Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 6:33pm
Protestors march chanting pro-survivor and anti-Kavanaugh slogans at the Stand with Survivors rally against the Kavanaugh confirmation originating on the Diag Thursday, October 4th.

Following weeks of protests, rallies and hearings regarding allegations of past sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court. His confirmation was by one of the closest margins in American history, and his status as Supreme Court justice solidifies a conservative majority on the court.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:17pm
Law professor Sherman J. Clark speaks at the Activism and Sports part of The Critical Race Theory Discussion Series at the Ford School Friday.

The University of Michigan’s Law School and Ford School of Public Policy hosted a discussion Friday on the ties between sports and politics. The event, titled “Activism and Sports”, analyzed the misinformation regarding protests at sporting events. The event was part of the Critical Race Theory Brown Bag Lunch Series that examines current policy and social issues in the United States.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:28pm
Steve Horowitz, VP of Technology for Snapchat, discusses visual communication at the School of Information Homecoming Lecture in the Rackham Amphitheater Thursday

There were a few Snapchatt-able moments on campus Thursday.

One of them was a visit from University alum Steve Horowitz, vice president of technology at Snapchat, who gave the annual School of Informations Homecoming lecture as part of the William Warner Bishop Lectureship Fund. Horowitz discussed the tech provider’s new advancements and his professional experience.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:16pm
University President Mark Schlissel responds to questions at his Leadership Breakfast in the Ross School of Business Thursday morning.

The University of Michigan’s Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign has raised more than $5 billion, University President Mark Schlissel announced Thursday to a crowd of about 200 people during his annual Leadership Breakfast at the Ross School of Business.

As Schlissel told the group, the record is a nationwide first.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:16pm
Schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district have been found to have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

Schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district have been found to have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:26pm
Panelists discuss the state of Latinx education at the Alumni Association Building Wednesday evening.

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative and the University of Michigan Latino/a Alumni hosted “The State of Latinx Education” panel Wednesday, which drew approximately 60 people for a discussion about the quality of the Hispanic education environment from elementary to post-secondary levels.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:26pm
The app is now used in various medical offices across the state of Michigan, including those of Dr. Thiago Nascimento, a pain research investigator in the University Research Lab.

Over the past several years, University of Michigan-based startup Moxytech has been developing an app that lets medical patients explain their pain to a doctor by drawing it on a 3-D model. Founded in 2014, the company allows users of the app GeoPain to highlight which areas hurt and indicate how much pain they are in to professionals.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:39pm
A downside of active learning is that the format is enacted through another class, thus failing to replace the traditional lecture model.

A new form of teaching dubbed “active learning” has started to slowly make its way into a variety of classrooms at the University of Michigan.

This new model attempts to engage students more deeply with content through more mandatory participation in discussions and small-group work. This operates in contrast to the traditional “passive learning” technique used in the typical lecture format.  

Students often admit to missing their packed, 300-seat lectures or losing their attention span. LSA sophomore Victoria Sheetz said she is barely awake when she attends lectures.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:11pm
Central Student Government representatives rearrange their seating for a dialogue during the CSG Meeting Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to complete an Intergroup Relations training, address community concerns, and confirm election results.

The Program on Intergroup Relations, a social justice education program on campus, facilitates workshops for various clubs and organizations to teach participants about empathetic communication in a multicultural society.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:33pm
This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.