About 100 University of Michigan students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday afternoon on the Diag to protest a speech to be given on campus later that night by Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve,” a book widely criticized for its attribution of intelligence and other genetic traits with race.
At the beginning of the Ann Arbor City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Christopher Taylor presented the 33rd Annual Historic District Awards with Susan Weinberg, Chair of the Historic District Commission, intended to honor historic buildings in the city for their physical and symbolic beauty.
As she introduced the awards, Weinberg highlighted how the work of such award recipients contributes to the city.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners pledged support for the county’s immigrant and refugee populations last week, approving three resolutions which provide protections and allocates $145,000 to services for immigrants and undocumented residents. The resolutions, which have faced resistance on their road to approval, passed the board by a vote of 6 to 1.
Around 50 people gathered in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League on Thursday for the Communication Studies Department's annual Howard R. Marsh Lecture in Journalism, delivered this year by investigative journalist Will Potter.
Potter's talk, titled "From Protester to Terrorist: The Mechanisms of State Repression," highlighted his own career as a journalist and the ways he discovered the United States government systematically discredits activist movements in order to protect corporate interests.