Daily news desk most-read from Sept. 23 to Sept. 30:

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:34pm

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. 23 to Sept. 30:

MSW students protest staff member's email based on religious bias

More than 30 students held a sit-in at the University of Michigan School of Social Work to protest an email sent out by Social Work payroll coordinator Kari Dumbeck, in which she implored students to respect the Pledge of Allegiance. This email was sent out after Dana Greene, a Public Health graduate student, knelt in the Diag for nearly 24 hours of protest.

Student kneels in the Diag for 24 hour protest of anti-Black racism

Public Health graduate student Dana Greene knelt at the block ‘M’ in the Diag for nearly 24 hours in protest of incidents of anti-Black racism on and around campus over the past few weeks. The protest drew hundreds of students throughout the day and night despite high temperatures. Greene’s protest mimicked that of numerous NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem nationwide.

Teen arrested at Blake Transit Center

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday night 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. Updates to follow.

Michigan lobbyist group pushes recreational marijuana legalization

One group is petitioning for recreational marijuana to be listed on the ballot in November 2018. The state must validate at least 252,523 signatures for the initiative to go to the legislature for a vote.

Battle Lines: Unresolved responses to racist incidents online

Students who have experienced racism online are looking for answers, as many of these incidents have remained unsolved.