Monday, October 31, 2016 - 5:31pm
University president Mark Schlissel speaks at a SACUA meeting in the Fleming building on Monday.

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel discussed anti-Black and anti-Islam posters hung around campus recently at the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs meeting Tuesday, praising faculty response.

Faculty members also expressed concerns about the recently launched University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, with some characterizing it as a quota system for increasing diversity.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:44pm
Rackham student Abbhinav Muralidharan, Engineering senior and Engineering Student Government President Rebekah Andrews, and Rackham student Chris Reynolds facilitate the Engineering Student Government review at Chesebrough Auditorium on Thursday.

About 15 student leaders from organizations in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering gathered Thursday night in Chesborough Auditorium on North Campus to hold a student-led review of the University President Mark Schlissel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:49pm
University of Michigan Housing residential advisors and other staff members hold signs that read "You Belong Here" as they gather at the final meeting point of the march on the Diag Monday.

About 400 University of Michigan Housing residential advisers, peer academic success specialists, diversity peer educators and other staff members participated in three collaborative marches across Central Campus, North Campus and the Hill Neighborhood Monday evening.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 6:19pm

LSA junior Heather Martin was just 17 when her older sister Angie fatally overdosed in their family home, following a seven-year struggle with opiate addiction.

Martin said her sister, throughout her life, was always a bubbly, amiable person. As her addiction continued, though, instead of family remaining a priority as it always had been, getting her next bigger and better “high” took over, until one day — July 10, 2014 — they found a needle next to her unresponsive body.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:17pm

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will soon begin to create databases of blood profiles to improve cancer patient care research as part of Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:53pm
Women's Studies Prof. Mary Kelly in her office on October 4, 2016.

This article is part of an ongoing series profiling researchers at the University of Michigan.

For University of Michigan professor Mary Kelley, a pioneer in the field of women’s studies over the past 40 years, teaching this year has felt especially meaningful in an election year with the first major party female nominee.

Kelley said her interests in higher education and public life were first sparked by the fact that she did not encounter many females when she was in high school.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:35pm

In September 2016, Eric Fearon, professor of internal medicine, pathology and human genetics, was named the new director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. In an interview with The Michigan Daily, Fearon laid out a number of goals for the center including continuing multidisciplinary collaboration, recruiting top leaders in the field and increasing initiatives for improving patient cancer care.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:05pm

University of Michigan faculty and staff recently received a $2.83 million grant from the federal government to expand adolescent health care, particularly with regard to mental health and risky sexual activity that can lead to teen pregnancy.

A team at the University’s Adolescent Health Initiative will head the project, in part by expanding its work into 40 states nationwide. The five-year grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:58am

At a diversity town hall sponsored by the Residential College Tuesday, students questioned the inclusion of various demographics within the RC, a University of Michigan living and learning program that highlights valuing diverse thought and ideas.

About 70 students, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday night in the Keene Theater of East Quad  for the second of two RC town halls on equity and inclusion.

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 3:40pm

The University of Michigan School of Public Health held a day-long symposium Monday honoring former dean Ken Warner’s work on tobacco control and population health.