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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 6:55pm
Stanford Professor Anna Grzymala-Busse speaks about populism and the erosion of democracy at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Friday.

The University of Michigan Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies hosted Anna Grzymala-Busse, a political science professor at Stanford University, Friday afternoon for a lecture about the modern challenges to democracy. More than 50 students and faculty attended the event, titled “Populism and the Erosion of Democracy,” and were able to engage in an active discussion concerning the implications of a recent surge in populist support.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:57pm
Shortly after graduating from Skyline High School last spring, Cole launched a campaign for the Ann Arbor School Board of Trustees.

LSA freshman Lucas Cole is more invested in school than the average freshman — not just when it comes to his classes in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, but all of Ann Arbor’s public schools. Shortly after graduating from Skyline High School last spring, Cole launched a campaign for the Ann Arbor School Board of Trustees.

He said his experience as a former student informed his perspective as a candidate.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:09pm
CSG Vice President Izzy Baer speaks at the Regents meeting at University of Michigan-Flint Thursday.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the construction schedule and schematic design of the Central Power Plant expansion and discussed the University’s endowment $1 billion increase at its Thursday meeting in Flint. Eucharia Ganda, president of the U-M Flint student body, and Izzy Baer, vice president of U-M Ann Arbor’s Central Student Government, also addressed their student government initiatives and concerns.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:07pm
Nigel Poor, a photography professor at California State University-Sacramento, speaks about her work teaching photography in the San Quentin State Prison and her podcast "Ear Hustle" in the Michigan Theater Thursday evening.

Nigel Poor, a photography professor at California State University-Sacramento, spoke at the Michigan Theater Thursday night for the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. About 200 University of Michigan students, faculty and Ann Arbor residents came to hear Poor speak about her work within San Quentin State Prison, a men’s detention facility in California.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:15pm
University student Lydia Whitbeck speaks at the Regents meeting at University of Michigan-Flint Thursday.

During the public comment segment of the University of Michigan October Board of Regents meeting, speakers addressed Prof. John Cheney-Lippold’s letter of recommendation refusal and the University’s plans to reduce carbon emissions.