Clinton talks impeachment at U-M; AFC Ann Arbor advances leagues; robots at UMMA?


Happy Friday!

It was a busy week in A2, especially at the University of Michigan where former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke yesterday afternoon. In her talk at Rackham Auditorium hosted by the Ford School, she addressed the current state of U.S. foreign policy, Russian interference in the 2016 elections and President Trump's "impeachable offense - if it's proven."

Politics aside, we're going to see the first big cool down of the season over the next few days with some mixed rain. And -- if you can believe it -- some parts of northern Michigan might even see some snow flurries. ❄

Have a safe (and warm) weekend.

- Meredith (@meredith_A4)

What's been happening:

🎼 The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has announced its new executive director as longtime executive director Mary Steffek Blaske prepares for retirement. (A4)

🚍 "What does good transit look like in this community?" TheRide will seek community input on its new long-range transit plan in a series of public meetings over the next month. (A4)

⚽️ AFC Ann Arbor announced this week it will play in USL League Two in 2020. This will be the second league change for AFC Ann Arbor since the club started in 2014. #COYMO. (A4)

🤖 Don't be surprised if you're greeted soon by a robot at U-M's Museum of Art. The project, now in its development phase, is a partnership between the museum and U-M's Robotics Institute. (A4)

☑ Student voter turnout at the University of Michigan tripled in 2018, according to a new data. U-M's voter rate was higher than the national average on college campuses. (A4

Fun to know:

🎥 Celebrate all things documentary this month at the State Theatre's DOCtoberfest. (A4)

👻 The ghoulishly popular Trick or Treat on the River returns to Gallup Park this weekend. Rent a canoe or kayak and collect candy from river monsters and fuzzy creatures on the water at mapped stops. (A4)

🎃 Check out these fun fall events, including a cooking demo and Halloween celebration at Ann Arbor Farmers Market this month. (A4)

Feature interview of the week:

"What really drove it for me is when I was graduating from U of M, I knew I was going to move and I liked Ann Arbor and I didn't really want to move. I always thought, if you had compelling work here, there's a lot of talent that actually wants to stay here."

- KLA President and CEO Rick Wallace at the company's groundbreaking for its new 230,000-square-foot campus in Ann Arbor

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