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.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:17pm
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During exam season last semester, I was chatting with my friends Kartik and Nav in a café. We were talking about finding time to meet up over the summer. Kartik, always up for spontaneous plans, joked that he and I could bike from Ann Arbor to visit Nav at her house in Saginaw. Nav and I gave a passive chuckle and nodded to his idea, and I returned to my hometown north of Chicago with the understanding that no such trip was going to happen. I mean, who would bike 103 miles — 206 miles counting the ride back — in mostly unknown, rural areas just to hang out with your friends for a day?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:46pm

Approximately 50 people gathered in the Vandenberg Room at the Michigan League  Saturday to discuss the ongoing role Hinduism plays in casteism both in India and abroad. The event, “Dismantling Casteism and Racism: A Symposium,” was organized by the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program and several other University of Michigan organizations in cooperation with the Michigan chapter of the Ambedkar Association of North America. 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:06pm
The Ford School of Public Policy hosted Former U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and members of his family on Monday evening.

After Former U.S. Rep. Sander Levin agreed to give documents from his time in the House of Representatives to the Bentley Historical Library’s archives, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted the Congressman and several members of his family on Monday evening to celebrate his history in public service.

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:57pm
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As the threat of climate change continues to provoke protests demanding institutional action to address the issue, student activists are calling on the University of Michigan to reduce its use of fossil fuels for powering facilities on campus. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 3:41pm
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Two bills that could affect free speech on campus passed in the Michigan House of Representatives’ House Oversight Committee on Sept. 5. The bills aim to regulate the extent to which a college or university can implement policies relating to the free speech of students and staff.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 9:24pm
Guests gather at the Wallace House to hear author Mckenzie Funk speak about the business side of climate change Tuesday afternoon.

As the threat of climate change continues to dominate national and political discourse, Wallace House hosted environmental journalist McKenzie Funk to discuss the political and economic ramifications of the issue. Funk shared his findings from his book “Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming,” addressing how businesses often take advantage of environmental issues to generate a profit.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 8:08pm
New LSA Dean Anne Curzan plays cornhole with Reginald Hammond Jr., Assistant Director of the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, at an event to introduce her to the U-M community in front of Angell Hall Thursday afternoon.

New LSA Dean Anne Curzan welcomed students back to campus with a pop-up event Thursday outside of Angell Hall to introduce herself to students. LSA representatives encouraged students walking by to chat with the dean and enjoy snacks and cornhole games during the event. 

 

LSA Communications Director Tamra Talmadge-Anderson credited the dean for having come up with the idea.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:39pm
Laura W. Perna, executive director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks on the panel "Navigating a Highly Politicized Landscape" in the Michigan League Thursday morning.

The LSA National Center for Institutional Diversity hosted a panel on Thursday morning. The panel, titled “Navigating a Highly Politicized Landscape: The Role of Scholars in Policy,” featured researchers discussing communication tactics for presenting findings to Congress to influence legislative change.