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Your name is Michael Sterling and you are 6 years old. You are sitting cross-legged on the rug of your first-grade classroom, watching three white children play with colorful plastic blocks. One of the kids has built a wall, while the other two launch blocks — “fireballs,” in their childish fantasy — at the wall, trying to knock it over. Turning to you, the boy farthest to your right urges you to throw a fireball, one the color of your skin.
“Yours would be the scariest because yours is black, and black is always the scariest,” he says.
Described as a “hidden population” on campus, reports show that student parents make up more than 1 of every 5 undergraduate students.
Daily Staff Reporter Alice Tracey talked to several student mothers who described their challenges on campus, ranging from finances to transportation, in an effort to advocate for increased resources and support for student parents on campus.
Engineering senior Ryuji Arimoto is on the tail end of the stressful cycle of medical school applications. After multiple rounds of online applications and 10 interviews, he’s finally started to receive acceptances.
Michigan Men, a University of Michigan program designed to promote open conversations around masculine identity, is preparing to welcome its second cohort of students to a seven session series exploring definitions of manhood. The initiative was founded two years ago as a collaboration between the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution and Fraternity and Sorority Life.
On Thursday afternoon at Rackham Graduate School, Gérard Mourou, 2018 Nobel Prize laureate in physics and founder of the University of Michigan Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, discussed his research on laser physics.
As immigration status has become an increasingly divisive political topic in recent years, student organizations and local activists are working to advocate undocumented students and Washtenaw County residents.
Local activist organization, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, has addressed issues of immigration enforcement by advocating for and providing support to the families of undocumented individuals who have experienced raids or deportation orders by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
One afternoon in late May 2017, my family and I pulled our Ford Escape into the driveway — we’d just gotten back from a short Memorial Day weekend trip — to find a small, red chicken coop sitting on our lawn.