Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:10pm
CSG members vote on a resolution to specify CSG election code laws in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The University of Michigan's Central Student Government met Tuesday evening to address issues regarding anti-Semitism on campus, University efforts to transfer to clean energy sources and further revisions to the CSG election code. Additionally, the assembly continued their discussion regarding improved sexual assault prevention training and appointed several new student representatives.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:59pm
Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing, speaks as part of the 2018 Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture at Rackham Auditorium Tuesday.

On Tuesday, author Yaa Gyasi spoke at the University of Michigan in front of a crowded Rackham Auditorium to discuss her award-winning novel “Homegoing.” After its publication, Gyasi won the National Book Critics’ Circle’s John Leonard First Book Prize. The novel has also been selected as the 2018 book for the Washtenaw Reads program.

“Homegoing” highlights the story of two half sisters and their descendants through eight generations, going over two hundred years of Ghanaian and American history. It also highlights illuminating themes of racism, family and unity.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:28pm
Students discuss immigration during the second meeting of WeListen, a new student organization devoted to facilitate small-group conversations between students of various political beliefs, at the Ford school Monday.

Over 50 students gathered at the Ford School of Public Policy to discuss immigration policy and controversies surrounding the topic on Monday. The dialogue was hosted and facilitated by WeListen, an organization dedicated to encouraging open conversation between conservative and liberal students on campus.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:27pm
An Ann Arbor resident holds up a sign in protest of the deer cull at the City Council meeting at City Hall Monday.

In response to opposition from Ann Arbor citizens regarding the formation of a police review board featuring Ann Arbor Police Department members, City Council passed an amended task force resolution Monday evening, allowing for increased autonomy for civilians in the formation of a task force to oversee the development of a police review board. The review board membership will be based on reccomendations by the City Administrator, as well as the Human Rights Commission. 

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:27pm

The Latinx Alliance for Community Action, Support and Advocacy, an umbrella student group representing members of the Latino community at the University of Michigan, released a list of demands to administrators Monday morning outlining steps they feel the University needs to take in support of Latino students, faculty and staff members.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:59pm
Abdul El-Sayed speaks at the Democratic gubernatorial forum at Washtenaw County’s Learning Resources Center Saturday.

The state of Michigan’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered at Washtenaw County’s Learning Resources Center on Saturday morning while attendees packed the hallway, exceeding the venue’s 250-person capacity. The candidates, William Cobbs, Shri Thanedar, Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed, answered audience questions regarding their economic, environmental and health care policies.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:57pm

Michigan State University students interrupted an MSU Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night, protesting the appointment of former Michigan Gov. John Engler as interim university president.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Washtenaw Country Quick Facts

While Ann Arbor is consistently named the best place to live and known as the most educated city in the United States, the surrounding areas of Washtenaw County know a different reality.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:47pm
Cherie Brown, founder of the National Coalition Building Institute, speaks on anti-Semitism to CSG members at the Michigan League Monday.

According to activist Cherie Brown, the first Jewish-American Princess didn’t have a Canada Goose jacket or a Love Your Melon beanie — she was a woman named Marjorie Morningstar, from a book published more than half a century ago.

“It was during a period in the 50s after the Holocaust, where Jews had had a third of their people decimated,” Brown said. “There was a feeling that upward mobility could be a vehicle for security. The JAP stereotype is the blaming of Jewish women for the upward mobility of the Jewish community in the attempt to try to escape anti-Semitism.”

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:09pm
CSG meets to hear the “State of the Campus” address from CSG President Anushka Sarkar and discuss critiques of the recent Campus Affordability Guide Tuesday night.

Tuesday night, the University of Michigan’s Central Student Government met to hear the “State of the Campus” address from CSG President Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior, and discuss critiques of the recent Campus Affordability Guide.