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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:44pm
Ayah Issa, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, celebrates the passing of her proposal at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

During Tuesday night’s meeting, Central Student Government set the dates for the election of the 2017-2018 academic year’s leaders to be held on March 22 and 23, with 31 voting in favor and one abstaining.

As the current administration nears the end of its term, CSG President David Schafer, an LSA senior, praised the assembly for its hard work this past semester, encouraging the body to pursue its goals until the elections in March.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 8:55pm

Last week, University of Michigan alum Midori Maeda was announced as one of ten runners-up from a pool of more than 7,000 applicants in PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox's "The Search for Hidden Figures" contest, which aims to recognize talented female researchers for their work in the STEM fields.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:13pm

This year’s North American International Auto Show attendees went to the annual showcase in the hopes of getting a closer look at manufacturers’ latest offerings — primarily eye-catching concept cars encapsulating ideas that may be present in vehicles of the future.

The University of Michigan was represented at the show, held in Detroit’s Cobo Center, by the Solar Car Team, the Hybrid Racing Team and the Mobility Transformation Center. The Solar Car and Hybrid Racing Teams had their 2015 and 2016 vehicles on display.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:13pm
Tania Haddad listens to student representatives at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution urging the city of Ann Arbor to adopt nonpartisan November elections was passed by the Central Student Government Tuesday night during its first meeting of the year.

According to the resolution, August primary elections make it hard for students to vote as they are usually not on campus during the summer months. This has resulted in a remarkably low turnout — under 20 percent — over the past few years.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:50pm
Author Adam Grant speaks about positive business organization strategies at the Ross School of Business on Wednesday.

Robertson Auditorium was filled with about 500 students, faculty and staff who came to see the first talk of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations Positive Links Speaker Series this semester which featured University alum Adam Grant Wednesday afternoon. Grant, a Wharton School top-rated professor, discussed the seven characteristics he sees original thinkers exhibit in the workplace to the sold out event. The speaker series aims to spreads ideas about positive business practices in the workplace.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:43am
Community member Keysha Wall addresses the Central Student Government at the meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

A resolution asking President Barack Obama to support undocumented students — brought to the table by BAMN, the national coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary — passed at Central Student Government’s first meeting of the semester. The body voted 26-4 with 7 abstaining.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 9:30pm

On Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will streamline tuition assistance for members of the Michigan National Guard.

House Bill 6013 was introduced in November to the Michigan Legislature and sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon (R–Lake City). It was referred to the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, which reported on the bill with recommendation without amendment.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

The University of Michigan Health System has been renamed Michigan Medicine in an effort to reflect the collaboration between the system’s education, research and patient care branches.

The new name, which took effect on Jan. 9, signifies the appointment of a single leader of both the University Medical School and Medical Affairs for the University of Michigan. Marschall S. Runge, M.D., will serve in that position, putting him in charge of both the medical school and hospital operations.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 6:05pm

Find Your Ditto, a project created by a University of Michigan alum and a current student in the School of Public Health, began as an entry into a University-sponsored entrepreneurial competition. The project has evolved since then and last month, it was awarded the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award at the Innovation Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.