Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:16pm
University President Mark Schlissel responds to questions at his Leadership Breakfast in the Ross School of Business Thursday morning.

The University of Michigan’s Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign has raised more than $5 billion, University President Mark Schlissel announced Thursday to a crowd of about 200 people during his annual Leadership Breakfast at the Ross School of Business.

As Schlissel told the group, the record is a nationwide first.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:16pm
Schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district have been found to have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

Schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district have been found to have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:26pm
Panelists discuss the state of Latinx education at the Alumni Association Building Wednesday evening.

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative and the University of Michigan Latino/a Alumni hosted “The State of Latinx Education” panel Wednesday, which drew approximately 60 people for a discussion about the quality of the Hispanic education environment from elementary to post-secondary levels.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:26pm
The app is now used in various medical offices across the state of Michigan, including those of Dr. Thiago Nascimento, a pain research investigator in the University Research Lab.

Over the past several years, University of Michigan-based startup Moxytech has been developing an app that lets medical patients explain their pain to a doctor by drawing it on a 3-D model. Founded in 2014, the company allows users of the app GeoPain to highlight which areas hurt and indicate how much pain they are in to professionals.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:39pm
A downside of active learning is that the format is enacted through another class, thus failing to replace the traditional lecture model.

A new form of teaching dubbed “active learning” has started to slowly make its way into a variety of classrooms at the University of Michigan.

This new model attempts to engage students more deeply with content through more mandatory participation in discussions and small-group work. This operates in contrast to the traditional “passive learning” technique used in the typical lecture format.  

Students often admit to missing their packed, 300-seat lectures or losing their attention span. LSA sophomore Victoria Sheetz said she is barely awake when she attends lectures.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:11pm
Central Student Government representatives rearrange their seating for a dialogue during the CSG Meeting Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to complete an Intergroup Relations training, address community concerns, and confirm election results.

The Program on Intergroup Relations, a social justice education program on campus, facilitates workshops for various clubs and organizations to teach participants about empathetic communication in a multicultural society.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:33pm
This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 9:54pm
Ann Arbor residents show support for a police oversight commission ordinance at the City Council meeting at City Hall Monday evening.

Ann Arbor City Council voted down an ordinance introduced by three councilmembers Monday night establishing a citizen-led police oversight board, instead voting to move forward with a counter-ordinance offered by Mayor Christopher Taylor.

 

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 9:27pm

The Division of Public Safety and Security at the University of Michigan released their annual Security and Fire Safety Report Monday morning, showing an increase in sexual assault cases reported to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center and in hate crimes reported on campus. The report includes campus safety information, available emergency services, safety tips, University policies and state laws that pertain to members of the University community.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:54pm
Saline High School student Zaynab Elkolaly shows her support for political activism against gun violence at the Shattering the Silence Rally on the Diag Monday.

About 20 students, faculty and local activists convened on the University of Michigan Diag Monday afternoon for an anti-gun violence rally jointly hosted by Shattering the Silence, an organization dedicated to increased gun control measures, and the advocacy nonprofit NextGen America. The rally served to commemorate the 58 lives lost in Las Vegas a year ago — the deadliest mass shooting in American history — and urge people to demand stricter gun control policies.