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.

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.