Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:31pm
Engineering senior Logan Vear holds a sign to encourage divesting from fossil fuels at the Regent's meeting at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse Thursday afternoon.

 

The University of Michigan is freezing its fossil fuel investments — for the time being. 

On Thursday evening, during the University’s Board of Regents meeting at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse, University Regent Mark Bernstein (D) announced the board is looking into the University’s policy on investments in fossil fuel companies. New investments will not occur during this time.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:47pm
University Provost Martin Philbert was placed on administrative leave for allegations of sexual misconduct.

University of Michigan administrators and faculty were aware of several complaints about Provost Martin Philbert while he served in various roles within the School of Public Health, according to The Detroit Free Press. Philbert was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday, Jan. 22 following several allegations of sexual misconduct.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 5:15pm
University student organization Climate Blue send a letter to the administration regarding the growing climate crisis.

Climate Blue, a student organization responsible for organizing the University of Michigan’s student delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference, sent a letter to University administrators on Monday calling for carbon neutrality by 2030. 

The letter reflected on the delegation’s experiences at the conference in December 2019 and recommended actions for the University to pursue in order to approach the growing climate crisis.

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 1:52pm
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Mark Franklin Hoeltzel, former University of Michigan doctor, had his medical license permanently revoked following multiple convictions of sexual assault, according to a press release on Friday, Jan. 31 from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

“Mr. Hoeltzel repeatedly violated the law and left behind a trail of victims,” Nessel said. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with our partners at LARA to ensure that Mr. Hoeltzel never practices medicine again.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 8:18pm
The renovated Union and LSA Building offer new study spaces for students.

The College of Literature, Science and the Arts Building and the Michigan Union both opened their doors to students and faculty on South State Street earlier this month, providing new study and meeting spaces. The reopened buildings provide more room for students as well as several cafes, study rooms and meeting spots.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 5:04pm
Rina Agarwala, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, gives a lecture titled "Managing Migrants: Class and Emigration from India" in Weiser Hall Friday afternoon.

Rina Agarwala, associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University discussed the history of Indian emigration at Weiser Hall on Friday afternoon. 

The Center for South Asian Studies hosted the event as part of a series on the history of emigration and how social class has shaped India’s emigration policy since its independence in 1947.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 7:05pm
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A Daily investigation found that members of the Student Advisory Panel of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality (PCCN) feel the commission has overlooked student recommendations since its creation in February 2019.

Daily staff reporter Arjun Thakkar talked to three members of the Student Advisory Panel of the PCCN who alleged that the commission gave them a short period of time to provide comments and that most of their suggestions were ignored.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:38pm
University President Mark Schlissel speaks at the first carbon neutrality public session in April 2019.

The University of Michigan President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality released its first interim progress report in an email to students Monday morning. The report details the commission’s progress on its goal to develop recommendations for reducing carbon emissions on campus by 2025.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:04pm
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We left the farm to begin our weekly climb up the hill to the chapel. The cell reception was better toward the top of the slope, so we often went there before dusk to call family and friends thousands of miles away. The dogs barked ahead of us in excitement as we used the sturdy walking sticks to support our weight. Despite the fading colors and chipped paint on its walls, the church’s green columns and blue structure shined in the setting sun’s gaze.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:06pm
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The ringing of my alarm wakes me up. The warmth of my sheets and the ache in my limbs and back keep me bound to the bed, lethargic on a day when honking cars and whirring buses outside my window call for me to get up. I remain suspended in place while businessmen stride along the sidewalk outside my window. Their odd strides unsettle me. Yet, what is most troubling is what lies in the sun’s illuminating gaze, what lies on my mind every waking hour, what lies next to me and is often my first sight of the day.