Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:41pm

Every year, the Women of Color in the Academy Project recognizes one University of Michigan faculty member with the Shirley Verrett Award for their efforts in empowering female students of color in the arts. Now in its sixth year, the program commended Anita Gonzalez, head of the Global Theatre and Ethnic Studies minor, Wednesday evening for her dedication to her students and the arts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:03pm
A fire truck is parked outside the Chemistry building on Wednesday.

The University of Michigan Chemistry building was evacuated and closed due to a lab fire at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

DPSS spokesperson Diane Brown said the incident, caused by an inflamed drum container, is still under investigation.

“We’re investigating what caused the fire, but shortly after the fire department arrived they were able to quickly extinguish the fire,” Brown said. “It had not spread, so there was no other damage other than to the container in which the fire occurred.”

Brown said no injuries had been reported.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:57pm
Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, co-authors of $2.00 a Day, discuss their book and poverty solutions in Rackham on Tuesday.

Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer presented their book “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” — which won the 2016 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism and made The New York Times’ list of “100 Notable Books of 2015” — to approximately 600 visitors Tuesday night at Rackham Auditorium, followed by a book signing.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:56pm
Dr. Rebecca Lehto and Dr. Roxane Chan speak during a panel, Six Feet Over, Six Feet Under, discussing the rights of the dying and mourning  in in the Union on Tuesday.

The panel “Six Feet Over, Six Feet Under” Tuesday evening in the Michigan Union featured experts on the laws and measures surrounding death and palliative care — health care directed at making the lives of individuals with a terminal illness feel more comfortable.

The experts dispelled misconceptions surrounding hospice and discussed the importance of advance directives — legal documents specifying actions to be taken on an individual. Advanced directives only apply during life, except in the case of organ donation after death.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:46pm
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Tuesday night, at least three racist emails were sent out to University of Michigan Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate students.

The subjects of the first two emails was “African American Student Diversity” and the third read “Jewish Student Diversity.”

The first two emails read: “Hi n*****s, I just wanted to say that I plan to kill all of you.  White power!  The KKK has returned!!! Heil Trump!!!!”

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:59pm
LSA sophomore Jesse Adler presents her model of methamphetamine to LSA junior Stephanie Schulman at the Science as Art competition showcase on Friday.

This past Friday afternoon, the Science as Arts competition exhibition and awards ceremony took place in the Hatcher Graduate Library for the fourth consecutive year to celebrate the collaboration between art and science. The Science Learning Center, ArtsEngine and Arts at Michigan sponsored the competition and celebrated a record number of 45 entries this year.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 1:12pm
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A University of Michigan student fell victim to another armed robbery early Sunday morning around 1 a.m. south of Central Campus near Vaughn and East University streets. The incident marks the fifth crime alert — and fourth armed robbery — released by the Division of Public Security and Safety in the last three weeks.

As reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department, the suspect, donning a red bandana, exited a dark-colored car and threatened the student with a handgun, demanding the student’s backpack before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:11pm
Members of the Central Student Government begin hosting a town hall meeting to discuss potential amendments to their constitution on Friday.

Members of student governments from across the University of Michigan attended a town hall Friday afternoon to discuss the Constitution of the Student Body of the Ann Arbor campus. Several voting members of the constitution discussed the document itself, including its establishment, current uses as well as the new amendments being proposed.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:13pm
LSA Professor Silvia Pedraza discusses the impact of child immigration policy at Haven Hall on Thursday.

A Haven Hall classroom was overflowed with University of Michigan students listening to a series of speakers who discussed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which may come under threat because of executive actions by President Donald Trump.

DACA, an executive action — signed in 2012 by former President Barack Obama in response to a gridlock on immigration policy on the part of Congress — protects undocumented students from deportation and allows them to obtain work permits. However, it does not provide a path to citizenship.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:24pm
The LSA Student Government hosts a meeting in Mason Hall on Wednesday.

LSA Student Government voted on a resolution Wednesday evening to change the current textbook used in Arabic classes at the University of Michigan. The resolution passed unanimously, with 28 votes for and zero against or abstaining.