Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:49pm
Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the Michigan State of the State address on January 17, 2017.

It is expected that Gov. Rick Snyder will support the state’s Healthy Michigan Plan on Thursday in a U.S. Senate committee discussion. The roundtable in Washington D.C. will be discussing the future of Medicaid in the country.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:24pm
LSA professors Tiya Miles and Martha S. Jones discuss the book Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women at Hatcher Gallery on Wednesday.

About 50 professors, students, faculty members and members of the Ann Arbor community gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Hatcher Graduate Library to listen to three University of Michigan faculty members discuss the recent publication of “Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women,” a collection of essays on the experiences and roles of Black women in the history of intellectuals.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:16pm
Author Junor Diaz speaks about his writing and activism at Rackham Auditorium on Wednesday.

Author and activist Junot Díaz delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on white supremacy, racialized immigrants and solidarity to about 300 people in Rackham Auditorium as a part of the University of Michigan’s annual symposium in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Díaz began by discussing racial neoliberalism and its function in derailing how people talk about race. Racial neoliberalism, he argued, prevents people from addressing problems of racism and questioning if anyone can racist.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:32pm

Betsy DeVos, the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Education under President-elect Donald Trump, participated in a contentious confirmation hearing on Tuesday evening.

The confirmation hearing was initially scheduled for Jan. 11, but the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions postponed the hearing due to Devos' incomplete financial disclosures and unfinished ethics reviews.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:44pm
Ayah Issa, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, celebrates the passing of her proposal at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

During Tuesday night’s meeting, Central Student Government set the dates for the election of the 2017-2018 academic year’s leaders to be held on March 22 and 23, with 31 voting in favor and one abstaining.

As the current administration nears the end of its term, CSG President David Schafer, an LSA senior, praised the assembly for its hard work this past semester, encouraging the body to pursue its goals until the elections in March.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 8:55pm

Last week, University of Michigan alum Midori Maeda was announced as one of ten runners-up from a pool of more than 7,000 applicants in PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox's "The Search for Hidden Figures" contest, which aims to recognize talented female researchers for their work in the STEM fields.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:13pm

This year’s North American International Auto Show attendees went to the annual showcase in the hopes of getting a closer look at manufacturers’ latest offerings — primarily eye-catching concept cars encapsulating ideas that may be present in vehicles of the future.

The University of Michigan was represented at the show, held in Detroit’s Cobo Center, by the Solar Car Team, the Hybrid Racing Team and the Mobility Transformation Center. The Solar Car and Hybrid Racing Teams had their 2015 and 2016 vehicles on display.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:13pm
Tania Haddad listens to student representatives at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution urging the city of Ann Arbor to adopt nonpartisan November elections was passed by the Central Student Government Tuesday night during its first meeting of the year.

According to the resolution, August primary elections make it hard for students to vote as they are usually not on campus during the summer months. This has resulted in a remarkably low turnout — under 20 percent — over the past few years.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:50pm
Author Adam Grant speaks about positive business organization strategies at the Ross School of Business on Wednesday.

Robertson Auditorium was filled with about 500 students, faculty and staff who came to see the first talk of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations Positive Links Speaker Series this semester which featured University alum Adam Grant Wednesday afternoon. Grant, a Wharton School top-rated professor, discussed the seven characteristics he sees original thinkers exhibit in the workplace to the sold out event. The speaker series aims to spreads ideas about positive business practices in the workplace.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:43am
Community member Keysha Wall addresses the Central Student Government at the meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution asking President Barack Obama to support undocumented students — brought to the table by BAMN, the national coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary — passed at Central Student Government’s first meeting of the semester. The body voted 26-4 with 7 abstaining.