University of Michigan
With Great Lakes levels finally back to normal after a 15-year downturn, the University of Michigan plans research to help people in the region prepare for future ups and downs. The university’s Graham Sustainability Institute announced the program this week, as federal scientists reported that Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie are well above their long-term average levels. Lake Ontario is slightly below.
Amid all the big-picture issues facing Michigan’s football program right now — empty seats, fan frustration and the future of coach Brady Hoke — the Wolverines have a more immediate question to resolve.
For the racers in the American Solar Challenge, just finishing the course is a major accomplishment. The race started in Austin, Texas, last Monday. After eight days on the road, and 1,700 miles through 7 states, the University of Michigan racer crossed the finish line in Minnesota first. The University of Minnesota team finished second.
Nik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III provided an emotional lift with his dunks as No. 16 Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 66-56 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Michigan has dominated Minnesota in football for years. They play for the Little Brown Jug trophy so this is still considered one of the Big Ten’s many rivalries, but the Gophers have only won three times in the last 40 games.
For many people, balancing family life with work and everything else in between can get the best of you. But a new study found anxiety causes women’s brains to work harder than men’s when put in the same situations.
A new University of Michigan project will help city leaders in the Great Lakes region plan for dealing with climate change.
Eight Minnesota players scored points as the Golden Gophers beat Michigan 3-1 on Sunday in the College Hockey Showcase.