Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:09pm
University researchers are working to turn algae into an environmentally-friendly source of diesel fuel.

Though their research on turning algae into an environmentally-friendly source of diesel fuel has been ongoing, a team of University researchers’ funding has been extended with a new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Headed by professors in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania, the group has been working to develop a cheaper fuel, according to research leader Brad Cardinale, professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:57pm
 Campus voting initiatives at the University of Michigan are focused on ensuring students are educated about candidates and prepared to vote in the election.

After Michigan’s voter registration deadline passed on Tuesday, campus voting initiatives at the University of Michigan, such as the Big Ten Voting Challenge and Buses to Ballots, are switching gears to ensure students are educated about the candidates and prepared to vote on Nov. 6.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:18pm
The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council ratified a new three-year employment contract with Michigan Medicine.

The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council ratified a new three-year employment contract with Michigan Medicine Wednesday night. The contract went into effect immediately.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:59am
U of M Regent, Andrew C. Richner speaks at the DEI Summit and the Power Center Monday.

The seats of Regents Andrew Richner (R) and Andrea Newman (R) on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for reelection this November. With Jordan Acker (D) and Paul Brown (D) challenging the incumbent candidates for a position on the Board, citizens across the state will get the opportunity to cast their ballots for who they think should serve on the University’s governing board for another eight years, as outlined in the Michigan Constitution. This process of electing governing boards applies to Michigan State University and Wayne State University as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:33pm
Wai Wai Nu, international award winning human rights activist, speaks on her advocacy work with Rohingya women at the CEW+ Christobel Kotelawela Weerasinghe Lecture in the Michigan Theater Wednesday evening.

Political activist Wai Wai Nu detailed her work advocating for democracy and human rights, particularly on behalf of marginalized women and members of the Rohingya minority population in Myanmar to dozens of students and community members on Wednesday. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:56pm
Dr. Ronni Sanlo discusses the history of the LGBT community and her personal experience at the National Coming Out Day Lecture in the School of Social Work Wednesday evening.

LGBTQ rights speaker Ronni Sanlo spoke about the importance of acknowledging the historical roots of LGBTQ activism to a group of more than 50 students, faculty and alumni Wednesday night in honor of National Coming Out* Week. Sanlo also spoke about her personal coming out story in addition to her struggles as a lesbian in the 1980s when she faced rampant discrimination in the workplace and lost custody of her children.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:18pm
Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood President, visits the University to share her support of Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, an event organized by the College Democrats, at the Dana building Wednesday evening.

University of Michigan students gathered to hear former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speak Wednesday evening about her experience as an activist and organizer as well as her advice on how to mobilize Democratic voters.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats, along with Students for Whitmer, hosted Richards, who was in town to help with Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign. Public Policy senior Kellie Lounds, the chair of College Democrats, noted how inspiring Richards is for people wanting to make change.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:22pm
Central Student Government members participate in a vote during the CSG meeting at the Michigan League Tuesday evening.

The Central Student Government convened for their sixth meeting of the year Tuesday to discuss the confirmation of various member positions, as well as highlight goals surrounding Election Day on Nov. 6.

The meeting began with Speaker of the Assembly Austin Glass in conjunction with CSG President Daniel Greene introducing potential new members to the assembly.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:01pm
Ginger Thompson discusses the border crisis at the Ford Building Tuesday.

“The news is moving so fast. We move week after week, from story to story, from crisis to crisis, from despair to outrage, to not knowing where to turn. Sometimes it’s important to stop and step back, and remember that even if the story at the front of the news has moved forward, the thing that we were talking about one month ago. . . is still very active and still requires our attention,” Lynette Clemetson, director of the Wallace House at the University of Michigan, opened.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:18pm
Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21, an issue that has seen bipartisan support on the University of Michigan.