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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:26pm
University of Michigan professors J. Alex Halderman and Walter Mebane discuss how safe the U.S. voting system is as the midterm elections approach at the Alumni Center Thursday night.

Amid questions of election security and potential system hacking in the upcoming midterm elections, Engineering prof. J. Alex Halderman spoke at the University of Michigan Alumni Center Thursday night about vulnerabilities in U.S. voting systems. Last June, Halderman appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to testify about such.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:14pm
Syrian-American rapper and poet Omar Offendum shares how his experiences growing as a Syrian in the United States contributed to his growth as a rapper and artist in Angell Hall Thursday.

In a blended mix of English, Arabic, spoken word and rap, musician and activist Omar Offendum presented to a group of over 200 students and faculty on Thursday about his experiences as a Syrian-American hip-hop artist. Offendum spoke and rapped about growing up in his diverse Northern Virginia neighborhood, as well as the difficulty of weaving together his multiple identities into a coherent whole.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:41pm

University of Michigan researchers are working on the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to send a spacecraft to Mercury’s atmosphere, a University press release announced. The mission hopes to analyze the planet and the solar system as a whole.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
Reihan Salam speaks about his new book "Melting Pot or Civil War?" which discusses an argument against open borders at Weill Hall Wednesday evening.

Wednesday night, students filled the Ford School of Public Policy’s Weill Hall to listen to Reihan Salam, a political commentator, columnist and executive editor of National Review magazine, talk about his ideas on immigration policy in his new book “Melting Pot or Civil War?”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:57pm
The water treatment plant has been testing treatment technologies for the past year and the city recently spent $850,000 to implement an effective technology in all of the city’s filters.

More than four years after the Flint water crisis, Michigan officials encountered a new challenge this summer when the Department of Environmental Quality revealed some water quality tests around the state — including in Ann Arbor — contained a toxic chemical called perfluorooctanesulfonic acid.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:49pm
Regent candidates listen to Kevin Graves (G) during the Regents forum at Palmer Commons Monday.

About 60 people convened Monday at Palmer Commons for a Senate Assembly forum to discuss University of Michigan Board of Regents candidate platforms for the upcoming Nov. 6 election. Incumbents and first-time candidates covered topics such as financial aid, academic freedom, the recent reprimanding of Prof. John Cheney-Lippold for his refusal of a recommendation letter and more throughout the event.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Base10 looks to startups using automation to make workers’ jobs easier instead of eliminating these jobs entirely.

Base10 Partners, a venture capital firm co-founded by Thomas James Nahigian, a University of Michigan Ross School of Business alum, and Adeyemi Ajao, has recently raised $137 million for investment in the name of “automation for the real economy.” This marks what is believed to be the largest debut for a venture capital firm led by a Black man.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:55pm
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Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder exhibit higher levels of creativity than their non-ADHD counterparts and rely less on prior knowledge when thinking of innovative solutions to problems, a University of Michigan study says.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:31pm

Over the last couple of years, many standardized tests have moved over to a digital formatting system. Now, the last of the graduate school admissions tests — the Law School Admission Test — joins them in this technological advancement.

The Law School Admissions Council declared the LSAT will be a tablet-based administration starting in July 2019. Instead of a test booklet, students will receive a Samsung tablet, a stylus and a white pencil with a scrap sheet of paper.