Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 12:47pm
A new study shows that 41 percent of University students voted in the 2018 midterm elections, compared with a 14 percent turnout rate for the 2014 midterms.

New data shows voter turnout for the 2018 midterm elections tripled compared to turnout for the 2014 midterms for University of Michigan students.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:31pm
A discussion takes place on Washtenaw county’s high rate of opioid overdoses at the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit at Washtenaw Community College Tuesday.

The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project hosted the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit on Tuesday, where various state and local stakeholders came together for the discussion focused on the county’s high, but declining, rate of opioid overdoses and the link between trauma and addiction. Participants learned about opioid use in the county, heard testimonials and attended breakout sessions relating to primary prevention, pain management, harm reduction, treatment and recovery.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:46pm
LSA Lecturer Scott Larson and Professor of Linguistics Robin Queen speak at the third annual High Stakes Culture: The Power of Pronouns at the Center for Humanities Tuesday.

The Institute for the Humanities hosted “The Power of Pronouns” as part of their High Stakes Culture series Tuesday evening. Panelists spoke about the linguistics behind gendered pronouns and what language may be used in the future.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:45pm
LSA Institute for the Humanities presents Yo Tengo Nombre by San Antonio-based artist Ruth Leonela Buentello at the Institute for Humanities Thursday evening.

Pushing a strand of magenta hair out of her face, Ruth Leonela Buentello recovered from a tearful moment. Buentello, this year’s Efroymson Emerging Artist in Residence, was recounting an incident in her hometown of San Antonio where nine migrants died in a case of human smuggling.

Monday, September 2, 2019 - 7:15pm
The University recently announced a new student health insurance plan offered by the Blue Care Network of Michigan.

Starting this academic year, the University of Michigan will offer a new student health insurance plan. The new plan is offered by the Blue Care Network of Michigan, a change from the AETNA plan offered in previous years. The plan spans all three University campuses. 

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 8:50pm
Sonny Khan

Nestled in a corner of Lab Café, Sikander “Sonny” Khan takes a swig of water in between interview questions. “I need paani,” he explained. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:45pm

To commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Students of UMich will post a series of stories about sexual assault on Instagram. The student organization was founded by Information junior Somya Bhagwagar and has almost 4,500 followers on Instagram. The account seeks to “act as a microphone,” allowing students to share their stories without censorship. 

Bhagwagar decided to feature stories about sexual assault after a number of people brought up the issue in interviews for her blog.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 8:51pm
The Latin Combo performs at the Latinx Unity Ball hosted by La Casa at the Michigan League Saturday night.

At the La Casa Unity Ball on Saturday, Latin Combo, a Caribbean-inspired band, played Cuban-American singer Celia Cruz’s iconic song “Carnival.” The music, punctuated with strong bass lines and trumpet accents, also had a number of people who got up to dance during the sit-down dinner.

According to LSA sophomore Stephanie Camarena, a member of the Unity Ball planning committee, music and dance are important parts of Latinx culture, and something the committee wanted to highlight at the ball.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:32pm

The University of Michigan will purchase renewable energy annually from DTE Energy, a Detroit-based firm, starting in 2021. University officials say DTE will provide about half of the purchased electricity on the Ann Arbor campus. This will offer a significant step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the University.

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:13pm

In the fall of 2013, the Black Student Union e-board sat in a room in Palmer Commons to discuss the possibility of a new hashtag. They hoped the hashtag, #BBUM — or, Being Black at the University of Michigan — would create an opportunity for Black students at the University to share their experiences on campus. Little did the e-board know, the hashtag would lead to a movement that six years later resulted in the relocation of the Trotter Multicultural Center.