Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:54pm
Saline High School student Zaynab Elkolaly shows her support for political activism against gun violence at the Shattering the Silence Rally on the Diag Monday.

About 20 students, faculty and local activists convened on the University of Michigan Diag Monday afternoon for an anti-gun violence rally jointly hosted by Shattering the Silence, an organization dedicated to increased gun control measures, and the advocacy nonprofit NextGen America. The rally served to commemorate the 58 lives lost in Las Vegas a year ago — the deadliest mass shooting in American history — and urge people to demand stricter gun control policies.  

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:35pm
UC Santa Barbara Associate Professor of Economics Heather Royer discusses labor economics at the "Defense against the Dark Arts" conference at the Ford School of Public Policy Saturday afternoon.

Following the death of longtime economics professor John DiNardo last summer, about 40 friends, colleagues and students gathered in his honor to present and discuss a series of 10 research papers regarding modern labor economics.

The event, hosted by the Ross School of Business and Ford School of Public Policy, took place this past Friday and Saturday. According to Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Public Policy School, prominent economists from around the country were in attendance to listen in and speak about various papers highlighting labor issues and policy.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:11pm

A recent University of Michigan study found each federal dollar the United States government spends on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative leads to an extra $3.35 of economic activity in the region. These results are conclusive through the year 2036.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 5:13pm
William Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and Republican strategist, speaks at the Conversations Across Difference event with Democratic strategist Neera Tanden hosted by WeListen in Weill Hall Sunday.

Students and faculty convened Sunday in the Annenberg Auditorium for the first annual WeListen fall conference, a day-long event focused on maintaining open communication among individuals from different political backgrounds.

WeListen, a University of Michigan student organization aimed at bridging the political divide through bipartisan discourse on pertinent political issues, supports healthy political discussion rather than heated debate.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:58pm
Steven Levitsky argues that democratic backsliding in America is very unlikely at the Emerging Democracies Panel Saturday.

While discussing his new book “How Democracies Die”, co-authored with Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt, Steven Levitsky, a professor of government at Harvard University, noted the current Supreme Court nomination process of Brett Kavanaugh. Levitsky argued increased political polarization will result in increased conflict, while addressing a crowd of about 40 students and faculty members Saturday on the present state of democracy in the United States and the current administration’s role in the democratic landscape.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:27pm

The United States detains more citizens in prison than in any other country in the world, as well as more people under correctional control than any given moment in American history.

At the University of Michigan, a team of five professors — Heather Ann Thompson, Matt Lassiter, Ruby Tapia, Ashley Lucas and Amanda Alexander — are working together to combat mass incarceration within academia.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:20pm
Though Marsh is currently Southpaw’s only paid staff member, the PAC has an advisory board of about 30 people from across the state.

Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic runner-up in the Michigan gubernatorial primary last month, announced Monday the launch of his new political action committee, Southpaw Michigan.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:33pm
Central Student Government President Daniel Greene delivers his State of the Campus address to students during the CSG meeting at Palmer Commons Tuesday night.

The University of Michigan Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss goals for the semester, including promoting inclusivity and enhancing communication on campus. The CSG session confirmed 12 members for various leadership positions.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:50pm
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Robert Sellers shares his experiences working for the University of Michigan at the U-M and Minority Serving Institutions Disciplinary Hub Plenary and Reception in the Ross School of Business Tuesday

Robert Sellers, the vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, opened the Minority Serving Institutions Disciplinary Hub Plenary and Reception at the Ross School of Business Tuesday afternoon. The event, attended by dozens of students and faculty, was the conclusion of a conference between the University of Michigan and minority-serving institutions intended to cultivate relationships and develop strategic goals moving forward.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:56pm

U-M chemistry professor Zhan Chen, who received his post-doctoral degree from University of California, Berkeley, pursued chemistry since childhood. After graduate school, Chen considered other careers, but ultimately decided on teaching because he understood how significant an impact professors can have on their students.  

“From very young, I knew that it was extremely important for young people to have good teachers,” Chen said. “I chose chemistry as my major because I had excellent chemistry teachers in my middle school, high school and college.”