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.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:29pm
SACUA Vice Chair Joy Beatty discusses university affairs at weekly SACUA meeting in Fleming Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday to deliberate on a faculty meeting conference with other Big Ten schools, rotating locations of SACUA meetings, engaging the Board of Regents in SACUA decisions and topics for the next Senate Assembly meetings.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:05pm
Lorena Munoz speaks about her study on female immigrants and motherhood at Lane Hall Friday.

Lorena Muñoz, an assistant professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at the University of Minnesota, discussed her research focusing on comparative work between Zimbabwean and Hispanic immigrant domestic workers and their relationships with their families Friday at a talk hosted by the University of Michigan departments of Latina/o Studies and

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 9:37pm
Students hold candles at the vigil honoring the victims of the Pittsburg synagogue shooting in the Law Quad.

About 300 students and community members gathered Sunday afternoon on the Diag to host a community vigil following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:43pm
Conservative commentator Steven Crowder hosts his talk show "Louder with Crowder" in the Power Center Thursday evening.

The University of Michigan’s Power Center was filled to capacity for the live taping of “Louder With Crowder: Halloween Spooktacular” with commentator Steven Crowder, a YouTube personality known for his weekly podcasts and conservative, unfiltered approach to social issues on Thursday night.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:28pm
Will Hathaway discusses his pro position on Proposal A during a panel hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library Thursday evening.

Supporters and opponents debated the merits of Proposal A, a ballot measure that could throw a wrench in plans to build a17-story high-rise on the lot adjacent to the Ann Arbor District Library, at a forum Thursday hosted by the League of Women Voters. More than 75 people were in attendance.