Each week, The Michigan Daily’s news desk will be publishing a most-read wrap up of the previous week’s most popular articles based on the number of online reads each article received. Here are the five most-read from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7:
The University of Michigan settled a Freedom of Information Act suit after the Mackinac Center for Public Policy requested all of University President Mark Schlissel’s emails during and after the 2016 election that contained the word “Trump.” Because the University was delayed in complying with this request, the center sued and reached a settlement last week.
Along with several other incidents of racist flyers and writings on and near campus recently, more flyers were found with an alteration of Trump’s campaign slogan — instead of “Make America Great Again” the flyers read, “Make America White Again.”
A 16-year-old boy was arrested a few weeks ago at the Blake Transit Center. A press release from the Collective Against White Supremacy reported an incident where an Ann Arbor Police Department officer was aggressive with the boy; however, Daily updates indicate there was a miscommunication about the incident to the public.
With discussions circling that students were planning to kneel during the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University football game, Information junior Robert Burgess urged students to stand out of respect for U.S. troops. This has sparked much debate on campus.
After several racially charged incidents this year, organizations continue to reach out and display solidarity. This week, the University's chapter of College Republicans painted the Rock — which has been previously vandalized with hate — in solidarity with minority students.