Monday, December 4, 2017 - 1:30pm
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This fall, the University of Michigan launched an undergraduate public health program for the first time, welcoming its first cohort of 95 upper-level students. University students applied to the program the winter of their sophomore year, and planned to take classes through the School of Public Health throughout their junior and senior years.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 8:59pm
Kayla McKinney speaks at HIV monologues, presented by the National Council of Negro Women and the Black Student Union, Sunday in Helmet Stern Auditorium.

On an illuminated stage in the auditorium of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the stories of people affected by HIV were presented in forms ranging from dances and slam poetry to statistics and HIV testing site information at the annual HIV Monologues presented by the University of Michigan’s chapters of National Council of Negro Women and the Black Student Union this weekend. 

LSA senior Margarett McBride, president of the council, said the event aimed to increase awareness about HIV.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:46pm
Student leaders of the organization Green Wolverine hand out paraphernalia before the Michigan Cannabis Leaders Summitt Sunday in the Business School.

A panel of state legislators, business owners and scientists discussed the medical, political and business effects of marijuana, as Green Wolverine, a student organization that focuses on acquiring information on the legal aspects of the cannabis industry, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a group concerned with the impacts of drug abuse, hosted the event Sunday in the Robertson Auditorium at the Ross School of Business.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Former University of Michigan football player Nate Johnson was sentenced to four days in jail and six months of probation Friday by Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 5:53pm
Students discuss Richard Spencer's possible visit to campus Friday at the Community Conversation in the Ginsberg Center.

To provide a space to debrief and reflect after the #StopSpencer Week of Action, organizers hosted a Community Conversation Friday night at the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, with about 30 students in attendance.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 4:16pm
Husam Jubran and Yuval Ben-Ami engage in a dialogue about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict talk Friday in Rackham Amphitheatre.

On Friday evening, about 50 students and faculty gathered in the Rackham Amphitheatre to listen to speakers Husam Jubran and Yuval Ben-Ami engage in a dialogue about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:03pm

Rosie the Robot Maid in “The Jetsons” and R2-D2 in “Star Wars” are highly advanced robots that can clean, prepare meals and even send secret messages. While the robots of today have not yet reached this level of intelligence, Dmitry Berenson and Jason Corso, associate professors of electrical engineering and computer science, are working with teams of graduate students in the hopes that they one day will.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:26pm
Pioneer High School student Yara Ajin speaks while surrounded by other protestors at the BAMN protest on the Diag Friday.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of BAMN — the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary — marched against Richard Spencer’s potential visit to the University, to defend DACA and to protest President Donald Trump’s policies on Friday afternoon as a part of what BAMN called a “National Day of Action.” The event took place on the Diag, and included a number of local high school students. Stop Trump Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Movement for Justice and Metro-Detroit Political Action Network also endorsed the event.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:50pm
Members of the Lecturers' Employee Organization lead a  demonstration for higher pay and more bargaining rights outside of Palmer Commons Friday.

On Friday about 50 University of Michigan community members, many of whom were members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization, gathered at Palmer Commons to rally against the administration’s consideration of white supremacist Richard Spencer’s request to speak on campus.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:34pm

The University of Michigan was ranked No. 1 in research and development spending among all U.S. public universities by the National Science Foundation, marking the University’s seventh consecutive year holding this title. Following the University is University of California, San Francisco, and University of Washington, Seattle.

In the 2016 fiscal year, the University spent $1,436,448,000 dollars in research and development, surpassing UCSF by more than $100,000,000.