In response to the ongoing conversation about race, diversity, and representation in higher education, the University of Michigan has pledged $10 million to build a new multicultural center on State St., near the heart of campus to replace the current off- campus William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center, the location of which makes it difficult for some students to access its resources. A push for a new space was led by the Black Student Union and came about after multiple meetings with the school’s administration and student leaders. The new center, to be designed by Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, is set to open in 2018.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.