U.S. Senate Democrats are intending to hold the Senate floor for 24 hours in protest of the nomination of Betsy DeVos, Michigan native and education activist, for secretary of education. The final vote is expected to take place at noon on Tuesday.
Multiple Democrats indicated they would voice their concerns in the all-night protest on Monday afternoon and spread the word of their objections using the hashtag “#HoldTheFloor.”
The University of Michigan Islamic Society of Ahlulbayt received a report on Sunday that someone urinated on one of the large prayer rugs located in the reflection room in the basement of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
Division of Public Safety and Security spokeswoman Diane Brown confirmed campus police were notified of the incident. The room has been taped off to allow it to be cleaned. Brown added she could not comment on any possible suspects.
Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump promised to limit immigration from Muslim countries, but nothing could prepare LSA senior Tina Al-khersan for the phone call she received at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
A reported freeze on Environmental Protection Agency granted by the Donald Trump Administration leaves Michigan Democrats wondering what will happen to the $100 million allocated for Flint water infrastructure.
The Trump staff has also ordered a temporary media blackout, prohibiting EPA staff from external communications.
The University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel’s Advisory Committee on University History has outlined a process to consider a building name change request due to students questioning buildings named after those who have not openly supported civil rights or equality, as well as the lack of buildings named after women and minorities.