Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:21pm
One of the MCity driverless shuttles located on University of Michigan’s North Campus

On Monday, Mcity launched their driverless shuttles on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. The shuttles run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The current shuttle encompasses the North Campus Research Complex, a one-mile round trip, with future plans to extend the route down to the Lurie Engineering Center.

According to Mcity’s website, the project is the first of its kind to focus on consumer research of driverless shuttles.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:28am

On Monday June 4, Ann Arbor City Council convened to discuss a variety of issues, including the Unified Development Code as well as implications of zoning laws on the proposed construction of new game-day condos.

The revision of the UDC was first brought up by a group of residents during the public hearing.  Wendy Carman, a member of the Environmental Commission, said she was in support of a consolidated ordinance and has reviewed parts of the new working draft.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
Real Seafood Co griller Victor Martinez bastes swordfish skewers at the Taste of Ann Arbor in Downtown Ann Arbor on Sunday

The 2018 Taste of Ann Arbor was held this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event featured 40 participating Ann Arbor restaurants, live music from local artists presented by Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch, and kid-friendly activities hosted by the Ann Arbor District Library, GrieveWell Kite Festival and the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:12pm
Airbrush tattoos for kids at the African American Downtown Festival 2017

On Saturday, the 23rd annual African American Downtown Festival was held in Kerrytown on the streets of East Ann and North Fourth. Started by Lucille Hall-Porter, the festival is a celebration of African American culture and the local African American-owned businesses’ contributions to the community.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:06pm

Adults and children with mental disabilities may soon have a better shot at finding jobs, thanks to a research project that uses virtual reality job interview training to develop their skills.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:17pm

Last Thursday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved plans for a new $19 million dance building for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance to be built on North Campus. The building will have state-of-the-art facilities, including a 100-seat performance space, larger studios, smart classrooms, faculty offices and more. It will further expand upon the Earl V. Moore Building, which is home to the music department of the Music, Theatre & Dance School.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:12pm

For the past five years, the Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program at Michigan Medicine has been working with patients undergoing large operations, such as cancer surgeries or transplants, to help them better prepare for their procedures during the waiting period. MSHOP has led to reduced costs of care and improvements in recovery.

Dr. Michael Englesbe, a transplant surgeon running MSHOP, said there could be up to a two-month gap between when a patient schedules a surgery and when they undergo the procedure.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:13pm

The University of Michigan boasts 19 students and seven alumni as finalists for the 2018-2019 Fulbright Student Program.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:06pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department has reported as many as five of the recent home invasions that began in April may be related.  

The suspect is a white male, 20 to 30 years in age, and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height. Victims of the invasions reported he was seen in dark clothing and in some instances had his face covered.  A green mask was recovered at the home invaded on the 400 block of South Seventh St. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:46am

Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision on April 6 to stop providing free bottled water to Flint residents has drawn backlash from members of the Flint community and outside observers alike.

When he announced the decision, which ended a practice that has been carried out since January 2016 in response to the water crisis facing the city, Snyder noted that lead levels in Flint water have been below the federal limit for almost two years now. Snyder said state funding for water was no longer necessary.