Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 9:40pm

On the corner of two major streets just outside downtown Ann Arbor, Police Officer Christopher Hoffman parks behind a tree that conceals his squad car to passersby, about 10 feet away from the intersection. He focuses intently on the cars passing through, never once taking his gaze off the road. It’s a Saturday night and this is his usual haunt when it’s “slow” during his 12-hour shift.  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:22pm
Students question the University of Michigan emergency alert system after West Quad robbery.

In the first hours of the University of Michigan’s West Quad Residence Hall’s armed robbery in early December, residents and staff grew concerned with the sudden unexplained presence of police vehicles outside of the dorm and officers in the building. Many residents turned to social media and their friends to make sense of the situation, and very rapidly, a rumor about an active shooter spread through campus.