Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 7:59pm
LSA Senior Alasia Tardy speaks on a panel of first generation college students about her experience in preparation for, during and after studying abroad at North Quad Residence Hall Wednesday evening.

The University of Michigan organization First-Generation College Students at Michigan held a panel Wednesday evening, during which first-generation students shared their experiences abroad, the resources they used and how they told their peers about going abroad.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:35pm
CSG Vice President Isabel Baer speaking at the CSG meeting at the Michigan League on Tuesday.

The University of Michigan Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss the development of an adaptive sports program and the possible creation of a tenants’ union in Ann Arbor.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:00pm
Aly Schmidt from Bridge magazines conducts the discussion at the Divided Michigan documentary screening at Weill Hall Tuesday.

With days until the election, resurfacing the documentary “Michigan Divided” from earlier this year seems appropriate. The film focuses on the differences and similarities between Michigan residents from across the state and the political spectrum.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:23pm
In a new discovery, Astronomy Prof. Sally Oey and her team observed runaway stars using Gaia, a new satellite launched by the European Space Agency.

At the University of Michigan, a professor in the Department of Astronomy is taking the phrase “reach for the stars” to a whole new level.

In a new discovery, Astronomy Prof. Sally Oey and her team observed runaway stars using Gaia, a new satellite launched by the European Space Agency.

“What we were originally trying to do was look for runaway stars and those are massive stars,” Oey said. “So they’re moving really fast and … this satellite is able to see very tiny motions of stars in the sky with extreme accuracy.”

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:14pm
First generation college students speak at a panel about challenges and the importance of mentorship at the Student Activity Center Tuesday

First-generation student panelists convened Tuesday morning for a discussion about the invaluable role of mentorship in transitioning to life at the University of Michigan. The panel, hosted by the Office of New Student Programs, took place during First Gen Week as part of a series that spotlights the unique experiences of first-generation students and will culminate with the First-Generation Symposium on Nov. 2.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:41pm
Students attend a community gathering in a series of 2018 First Gen Week events in Couzens Hall Monday evening. First Gen Week continues until this Friday, with events on topics like mentorship, mental health and networking.

First Year Experience, a division of the University of Michigan’s Office of Student Life, hosted “First Gen? First Year? Questions and Community” Monday, an event intended to help first-generation students navigate their freshman years, in Couzens Multipurpose Room.

 

Two of the student coordinators, LSA junior Khanh Le and LSA sophomore Mariah Benford, voiced their opinions on what this event meant for first-generation students.

 

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:40pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor and City Councilmember Zach Ackerman, D-Ward 3, discuss how Proposal A will affect affordable housing in Ann Arbor in Weill Hall Monday.

With the midterm elections just around the corner, the University of Michigan chapter of College Democrats, the Roosevelt Institute and the Michigan Affordability and Advocacy Coalition hosted a panel Monday night to discuss and explain Proposal A to University students at the Ford School of Public Policy. Panel members included Mayor Chris Taylor, Councilmember Zack Ackerman, D-Ward 3, and Public Policy Kellie Lounds, president of College Democrats.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:26pm
Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones discusses housing options for the 2019-2020 school year at the Michigan League Monday evening.

As students begin the search for their housing arrangements for next year, the University of Michigan’s Central Student Government held a town hall Monday night to address the challenges of finding off-campus housing.

CSG president Daniel Greene, a Public Policy senior, began the town hall discussing the dynamics of student and landlord relationships.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:49pm
In his lecture, Lawrence said what he believed to be the three principles of “vigorous disagreement,” for productive, bipartisan conversation.
Frederick M. Lawrence, CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society,  held a lecture Tuesday on free expression at college campuses in East Hall at the University of Michigan. Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, free expression and bias crimes. He believes universities should clearly outline policies, regarding free expression, academic freedom, and free inquiry, asserting it is impossible to separate speech from conduct.
 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
Hughes said he ended up running as an Independent rather than a Democrat because, by the time Kailasapathy announced she was not running for re-election, he felt there wasn’t enough time for him to marshal the resources necessary to compete as Democrat.

Ann Arbor’s highly partisan local elections make it an outlier among cities in Michigan, and City Councilmember Jane Lumm, I-Ward 2, wants to change that.

According to Lumm, only two other cities in Michigan — Ionia and Ypsilanti— have partisan local elections, while most have nonpartisan races, meaning candidates do not run as members of a particular political party. She also noted that Ann Arbor’s usual “benchmarks” — university cities like Berkeley, California; Austin, Texas; and Madison, Wisconsin — have nonpartisan local elections.