Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:37pm
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:11pm
After months of rallies, voter registration tables and student government videos, many students were finally able to stand in line and cast their ballots on Tuesday

After months of rallies, voter registration tables and student government videos, many students were finally able to stand in line and cast their ballots on Tuesday.

Though midterm election turnout is usually low, especially among college students, Eleanor Linn, chairperson of Precinct 2 in Ward 3, noticed a surge of people at the polls today.

“This is a big turnout, especially for a midterm election,” Linn said. “We get a turnout like this for a presidential.”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:09pm
Elizabeth Nelson, Ward 4 City Council candidate, mingles with her constituents as they waited for the results of their respective races.

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.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:05pm
Maureen Burke, DPSS special victims unit coordinator, speaks to Central Student Government about campus safety at their meeting Monday evening.

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.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:04pm
Veteran Dale Throneberry salutes another veteran during the "Stories of Service" event at Hill Monday evening.

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.

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.