The deadline for a faculty working group to amend Board of Regents two bylaws relate to the dismissal of tenured faculty was pushed back to Nov. 21, according to Kentaro Toyama, Information professor and committee member.
University of Michigan students, faculty and community members discussed discrimination and “sham” investigations at the “UM: Corruption, Complicity, Coverups” town hall in Weill Hall Sunday night. The event was hosted by UMich is Complicit: a movement dedicated to combating discriminatory hiring practices and sexual misconduct policies at the University.
Sharon Waxman, president and CEO of the Fair Labor Association, gave a presentation Tuesday night on the importance of transparency and enforcing human rights mandates in big corporations. The discussion took place in the Ross School of Business and drew in a crowd of about 40 community members.
Ravi Anupindi, chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights at the University, began by explaining the University’s role in supporting fair labor practices.
When LSA junior Fareah Fysudeen heard the University of Michigan would be hosting one of the presidential debates in the fall of 2020, she said she assumed it was for publicity. Upon thinking about it further, she felt like the University was not considering the potential impacts of this decision on marginalized communities.
The University of Michigan held a groundbreaking for its new $920-million-dollar hospital on Friday, featuring remarks from University President Mark Schlissel and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor. Outside the private event, dozens of Michigan nurses stood holding signs and chanting protests such as “U of M you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” and “U of M, you’re no good, treat your workers like you should.”
Central Student Government held its 10th meeting of the Ninth Assembly Tuesday night to discuss AirBus fees, temporary housing, funding for the Maize and Blue Cupboard and charging stations in libraries.
The University of Michigan held its 2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summit on Monday to discuss the importance of embracing DEI on campus and in the broader community. The event featured remarks from University President Mark Schlissel and Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance, political commentator and host of The Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show on CNN. The event took place at Hill Auditorium and drew a crowd of more than 1,000 community members.
Earlier this year, more than 250 parking spots for hospital employees were converted to patient-only spaces, making it challenging for hospital staff to find parking and get to work on time. At the Board of Regents meeting on Sept.
The City of Ann Arbor Planning Commission convened Tuesday night to discuss several zoning projects for the city.
The first proposal brought to the table was the Hideaway Lane Planned Project, which asks the commission members to amend a previous site plan. Originally, the plan was to build an additional 17 single-family homes, but the designers of the complex want to convert them to two-family homes in order to make them more affordable for first-time owners. This would increase the number of homes on this site from 29 to 45.
The University of Michigan President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality hosted a community forum to speak on the progress of the commission in strategizing how to tackle carbon neutrality and to address community members’ concerns regarding the University’s lack of action. The event consisted of two parts: a public forum and question and answer session, and then small group discussions with leaders of different internal analysis teams of the commission. The town hall was open to all students, faculty and community members, and over 100 people attended.