Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:38pm
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former director of the Detroit Health Department, gives a speech on the importance of sanitation and public health at the Ripple Effect event hosted by Paani, in Blau Hall Thursday evening.

On Thursday night, Paani at the University of Michigan, a non-profit organization, hosted “Ripple Effect,” its first annual banquet and largest event yet with around 180 people in attendance. The event focused on the water and sanitation crisis in Pakistan as well as the U.S., and included speeches from Dr. Mohammed Amjad Saqib and and Abdul El-Sayed.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:49pm
Palestinian artist, activist and community organizer Eid Suleman speaks on his life story in East Quad Thursday night.

The University of Michigan’s chapter of J Street U hosted Palestinian activist and artist Eid Suleman Thursday night. A group of nearly 20 students and other community members gathered to hear about his experience living in the West Bank.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:16pm
Dental student Noah Cohen talks at the SpeakABLE event in Hatcher Graduate Library Thursday evening.

On Thursday evening, more than 60 University of Michigan students and faculty gathered in Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library to hear speakers in the 6th annual SpeakABLE event. The Services for Students with Disability Student Advisory Board organized SpeakABLE, a TED-style event promoting discussion on personal experiences and perspectives relating to disability.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:10pm
Stephanie Kusano, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching assessment specialist, speaks about teaching and learning excellence at the Office of the Provost Accreditation Town Hall in Hatcher Graduate Library Monday.

On Monday evening, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching hosted a town hall in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery centered around the University of Michigan’s accreditation process. The town hall was one of seven forums aimed at obtaining feedback from students, faculty and staff on aspects of the University’s argument for reaccreditation in 2020.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:35pm
William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Public Policy Dean Michael Barr discuss the challenges of diplomacy at the "American Diplomacy in a Disordered World" Vandenberg Lecture in Weill Hall Monday.

The Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies hosted former ambassador William J. Burns on Monday afternoon in the Annenberg Auditorium of Weill Hall to detail the inner workings of American international relations. The event was this year’s Vandenburg Lecture, a series of presentations named after former U.S. Sen. Arthur Vandenburg, a U-M alum, and funded by the Meijer Family Foundation.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:33pm
LSA junior Brian Wang and LSA sophomore Mary McKillop are running for LSA Student Government president and vice president, respectively.

As students gear up for the University of Michigan’s Student Government elections on March 27 and 28, The Daily sat down with LSA presidential and vice presidential candidates to talk platforms, vision and plans. In this installment, we profile the Wang-McKillop ticket.

LSA junior Brian Wang, the LSA presidential candidate, and LSA sophomore Mary McKillop, the LSA vice presidential candidate, both got involved with LSA Student Government during their first year on campus.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:31pm
The Senate Assembly discusses budget requests at their monthly meeting in the Michigan League Monday afternoon.

On Monday, the University of Michigan Senate Assembly met in the Michigan League, where Provost Martin Philbert discussed the fiscal context of general higher education as well as budget demands and changes and investments to expect at the University. Elections for the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs were held after nominees gave short remarks to the group.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:21pm
Washtenaw County will no longer hold 17-year-olds charged with non-assault offenses in adult prisons.

Washtenaw County is now holding 17-year-olds charged with non-assault crimes in juvenile facilities rather than adult prisons while they await their trials.

Eric Kunath, corrections commander at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, said moving 17-year-olds to juvenile facilities was put into effect March 1. He believes this is a good decision because they are at a higher risk for bodily harm in adult facilities.  

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 8:14pm
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs discusses various issues regarding the University at the Fleming Administration Building Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday at the Fleming Administration Building to discuss including faculty governance in University decisions and management of University finances.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:22pm
Counseling and Psychological Services recently accounted they will be opening a wellness zone on North Campus in Pierpont Commons.

Counseling and Psychological Services is opening a Wellness Zone on North Campus in Pierpont Commons, giving students a space to decompress from the stress of school work. In the wellness zone, students will be able to enjoy a multitude of activities with the goal of self-care.