Hans von Spakovsky, The Heritage Foundation’s manager on the election law reform initiative, and Bryan Caplan, economics professor at George Mason University, debated if President Donald Trump’s immigration platform harms the United States in an event hosted by The Michigan Review on Friday night.
University of Michigan alum Christopher Armstrong, the first openly gay Central Student Government president, gave a keynote speech on coming out as a part of a panel organized by the Spectrum Center on Monday night as part of Coming Out Week.
Armstrong told his own coming-out story, including what he experienced with his own family and then what he experienced when he came to the University.
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed spoke to an auditorium full of students Thursday night at the Ford School of Public Policy about what he hopes to achieve as governor. The event was part of a town hall hosted by the University of Michigan chapter of College Democrats.
The 32-year-old Democrat announced his candidacy for Michigan governor in February, and has since gained support from around the state, raising over $1 million by July for his campaign.
Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, says there are several ways in which those in poverty can escape their situation. One of these ways is by living a "startup life."
Brooks, who gave a talk Wednesday afternoon about escaping poverty through entrepreneurship as a part of the Policy Talks at the Ford School of Public Policy, said living a “startup life” includes taking risks and using weaknesses to propel strengths. He also discussed how those in positions of privilege can help those in poverty.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a campaign finance bill Wednesday, extending the ruling of Citizens United v. FEC to the state of Michigan. This allows state representatives and candidates to collect campaign money through super PACs, which then permit them to collect unlimited amounts of money.