Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:44am

If I have two things to thank for introducing me to the heavenly spirit that is Connie Converse, they are Spotify’s Discover Weekly algorithm and The New Yorker.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 3:01pm

In terms of an introduction, this is a column about nothing in particular. But it’s also a column about anything under the sun. I don’t know if this affords me unmeasurable literary freedom or if it cages me in, wandering aimlessly around the halls of banality. But as a circus manager in charge of transporting the big top from town to town has probably said at least once, “Let’s get this show on the road.”

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:26pm
Rackham Student Government President Naomi Wilson addresses the Regents during the Regents Meeting at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to allocate funds for various University building projects as well as authorize the purchase of new land Thursday afternoon at their monthly meeting. The board also approved the renaming of the Law School’s South Hall after receiving a $33 million donation from an alum for Law student support.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:15am

A home invasion on the 200 block of North Thayer Street near Catherine Street was reported to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security Friday morning, according to a crime alert sent by DPSS Saturday morning.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:09pm

In a race that took until Wednesday morning to call, Democratic challengers Jordan Acker and Paul Brown have unseated Republican incumbents Andrea Fischer Newman and Andrew Richner on the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:55pm
You Can't Bury Canterbury (Part 2)

This is part two of a series published by the Statement examining the Canterbury House, its influences and history. Part one was published last week, titled “You Can’t Bury Canterbury: Ann Arbor’s Hidden Musical Gem.”

A simple bass line plucked on an upright bass lays beneath the voice of a strong soprano. The voice sings:

“Maybe we could use this as communion.

Stand and hold hands.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:33pm
You Can't Bury Canterbury

The recording starts with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” on the organ — you’d know it if you heard it — with a minor modulation of pitch, a quiver. Then a voice rings out above the organ’s echo.

“Good evening.

*organ intro repeats*

“This is Dan Burke of Canterbury House

*organ once again*

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:34pm
In Michigan, the PFAS levels in drinking water are not regulated, but rather fall under a federal “health advisory level” that isn’t enforceable in terms of court-mandated cleanup.

In an effort to halt the PFAS contamination of the Huron River from the operations of a wastewater treatment plant in Wixom, state legislators sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:36pm
Audience members wear red in support of University hospital nurses in their ongoing labor dispute at the Regents Meeting at the University golf course Thursday.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents convened for their first meeting of the semester Thursday at the University Golf Course. During the meeting, the board voted to demolish the Central Campus Recreation Building and heard public comments from people involved in the current nursing protests and students pushing for reducing the University’s carbon footprint on campus.

Nurses' Contract

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:58pm
Provost Martin Philbert listens to a colleague's comments during the Board of Regents Meeting at the University golf course Thursday.

At the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, University president Mark Schlissel presented new initiatives to combat sexual misconduct on campus. The programs include mandatory sexual misconduct training for all faculty and staff and a new website with information on reporting sexual misconduct and educational resources.