October 3, 2022

Just in time for Michigan’s second summer, Ann Arborites made the most of the 70-degree weather during the 11th annual Probility Ann Arbor Marathon. It was a week of milestones for student organizations on campus, with the Michigan football team claiming its first Kinnick win since 2005 and The Michigan Daily celebrating 132 years of editorial freedom.

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Two runners complete a half marathon at the Ann Arbor Marathon in downtown Ann Arbor Sunday morning. Lucas Chen/Daily.

132 NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD: The Michigan Daily celebrated 132 years of editorial freedom on Thursday, commemorating the anniversary of the paper’s first print edition on Sept. 29, 1890.

BEST OF ANN ARBOR: The Michigan Daily’s annual Best of Ann Arbor survey is out! Explore our 10 categories and vote for the businesses that you believe deserve the title of the Best in Ann Arbor. Voting ends tonight! 

REZONING CONCERNS: A group of Ann Arbor residents gathered at the Westgate Ann Arbor District Library branch to express concerns about the proposed rezoning of the North-South Maple Road and West Stadium Boulevard area into the Transit Corridor (TC1) district. Speakers cited transportation, environmental and business concerns. 

“I’ve spoken publicly in favor of transit-oriented development, but what’s being proposed now is not how I would do it,” Ann Arbor resident Tom Stulberg said. “The feedback that I’ve gotten from the experts is that for the past few years Ann Arbor has repeatedly not been following the right processes.” 

HIGH-SCHOOL HERO: Isabel Sutton, a freshman at Pioneer High School, was one of 25 people across the U.S. and Canada to receive the 2022 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The award came after the 13-year-old student raised over $8,000 for local environmental causes. 

“I’m grateful for this journey I’ve been on for three years,” Sutton said in a statement. “I’ve discovered a passion for environmental issues and have learned to never give up on things that matter.” 

MARATHON MANIA: The 11th annual Probility Ann Arbor Marathon was held Sunday morning. Runners competed in full and half-marathons, 10K, 5K and relay races throughout the streets of Ann Arbor.

FREE CLOSET:  Michigan Foster Care Closet opened an expanded location on 37 Enterprise Drive in Ann Arbor. The closet provides free clothing, shoes, toiletries, school supplies and more to children in the Foster Care system within Washtenaw County.   

“We really try to keep teen styles in there, as opposed to just adult styles,” Heather Wing, vice president of the closet’s board of directors told MLive. “You go to high school, everybody’s wearing high school clothes, not mom clothes. So we’re pretty picky about that, and I think the kids and young people really value that.”

TRUMP/TUDOR: Former President Donald Trump held a “Save America” rally in Warren, Michigan, on Saturday to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon. The event featured several conservative politicians running in the November general election as speakers, including the Republican nominees for Michigan secretary of state and attorney general.

MAHSA AMINI: Members of the U-M and Ann Arbor Iranian communities held a vigil for Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died in police custody. Her death has sparked large-scale demonstrations across Iran where citizens are protesting the country’s morality police and strict hijab mandate. Attendees performed chants, poems and songs to commemorate the lives of Amini and protestors who lost their lives. 

“They murdered her for a piece of cloth around her head,” an anonymous student said to the crowd. “This is not moral, and her death was unjust. She was only 22 years old. We are here to stand in solidarity with all the people in Iran protesting.”

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This week’s prompt: How do you feel about public sector unions?

Ann Arbor named No. 1 best place to live for families in the U.S.” … ClickOnDetroit  

Michigan Medicine nurses union ratifies new contract” … The Michigan Daily 

The Daily Weekly: Is Ann Arbor’s Water Safe to Drink?” … The Michigan Daily

UMMA opens voting, registration pop-up office in Midterms Matter exhibit” … The Michigan Daily  
What should unarmed crisis response in Ann Arbor look like? City seeks input” … MLive

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