Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 6:19pm
Last Tuesday, Michigan voters approved the passage of Proposal 1, which will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state.

Last Tuesday, Michigan voters approved the passage of Proposal 1, which will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Michigan became the first Midwestern state and the 10th in the country to legalize cannabis, as the proposal won by a margin of 56 to 44 percent.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:36pm
Students from the University of Texas and The University of North Carolina speak about their experiences volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece at the Students Organize for Syria second annual national conference.

Over the course of the second annual national Students Organize for Syria conference, from Friday through Sunday at the University of Michigan, students and faculty from all over the country had the opportunity to listen to speakers, engage in discussions surrounding Syria and grapple with the primary question of the event: “Where do we go from here?”

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:36pm
Students from the University of Texas and The University of North Carolina speak about their experiences volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece at the Students Organize for Syria second annual national conference.

Over the course of the second annual national Students Organize for Syria conference, from Friday through Sunday at the University of Michigan, students and faculty from all over the country had the opportunity to listen to speakers, engage in discussions surrounding Syria and grapple with the primary question of the event: “Where do we go from here?”

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:50pm
Lilah Khoja speaks to students about barriers in pursuing education for refugees as part of the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program (MRAP) November speaker series.

The Michigan Refugee Assistance Program, a student-led organization dedicated to assisting recently resettled refugees in the greater Detroit and Ann Arbor areas, held the second of their four-part roundtable series Thursday night examining the intersectional issues within the refugee crisis. This particular speaker event was focused on examining educational barriers faced by refugees as well as the response, or lack thereof, from refugee communities, nonprofits and students. The event was held at Weill Hall and was attended by about 25 undergraduate and graduate students.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:48pm
Alan Haber speaks at the City Council meeting about Proposal A at City Hall Thursday evening.

Ann Arbor City Council discussed the implications of a ballot measure requiring the creation of a public park in downtown Ann Arbor as well as the regulation of Bird scooters at its meeting Thursday night.

Alan Haber, a community activist and vocal proponent of Proposal A, spoke during public comment about the creation of a public park on the land next to the Ann Arbor District Library following the ballot measure passage on Tuesday night.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:22pm
Students, faculty, and Ann Arbor residents march through Ann Arbor to protest the recent dismissal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and in support of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 presidential election.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, more than 400 students, faculty and city residents marched through Ann Arbor streets Thursday night to protest the president’s announcement and show support for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:17pm
LGBTQ+ veterans speak about their service in the military at the Michigan League Thursday evening.

As part of a series of public events on veterans’ issues in the lead up to Veteran’s Day, the Veteran and Military Services Program at the University of Michigan held a panel on LGBTQ people in the military on Thursday. Speakers included Marine Sergeant Jackie Kelley, a student at Eastern Michigan University, and LSA senior Necko Fanning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army.

Anna Schnitzer, event organizer and a University librarian, asked the panelists if their sexuality was an issue during their time in the military.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:17pm
Panelists discuss injustices in the criminal justice system and their personal experiences in working towards making reforms at Hatcher Wednesday evening.

The University of Michigan’s Carceral State Project, with the support of various University departments, held a roundtable titled “Criminalization and the Carceral State” Wednesday night. The event, the second in a series to be held throughout the year, was attended by a mix of both students and Ann Arbor residents.

Erin Keith, staff attorney for Youth Legal Services and Empowerment of the Detroit Justice Center, was member of the six-person panel that led the event. She provided the audience with her definition of criminalization.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00pm
Dr. Kendra Ishop, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, speaks about Michigan's affirmative action policy at the panel on Asian American and Affirmative Action at Hutchins Hall Wednesday night.

When Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit against Harvard University alleging that its competitive admissions process discriminated against Asian-American students, the organization thrust itself into the national spotlight and ignited a debate about the future of affirmative action. In light of these events, panelists ranging from admissions officers to law professors gathered in the University of Michigan Law School Wednesday evening to discuss the ethics and legality of using race in college admissions decisions.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:11pm

Scientists attribute humankind’s success as a species to its ability to cooperate with each other on large scales. Because the evolutionary mechanisms responsible for these patterns of cooperation are still unclear, researchers have taken to studying similar cognitive processes in apes, the closest living relatives to humans.