Ann Arbor residents celebrated Independence Day with the 29th annual Fourth of July parade Thursday morning. The parade, run by the Ann Arbor Jaycees, the young adult offshoot of the Chamber of Commerce, began at 10 a.m. downtown.
Jaycees co-director Carolyn Walsh said in addition to building community and offering and outlet for celebrating the holiday, the festivities offer opportunities to learn more about community groups and nonprofits. Walsh noted there are more than 60 community sponsors this year.
U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow responded to an order from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday afternoon, criticizing University of Michigan attorneys for not participating in “good faith” and accusing the University of going “extraordinary” lengths to ensure President Mark Schlissel did not have to publicly appear in court during the ongoing Doe v. University of Michigan lawsuit.
Sixteen hours before University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel was expected at U.S. District Court in Detroit for a settlement conference as part of the lawsuit Doe v. University of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals released an order on Wednesday night postponing the meeting until further notice. The order grants an emergency motion for stay filed by University lawyers early Wednesday morning, which only asks the meeting be delayed.
On Friday afternoon, state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, announced a bill to ban most single-use polystyrene foam at a press conference in Bandemer Park on the shore of the Huron River. Rabhi was joined by members of Environment Michigan, the state-level muscle of environmental advocacy group Environment America.
On Friday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the judgement in a case involving alleged tax evasion by Stephen M. Ross, University of Michigan alum and benefactor for whom the Ross School of Business and Stephen M. Ross Academic Center are named. Ross and business partners are accused of overstating the value of property donated to the University in a charitable tax deduction by the Internal Revenue Service.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents convened in Dearborn, Mich. Thursday afternoon for the third meeting of the calendar year. University President Mark Schlissel began the meeting with his address to the regents.
Schlissel said a new training to prevent sexual and gender-based misconduct for all faculty and staff across the three campuses and Michigan Medicine is being rolled out next week.
At a press conference Thursday afternoon on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus, a speaker from the One University Campaign — a coalition of faculty and students from the University’s three campuses advocating equitable funding and
U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow has ordered University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to appear in court June 11 as a result of the Doe v. University of Michigan lawsuit. On Wednesday afternoon, Tarnow turned down a motion from University lawyers which would have overturned the order requiring Schlissel’s appearance.
On Monday afternoon, approximately 40 students and faculty met for the second lecture of a series focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Engineering at the Cooley Building. Professor Scott Page, a Leonid Hurwicz collegiate professor of complex systems, political science and economics at the University of Michigan and author of “The Diversity Bonus” and “The Model Thinker,” discussed the need for diversity when completing complex tasks and how this can improve collective performance.