Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:52am
Ann Arbor makes plans to reduce fuel emissions by 2025.

The city of Ann Arbor aims to reduce its fleet-related fuel emissions in all city departments by 25 percent by 2025. The goal is part of a partnership with the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative — a group consisting of 127 cities, founded by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014 with the intent of accelerating climate progress through local governments. 

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:54pm
Cynthia Wilbanks, Vice President of Government Relations, discusses the work that she oversees in the government relations office at the SACUA meeting in Fleming Monday.

On Monday, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs was joined by Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations for the University of Michigan, and held elections for chair and vice chair for the new academic year during the meeting.

Wilbanks began her session with SACUA by explaining the role of government relations at the University. She discussed how government relations collaborates with the federal, state and local governments, and detailed certain policies on which her office focuses.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:44pm
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg, R-Mich., discusses current relations between the United Stats and Israel at the University of Michigan Hillel Thursday afternoon.

Wolverine For Israel hosted U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., at University of Michigan Hillel on Thursday to discuss the United States’ relationship with Israel. Walberg touched on how his religion guides his support for Israel, his opinion on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and bipartisanship in the House of Representatives. There were 10 people in attendance.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:05pm
Michael J. Steinberg, public interest/public service faculty fellow at the University of Michigan, speaks at the Carceral State roundtable at Hatcher Graduate Library Wednesday afternoon.

The Carceral State Project hosted its last event of the academic school year on Wednesday night to discuss the future of the carceral state and concrete actions people can take to change the system. The event was part of its symposium series and was cosponsored by Afro-American Studies, History and the Residential College, drawing in a crowd of approximately 100 community members and students and featured a panel of five speakers.

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:37pm

Rackham student David Helps, a member of the Graduate Employees’ Organization, is heading up a working group in collaboration with other student organizations on campus on the new felony disclosure policy. The policy, which requires the immediate disclosure of all felony charges and convictions for all University of Michigan employees, does not apply to those protected by a union.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
 Provost Martin Philbert joined the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs to discuss the importance of institutional culture, tuition and the new policy regarding faculty-student relationships.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met on Monday with Provost Martin Philbert and discussed the importance of institutional diversity, tuition and the new policy regarding faculty-student relationships.

Incoming SACUA members Elena Gallo, associate professor of astronomy, and Sara Ahbel-Rappe, professor of Greek and Latin, attended the meeting but are unable to vote until they officially become members on May 1.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:13pm
Protesters denouncing the University's inaction on climate change and new felony disclosure policy, among other causes, during the Board of Regents meeting in the University Golf Clubhouse Thursday afternoon.

During the public comments portion of the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, 15 students and community members addressed the board and University of Michigan administration. They discussed carbon neutrality, the felony disclosure policy and undocumented students.

Carbon Neutrality

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:54pm

Tenisha Yancey, a representative from the 1st District of the Michigan House of Representatives who has two felonies and two misdemeanors on her record, spoke on Saturday about how she became successful despite her criminal record. As the first keynote speaker at the Confined Minds II: Education, Programming, Incarceration conference, Yancey explained how she was able to use her education to become a successful attorney and Michigan congresswoman, despite the numerous people who told her she couldn’t due to her criminal history.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 3:01pm
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Jay Borchert earned both his master’s degree and PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan and worked as a graduate student instructor. He also spent seven years in prison before attending the University.

Borchert is a researcher and quantitative analyst at the Drug Policy Alliance and a co-founder of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network.  

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 9:18pm
The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality hosted its first town hall at Rackham Auditorium Monday.

The University of Michigan President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality hosted its first town hall Monday night to discuss the goals and responsibilities of the commission and to share the collective ideas of community members with the commission. The commission has scheduled another town hall for April 3.