BY IAN DILLINGHAM AND SHOHAM GEVA
The focus on minority enrollment and admissions practice at the University — and at colleges across the nation — intensified Tuesday in response to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the state of Michigan’s ban on affirmative action.
BY MATTHEW JACKONEN
The Ann Arbor City Council passed the long-debated smoking ordinance Monday night by a vote of 9-2 with only Councilmembers Jane Lumm (I–Ward 2) and Jack Eaton (D–Ward 4) voting against the ordinance.
BY ALLANA AKHTAR
Mark Schauer, the Democratic candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial elections, released a detailed policy plan April 16 highlighting his education plan that he hopes to implement if elected.
BY HILLARY CRAWFORD
At the Rackham Building Friday, students pitched their start-up ideas as part of the second annual optiMize Social Innovation Showcase. OptiMize is a student organization that provides resources for those seeking to implement world-changing projects and start-ups.
BY KRISTEN FEDOR
CSG is still active during the summer with a smaller assembly that meets biweekly. The summer assembly focuses mainly on funding for student organizations and passing a budget that will last through the first week of the fall semester.
BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS
Instead, 400 people crowded the Michigan Union’s Rogel Ballroom for Hip Hop Week’s concluding event: a primetime concert featuring Harlem hip-hop artist Immortal Technique. The show, which included accompaniments by artists such as Poison Pen, Swave Sevah and DJ Static, was sponsored by Hip Hop Congress, a University student group dedicated to fostering dialogue around the culture of hip-hop.
BY YARDAIN AMRON
Whereas dean selections frequently come from within the institution, both of Thursday’s selections were external hires.
BY SHOHAM GEVA
As a new push in the state to increase immigration to promote economic prosperity increases, international student retention has become a key focus, leading to involvement from many colleges in the state, including the University.
BY TOM MCBRIEN
The program, called REBUILD — Researching Evidence Based Undergraduate Instructional and Learning Developments — received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to study evidence-based educational practices and institute the findings in introductory science courses that affect more than 8,000 students per term.
BY WILL GREENBERG
With less than a week to go before classes end, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje’s students tackled an unusual project — hosting a forum for the Ann Arbor mayoral candidates Wednesday afternoon.
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BY ALLANA AKHTAR
In honor of Earth Day, two University professors and state Rep. Jeff Irwin (D–Ann Arbor) spoke about climate change to a group of around 25 students in an event at Ingalls Mall Tuesday evening.
BY SAM GRINGLAS
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the state of Michigan’s voter-enacted ban on the consideration of race in admissions to state universities.
BY ANDREW ALMANI
The final Senate Assembly meeting of the year took place Monday afternoon, with discussion focused on optimizing information technology processes and status reports from Chairs of Senate Assembly Committees.
BY NEALA BERKOWSKI
In the last Ford School Policy Talk of the academic year, Margo Picken, a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, and John Ciorciari, a Public Policy assistant professor, discussed the controversy surrounding the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.
BY RACHEL PREMACK
Blimpy Burger tweeted for the first time early Thursday morning, and the news was bigger than the half-pound, five-patty burger it once served up at its 551 South Division Street location before it closed August to make way for
BY TANAZ AHMED
In an event hosted by the Black Student Union, more than 50 students and faculty gathered at Rackham Assembly Hall Friday for a night of food and music to celebrate the end of the academic year.
BY CLAIRE BRYAN
At the University’s monthly Board of Regents meeting Thursday, the board approved the North Campus Grove project, which will transform the area’s outdoor space.
BY CLAIRE BRYAN
At this year’s commencement, students from a new bachelor’s program will be the first in the nation to graduate as trained intraoperative neuromonitoring clinicians. This field concerns recording bioelectrical activity of the spinal cord, nerves and brain structures during surgery.