Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:40pm
U.S. Army Veteran Andy Davis presents at the annual VETx event in the Ross School of Business Friday.

Taking on a theme similar to that of TED talks was this weekend's third annual VETx event, a program where several Ross veterans spoke about their experiences after having served in either the U.S. or other nations’ armed forces. Over a hundred veterans and family members gathered in the Ross Colloquium for the event, which was hosted by the Armed Forces Association at Ross.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:20pm
The audience does yoga with Becky McVey, a recreational therapist, during DMUM event at League Saturday.

Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, a student-run organization that supports children with disabilities by raising funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation and therapy programs at C.S. Mott and Beaumont Children’s hospitals, hosted its first ever Family Circles night Saturday evening, which brought over 50 students, three DMUM families and several therapists together to share stories about dealing with disability as a part of everyday life and to build relationships between dancers, families and therapists.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:21pm
Art Spiegelman speaks as a part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the Michigan Theater Thursday night.

Growing up, noted cartoonist Art Spiegelman turned to graphic novels instead of television to engage his curiosity. Little did he know, years later he would be doing the cover pages for The New Yorker and writing for magazines such as Arcade and Raw.

Spiegelman visited the nearly-packed Michigan Theater Thursday to talk about his experiences and give a talk titled “Comics is the Yiddish of Art.”

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:38pm
Ann Arbor resident Paquetta Palmer speaks as part of a memorial to remember Aura Rosser outside of City Hall Thursday evening.

On Nov. 10, 2014, Aura Rain Rosser, a mother of three and an artist who lived in Ann Arbor, was fatally shot by Ann Arbor Police Officer David Ried. To commemorate her life and advocate for justice for her death, community members gathered Thursday evening at the Ann Arbor Justice Center to hold a vigil. The vigil fell the day before the three-year anniversary of Rosser’s death.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:28pm
Odis Johnson, Jr., Associate Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Education at Washington University in St. Louis speaks on educational disparities in the U.S. at the Bicentennial Symposium in Rackham Thursday.

A two-day, six-panel Bicentennial symposium titled “Impact on Inequality” commenced Thursday afternoon with several sessions held that were dedicated to highlighting the work of social science researchers trained at the University of Michigan.

Sessions covered topics ranging from race, gender and empowerment to paths having an impact on society. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:20pm
The Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center’s 32nd annual Speak Out was held Wednesday in the Union.

Attendees of the Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center’s 32nd annual Speak Out were greeted by an atmosphere full of fairy lights, candles and the soft chords of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” this Wednesday night in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The organizers of the event said they created this ambience to make a safe space for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories.

LSA senior Nora Akcasu, a SAPAC volunteer and one of the main organizers of the event, said making the ballroom feel more inviting was something new SAPAC focused on this year.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:32pm
E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life, speaks to a group of students at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit at the League Wednesday.

One year after the introduction of the five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday evening to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:32pm
E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life, speaks to a group of students at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit at the League Wednesday.

One year after the introduction of the five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday evening to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:16pm
President Schlissel spoke at the new site for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center Wednesday on State Street.

After three decades of minority student activism and ultimately, organizing for a more centrally located multicultural center and more emphasis on students of color at the University, the University of Michigan broke ground Wednesday morning at the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center’s new location on State Street.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:50pm
East Quad dining hall has been called upon to improve operating hours.

Five years ago, East Quad Residence Hall underwent comprehensive renovations, sporting new study spaces, improved restrooms and a new 430-person dining hall.

Since that renovation, the East Quad dining hall has been a quick stop for meals for students around campus due to its convenient location and sustainable meals, as well as a huge improvement for students in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, a living-learning community housed in East Quad.