Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 4:35pm
LSA and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance sophomore David Kamper bikes through the snow in the Diag on December 11th, 2016.

In a recently compiled list of all 50 states by their respective winter’s level of misery, the state of Michigan came out as having the second-worst winter, behind only Minnesota. The online travel site Thrilllist considered a variety of factors when ranking the states, such as those with most unbearable winters, including temperature, local anecdotes and poor traffic condidions.

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:45pm

At Monday evening’s City Council meeting, the council received a $450,000 check from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for construction of a new Universal Access Playground at Gallup Park. Council members also voted on rezoning of an area on Packard Street, which was highly contended by community members.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 5:15pm
MCity located on North Campus on March 29, 2016

The University of Michigan recently announced its support of a proposed ruling by the U.S. Department of Transportation which would require wireless car-to-car communication in new vehicle models.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 3:27pm

Music, Theatre & Dance alumni Benj Pasek and Justin Paul received a Golden Globe nomination on Monday for composing the song lyrics for “City of Stars,” a song from the recently released movie “La La Land” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:37pm
Sen. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) waves to audience members during President Barack Obama's visit to Ann Arbor at the Ray L. Fisher Stadium on November 7, 2016.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) released her annual “Dingell Jingle” earlier this month, culminating political events from 2016 into a song. Dingell has been releasing these songs for many years, often raising awareness and poking fun at popular political and social issues from the entire calendar year.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:27pm

Though many of the campaign promises made by the newMich platform were attacked as idealistic by their opposition, the University of Michigan Central Student Government’s administration led by President David Schafer, LSA senior, and Vice President Micah Griggs, LSA senior, has laid considerable groundwork to fulfill some of their directives for the next semester.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:13pm
Political Science Prof. Andrei Markovits speaks about his new book, Hillel at Michigan, at Hillel on Sunday.

Political Science Prof. Andrei Markovits launched his new book, “Hillel at Michigan 1926/27-1945: Struggles of Jewish Identity in a Pivotal Era,” at the University of Michigan Hillel Building Sunday, the day before the organization’s 90th anniversary.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:58pm
Alum Jonté Jones speaks about racism and safety at the university following the recent elections in Angell Hall on Thursday.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement program, which hosts workshops to equip bystanders with the necessary skills to intervene, held a panel discussion about racism and safety at the University of Michigan Thursday night. The event aimed to serve as an open space to discuss the experience of students with marginalized identities following the divisive results of the 2016 election on campus.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:06pm

In their last meeting of the calendar year, the University of Michigan Board of Regents discussed issues including construction, honorary degrees and campus climate in front of more than 50 attendees in the Michigan Union Thursday afternoon.

 

Renovations and construction projects

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:06pm
Regent Laurence Deitch receives an award from Regent Katherine White for his time serving on the Board of Regents at the Board of Regents meeting Thursday.
 

The University of Michigan Board of Regents honored outgoing Regent Laurence Deitch (D) with the title of Regent Emeritus at their December meeting, the last of Deitch’s 24 years of service.

Deitch, first elected in 1992, was unseated in his November bid for re-election by Republican candidate Ronald Weiser, longtime University philanthropist and former ambassador to Slovakia.