Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:34pm
Joe Goldberg, chief of staff to the president, discusses the hydration station initiative at the CSG meeting in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss issues ranging from support for student voters to the upcoming CSG election. Additionally, the assembly voted on resolutions pertaining to the installation of more water refill stations, as well as the inclusion of Middle Eastern/North African students in demographic research.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:52pm
High school students read the names of the school shooting victims in the student-organized event Never Again Student Die In at Liberty Plaza this past Saturday.

Anthony, an LSA junior at the University of Michigan, said he learned to shoot when he was 8 years old. His grandfather, a military veteran, taught him how to do it well and how to do it safely. He mainly uses guns for hunting and target shooting, and owns several different types of rifles, all of which he keeps in a locked safe.

Anthony, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of student repercussions, said he’s noticed some common misunderstandings about guns — and posed counterarguments often raised by gun owners.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:28pm

According to a recent study of demographics within the Ann Arbor Police Department, the demographics of the city’s police force do not match those of the Ann Arbor community. In a city that is 69 percent white according to a 2010 census, a survey conducted earlier this year shows the AAPD is 87 percent white or Caucasian.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:16pm
Tom Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, discusses how digital technologies can help address depression at the Depression on College Campuses Conference keynote in Rackham Tuesday.

More than 100 people gathered inside Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan Tuesday afternoon to explore the benefits of digital technologies in helping depression on college campuses nationwide.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:35pm
Mayor Christopher Taylor and council members debating changes to the employment agreement for the City Administrator at the city council meeting in City Hall Monday.

In a budget meeting and special session on Monday night, Ann Arbor City Council discussed incorporating a new customer classification for water rates, implementing a capital financing strategy to address issues such as street lighting and a compensation increase for the City Administrator.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:12pm
The Michigan state Senate is scheduled to vote later this week on the legislation, which was inspired by the recent trial of Larry Nassar, a former doctor at Michigan State University who sexually abused hundreds of young patients.

Michigan’s 15 public universities requested the state legislature on Monday to postpone voting on a package of bills aimed at combating sexual assault and expanding survivors’ legal rights,

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:19pm
Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization gathered at a general membership meeting Friday on the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus to discuss the next step in their campaign to secure a contract with the University granting them higher wages

Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization gathered for a general membership meeting Friday on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus to discuss the next step in their campaign to secure a contract granting them higher wages and enhanced job security.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:37pm
The DASH center will hone in on substance use and the wider reaching social issues associated with it.

In January, the University of Michigan opened the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, and Health, affiliated with the School of Nursing. Carol Boyd, a Deborah J. Oakley Collegiate professor in the Nursing School, and Sean Esteban McCabe, former director of the Substance Abuse Research Center, co-direct the new center, which increased its public persona when its website went live last week.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:18pm
Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, participates in a conversation on America's economic future with Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Interim Associate Director of Social Science and Policy at the University Energy Institute in Weilll Hall Friday.

Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who worked under President Barack Obama and currently works as chairman of PSP Capital Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group, spoke Friday in the Ford School of Public Policy’s Annenberg Auditorium. Dozens attended the event, titled “America's Economic Future,” the first annual Vandenburg lecture. The event was held as a discussion between Pritzker and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, who was a Business adjunct professor before serving as chief economist at the Department of Commerce.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00pm
Panelists Mary Morgan, Neel Hajra, Ashley Blake, Linh Song and Patrick Campion discuss civic life in Ann Arbor at the Ann Arbor District Library Thursday.

About 60 Ann Arbor residents convened Thursday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library to discuss civic engagement and hear from a panel of local leaders in a community forum focused on the state of civic life in Washtenaw County.

Mary Morgan, founder of the CivCity Initiative, a local organization intending to increase civic participation, moderated a panel about the importance of civic engagement and ways to increase involvement from Washtenaw residents.