Editor's Note: This letter from the editor was not published in anticipation of the Feb. 22 letter from Order of Angell alumni of color. The Michigan Daily first learned of Order's Feb. 17 email to all alumni about potentially disbanding and the alumni of color letter the morning of Feb. 23.
In May, LSA senior Bhoomika Gupta received a call that her internship was canceled due to COVID-19, similar to students across the country. Through networking, Gupta was able to successfully secure a virtual internship with a global nonprofit.
Several local restaurants teamed up to deliver free Thanksgiving dinners to University of Michigan students who remained in Ann Arbor for the break.
The program was organized and paid for by Jordan and Nick Else of Wessinger Properties, a rental company popular with University students. The two brought together Bandito’s Mexican Restaurant, Miss Kim, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales + Kitchen and Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea to deliver 210 meals last Wednesday.
At the University of Michigan’s 2018 Winter Commencement, Lynn Conway, professor emerita of electrical engineering and computer science, encouraged the graduating class to embrace changes and transitions as an inevitable part of their future adventures.
“You’re embarking in an era of accelerating social change,” Conway said. “You’ll encounter increasingly diverse, often conflicting ways of thinking.”
Members of the University of Michigan’s LSA Student Government unanimously voted on a resolution calling on the Board of Regents to permanently freeze fossil fuel investments. The resolution also encouraged the President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality to include fossil fuel divestment as one of their final suggestions to the University administration.
The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy held an event on the intersection between race, media and political attitudes Thursday afternoon, with a presentation from Mara Cecilia Ostfeld, an assistant professor of political science.
Ostfeld first addressed a decline in implicit racial stereotypes in favor of explicit racial generalization in political advertising. She said the public has become increasingly more accepting of explicit racism in messaging from political campaigns.
The Sigma Phi chapter at the University of Michigan is being sued by its national headquarters for admitting female and non-binary members into the traditionally male fraternity.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Oct. 20, claims the University’s chapter of Sigma Phi continued to use Sigma Phi’s trademarks for fundraising and merchandise purposes after the chapter was cut off from the national organization for admitting female and non-binary members.
The Trump campaign held a “Trump Pride” event this Thursday in Ann Arbor to appeal to LGBTQ+ voters, with around 30 attendees. Most attendees wore face masks for the duration of the event, but speakers took them off while they were on the podium. Former Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, current Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations, headlined the event. Grenell became the highest-ranking openly LGBTQ+ government official in American history, and the only openly LGBTQ+ person to have ever served in the cabinet.