The Michigan Daily and University President Mark Schlissel met Monday afternoon to discuss the University of Michigan’s role in responding to national movements concerning sexual misconduct and gun violence.
Nearly two months after the Latinx Alliance for Community Action, Support and Advocacy released a list of demands for the University of Michigan to take to ensure a more supportive environment for the Latinx community, students see gradual progress on certain demands but encounter an overall lack of urgency in support of institutional change.
Parties running for executive positions on University of Michigan Central Student Government met Monday night and discussed their platforms in a debate hosted by CSG in the Rogel Ballroom of the Michigan Union. The presidential and vice presidential candidates from MVision, MomentUM, True Blue, eMpower, aMplify, Let’s Keep Michigan Time, Defending Affirmative Action Party and Serfdom USA discussed their party platforms and their goals for the upcoming year.
At the start of last year, the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program launched its two-year pilot expansion initiative with the hope of serving its recipients in a more holistic manner. The program is targeted toward individuals who have financial need, are among the first in their families to attend college, demonstrate leadership aptitude and have an interest in community service. The pilot is now halfway completed, and aims to continue developing its resources for students.
The Delta Gamma Foundation and the University of Michigan Office of Greek Life welcomed 2011 CNN Hero Derreck Kayongo Monday evening as the keynote speaker for the University’s fourth Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values & Ethics.
In line with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan’s overarching strategy to “recruit, retain and develop a diverse community,” the University of Michigan is increasing efforts to reach into the K-12 distribution across the state and attract a wider variety of applicants to the University.
In the wake of a potential visit from white supremacist Richard Spencer, a coalition of University of Michigan students, faculty and staff have established the “Have Your Speech and Eat It Too” campaign, pledging money to organizations supporting issues such as immigrant rights, emergency housing for abused women and families in Ann Arbor and food injustice for the Black community in Detroit.
On Thursday afternoon, the University of Michigan Board of Regents met for the first meeting of the semester, with many representatives of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and Stop Spencer voicing their concerns during public comments.
While most University of Michigan students were preparing to watch the 52nd Superbowl last Sunday, LSA sophomore Alex Mullen, Rackham student Richard Nunn and other members from the Latinx Alliance for Community Action, Support and Advocacy had a different task at hand — finalizing their list of demands to the administration.