Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 6:26pm
Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. brothers

December 4th, 1906: Founder’s Day for the first Black Greek Organization in the world at Cornell University, which began as a result of seven men rallying against racism and segregation in academic institutions and beyond.  Established during a time where very few outlets for Black upliftment existed, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated focuses on social and academic achievement with an emphasis on brotherhood at the core of its founding.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:33pm
Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization supporting economic development in Ann Arbor and the greater community, has worked to spur innovation in the city.

According to a ranking by 24/7 Wall St., Ann Arbor is the sixth most innovative city in America.

Rankings were generated by compiling the highest number of issued patents per 100,000 city residents using data from the 2015 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ann Arbor granted 7,928 patents in 2015 with 218.7 patents granted per 100,000 residents.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:59pm

Many first-generation students at the University of Michigan say they find the financial aid process difficult to navigate, despite the resources available at U-M.

Social Work student Mallory Sprague said the financial resources for first-generation students are not heavily advertised, but they ultimately allowed her to participate in five study abroad programs during her time at the University.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:51pm
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners celebrated the swearing in District 2 Commissioner Sue Think at the Washtenaw County Administration Building Wednesday evening.

Elected officials and local residents celebrated the swearing in of the new class of county commissioners at the Washtenaw County Administration Building on Tuesday night. Four incumbents and four new members, all Democrats, officially assumed their roles on the Board of Commissioners, the first time the body has been entirely Democratic in its history.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:47pm
In December, Rackham Graduate School announced they will include Middle East and North African identities on their applications for Fall 2019.

Rackham Graduate School announced last month they will include Middle Eastern and North African identity options on their applications for Fall 2019. The identity will fall under the white racial category, with Middle Eastern and North African identities as further specification, along with options for applicants to identify as European or other. The move follows requests from Arab students, staff and faculty for the University to officially recognize their identities in a campaign titled #WeExist.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:38pm
University Towers received a noncompliance notice from the city early this week threatening fines of more than $200 should they fail to comply with municipal regulations.

This story has been updated to include comment from University Towers management.

University Towers, a student apartment building on South Forest Avenue, received a noncompliance notice from the city early this week threatening fines of more than $200 should they continue to fail to comply with municipal regulations.

The notice informed University Towers it had failed “to correct violations within the time limits specified” in addition to a “failure to obtain a current certificate or compliance with the city of Ann Arbor.”  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 3:35pm

Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones called out the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of Michigan in a letter regarding the University's disciplinary action against Alpha Sigma Phi, which was later published by MLive through a Freedom of Information Act request on Dec. 17.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:46pm
Doug Thomas fields questions and comments from Ann Arbor community members about the successor police chief in the Ann Arbor Public Library Tuesday evening.

City government consulting firm Strategic Government Resources held a community hearing Tuesday night with Ann Arbor residents and City Councilmembers to hear thoughts and concerns regarding the search for a new police chief. Ann Arbor’s last police chief, Jim Baird, transferred to Breckenridge, Colo. in February.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:19pm
The Sixth Circuit ruled that the University must require cross-examination by the accused or his agent.

Tuesday afternoon, Jane Roe, a newly-formed student group at the University of Michigan, penned a petition calling for the University to adjust its new policy in Title IX investigations, based on the September Title IX ruling by the Sixth

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 8:40pm

To the Regents, President, and Provost of the University of Michigan and the Provost’s Blue Ribbon Panel (or anyone who is actually listening):