Monday, January 9, 2017 - 9:30pm

On Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will streamline tuition assistance for members of the Michigan National Guard.

House Bill 6013 was introduced in November to the Michigan Legislature and sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon (R–Lake City). It was referred to the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, which reported on the bill with recommendation without amendment.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

The University of Michigan Health System has been renamed Michigan Medicine in an effort to reflect the collaboration between the system’s education, research and patient care branches.

The new name, which took effect on Jan. 9, signifies the appointment of a single leader of both the University Medical School and Medical Affairs for the University of Michigan. Marschall S. Runge, M.D., will serve in that position, putting him in charge of both the medical school and hospital operations.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
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Find Your Ditto, a project created by a University of Michigan alum and a current student in the School of Public Health, began as an entry into a University-sponsored entrepreneurial competition. The project has evolved since then and last month, it was awarded the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award at the Innovation Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:34pm

Ann Arbor residents are head over heels for Polarity, a new pole fitness studio located on South University Avenue, which celebrated its grand opening by welcoming potential clients to a two-day open house this past weekend.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:10pm

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s election, Ann Arbor entrepreneurs Kate Lind and Nate Stevens started a new project, Pincause, that designs and sells pins intended to raise awareness of social justice issues.

Pincause recently released its first pin — a multicolored hand design — in support of women's rights and the women's rights marches that will take place across the United States on and before January 21, the days surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 4:35pm
LSA and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance sophomore David Kamper bikes through the snow in the Diag on December 11th, 2016.

In a recently compiled list of all 50 states by their respective winter’s level of misery, the state of Michigan came out as having the second-worst winter, behind only Minnesota. The online travel site Thrilllist considered a variety of factors when ranking the states, such as those with most unbearable winters, including temperature, local anecdotes and poor traffic condidions.

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:45pm

At Monday evening’s City Council meeting, the council received a $450,000 check from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for construction of a new Universal Access Playground at Gallup Park. Council members also voted on rezoning of an area on Packard Street, which was highly contended by community members.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 5:15pm
MCity located on North Campus on March 29, 2016

The University of Michigan recently announced its support of a proposed ruling by the U.S. Department of Transportation which would require wireless car-to-car communication in new vehicle models.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 3:27pm

Music, Theatre & Dance alumni Benj Pasek and Justin Paul received a Golden Globe nomination on Monday for composing the song lyrics for “City of Stars,” a song from the recently released movie “La La Land” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

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