Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:49pm
LSA senior Samuel McMullen and Ross senior Debbie Cheng share their reasons for becoming more environmentally friendly in Ross Tuesday.

Live Zero Waste is an online platform that provides resources and tools for those interested in living a waste-free lifestyle, started by LSA senior Samuel McMullen and his older sister, University of Michigan alum Lydia McMullen, in 2016. The Live Zero Waste team has recently grown and is now composed of six students who are working to increase the initiative's presence online, on campus and in the greater Ann Arbor community.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:08pm

LSA Dean Andrew Martin and Elizabeth Birr Moje, dean of the School of Education, announced in separate emails that LSA and Education classes would not be canceled in response to ongoing student protests this week as part of the #StopSpencer campaign. The “#StopSpencer Week of Action” is holding events on campus to protest the University of Michigan’s decision to consider allowing white supremacist Richard Spencer’s request to speak on campus. 

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:15pm
Central Student Government's University Council meets Monday night in the Union.

The final University Council meeting of the semester was held Monday evening in the Michigan Union. Discussion among representatives from student governments across campus centered around projects for next semester, including increasing student voter turnout and a survey to understand students’ opinions toward beginning the fall academic calendar before Labor Day.

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.