Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:47pm

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been first in many arenas over her lifetime. She was the first of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit by her Palestinian immigrant parents. After attending law school on the weekends while working during the week, Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan legislature. She served as a state representative for six years and then worked as a public interest lawyer at the nonprofit Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice for the following three years.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:29pm
Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis and LSA freshman Morgan McCaul discuss the power of victim impact statements in Larry Nassar's prosecution at Hutchins Hall Thursday.

Despite daunting barriers to reporting, nearly 300 survivors have come forward with stories of the assault they suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:08pm
Student Life Relations Officer Patrick Miller reports on recent actions during the LSA Student Government meeting in Mason Hall Wednesday evening.

LSA Student Government assembled Wednesday night to pass three resolutions to adjust the internal structure of the body and approve the allocation of funds to install a new water bottle refill station in Haven Hall.

LSA SG unanimously passed a resolution to modify the distribution of the annual Departmental Award of Excellence survey in the hopes that the new method will allow a greater number of students to voice their opinions on the nominations. LSA students will receive the survey and be encouraged to vote for a department to receive the award.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:39pm
Republican Women's Federation of Michigan President Linda Lee Tarver moderates the in Politics Panel presented by College Republicans Women in the League Ballroom Wednesday night.

The University of Michigan chapter of College Republicans hosted a panel titled “Women in Politics” Wednesday evening in the Michigan League to showcase strong conservative female leaders in the Republican Party. 

Four panelists spoke at the event: Linda Lee Tarver, president of the Republican Women Federation of Michigan; Andrea Fischer Newman, a University regent and former Delta Airlines lobbyist; Congressional candidate Lena Epstein; and campaign strategy consultant Dawn Dodge. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:34pm
Joe Goldberg, chief of staff to the president, discusses the hydration station initiative at the CSG meeting in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss issues ranging from support for student voters to the upcoming CSG election. Additionally, the assembly voted on resolutions pertaining to the installation of more water refill stations, as well as the inclusion of Middle Eastern/North African students in demographic research.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:52pm
High school students read the names of the school shooting victims in the student-organized event Never Again Student Die In at Liberty Plaza this past Saturday.

Anthony, an LSA junior at the University of Michigan, said he learned to shoot when he was 8 years old. His grandfather, a military veteran, taught him how to do it well and how to do it safely. He mainly uses guns for hunting and target shooting, and owns several different types of rifles, all of which he keeps in a locked safe.

Anthony, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of student repercussions, said he’s noticed some common misunderstandings about guns — and posed counterarguments often raised by gun owners.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:28pm

According to a recent study of demographics within the Ann Arbor Police Department, the demographics of the city’s police force do not match those of the Ann Arbor community. In a city that is 69 percent white according to a 2010 census, a survey conducted earlier this year shows the AAPD is 87 percent white or Caucasian.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:16pm
Tom Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, discusses how digital technologies can help address depression at the Depression on College Campuses Conference keynote in Rackham Tuesday.

More than 100 people gathered inside Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan Tuesday afternoon to explore the benefits of digital technologies in helping depression on college campuses nationwide.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:35pm
Mayor Christopher Taylor and council members debating changes to the employment agreement for the City Administrator at the city council meeting in City Hall Monday.

In a budget meeting and special session on Monday night, Ann Arbor City Council discussed incorporating a new customer classification for water rates, implementing a capital financing strategy to address issues such as street lighting and a compensation increase for the City Administrator.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:12pm
The Michigan state Senate is scheduled to vote later this week on the legislation, which was inspired by the recent trial of Larry Nassar, a former doctor at Michigan State University who sexually abused hundreds of young patients.

Michigan’s 15 public universities requested the state legislature on Monday to postpone voting on a package of bills aimed at combating sexual assault and expanding survivors’ legal rights,