On Feb. 18, President Donald Trump issued a statement to Venezuela’s military: abandon its support for current Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro — or else. The president warned at a speech at Florida International University that if the military continues to support Maduro, they will “lose everything.” While this ultimatum is vague by nature, it brings up concerns about how far the U.S.
On March 8th, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, marking a turn in the long struggle for pay equity and improved working conditions.
In late February, President Donald Trump's administration announced its final rule on a revision of the Title X family planning program that could potentially divertmillions of dollars from Planned Parenthood to faith-based health care organizations.
Between the dates of Dec. 22, 2018, and Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government was partially shut down after President Donald Trump refused to sign any funding bills that did not include the $5.7 billion he wanted for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Following the Nov-6 midterm elections, legislative bodies across the country are in a lame-duck session: the three-month period after many incumbents are voted out of office, but before the newly elected officials assume their positions next year. Historically, both sides of the aisle use this time to push last minute legislation in favor of their own party’s agenda before the change in power halts their efforts.
Last week, our very own Michigan-born Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, decided to make sexual assault investigations even harder to prosecute through new Title IX rules. In an overhaul of campus sexual assault rules, DeVos reduced the liability of colleges and universities investigating sexual misconduct claims and increased the due process rights of the defendant.
This week, three University of Michigan counseling offices announced a new joint campaign to increase awareness of and access to mental health services for students, faculty and staff. The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office and Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience now provide counseling to the majority of the campus community free of cost.
No matter how you slice it, the 2018 midterm elections were historic. The next Congress will include themost women ever elected to the House of Representatives and the Senate, including the first two Muslim-American congresswomen.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents, a group of eight state-elected members who have general supervision of the University and its endowment, has two seats up for election this Tuesday. Incumbent candidates Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R) and Regent Andrew Richner (R) face stiff competition from Democratic candidates Jordan Acker (D) and Paul Brown (D).