Community Affairs

Martese Johnson speaks to The Michigan Daily in the newsroom Thursday.

Four years ago, University of Michigan Law student Martese Johnson, then a junior at the University of Virginia, made headlines across the nation after police officers pinned him to the ground with brute force during an arrest in Charlottesville.

While no construction has begun, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality greenlit the project over the summer by granting the University an air permit for the natural gas turbine.

With a new natural gas turbine in the works at the University of Michigan, environmentalists have expressed concerns over the University's continued investment in fossil fuel-based energy. 

The straw bale house located at the Campus Farm

A University of Michigan green building class plans to unveil a sustainably-built, straw-bale house located at the Campus Farm next Monday, May 29.


Editor's note: both female students’ statements were kept anonymous for privacy concerns.

This LSA senior is a model University of Michigan student.

With the fastly approaching Union renovation, though, students and staff will have to bid the billiards hall farewell.

The Michigan Union has undergone many changes over the years. In 1919, when the Union first opened, it contained a bowling alley and a barbershop. In 1925, a swimming pool was installed.

A group of approximately thirty students is working internally under the guidance of the Office of Greek Life to address the tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion through conversation and programming.

Through internal means, fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan have been attempting to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, but face an obstacle in obtaining buy-in from across all four Greek life councils. 


A Black LSA sophomore has to think twice before any decision they make: once as an individual, and again as a member of the Black community. For this reason, the subject of this interview requested his name not be used in this article.

Many students and Ann Arbor residents draw a correlation between frequent campus crime alerts, pedestrian safety and poor street lighting.

Particularly in student neighborhoods surrounding the University of Michigan, poor lighting continues to be a cause for concern, as many students and Ann Arbor residents draw a correlation between frequent campus crime alerts, pedestrian safety and poor street lighting.

The University of Michigan has pledged not to disclose the immigration status of its students.

The University of Michigan has pledged not to disclose immigration status of its students.

History of undocumented student activism

Latinx students have become the fastest-growing population at the University of Michigan, swelling from 4.75 percent of the student body in 2012 to 6 perc