Ahead of Tuesday's vice presidential debate between Sen. Tim Kaine (D–Va.) and Gov. Mike Pence (R–Ind.), education stands out in the records of both running mates and could draw student interest in the event.
Michigan first lady Sue Snyder hosted the second annual “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit Friday at the University of Michigan where representatives from Greek life, athletics and state government discussed rising sexual assault numbers and strategies for eliminating sexual assault on college campuses.
The summit featured a variety of speakers and panels, including an athletic panel as well as panels on bystander intervention and rape culture.
The first presidential debate drew significant interest on campus Monday night, with watch parties hosted by several organizations including the University of Michigan’s College Democrats and College Republicans chapters.
Political Science Prof. Robert Mickey hosted a viewing party in Angell Hall for his American Political Science class, and spoke afterward about how presidential debates usually don’t play a huge role in determining the outcome of the election. However, Mickey said this election cycle might be different.
University of Michigan faculty members convened Tuesday night at the School of Social Work to contextualize and discuss the implications of the United Kingdom’s recent referendum to leave the European Union.
The referendum, commonly referred to as “Brexit,” took place on June 23, 2016, with 51.9 percent of Britain’s citizens voting to leave the EU and 48.1 percent voting to remain.
On a campus that is overwhelmingly ‘blue,’ student supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are in the minority, with no official group currently on campus for supporters, though the candidate has been endorsed by the College Republicans.
As part of the launch of the second Ann Arbor Coordinated Campaign Office for the Hillary Clinton campaign Friday evening, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) spoke to volunteers from Clinton’s campaign about the importance of registering voters on the University campus.
“It’s really an honor to be here and stop by,” Peters said. “I guess when you talk about ‘go blue’ it really has two meanings here at Michigan.”
For University of Michigan students who worked up an appetite from start of the second week of class, Pancheros Mexican Grill on South University Avenue offered some relief Tuesday in the form of $1 burritos between 2 and 4 p.m.
After seeing advertisements on social media or hearing about the promotion through word of mouth, students like Public Policy junior Emily Fulks decided to take advantage of the opportunity for a discounted meal.
As part of the University of Michigan’s Complex Systems Seminar Series, LSA Dean Andrew Martin spoke Thursday afternoon at West Hall about the “Martin-Quinn” scores, a measurement of the liberal or conservative ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices, which Martin researched and developed with Kevin Quinn from the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law in 2002.