Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:08pm
Kamilah Taylor, co-founder of Swaay, discusses how her app deters internet trolls in North Quad Wednesday.

As part of their “High Stakes Culture” series, the Institute of the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory hosted an event Wednesday afternoon titled “How Did We Become a Troll Nation and What Can Humanists Do About It?” Four panelists, ranging from an academic to software entrepreneurs, were joined by about 50 students, faculty and other audience members at North Quad Residence Hall for a discussion on the increasing toxicity of online platforms.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:47pm

The University of Michigan released a statement Wednesday announcing the University will amend its policy on student sexual misconduct to incorporate an in-person hearing where the students involved in the sexual misconduct investigation can ask questions to each other and witnesses. The amendment comes after the recent U.S.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:04am
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After the Michigan Daily published the story of a School of Music, Theatre & Dance student’s experience reporting a Graduate Student Instructor for sexual assault, University of Michigan Marching Band alumni are diverting money from donations to SMTD and MMB towards sexual assault awareness programs instead.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:12pm
Austin Glass, Central Student Government Speaker of the Assembly, at the CSG meeting Tuesday.

The University of Michigan Central Student Government met Tuesday night and discussed the introduction of many resolutions including reducing meal prices for Pell Grant students. Public Policy senior Alexandrea Somers, the author of the resolution, said she hopes to pass this resolution by early November after modifications are made by the assembly.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:15pm
Dr. David Pilgrim, the head of the Jim Crow museum in Big Rapids Michigan, speaks about his experiences setting up the Jim Crow museum

David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University spoke at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Tuesday about promoting social justice and tolerance through the artifacts in the Jim Crow Museum, the nation’s largest collection of racist artifacts. The Stern Auditorium was packed with students and Ann Arbor residents.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:11pm
A portion of East Liberty Street near the University of Michigan campus was shut down Tuesday as part of a “Literature vs. Traffic” project.

A portion of East Liberty Street near the University of Michigan campus was shut down Tuesday as part of a “Literature vs. Traffic” project. Thousands of discarded books lined the streets and were illuminated at night with LED lights. Ann Arbor is one of several cities, including Toronto, New York and Melbourne, to participate in this art installation created by Luzinterruptus, a Spanish undercover art collective.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:09pm
State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, proposed a bill last week to require all utilities’ energy in Michigan to come from renewable sources by 2050.

State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, proposed a bill last week to require all utilities’ energy in Michigan to come from renewable sources by 2050. The state of Michigan currently requires 10 percent of energy to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar, and this number will increase to 15 percent by 2021.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:11pm
David North, national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, discusses the history of class struggle and socialism in the US during a lecture organized by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Angell Hall Monday evening.

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality hosted David North, national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, Tuesday evening for a lecture on the global history of socialism, discussing what he perceived to be the corruption of the ideology’s true intent on the left and the need for a worldwide socialist revolution. An audience of approximately 50 University of Michigan students and members of the Ann Arbor community gathered in Angell Hall to listen to North and Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 12th District.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 8:09pm
In their new statement, SACUA said Cole’s response could possibly create “a chilling effect on members of the academic community who may, for legitimate and deeply held personal reasons, feel uncomfortable about providing letters to certain organizations

In a statement released early Monday morning, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs at the University of Michigan addressed the recent letter issued by LSA Interim Dean Elizabeth Cole regarding the retraction of a recommendation letter by Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:36pm
Ang and Chen hypothesized that social media usage would be helpful in relieving depression amid pain and that people might already be using social media to supplement their own social networking.

A recent study conducted by University of Michigan Rackham student Shannon Ang has revealed that social media use among older adults can limit the effects of pain on depression.  

Ang, the study’s lead author and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Institute for Social Research, was curious of the long-term consequences of online participation through social networking platforms. He was interested specifically in the elderly population because of the lack of studies related to the age group.