Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:06pm

Upon arriving an hour and a half before the Prime Student Housing office opened Monday, Engineering junior Henry Burns was greeted by a sprawling line of almost 40 people who had beat him in his efforts to reserve an apartment.

The long line so far in advance of the office’s opening was the first indication of some off-campus properties attempting to navigate city ordinances to beat out their competitors.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:20pm
Amanda Krugliak, arts curator at the Institute for the Humanities, introduces Mark Dion at the "Waiting for the Extraordinary" Penny W. Stamps lecture Wednesday at UMMA.

Artist Mark Dion discussed his work “Waiting for the Extraordinary,” which was influenced by the original blueprint of the University of Michigan, Wednesday night at the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

The event was part of a series and was held in collaboration between the Institute for Humanities and the UMMA with the goal of showcasing the innovation and art that exists across a wide range of disciplines. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:24pm

After a tumultuous first month with racist incidents and controversial speakers, student governments on campus are taking steps toward finding possible solutions to amending the campus climate.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:09pm
Ann Arbor City Council members kneel during the national anthem at the meeting Monday.

The national spotlight placed on the debate over kneeling during the national anthem was brought Monday night to the Ann Arbor City Council, as four council members knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Council members Jason Frenzel, Sumi Kailasapathy, Chip Smith and Chuck Warpehoski all knelt in silent protest during the Pledge of Allegiance, which is traditionally said prior to every City Council meeting.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:04pm
Protesters at Hanover Park for the Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor Saturday.

Meeting at Hanover Square Park and marching to Liberty Plaza in the rain, over 100 University of Michigan students, Ann Arbor residents and others took part in the Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace and Justice Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:08pm
Faculty member Thomas Powell speaks at the Mental Health Panel event in the Union Thursday.

The final event of Mental Health Awareness Week — the 2017 Mental Health Panel — was held on Thursday at the University of Michigan Union, with the help from the student-run National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health Task Force and the LSA Student Government.

Four women spoke at the panel about their own struggles with mental illness, the importance of seeking help and how the University can improve on helping those suffering.

Public Policy senior Melanie Wellstein, president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, was the main facilitator of the panel event.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:29pm
Jesse Hoffnung-Farskof, Associate Professor and AC associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies Program, discussed implications of DACA repeal in Blau Hall on Thursday.

The Hispanic Business Students Association hosted an open panel regarding the dissolution of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and its impacts on University of Michigan students and staff Thursday at the Ross School of Business’s Blau Hall. About 55 students, prospective students and faculty members attended the event.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:32pm
Rackham student Bryan Ransom debates Charles Murray in Palmer Commons Wednesday.

Palmer Commons was rocked Wednesday night by the presence and subsequent protests of Charles Murray, a controversial social scientist known for a correlation of race and IQ, a theory debunked widely over the years.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:28pm
Carol Flannagan participates in the MIDAS Research Initiatives Panel at the 2017 MIDAS Symposium in Rackham Wednesday.

Big data, data science and analytics were among the main topics discussed at the third annual Michigan Institute for Data Science daylong research symposium Wednesday at Rackham Auditorium and the Michigan League.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:02pm

The growing necessity to distinguish free speech from hate speech, especially in context of life at the University of Michigan, was the central topic of disccusion at a panel held Tuesday at the University Law School. The panel related this topic in relation to recent events on and outside campus as well as the upcoming visit of controversial figure Charles Murray this Wednesday. The event was co-sponsored by the Law School and the Ford School of Public Policy.