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
.

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
.

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
.

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
.

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
.

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.