Police running training drills at University of Michigan dorm on North Campus
ANN ARBOR, MI - Officers of University of Michigan’s Division of Public Safety and Security are conducting training exercises Wednesday and Thursday at a North Campus dormitory. The training is taking place between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., June 1-2, within a fenced area around the Northwood III buildings, police said. The Northwood III apartment buildings will be replaced by three buildings in a $190-million UM project intended to expand North Campus housing. The project involves the current Northwood III buildings being demolished, with completion of the new buildings scheduled for 2024. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:1,200 new student beds coming in $190 million project on University of Michigan North CampusField hockey or pop music?mlive.com
1,200 new student beds coming in $190 million project on University of Michigan North Campus
ANN ARBOR, MI - The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved Thursday a $190 million investment to expand North Campus student housing by 2024. The three buildings will replace the Northwood III apartments, which will be demolished, the supplemental states. There will be a net addition of 700 beds total, since the loss of Northwood III will mean the loss of 500 beds, according to a UM release. The new housing will better serve North Campus housing demands, said Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon in a statement. Thursday’s vote also approves UM to mull contractor bids to conduct demolition at Northwood III, site utility work and other preparatory costs no more than $5 million.mlive.com
Ann Arbor debating whether to ask University of Michigan to build workforce housing
ANN ARBOR, MI — Does the University of Michigan have a role to play in providing workforce housing for its thousands of employees in Ann Arbor? Amid a continued housing crunch and concerns about rising housing prices, Ann Arbor officials are once again discussing and debating that question. Buildings at the Northwood III complex on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Buildings at the Northwood III complex on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Drawings show plan for redesign of Ann Arbor’s State Street downtown564-unit housing development clears first hurdle with Ann Arbor councilA bridge too far?mlive.com
Ann Arbor fire chief floats 5 ideas for new fire station on University of Michigan campus
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is weighing options for a new fire station on the University of Michigan campus, potentially mixed with new campus housing. Fire Chief Mike Kennedy presented five potential scenarios for replacing Fire Station 5 on UM’s North Campus off Plymouth Road during a virtual city budget retreat this week.mlive.com
Suspect in University of Michigan North Campus armed robbery arrested
ANN ARBOR, MI – Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a gaming console that occurred on the University of Michigan’s North Campus last weekend. The suspect was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 17, two days after the incident where a man robbed another during the casual in-person sale of a gaming console, according to UM’s Department of Public Safety Services. The meeting was supposed to be a sale for a gaming console made public on the internet, police said. The victim approached a vehicle when the suspect brandished his gun and demanded the console, police said. More from The Ann Arbor News:Ann Arbor comedian becomes four-time ‘Jeopardy’ champion winning almost $100KRecords show wide range of citizen complaints against Ann Arbor policeInteractive, educational wildlife exhibits installed in Ann Arbor’s Gallup Parkmlive.com
U-M police: Person of interest in armed robbery on North Campus in custody
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Police Department announced on Tuesday it has a person of interest in custody in an armed robbery that took place on North Campus on Saturday. When the victim approached the vehicle, the suspect pulled a gun and demanded he give him the property before fleeing in an unknown direction. U-M Police Department’s Safety and Security Tips:If selling or buying goods, meet in the Safe Exchange Zone or other neutral, populated and well-lit areas. If you are in need of a safe place for an in-person exchange of goods, DPSS has established a “Safe Exchange Zone.”Do not disclose unnecessary personal details and avoid meeting at your home. If you feel threatened, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 911 from any phone.
Armed robber snatches gaming console on UM’s North Campus
ANN ARBOR, MI - A casual in-person sale turned into an armed robbery on the University of Michigan’s North Campus Sunday morning, police said. The male victim met the male suspect at 11:35 a.m., Nov. 15 at a parking lot near the Northwood V student housing building, 2500 Stone Road in Ann Arbor, said UM’s Department of Public Safety Services. The meeting was supposed to be a sale for a gaming console made public on the internet, police said. The victim approached a vehicle when the suspect brandished his gun and demanded the console, police said. If you have any information, please contact the Division of Public Safety & Security by phone at (734) 763-1131 or the Confidential Tip Line 1-800-863-1355.mlive.com
Majority of riders felt safe in U-M’s driverless shuttles, study reveals
ANN ARBOR – Riders and nonriders of the driverless shuttles on University of Michigan’s North Campus had a high level of trust in the vehicles, according to a report my Mcity. Regardless of their feedback for improving the shuttle, riders were very satisfied with their driverless shuttle experience. On a scale from 1-10 with 10 being “truly exceptional,” riders rated their experience a 7.87 (mean), and 75% said they would be willing to ride the driverless shuttle again. A vast majority of riders, 86%, stated post-ride that they trusted the Mcity Driverless Shuttle; as did 67% of nonriders surveyed, including pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicle drivers. Slow speeds and limited on-route stops did not make the Mcity Driverless Shuttle a practical alternative to riders' daily transportation challenges.
U-M sets up mobile food pantry on North Campus twice a month
ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan Student Life’s Maize & Blue Cupboard is now setting up a mobile food pantry twice a month on North Campus. The mobile distribution center sets up at Northwest Lot 10 along Hubbard and east of Murfin every other Wednesday and will run through Nov. 18. MAIZE & BLUE CUPBOARD ON NORTH@umich's effort to provide equitable access to healthy, nutritious and nourishing food to students, faculty and staff will be setting up a mobile food distribution center on North Campus tomorrow! To volunteer with the mobile food distribution center, click here. The Maize & Blue Cupboard is located inside the Betsy Barbour Residence Hall on central campus at 420 S. State St. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 3 p.m.-7p.m.
Global climate strike in Ann Arbor; new local ...
The Ann Arbor Police Department called officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and ... you can guess what happened next. (A4) PARK(ing) Day returns to Ann Arbor today. The annual Fall Remodelers Home Tour returns this weekend to Ann Arbor and Plymouth. Know someone who loves Ann Arbor? All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Farewell, North Campus Turkey. Famed jogger chaser killed in Ann Arbor
Officers with Michigan's Department of Natural Resources were called early Monday morning by the Ann Arbor Police Department and shot the North Campus turkey -- a bird who's gained notoriety for blocking traffic, and chasing people. The North Campus turkey has become quite the local phenomenon after photos and video emerged on social media showing that it was harassing joggers and people walking to their cars at the North Campus Research Complex. Reappear on north campus Fake my own death with a needlessly complicated scheme ala season 3 of Sherlock. Finally get out of paying those parking tickets I owe to @umichdpss #umich #turkey North Campus Turkey (@NCampusTurkey) May 16, 2019The north campus turkey is looking for a ride! This isn't the first time the Ann Arbor Police were called to the scene to monitor the turkey.
5th annual Purple Run in Ann Arbor to benefit SafeHouse Center
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan Police Department and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office will host the 5th Annual Purple Run on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019This year's race is starting at 9 a.m. at the Duderstat Center, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard on North Campus. The 5K run/walk is a family event and will once again benefit SafeHouse Center. "We are honored to have the support of our great community partners," Barbara Niess-May, Executive Director of SafeHouse Center said. For more information on the run, visit the Purple Run website. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.