Anti-Latinx, pro-Trump graffiti was found on the Rock at the corner of Hill and Washtenaw on Sept. 1, defacing what Assisting Latinos to Maximize Achievement, a Latinx student organization, had recently painted.
On June 1, the Trump administration announced they were fulfilling a campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. The agreement, made in December 2015 and currently includes 195 signatures, was a landmark success in the effort to coordinate a global response to adapt and respond to climate change.
The Graduate Employees’ Organization, the labor union that represents graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants at the University of Michigan, is in the process of negotiating a new contract for union members. GEO hopes the new contract will address issues of the rising cost of living in Ann Arbor, health care and diversity labor under the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan. The cli
At the end of February, the Trump administration revoked the Obama-era “Dear Colleague” letter, which extended Title IX protections against sex discrimination in schools to protect gender identity and allow transgender students to use the bathrooms tha
At the end of March, Mark Schlissel, Lou Anna Simon and M. Roy Wilson, presidents of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, respectively, co-wrote an op-ed arguing the three universities better serve society because there are international students and faculty who study and work on their campuses.
At the end of February, the state of Michigan published the findings of the 21st Century Education Commission report. The commission consisted of many education experts, largely appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder (R), with the goal of outlining recommendations for improving Michigan’s education system. This report found that, while implementing some changes will be more difficult than implementing others, change is necessary.
With the upcoming Central Student Government elections, four parties — Movement, Better Than the Rest Party, Defend Affirmative Action Party and eMerge — vie for the CSG presidential and vice presidential positions. Of these parties, The Michigan Daily Editorial Board believes that the eMerge party candidates, LSA junior Anushka Sarkar and Public Policy junior Nadine Jawad, are the best picks for these offices.