Monday, November 27, 2017 - 5:03pm

Despite the fact the University of Michigan has been a smoke-free campus since 2011, it is not uncommon to see someone smoking in the Diag, raising questions of the effectiveness of the policy. Now, many students are saying the use of electronic cigarettes, which are portable, quiet and almost odorless, across campus is on the rise. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:17pm
Michigan residents, including members of the Libertarians of Macomb County group, protest the Preliminary Oral Fluid Analysis pilot program by the Michigan State Police in front of Pioneer High School Saturday.

While football fans streamed into Michigan Stadium on Saturday morning, Brian Ellison, a Libertarian running for U.S. Senate, held up a sign that read “say no to oral,” written in permanent marker.

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:15pm

More than 130 student organizations will take part in Giving Blueday on Tuesday, the most in the four years that the event has been held. Giving Blueday, a 24-hour University-wide donation campaign, raised $5.5 million from more than 7,300 donors last year.

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 4:40pm

The William Davidson Institute — a nonprofit research organization which provides support to low- and middle-income countries — is launching a virtual, cross-cultural entrepreneurship program next year for University of Michigan undergraduates from the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:59pm

When Rackham student Surojit Sural, Ph.D. candidate in molecular and integrative physiology, was deciding on leaving his home country of India for Japanese or American doctorate programs, he chose the University of Michigan for what he said was its prestige, location and financial support. His peers were accepted to high-ranking European universities, but also chose American schools due to their financial aid benefits.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:06pm

After continued resistance from Ann Arbor residents, as well as several council members, City Council moved to once again postpone a decision on downtown developments.

Many residents came to argue against several zoning changes on Broadway Street, seeking to defend the beauty and history of their town, and arguing for commercial rather than residential developments. With a zoning change, residents feared a high-rise would overcome the charm and integrity of their city.                         

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:08pm
Students gather Monday on the Diag for a vigil in remembrance of transgender individuals.

A moment of silence fell across the University of Michigan Diag on Monday night as students and Ann Arbor residents gathered for a candlelight vigil to commemorate those who lost their lives or suffered as a result of transphobic-motivated violence. The vigil took place on the internationally recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance, the finale of Transgender Awareness Week.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:05pm

About 40 people gathered to commemorate the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Monday evening at the University of Michigan’s Trotter Multicultural Center in honor of lives that have been lost as a result of transphobia in the past year, and to acknowledge and discuss experiences of transgender and nonbinary people.

The event was organized by the Spectrum Center as part of Transgender Awareness Week. It was followed by a candlelight vigil in the Diag in honor of those who have died in the past year.  

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:32pm
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Robert Sellers presents in the Union Monday

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly, the University’s leading faculty governance body, gathered Monday afternoon to learn the results of the faculty campus climate survey. Guest speaker Robert Sellers, vice provost for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, presented the information from the 2016-17 survey.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:09pm

Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward, a MacArthur Fellow, will deliver the University of Michigan’s winter 2017 commencement address.

Ward earned a master’s of fine arts from the University in 2005. She is an award-winning author of lyrical prose and graphic portrayals of Black Americans in rural Mississippi. She is known for discussing topics of racism, poverty, family and community in her work.