Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:16pm

After seven years of planning and design, the University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering Laboratory building reopened Monday afternoon, complete with more space and renovations in its laboratories, offices, conference rooms and collaboration rooms for students.

Previously, the building housed the decommissioned Ford Nuclear Reactor, which shut down in the early 2000s.

Electrical Engineering Prof. David Munson, Jr., a former dean of engineering, said he was involved in the building's historically relevant renovations.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:38pm
Workout Health founder Lisa McLaughlin presents at the Women, Entrepreneurship & Social Change Conference in the Michigan League on Wednesday.

Creating social change and gaining entrepreneurial success as a woman were among the emphasized topics discussed by female business leaders at the Women, Entrepreneurship and Social Change Conference Wednesday afternoon. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:32pm
LSA Freshman Ayah Kutmah speaks about her experience wearing a hijab at the Muslim Monologues in Palmer commons on Tuesday night.

Amid the success of the recent events “The Vagina Monologues” and “Hijabi Monologues,” LSA junior Heba Al-Saghir found she wanted to organize a similar, more inclusive event that would still provide a place for often underrepresented voices on the University of Michigan campus.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:13pm
Washington Post journalist John Pomfret discusses U.S.-China relations in the era of Donald Trump in the School of Social Work on Tuesday.

Award-winning author John Pomfret discussed the effects of the Trump presidency on relations between the United States and China to a packed room in the School of Social Work Tuesday afternoon.

Pomfret, who spent 20 years living in China, likened President Donald Trump’s rhetoric toward the country to that of Denis Kearney — a prominent U.S. politician in the 1870s and 1880s — in an event as part of the University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:44pm

Following weeks of activism and pressure on the part of Ann Arbor residents, City Council passed an ordinance Monday evening intended to protect undocumented residents from federal involvement. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:22pm
Engineering freshman Ragav Subramanian writes on a whiteboard art display at the SAPAC rEVOLUTION art exhibit in the Connector on Friday.

A wide variety of visual and written art created to highlight gender- and sexuality-based violence were displayed in West Quad Residence Hall as hundreds of students walked by Friday evening.

The Networking, Publicity and Activism Program housed within the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center organized this event, called “rEVOLUTION: Making Art for Change,” which aimed to promote stories of survivors and educate observers on gender, sexism and empowerment. This is the 12th year SAPAC has hosted the show.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 6:52pm

John W. Sweetland, the eponym of the Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, spent this past week visiting his alma mater, the University of Michigan, with his wife, Cordelia Bacher, to give lectures, meet with students, attend campus events and enjoy Ann Arbor eateries.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 6:45pm
Members of the African Students Association perform in the association's 19th annual cultural show at Crisler Arena Saturday night.

Showcasing African culture through comedy, traditional dance, fashion and music, the African Student Association held its 19th annual culture show, a show full of performances aiming to celebrate one's personal identity.

A few hundred audience members watched the show Saturday evening, held at the Crisler Center and hosted by Nigerian stand-up comedian Foxy P.

Spoken-word artist Kai Mason, an LSA sophomore, began the event with a performance on her personal experiences with identity and culture.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 12:01am

As part of its eighth annual Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium on Saturday, the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science hosted Noam Chomsky, an MIT professor, linguist and cognitive scientist. The interdisciplinary symposium titled “The Architecture and Evolution of the Human Language Capacity” showcased speakers from the fields of philosophy, psychology, linguistics and cognitive science. 

The event itself appealed to people from many backgrounds, including Naila Ashraf, a University of Michigan alum.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ann arbor residents and residents of greater Washtenaw County celebrate Hash Bash on the Diag on Saturday.

Chants of “Free the Weed!” could be heard and cannabis flags were raised high on the Diag on Saturday afternoon as an estimated 6,000 people gathered to participate in the 46th annual Hash Bash. Leading activists, medical researchers, community leaders and citizens spoke on behalf of the support and legalization of marijuana consumption, followed by live music.