Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:50pm
Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones addresses CSG members' concerns regarding the decision to change "Michigan time" at the Union Tuesday night.

Central Student Government met on Tuesday evening to discuss the University of Michigan’s decision to end Michigan time, the tradition of starting classes 10 minutes after the hour. Beginning on May 1, classes will start on the hour and end 10 minutes before the next to allow for students to get to back-to-back classes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:54pm
LSA Senior Sahr Yazdani, Alumn Sidra Kader, Ross Senior Shaheda Islam and LSA Senior Nazmun Nahar model at the Seek Refuge Launch Party at the Michigan League Tuesday.

Dozens filed in and out of Seek Refuge’s first clothing line launch party held in the Michigan League’s Hussey Room on Tuesday evening. Seek Refuge is an organization, founded by Dearborn native Shazia Ijaz, committed to bringing awareness to aid refugees, empower women and represent Muslims through its clothing line. The organization currently gives a portion of its proceeds to a refugee aid program and was recently featured in Vogue magazine.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 8:04pm
Bret Stephens, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, discusses the roles of free speech and personal discomfort in education in the League Tuesday.

Bret Stephens, a columnist at the New York Times, spoke on the importance of free speech and disagreement Thursday at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in a talk titled, “Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort.” The talk, presented by Wallace House, was part of the “Speech and Inclusion: Recognizing Conflict and Building Tools for Engagement” series, which previously brought speakers such Joshua Johnson of NPR, and was put

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
University of Michigan researchers from the Life Sciences Institute have found that ribosomal DNA, also known as rDNA, in the testes of male fruit flies rejuvenate after being passed onto offspring.

University of Michigan researchers from the Life Sciences Institute have found that ribosomal DNA, also known as rDNA, in the testes of male fruit flies rejuvenate after being passed onto offspring. University researchers say this could open doors for further stem cell research on aging.

RDNA is responsible for carrying the code that makes up ribosomal RNA, which are the molecular machines that turn messenger RNA into proteins.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:13pm
Students discuss well-being a self care in small groups at a workshop, “Self-Care in Troubling Times: How to Prepare and Building Resiliency," at the LSA Building Friday.

Friday afternoon on the second floor of the LSA Building, a dozen students, faculty members and administrators talked about everyday stress in-between bites of pita bread and hummus from Jerusalem Garden.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 7:28pm
  Michigan Gov. Snyder appoints anti-LQBTQ+ activist to Civil Rights Commission.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently sparked controversy by appointing Bishop Ira Combs Jr. to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs, a Republican and Pentecostal minister in Jackson, is well-known for condemning pro-LGBT legislation. However, Snyder said he appointed Combs because of his background in fighting for racial justice and people with disabilities.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:03pm
The Hijabi Monologues focused on the stories of Muslim women who wear the hijab, where both graduate and undergraduate women had the chance to tell their stories and unique experiences to a crowd in Rackham Auditorium Friday night.

Speaking of their experiences wearing the hijab, the pressures hijabi women face in the United States to compromise their identity and the unique significance it carries in their own lives were several hijabi women who spoke as part of the second annual Hijabi Monologues commenced Friday night in the packed Rackham Amphitheatre.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:57pm
Joshua Johnson from NPR's 1A Podcast speaks with Jesse Arm, Angela Dillard, Faith Sparr, and Maximillian Alvarez Thursday evening at Rackham Auditorium.

Joshua Johnson — host of NPR’s “1A” — navigated the issue of free speech on college campuses, and how to encourage free dialogue while also maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for students, at a live taping of his show Thursday night. The panel discussion “Speak Freely: Debating the First Amendment in a Changing America” was co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and Wallace House, a fellowship program for journalists at the University of Michigan, and drew hundreds of people to Rackham Auditorium.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:15pm
Ian Robinson, President of LEO and LSA Lecturer speaks about the unjust compensation UM lecturers receive at the Michigan Union Thursday.

After receiving what members called an “insulting” response to their salary proposal from the University of Michigan Monday night, the Lecturers’ Employee Organization held a press conference at the Michigan Union prior to the University Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:21pm

More than 125 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 State of the Air Report. The environmental and health ramifications of air pollution are well documented: Haze, ozone depletion, acid rain and lung cancer are among many of the consequences that result.