Stopped in its Tracks: Proposed Detroit-Ann Arbor-Howell Railway Causes Controversy

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s plan to implement a railway system to connect Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Howell has stopped in its tracks. Beginning in 2010, the Department of Transportation leased twenty-three passenger rail cars from Great Lakes Central Railroad.  The vacant cars, which emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, were to be utilized on […]

The Millennial Generation: Redefining the American Image

The Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project released new statistics on March 7, 2014 exploring the desires, attitudes, and issues faced by the Millennial generation, whose members include the 18 to 33 year old age bracket. The project studies American’s behavior and attitudes through surveys and data analysis. A total of 1,821 adults were surveyed […]

University of Michigan Announces New President

Picture source: After months of anticipation, the University of Michigan announced its new president on January 24, 2014. Mark Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as the 14th president of the University beginning July 1, 2014. Schlissel comes to the University of Michigan after serving as provost of Brown University from 2011 to 2014. His notable […]

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Football: A Stressful Combination

  Thanksgiving break arrives at a critical time for students at the University of Michigan as finals week quickly approaches. However, to the dismay of many students and faculty, the University of Michigan allows merely two days of break in honor of the holiday. Approximately forty percent of the University’s student population lives out-of-state. Therefore, […]