The University of Michigan's solar car team is making final plans as they look to defend their five consecutive national titles. The competition starts Saturday with a week of qualifying before the Austin to Minneapolis race gets under way.
Police say a 58-year-old University of Michigan employee who was struck by a bus has died. The Ann Arbor News reports Nancy Sanders was crossing a street on Thursday morning in Ann Arbor when she was struck by the university bus.
The HathiTrust Digital Library has been cleared of accusations of copyright infringement by a Federal Appeals Court. The University of Michigan is part of this collaboration of over 90 libraries and universities that are compiling digital information on nearly every topic throughout history.
A five mile test track on University of Michigan's North Campus may be the birthplace of the next generation of vehicles. The Michigan Mobility Transformation Center hopes to be testing automated and connected vehicles by September.
As University of Michigan students prepare to leave town for the summer one common place to stop is the intersection of Oakland, East University, and Tappan. The city of Ann Arbor has once more set up dumpsters for bulk recycling and trash in the area.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is not happy with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that Michigan's voter-approved ban on the use of race as a factor in college admissions is constitutional.
Mark Fancher is ACLU staff attorney for the Racial Justice Project.
"If you want to advocate for affirmative action, now, into the foreseeable future, it's necessary to seek a referendum," Fancher says, "to have the Constitutional provision repealed, to mount a campaign, and then to win."
A student task force has found that the University of Michigan failed to explain a years long delay between the alleged sexual assault of a student by former football player Brendan Gibbons and his expulsion in December.
The Central Student Government examined the school's student sexual misconduct policy and released its task force's findings Sunday. Central Student Government President Michael Proppe says one finding really stuck out.
University of Michigan students have been hard at work the last six weeks in a studio at the back of the university’s public safety building preparing for Ann Arbor’s foolish weekend. Most of the large puppets that are the heart of Sunday’s Festifools come from students most of who aren’t art students.
Expect plenty of foolishness in Ann Arbor this weekend, with FoolMoon Friday night, and Festifools taking over Main Street Sunday afternoon. Several hundred illuminated decorations are expected to be part of the FoolMoon processionals Friday evening around eight.