1. May 10, 2024

    Feelings of misinformation lead to more news avoidance

    As people have more difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction in the United States, they are more likely to feel news fatigue and avoid news altogether, according to a U-M study.

  2. April 22, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — College Republicans and their U-M roots

    In mid-May of 1892, hundreds of students from universities around the country gathered on the U-M campus. When they departed it was as the newly christened American Republican College League, a national group that continues today as the College Republicans.

  3. March 12, 2024

    Political rage on social media is making us cynical

    Political anger and cynicism are rising in the U.S. and in many democracies worldwide, and both are associated with exposure to political attacks on social media, a new U-M study shows.

  4. January 17, 2023

    Winter seminar series examines political polarization

    The Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research will host an interdisciplinary winter seminar series to deepen understanding of why political polarization in the United States is so high.

  5. January 12, 2022

    Expert: Views on politics, science drive public response to pandemic

    Political persuasion and trust in science have weighed heavily on mask use and compliance with shelter-in-place policies in the U.S. during the pandemic, according to studies co-authored by a U-M doctoral student in economics.

  6. April 29, 2021

    U-M task force aims to help corporations act responsibly

    Corporations like to make statements about their responsibility to society, but follow-through is sometimes lacking. The Erb Institute has launched an effort to bridge that gap.

  7. November 1, 2020

    Artist invites community to write letters to the future POTUS

    An ongoing project by Detroit-based artist Sheryl Oring, and which involves U-M students, has been capturing the feelings of first-time voters and others as part of her project titled “I Wish to Say.”

  8. September 27, 2019

    C-SPAN Bus visiting U-M for first time since 2014

    C-SPAN’s 45-foot interactive bus featuring C-SPAN programming and various political and educational resources will be at the Rackham Graduate School from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30.

  9. April 18, 2019

    Panel explores how scholars can influence policy amid politics

    A panel of scholars Thursday addressed ways to overcome some of the challenges faculty members can face when they attempt to share their knowledge and research in shaping public policy.

  10. October 16, 2017

    Course promotes search for political common ground, solutions

    Can Republicans and Democrats agree on anything at all? That’s one of the questions being explored in a new undergraduate course at LSA.