On Wednesday, Michigan state Senate Republicans voted 26 to 12 to roll back minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that had been initiated by citizens in the form of petitions. This vote came amid criticism from state Senate Democrats over Republicans’ lame-duck maneuvers.
Reyna Ortiz, Chicago activist and educator, who helps connect transgender youth and women with medical, legal, education and housing resources, opened a presentation Wednesday by emphasizing the progress made by and within the trans community throughout time.
Ortiz has been doing activist work in the trans community since her transition in 1994 at 14 years old.
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan hosted a forum for students and faculty Tuesday night, shedding light on University sexual misconduct policies. The forum also offered a space for students to voice concerns, and included a panel of representatives from University offices dealing with cases of misconduct. Despite the discussion, some students said they still left the event with more questions.
An allegation of rape crumbled the facade surrounding University of Michigan professor David Daniels this summer, dubbed by many as one of the best countertenors in the world. The alleged assault, however, is not the only report of Daniels’predatory sexual behavior. Through police reports filed with Pittsfield Township, The Michigan Daily found the Office of Institutional Equity knew about an report of Daniels’s questionable behavior as early as March 2018 — and the University still awarded him with tenure in May.
Pieology, a pizzeria located at 620 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor, closed Tuesday, Oct. 23.
On the restaurant’s front door hangs a handwritten sign stating, “due to unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, this Pieology location is no longer open for business.”
University of Michigan student Jonah Erlich, an Engineering junior who said he eats at Pieology about every other week, read the sign with dismay. He said he was surprised, and noted the mystery surrounding “unfortunate circumstances.”
At the first panel of the Carceral State Project Symposium Wednesday night, panelist Justin Gordon, an activist and University of Michigan alum, asked the crowd of University faculty and students to listen and care about young Black people affected by inequality and mass incarceration.
Last Friday, the University of Michigan Panhellenic Association began their Primary Recruitment Process — a process commonly referred to as “rush” where sororities recruit potential new members, also known as PNMs, for their organizations. And with it, a website containing the personal account of a former recruitment chair of an unnamed University sorority spread throughout the Greek life community.
LSA freshman Noah Wolfson hadn’t heard of the University of Michigan’s annual fall EarthFest event, so he was pleasantly surprised when he saw, dotted across the Diag, stands offering sustainability information, donuts, apples and more.
“To be honest, I actually didn't know this was happening until I walked onto the Diag,” Wolfson said. “But after walking past, I thought I'd take a nice stroll around. I think they're really promoting sustainable energy in a really positive manner.”