The Islamophobia Working Group and the Muslim Student Association hosted a vigil on the Diag Saturday afternoon in light of Friday’smosque attacks in New Zealand, where at least 50 people were killed and another 50 people were injured.
Over 1,200 people gathered in the Diag for the Women March On for Justice early Saturday afternoon. Held the day after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 86th birthday, the theme honored Ginsburg and Women’s History Month. The event featured a rally with several speeches from University of Michigan students and community organizers as well as a march through campus.
Brothers and business partners Ryan and Thad Gillies, current co-owners of Logan, an American fine dining restaurant on West Washington Street, will open their new restaurant, Chow Asian Street Food, on March 18.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding “The Ann Arbor Greenbelt: Saving Michigan Farms Regional Conservation Partnership Program” $1 million dollars, according to a Feb. 4 press release. The project is led by the City of Ann Arbor Open Space and Parkland Preservation Program, also called the Greenbelt. It aims to protect surrounding Ann Arbor agricultural lands through conservation easements, the right to use someone else’s land for a specified purpose.
The University of Michigan’s new interim student sexual misconduct policy expands the use of additional options and support for students who may not want to pursue a hearing and investigation. The pathway, called adaptable resolution, was outlined in the December 2018 revisions, which took effect Jan. 9.
Just in time for its 11th anniversary, Michigan-based craft beer bar HopCat rolled out a new name for its award-winning Crack Fries on Jan. 14. The newly deemed “Cosmik Fries” were the center of anniversary celebrations Saturday, during which free fries and a fries eating contest were offered at each HopCat location.
About 50 students and faculty convened Tuesday evening in the Rackham Amphitheatre for the 2nd annual King Talks, a TED-talk style lecture. The event is part of the weeklong Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium celebration, which included a keynote lecture and more than 20 other events.
Direct Action for Palestine (DAP), a coalition of students, faculty and community members, formed “to organize for Palestinian liberation” in response to the Cheney-Lippold and Peterson letter of recommendation controversy, took control of the Blue Ribbon Panel Friday morning in protest of the panel and the University's sanctions addressing the
Researchers at the University of Michigan are leading a national collaborative effort to study firearm injury and death among children and teens. The interdisciplinary project, comprised of more than 30 researchers, health practitioners, and firearm owners and a dozen academic institutions, seeks a scientific approach to gun violence prevention with respect to gun ownership rights.