Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:06pm
Universities' contributions top $18.7 billion according to URC state economic impact report.

The University Research Corridor — a partnership of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University — released its 11th economic impact report last week. The report highlights the universities’ contributions to the state economy, which totaled $18.7 billion in 2017.

This is a significant increase from 2015, when the URC added $16.5 billion to the state economy. Britany Affolter-Caine, executive director of the URC, attributes this increase to federal funding and larger student populations.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:21pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced last Wednesday that the University of Michigan’s Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which works with companies in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio that have been hurt by foreign competition, has been awarded a $1.1 million Economic Development Administration grant.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:53pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer speaks to the College Democrats at Lorch Hall Monday.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and running mate Garlin Gilchrist spoke to more than 120 students Monday night at Lorch Hall during a special meeting of the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 6:14pm

Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh named Brenda Tracy, a sexual assault survivor and activist, as the University of Michigan football team’s honorary captain this Saturday.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:28pm
Students, faculty, and staff attend the LGBTQ Inclusion in Research Symposium in Rackham Auditorium Thursday.

A group of about 60 faculty, staff members and students attended a day-long symposium Thursday on LGBTQ inclusion in research at Rackham Graduate School. Speakers discussed the range of LGBTQ scholarship and research at the University of Michigan, though some attendants criticized a lack of diversity in programming.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:19pm
Washtenaw County Commissioner Felicia Brabec speaks at a public hearing for a racial equity ordinance at the Washtenaw County Administration Building Wednesday night.

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt the Washtenaw County Equity Policy at its board meeting Wednesday night, establishing a Racial Equity Office to address issues of inequity in the county and calling for all aspects of the county government to implement strategies that will result in “equitable outcomes for all residents.”

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:36pm
Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit in October, 2017, just months before being elected as the Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial race.

While you were away this summer, you may have missed some big stories from Ann Arbor. The Daily will be publishing recaps of the summer’s breaking news.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:38pm
Members of Central Student Government discuss new proposed initiatives during their meeting in the Michigan League Tuesday evening.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to introduce resolutions during their first meeting of the academic school year. Initiatives discussed included amendments to the compiled code, funding for various University Career Center events and efforts to improve safety features in academic buildings around campus.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:55pm

Thanks to a $4.3 million grant and the tenacity of a few professors, students and future students with physical disabilities might be able to live a little more comfortably.

In October, a new research center at the University of Michigan will begin investigating how to improve aging for those facing long-term physical disabilities.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:26pm
Co-founder and leader of Stop Trump Ann Arbor, Jessica Prozinski, discusses the proposed action items at the Community Meeting on Pangea Piercing at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore Sunday.

The owner of Pangea Piercing, J.C. Potts, closed the Ann Arbor piercing shop indefinitely last week following social media backlash and protests over allegations of racism and harassment.