More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervised

Tweet ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  As kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll. While relatively few parents would allow their child to be unsupervised in a lake (16 percent) or the ocean (13 percent), more than a third (37 percent) would allow their child to be in a home, hotel or neighborhood pool without adult supervision, according to today’s report from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll (link is external) on Children’s Health. The reportRead More

NCAA Basketball: How Sweet! U-M Overcomes Louisville, Advances to Round of 16

TweetINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The No. 7-seeded University of Michigan men’s basketball team continued its dramatic postseason run as the Wolverines erased a nine-point second-half deficit to slip past second-seeded Louisville, 73-69, in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Sunday (March 19) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Wolverines advance to the round of 16 where they will face the winner of third-seeded Oregon and 11th-seeded Rhode Island. The game will take place in Kansas City on Thursday (March 23) at a time to be determined. Louisville enjoyed momentum throughout the early goingRead More

PHOTOS: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz rallies youth vote for Clinton at U-M Ann Arbor

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the University of Michigan for a special appearance by Hollywood actress Chloe Grace Moretz. She encouraged students to register to vote in support of Hillary Clinton. Moretz appeared at a private residence on East Hoover Avenue shortly after noon on Saturday. About 250 students registered to vote and took photos with Moretz during the campus event. “I think it’s great to talk to kids who are 18, 19 or 20,” Moretz added. “Those are the ones who feel that their vote doesn’t count. EveryRead More

33rd annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival wraps up this weekend

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Are you looking for something fun to do? It’s the final weekend of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. “It’s great energy and positive vibes out here,” said attendee Hannah Baiardi from South Lyon, Mich. “You get to see people from your community and listen to some great music and have great eats.” Her boyfriend, César Cañón, from Colombia added: “We specifically went today for the AcroYoga activity. We did some AcroYoga before coming to enjoy the Bluesy band.” The Water Balloon Gladiators entertained audiences on WednesdayRead More

Michael Bloomberg to deliver Spring commencement address at U-M

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michael Bloomberg, internationally known business leader and statesman, will deliver the University of Michigan Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus April 30 at Michigan Stadium. Bloomberg will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He is among five individuals recommended for honorary degrees who will be considered by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday. The others are: • Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of City Year, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging young people in a year of national service, Doctor ofRead More

Editorial: U of M, the NCAA, & The Apocalypse

Tweet Photo caption: “Post-Apocalyptic Deer” is a great artwork by Gregory Potter. “Did you ever have a sister? did you?” ~~~William Faulkner from The Sound And The Fury “Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” ~~~The Core Purpose of the NCAA from their Mission Statement I’ve addressed the Regents at my alma mater like five times now. It’s crazy. All on the same theme. TheyRead More

PHOTOS: George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus performs @ 2015 Ann Arbor Summer Festival

TweetAmericaJR.com’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2015 Ann Arbor Summer Festival on Tuesday evening. It was a Tasting Tuesday with craft beer from New Belgium Brewing Co. Royal Oak’s George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus performed on the Top of the Park Stage. They are a synth pop experiment in stylized vocals, piano and organ hooks, bouncing bass, and driving drums and drum machine that’s taken a cue from Ziggy Stardust and Sergeant Pepper. The group formed in 2013 around locally known solo artist George Morris andRead More