Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the State of the State address at the State Capital on Tuesday.
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LANSING — The tone of Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address was uplifting as he recognized the Michigan’s economic prosperity and pushed for accelerated improvements to infrastructure Tuesday night in Lansing.

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University President Mark Schlissel speaks at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on Monday.
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Panelists at the University of Michigan met Tuesday afternoon to discuss Poverty Solutions — an initiative introduced by University President M

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Ross School of Business junior Prashant Toteja and School of Information junior Charles Shin present their startup idea at the Center for Entrepreneurship's Startup Competition in the TechArb on Tuesday.
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A panel of four judges entertained pitches for nearly four hours in the middle of the TechArb office as entrepreneurial teams took part in the initial phase of the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship’s premier contest, the Startup Competition.

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Journalist Amy Goodman interviews TV producer Issa Rae at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on Monday.
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Over 3,000 people gathered Monday morning in Hill Auditorium to listen to the University of Michigan Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture given by renowned investigative journalist Amy Goodman and filmmaker Issa Rae.

Poet and MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine talks about racism and her poem, Citizen, at Rackham Auditorium on Monday.
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Over 1,000 people gathered inside Rackham Auditorium Monday afternoon to listen as author Claudia Rankine read excerpts from her book-length poem, "Citizen: An American Lyric," and discussed her personal experiences with racism in America.

Gatherers stand in the Diag at the 11th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rally on Monday.
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More than 100 people gathered in the freezing rain Monday afternoon on the Diag for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium's 11th annual Circle of Unity, an event intended to celebrate Dr. King's dedicated to racial justice, nonviolence, and unity.  

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On Jan. 5, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) announced a budget bill that would begin to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and would include language that would strip Planned Parenthood of more than half of a billion dollars in annual federal funding.

Novelist Colson Whitehead kicks off this semester of the University of Michigan Bicentennial with a reading of his book "The Underground Railroad" at the League on Thursday.
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Around 300 gathered in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater Thursday night to see the 2016 National Book Award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead read passages shining light on the horrors of slavery from his book “The Underground Railroad.”

Ayah Issa, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, celebrates the passing of her proposal at the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.
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During Tuesday night’s meeting, Central Student Government set the dates for the election of the 2017-2018 academic year’s leaders to be held on March 22 and 23, with 31 voting in favor and one abstaining.

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Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor oversees the City Council meeting on Tuesday.
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With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration date days away, City Council’s meeting Tuesday night was dominated by the discussion of how to protect undocumented individuals, a topic usually reserved for a national scope.

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Last week, University of Michigan alum Midori Maeda was announced as one of ten runners-up from a pool of more than 7,000 applicants in PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox's "The Search for Hidden Figures" contest, which aims to recognize talented female researchers for their work in the STEM fiel

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This year’s North American International Auto Show attendees went to the annual showcase in the hopes of getting a closer look at manufacturers’ latest offerings — primarily eye-catching concept cars encapsulating ideas that may be present in vehicles of the future.

Michigan residents who have purchased milk or milk products since 2003 may be entitled to up to $20 thanks to a class action settlement.

In a move taken straight out of the “Parks and Recreation” playbook, the Michigan Secretary of State rolled out a cool and hip rap video featuring Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Roo — a kangaroo — in order

State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) speaks to students at a College Democrats meeting at the Union on October 1, 2015.
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The beginning of a new semester is traditionally a time of recruitment and increased student involvement in different organizations on campus.

It’s possible Michiganders could soon see the reduction or even elimination of the state’s 4.25 percent income tax, as discussions on different proposals in both the state House and Senate are underway.

On Wednesday, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spoke to a crowd of students, staff and faculty during a fireside chat with Alec Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering, at the Chrysler Center on North Campus.

Jim Harbaugh welcomes son John Harbaugh today with his wife Sarah.
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Arriving earlier than expected, Jim Harbaugh and his wife Sarah’s newest son John Harbaugh was born yesterday at Mott’s Children’s Hospital. According to Harbaugh’s Twitter, John weighs 4 pounds and 13 ounces with an 18 inch wingspan.