Both Democratic candidates won in the two contested elections for Ann Arbor City Council Tuesday night, and residents voted to pass Proposal A, halting the city’s controversial plans to sell the Library Lot to developer Core Spaces, LLC for development of a 17-story high-rise. In Ward 1, Democratic candidate Jeff Hayner beat Independent candidate Ryan Hughes, a Democratic Socialist, and in Ward 4, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Nelson beat Independent candidate Joseph Hood.
Central Student Government at the University of Michigan convened on the eve of Election Day to hear from the Division of Public Safety and Security and pass three resolutions.
Bryan Baker, DPSS liaison to Student Life, outlined the avenues students can use to engage with DPSS. Students are encouraged to utilize the DPSS app, Twitter and Facebook pages, and the DPSS student advisory board, which is currently accepting applications.
Veterans, their families and supportive attendees gathered at Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan Monday evening to listen to five veterans share stories about their time in active duty and life after service. The event, dubbed “Stories of Service,” was organized by Fisher House Foundation, a veteran nonprofit, and was sponsored by Michigan Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.