Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:13pm
Tania Haddad listens to student representatives at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution urging the city of Ann Arbor to adopt nonpartisan November elections was passed by the Central Student Government Tuesday night during its first meeting of the year.

According to the resolution, August primary elections make it hard for students to vote as they are usually not on campus during the summer months. This has resulted in a remarkably low turnout — under 20 percent — over the past few years.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:50pm
Author Adam Grant speaks about positive business organization strategies at the Ross School of Business on Wednesday.

Robertson Auditorium was filled with about 500 students, faculty and staff who came to see the first talk of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations Positive Links Speaker Series this semester which featured University alum Adam Grant Wednesday afternoon. Grant, a Wharton School top-rated professor, discussed the seven characteristics he sees original thinkers exhibit in the workplace to the sold out event. The speaker series aims to spreads ideas about positive business practices in the workplace.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:43am
Community member Keysha Wall addresses the Central Student Government at the meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution asking President Barack Obama to support undocumented students — brought to the table by BAMN, the national coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary — passed at Central Student Government’s first meeting of the semester. The body voted 26-4 with 7 abstaining.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 9:30pm

On Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will streamline tuition assistance for members of the Michigan National Guard.

House Bill 6013 was introduced in November to the Michigan Legislature and sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon (R–Lake City). It was referred to the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, which reported on the bill with recommendation without amendment.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

The University of Michigan Health System has been renamed Michigan Medicine in an effort to reflect the collaboration between the system’s education, research and patient care branches.

The new name, which took effect on Jan. 9, signifies the appointment of a single leader of both the University Medical School and Medical Affairs for the University of Michigan. Marschall S. Runge, M.D., will serve in that position, putting him in charge of both the medical school and hospital operations.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 6:05pm

Find Your Ditto, a project created by a University of Michigan alum and a current student in the School of Public Health, began as an entry into a University-sponsored entrepreneurial competition. The project has evolved since then and last month, it was awarded the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award at the Innovation Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:34pm

Ann Arbor residents are head over heels for Polarity, a new pole fitness studio located on South University Avenue, which celebrated its grand opening by welcoming potential clients to a two-day open house this past weekend.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:10pm

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s election, Ann Arbor entrepreneurs Kate Lind and Nate Stevens started a new project, Pincause, that designs and sells pins intended to raise awareness of social justice issues.

Pincause recently released its first pin — a multicolored hand design — in support of women's rights and the women's rights marches that will take place across the United States on and before January 21, the days surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 4:35pm
LSA and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance sophomore David Kamper bikes through the snow in the Diag on December 11th, 2016.

In a recently compiled list of all 50 states by their respective winter’s level of misery, the state of Michigan came out as having the second-worst winter, behind only Minnesota. The online travel site Thrilllist considered a variety of factors when ranking the states, such as those with most unbearable winters, including temperature, local anecdotes and poor traffic condidions.