Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:01pm
LSA sophomore Fareah Fysudeen leads a discussion on colonialism in Southeast Asia in an event hosted by the United Asian Americans Organizations in South Quad Wednesday.

Wednesday night at the South Quad Residence Hall Yuri Kochiyama Lounge, the United Asian American Organizations (UAAO) hosted a panel on how colonialism, specifically in Southeast Asia, has impacted the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. Around 50 students attended the event, titled “Effects and Representations of Colonialism: SE Asia,” which was hosted in collaboration with the Vietnamese Student Association, the Filipino American Student Association and Burmese students on campus.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:44pm
The original Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is located on East Washington Street.

A new type of Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is in the works. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea announced they will be opening a location across from the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. The new location will join the 12 current Sweetwaters stores located in states including Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 8:16pm


Former School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Stephen Shipps, who has been accused by multiple former students of sexual harassment and misconduct, retired from the University on Feb. 28, 2019, according to an email to The Daily from University spokeswoman Kim Broekhuizen.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 5:24pm
Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr discusses consumer trade and regulation with Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra during the Consumer Protection in an Age of Uncertainty conference in Annenberg Auditorium Friday.

On Friday, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted keynote speaker Rohit Chopra, a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, to discuss the vulnerability consumers face when seeking a loan, as part of the Consumer Protection in an Age of Uncertainty conference. Chopra was one speaker among a number of other panelists, including the previous day’s keynote speaker Richard Cordray, former founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 5:17pm

On Saturday, Epsilon Alpha Sigma, the University of Michigan’s first Arab sorority, and the Multi-Ethnic Student Association held a banquet to raise money for Syrian refugees through Friends of Kayany, a non-profit that supports education for Syrian children living in Informal Tented Settlements in Lebanon.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:10pm

Students awoke Friday morning to news of mass shootings in two mosques in New Zealand, killing 50. The next day, during a vigil to commemorate the lives lost in New Zealand, police officers ran into the crowd urging people to flee the Diag, where the vigil was being held.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 6:35pm
Public Policy senior Daniel Greene, presidents of the undergraduate student governments at OSU and the University, respectively, came together to co-sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Shamina Merchant, Student Government President of The Ohio State University, and Public Policy senior Daniel Greene, president of Central Student Government, came together to co-sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos detailing concerns regarding the Department of Education’s recently proposed Title IX regulations.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:04pm
Kathie Gourlay, whose son has previously been incarcerated, speaks about the current state of incarceration during the Community and The Carceral State panel in Hatcher Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday night, the Carceral State Project hosted a roundtable discussion in Hatcher Graduate Library to discuss how incarceration affects various communities and how to repair the resulting damage. Established in 2016 by Professor Heather Ann Thompson and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Carceral State Project brings together members of the community to research and discuss mass incarceration in the United States.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 8:35pm
Research associate Dr. Alain Mukwege speaks at the Youth Leaders in Human Rights Lecture about international relations with Congo at Weiser Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. Alain Mukwege, a research associate at University of Michigan School of Nursing, spoke about human rights advocacy and sexual violence against women from a global health perspective in front of about 40 students in Weiser Hall on Wednesday night. The event was hosted by The Program in International and Comparative Studies and the Donia Human Rights Center.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 8:06pm
Journalist Christina Goldbaum discusses her experience with journalism in Africa during the U.S. Military and Counter-Terrorism in Africa lecture held in Weill Hall Wednesday.

Wednesday afternoon, a policy talk titled “U.S. Military and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: Is Anybody Watching?” took place in Annenberg Auditorium in front of about 50 students. The event was co-sponsored by Wallace House and the Ford School of Public Policy and discussed U.S. policies and strategies for state building in Somalia, as well as the lack of media coverage for Africa in America.