Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:49pm
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., speaks at the the University of Michigan College Democrats pre-election rally for midterm elections in Weill Hall Monday evening.

On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats held a pre-election rally to encourage students and citizens to vote on Tuesday. There were several featured speakers, including current U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who is up for reelection this year.

Addressing about 100 attendees at the event, Stabenow emphasized the importance of voting ethically, claiming an increase in seats won by Democrats could make this happen.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:05pm
Albis designed SnoHub as a mobile technology solution to an inefficient industry, comparing it to services like Airbnb or Uber.

SnoHub, an app for on-demand snow removal services, is arriving in Ann Arbor this winter after a successful season on the East Coast. The Uber-like service connects homeowners who need snow removed from their driveways to contractors with trucks, plows or even just shovels willing to clear snow during their free time.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 7:13pm
Van der Pluijm’s primary goal is to find innovative ways students can connect to concepts in geology

Over 111,700 were in attendance this Saturday to watch the University of Michigan football team steamroll Penn State. Ben van der Pluijm, professor of Geology, is interested in a different kind of waves made at the Big House this year, though: he’s leading a new initiative called the Michigan Shake Project, recording and analyzing the seismic activity that results from crowd response at Michigan football games.

In late August, van der Pluijm set up a seismometer near the Big House stadium in order to record the ground-motion created by people watching the game. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 5:08pm

Researchers at the University of Michigan are involved in a new national collaborative effort aimed at understanding the problem of harmful algae blooms. While U-M researchers will focus on the algae blooms in Lake Erie, their research will apply to the other Great Lakes and freshwater sources around the world.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:09pm

For Public Policy senior Lauren Schandevel and LSA senior Meaghan Wheat, creating a minor focused on the study of socioeconomic class has been a project that spanned their undergraduate careers — and it’s now finally coming to fruition. The proposed minor of class and inequality studies recently passed a faculty vote in the Women’s Studies Department and is awaiting approval from the LSA Curriculum Committee.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:43pm
Stuart Soroka speaks at a round table discussion about the 2018 election at the Institute for Social Research in an event sponsored by the Center for Political Studies Thursday night.

Three professors and political science professionals discussed what they felt was required in order to be informed ahead of midterm elections on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion Thursday at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:01pm

An allegation of rape crumbled the facade surrounding University of Michigan professor David Daniels this summer, dubbed by many as one of the best countertenors in the world. The alleged assault, however, is not the only report of Daniels’predatory sexual behavior. Through police reports filed with Pittsfield Township, The Michigan Daily found the Office of Institutional Equity knew about an report of Daniels’s questionable behavior as early as March 2018 — and the University still awarded him with tenure in May. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:29pm

According to a survey of 435 University of Michigan undergraduate students conducted by The Daily, 92 percent of survey respondents registered to vote in Michigan plan to vote in the gubernatorial election on Tuesday. Among students who intend to vote, 69 percent plan to vote for Gretchen Whitmer, 14 percent plan to vote for Bill Schuette, 15 percent are unsure and 1 percent plan to vote for another candidate.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:59pm

In efforts to highlight the prevalence of misinformation, the Center for Social Media Responsibility of University of Michigan School of Information has developed the Iffy Quotient, which measures the proportion of “iffy” articles shared on a given social media platform.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:22pm
Dr. Lenette M. Jones, Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins, Dr. Jade Curry, and Dr. Sheria G. Robinson-Lane answer questions in a UM faculty forum on health research in the School of Nursing Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday morning, School of Nursing assistant professors Lenette Jones and Sheria Robinson-Lane, Nursing research fellow Jade Burns, and Gender and Health Research Lab Associate Director Jaclynn Hawkins discussed their research on health disparities affecting African-American and Latinx communities as part of a panel discussion.