Voices for Carbon Neutrality, a group of faculty, alumni and community leaders from the University of Michigan, hosted a webinar Wednesday to discuss how large institutions can create the organizational change necessary to achieve carbon neutrality.
In an effort to increase transparency in prosecution, new Washtenaw County prosecutor Eli Savit announced the creation of the Prosecutor Transparency Project on Jan. 5 to examine racial bias in the prosecutor’s office. The project is a collaboration between the prosecutor’s office, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and a research team from the University of Michigan Law School.
The University of Michigan’s Lecturers’ Employee Organization organized a bargaining kickoff rally to begin contract negotiations with the University’s administration Friday morning. About 100 LEO lecturers and allies — including members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization, undergraduate and graduate students — attended the virtual event.
Indoor dining will most likely resume in Michigan on Feb. 1, nearly three months after it was temporarily shut down, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Whitmer also provided details on how the state plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines, including efforts to get more vaccines into the state.
The Michigan Daily sat down with Dr. Nancy Ascher, a member of the University of Michigan’s undergraduate class of 1970 and Medical School class of 1974, who is one of four pioneer surgeons featured in the Netflix miniseries “The Surgeons Cut.” She discussed her experience as a woman in medicine in the early 70’s, memories from Ann Arbor and her continued work to make medicine a more inclusive space for others. Dr.
In a dramatic turn of events, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers unanimously voted to certify the results of the Nov. 3 election, three hours after that same body was deadlocked in a two-two vote Tuesday night. The reversal comes after public outcry following the board’s initial stalemate.
Washtenaw County reported record levels of voter turnout this election, according to the Washtenaw County elections site.
Roughly 67,986 Ann Arbor residents out of the more than 114,375 registered voters across the city cast a ballot in the election, a voter turnout rate of around 50%. Students also turned out at a rate of around 15% in Ann Arbor, with 7,368 expected student ballots cast.
The Michigan Daily conducted an anonymous survey of more than 1,900 students to understand the political leanings of the student body at the University of Michigan and what issues are most important to them.
The following data was collected from Oct. 16 to Oct. 21. All questions were optional and no personal information about the participants was stored. Results show 96.4% of student respondents said they are planning to vote, with 45.2% being first time voters.