The University of Michigan has agreed to a $300,000 settlement after former employee, Amy J. Wang, claimed she was wrongfully terminated by the school. Through an attorney, the University signed the settlement on Dec. 3, which was later released to MLive after a public records request.
Three University of Michigan students were attacked early Friday morning on South University Avenue. One of the them was Information junior Serena Sabuda. Sabuda is currently being treated for osteosarcoma, a form of intrusive bone cancer, at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and had undergone lung surgery just three weeks earlier. Sabuda was walking with two of her housemates to celebrate the surgery’s success when a group of women and men aggressively confronted them.
Growing up, life sciences researcher Majd Abdulghani watched her mother overcome the various obstacles she faced as a Muslim female scientist working toward her Ph.D. in London. With her mother’s determination and bravery in mind, Abdulghani will have the opportunity to return to England to pursue her own doctoral degree in genetics as Saudi Arabia’s very first Rhodes Scholar.
As the winter semester at the University of Michigan draws near, students have begun scheduling, turning to course registration tools to help plan their upcoming semester. One of these newest resources students have begun utilizing is Coursicle, which works with students to create a schedule for the upcoming term by allowing instant class filtering, visual schedule planning and notifying them when seats open up in a certain class. At the University, Coursicle has recently gained traction with about 500 current student users.
This is the first installment in a series of articles from The Michigan Daily that explore course evaluation and grade data at the University. To explore the data on your own, visit gradeguide.com.
When one LSA junior signed up for Psychology 225: Psychology of Human Sexuality for semester, she did not realize she was about to take the course with the worst grade distribution in the entire college of LSA.
Engineering sophomore Radu Tolontan and Education senior Nick Maternowski may come from different colleges at the University of Michigan, but they share appreciation of the School of Education’s new Education for Empowerment minor.
“I don’t think it’s for LSA students, I don’t think it’s for Arts students, I don’t think it’s for Engineering students,” Tolontan said. “I think it’s a minor for pretty much anybody who likes working with people and bringing power to people.”
LSA senior Haley Richardson did not consider herself a programmer before receiving an email about a new computer science class. But the introductory-level course released at the University of Michigan this semester, EECS 198: Discover Computer Science, moved her to see new opportunities coming her way.
In her last lecture, Sandra Levitsky, an associate professor in the Sociology Department, presented “Sociology and the Political Power of Optimism.” That is, the topic outlined her “ideal last lecture” — an annual event held Monday evening for this year’s Golden Apple Award Ceremony and recipient, Levitsky.