and how the University can improve on helping those suffering.

Public Policy senior Melanie Wellstein, president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, was the main facilitator of the panel event.