Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:40pm
Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his new book, "Obama: The Call of History" in the Ford Presidential Library Tuesday.

Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, discussed his new book, “Obama: The Call of History,” to a crowd of about 200 people at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Tuesday. 

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:30pm
Debbie and John Dingell answer student questions on a panel at the Ford School of Public Policy Monday.

On Monday night, a group of five current and former southeastern Michigan legislators spoke to a crowd of about 40 students in the Ford School of Public Policy’s Annenberg Auditorium, answering questions about issues currently affecting the University of Michigan community. Questions concerned tuition and housing affordability, sexual assault and harassment on campus, diversity and inclusion on campus, and the state of Michigan’s economic environment.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:06pm
Rajesh Mangrulkar, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, discusses active listening and the importance of emphasizing meaning and purpose in education at the League Monday.

The LSA Student Honor Council hosted “Rediscovering Your ‘Why?,’” a talk led by Rajesh Mangrulkar, associate dean for medical student education at the University of Michigan’s Medical School, focused on the idea of purpose for University students on Monday evening.

Mangrulkar specifically discussed the discovery of passion through academia, how education responds to changing environments and individual goals and desires. About 50 people gathered in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League for the presentation.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:38pm
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With about two months left until the Lecturers’ Employee Organization’s current contract ends on April 20, the union’s bargaining team continues to meet weekly with a University delegation to negotiate a new agreement regarding wages, performance evaluations and other factors.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 9:40pm
John Pollack speaks at the Ted x UM event at the Power Center Friday.

TEDxUofM held its ninth annual conference, Black Box: Into the Unknown, on Friday with a sold-out crowd at the Power Center. Eight speakers from the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor community presented, focusing on how their experiences and choices have shaped their lives. The event was livestreamed on TEDxUofM’s website.

Kinesiology senior Jacqueline Katz served as the co-director for TedxUofM this year.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 9:40pm
John Pollack speaks at the Ted x UM event at the Power Center Friday.

TEDxUofM held its ninth annual conference, Black Box: Into the Unknown, on Friday with a sold-out crowd at the Power Center. Eight speakers from the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor community presented, focusing on how their experiences and choices have shaped their lives. The event was livestreamed on TEDxUofM’s website.

Kinesiology senior Jacqueline Katz served as the co-director for TedxUofM this year.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 7:05pm

On Sunday, Pontiac native Lawrence S. Bacow was named Harvard University’s 29th president, beating out University of Michigan’s own president Mark Schlissel for the role. Bacow was the former president of Tufts University and chancellor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will succeed Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard’s first female president, who held the position for 11 years.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:53pm
Michigan alums Alex and Effee take about their relationship at "Our Love is Beyond Your Imagination" hosted by SAPAC to bring more attention to queer and trans love, at the the Michigan Union Friday.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, a traditional image may come to mind — chocolates, roses, and often a man and woman. But on Friday, the Consent, Outreach, & Relationship Education program — a volunteer branch of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center – explained not all relationships fit this heteronormative mold. The presentation,  held at the Michigan Union, titled “Our Love is Beyond Your Imagination," illustrated healthy non-cisgender relationships. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:51pm
John Mirsky, Matt Naud and Andrew Berki speak at the 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum Thursday night.

Community members gathered to attend the second meeting of the 7th annual Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum series on Thursday, which focused on methods to measure and track the progress of sustainability. About 40 students and Ann Arbor residents attended the event at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Attendees came to discuss the success of the city’s sustainability programs. Moderator John Mirsky, executive policy advisor for Sustainability for the Ann Arbor City Administrator, began the forum by emphasizing the importance of measuring and tracking sustainability.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:58pm

It’s not uncommon for University of Michigan students to spend late nights studying at the University’s many libraries.  That’s why free university-sponsored transportation services like Campus SafeRide are designed to take students, faculty, and staff where they need to be after-hours. But this service created to bring students home safely at late hours can sometimes leave them waiting longer than expected.