Government

The Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan.

Although President Trump won the state by a narrow margin, GOP candidates in down-ballot races in Michigan won across the board, adding further to their large majority in the State

Marchers walk down State Street during the March for Science on Saturday.

Thousands of scientists, teachers and allies gathered in the Diag Saturday afternoon to take part in the March for Science, an event organized to celebrate science and to improve dialogue between the scientific community and the public.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D–Dearborn), alongside grassroots organization Ann Arbor Indivisible, held a town hall-style forum at Ypsilanti High School Tuesday night.

The event, intended mainly to address healthcare and job growth, consisted of a panel including Dingell, Carrie Rheingans, the Senior Project Manager for the Washtenaw Health Initiative, and Shamar Herron, the Workforce Development Manager for Washtenaw County.

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Inspired by political involvement on campus, LSA junior Alexander Forsyth has developed a website to help expedite the process of sending mail to politicians.

LSA sophomore Alexandrea Somers presents "Income and Educational Consequences of Opening to Trade: Evidence from Egypt, Namibia, Poland and Vietnam" at the Michigan Foreign Policy Council's conference on Saturday afternoon.​

On Saturday, the Michigan Foreign Policy Council hosted its Spring Conference.

Protesters march in the Tax March in downtown Ann Arbor Saturday.

Rallygoers hoisting signs above their heads stating, “Make Ethics Great Again” and “We Want Our Future Back,” marched Saturday afternoon through the sidewalks of downtown Ann Arbor while participating in a Tax March as the final hours for the deadline to file for federal and state taxes approach.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) speaks at the Third Annual Last Lecture Series in Weill Hall on Wednesday.

Wrapping up the year for Public Policy seniors was U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) and distinguished professors of the University of Michigan to deliver what is traditionally called the Last Lecture.

James Morrow. the A.F.K. Organski Collegiate Professor of World Politics at the University of Michigan, talks about the impact of the Trump administration at the Jack L. Walker Conference on Tuesday.

University of Michigan students and faculty gathered Tuesday evening in the Michigan Union to discuss President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office for the annual Jack L.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talks with Susan Collins, Dean of the Ford School, as part of the Ford Policy Talks series at Rackham Auditorium on Monday.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen conversed with economist Susan M. Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, about her experience as the leader of multiple public policy initiatives to a packed Rackham Auditorium Monday night. 

Ann Arbor residents gather to celebrate Hash Bash on the Diag on April 1, 2017.

Michigan politicians were among the approximately 10,000 people in attendance of this year’s Hash Bash, signifying the push for marijuana legalization in the state.

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