The University of Michigan Board of Regents unanimously approved a new School of Environment and Sustainability, which will take the place of the current School of Natural Resources and Environment, at their December meeting Thursday afternoon. The new school is set to open on July 1, 2017, and will be the first new school at the University in two decades.
In the three weeks since the election of President-elect Donald Trump over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, many colleges and universities are speaking out to urge the president-elect to promote unity and peace in light of the rhetoric Trump promoted during his campaign
The University of Michigan released a statement Monday expressing concern for the future of students who may be undocumented immigrants and pledging to urge the federal government to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“At the University of Michigan, we are very concerned about the status and safety of all students, including international students and those who may be undocumented,” the statement read.
At the Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon, LSA senior David Schafer, Central Student Government president, announced the creation of a new scholarship at the University of Michigan for undergraduate and graduate students involved in campus organizations.
CSG, in partnership with the University’s Office of Student Life, will launch the Leadership Engagement Scholarship program by September 2017.
This article is part of a Michigan Daily series profiling the four candidates seeking a seat on the Board of Regents this November at the University of Michigan.
A member of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents for the past eight years, Regent Denise Ilitch (D) is running for her second term this November.
Current Regent Laurence Deitch (D), Ron Weiser (R), former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and Carl Meyers (R), a financial advisor in Dearborn, are also on the ballot as major party candidates.
Julio Frenk, president of the University of Miami, will deliver the University of Michigan’s Winter 2016 commencement address.
Frenk, who will receive a honorary Doctors of Law degree during the ceremony as well, has also served as Mexico’s Secretary of Public Health. During his career in the public health field, he has been involved in a number of efforts to increase access to healthcare, including successfully providing it to millions of previously uninsured Mexicans as Secretary of Health.