Within the first 30 seconds of Monday night’s Zoom meeting, members of the University of Michigan’s chapter of the College Democrats began discussing possible presidential election results. With anxiety regarding Tuesday’s election and the additional stress of mail-in ballot counting delaying results, the student group struggled to stay calm.
Researchers at the University of California-Irvine and the University of Michigan are studying the value of obtaining an undergraduate education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UC-Irvine’s project, The Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project, will “inform the development” of a long-term study of universities across the country coordinated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.
More than 50 people proudly wearing “I voted early” and Biden-Harris stickers congregated in front of the Electrical Workers Local 252 building in Ann Arbor to hear from Doug Emhoff, the husband of Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate.
The stop was one of two in Michigan on Sunday for Emhoff, who was in town to launch a canvassing event. This comes a day after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden joined former President Barack Obama in Detroit and Flint for his last campaign event in the state before Tuesday’s election.
In conjunction with Latinx student organizations across the state, the University of Michigan’s central Latinx student organization, La Casa, hosted a virtual panel Thursday called “Tu Voto, Tu Voz: The Importance of the Latinx Vote.” The event reached over 1,100 views across Zoom and Facebook.
The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality held a panel discussion over Zoom Thursday afternoon. Formed in 2019, University of President Mark Schlissel created PCCN to help the University move toward net carbon neutrality. Thursday’s panel explored the work of four teams of the commission and highlighted significant recommendations made by each representative.
A panel of University of Michigan students shared their experiences as first-generation students at the Power of Mentorship event Wednesday afternoon. The University Mentorship and First-Generation Gateway hosted the event, which is a part of a week-long celebration of first-generation students at the University.
Adan Hussain, the first-generation project manager in the Office of Multicultural Academic Initiatives, said the event aims to create a sense of community among first-gen students.