Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:20pm
Shaun King, New York Daily News Columnist, speaks about the election and police brutality at Rackham on Monday.

Activist and author Shaun King sold out Rackham Auditorium Monday night for his speech exploring the mixed reactions on campus following the 2016 presidential election. The event was hosted by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:11pm

Saturday, hundreds of students "flew" into the Rogel Ballroom in the University of Michigan Union for the fifth annual Yule Ball, hosted by the Michigan Quidditch Team.

The Yule Ball was a key plot point introducing the concept of romance between characters in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” It is also an iconic event to “Potterheads,” as the fans are called.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:39pm
Shervin Assari, a research investigator from the University Department of Psychiatry and the School of Public Health, conducted a study about obesity and depression.

Of Black and white Americans, sustained depression that comes as a result of being obese is most common in white women, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:48pm

Last winter, Engineering sophomore Sam Greeley developed a severe case of Achilles tendinitis, an ankle injury confining her to crutches for weeks, adding unexpected challenges to her daily life.

After receiving attention from the University of Michigan Hospital, Greeley was not informed of the accommodations available to her from Services for Students with Disabilities. It was not until two days after her hospital visit that she learned about the services available to students with temporary conditions.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:08pm
The number of high-dose opioid painkiller prescriptions written to veterans has declined following the release of a Veterans Health Administration plan to reduce the potentially addictive substance, according to a new study conducted by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor researchers. 
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:04pm
The Engineering Student Government met in the Union on Wednesday.

Engineering Student Government started its meeting Wednesday night with community input from David Schafer, president of Central Student Government and an LSA senior, regarding the potential for a more collaborative future between the two respective student governments.

Schafer addressed concerns regarding CSG representation of Engineering students and reaffirmed his commitment to more effectively representing students’ interests.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:49pm
Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the Michigan State of the State address on January 17, 2017.

It is expected that Gov. Rick Snyder will support the state’s Healthy Michigan Plan on Thursday in a U.S. Senate committee discussion. The roundtable in Washington D.C. will be discussing the future of Medicaid in the country.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:24pm
LSA professors Tiya Miles and Martha S. Jones discuss the book Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women at Hatcher Gallery on Wednesday.

About 50 professors, students, faculty members and members of the Ann Arbor community gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Hatcher Graduate Library to listen to three University of Michigan faculty members discuss the recent publication of “Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women,” a collection of essays on the experiences and roles of Black women in the history of intellectuals.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:16pm
Author Junor Diaz speaks about his writing and activism at Rackham Auditorium on Wednesday.

Author and activist Junot Díaz delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on white supremacy, racialized immigrants and solidarity to about 300 people in Rackham Auditorium as a part of the University of Michigan’s annual symposium in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Díaz began by discussing racial neoliberalism and its function in derailing how people talk about race. Racial neoliberalism, he argued, prevents people from addressing problems of racism and questioning if anyone can racist.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:32pm

Betsy DeVos, the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Education under President-elect Donald Trump, participated in a contentious confirmation hearing on Tuesday evening.

The confirmation hearing was initially scheduled for Jan. 11, but the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions postponed the hearing due to Devos' incomplete financial disclosures and unfinished ethics reviews.