Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:23pm
A block M of backpacks is formed at the Send Silence Packing display on the Diag Tuesday.

According to Send Silence Packing — a campaign designed to raise awareness of student suicide and to connect students to mental health resources on university campuses — one of every two college students thinks about attempting suicide at some point. 

Tuesday, the Diag was covered by backpacks — each of them representing one of the 1,100 college students who take their own life every year.

LSA junior Summer LaPointe said this number surprised her.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 8:06pm
LSA sophomores Josie Gilmore and Kevan Casson advertise for LSA Student Government Monday during the Mental Health Week Diag Day.

LSA Student Government kicked off its Mental Health Week Monday afternoon by gathering student organizations focused on mental health for a Diag Day.

At the far end of the Diag, LSA SG representatives Eli Rachlin, an LSA junior, and Kristen Ball, an LSA senior, blew bubbles and blasted music as students walked by.

Rachlin, spouting positive encouragement to passersby said the Diag Day is an important part of the Awareness Week because of its ability to reach so many students.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 5:36pm
A street in MCity.

Five startups focused on autonomous vehicle technology will be partnering with Mcity to accelerate their progress in the race for driverless cars. TechLab, an initiative from the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, allows students to register for an independent study course and work with one of the “companies in residence.”

The Center’s executive director, Jonathan Fay, laid out the criteria for picking the five companies.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 4:58pm
School of Information professor Cliff Lampe speaks at the UMSI Bicentennial Symposium in Rackham Friday.

High profile business figures from Google, Microsoft and Walt Disney Studios spoke at the University of Michigan School of Information’s Bicentennial Symposium about the future of the University’s increasing technological global potential at Rackham Auditorium Friday afternoon. About 75 students and faculty attended the event.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:17pm
Sculptor Christo speaks at the Michigan Theatre as a part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday.

Globally-recognized sculptor and visual artist Christo spoke to students, faculty and the public about his lifetime achievements in the design world and the irrationality of his work Thursday afternoon at the Michigan Theater. His presentation was part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and attracted more than 300 attendees.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:46pm

University of Michigan class Facebook pages, meant for academic inquiries, awkward freshman year introductions and wholesome memes are now a front for student football ticket sales.

MarketNoire, an open Facebook group with the sole purpose of serving as a space for transactions between students, has close to 7,000 members and is a frequent stop for students trying to buy or sell their football tickets.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:50pm
LSA senior Jacklyn Thomas leads the African Students Association Dialogue Wednesday at West Quad.

An informal dialogue held Wednesday night offered students a comfortable place to share their thoughts on how recent events on campus affected one’s Black and African identities. The space also gave way to discussions about the relevance of being Black African and Black American at the University during a contentious time. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:43pm
Christine Stead, president of the Ann Arbor School Board, speaks at South Asian Awareness Network's "Conversations on Civic Engagement" Wednesday at the Union.

Meeting on the first floor of the Michigan Union Wednesday night, speakers at the South Asian Awareness Network event discussed civic engagement, political issues and their personal experiences working in government.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:22pm

With the two Jewish High Holidays — Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, from Sept. 20 to 22, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, from Sept. 29 to 30 — only 10 days apart, Jewish University of Michigan students have been struggling to juggle academics and their religious responsibilities.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:53pm

After a recent string of racist attacks targeting minority groups on campus, members of the University of Michigan faculty published a statement in solidarity with affected students.