Ahead of the start of contract negotiations between the Graduate Employees’ Organization and the University of Michigan, approximately 200 GEO members and supporters convened on the Diag for a rally Wednesday morning. Demonstrators marched to the Michigan League, where contract negotiations began.
GEO president Emily Gauld, a Rackham student, said GEO is taking part in a nationwide campaign to improve the accessibility of graduate education, explaining this starts with a strong union contract.
Officials at the ACT — a college admissions test taken by more than 1.9 million students each year — announced a policy change earlier this month that will allow students to retake single sections of the five-part test rather than having to sit for the entire exam in hopes of improving their score. Typically, the test takes about three hours to complete.
Love is in the air — and online — at the University of Michigan.
More than 2,900 undergraduate students — approximately one out of every 10 — have completed a new matchmaking service survey, dubbed the Michigan Marriage Pact, as of Thursday afternoon. LSA junior Elien Michielssen, one of the survey’s creators, said a team of students created the online questionnaire for a class project in Psychology 223.
The international studies major, run by the University of Michigan Program in International and Comparative Studies, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
In 2005, the Center for International and Comparative Studies was founded by Professor Ken Kollman. The minor in international studies was created to provide undergraduate students an interdisciplinary, globally focused course of study and was created in 2007.
The final pretrial for a lawsuit against eight climate demonstrators charged with trespassing on University of Michigan property took place Thursday morning in the Washtenaw County Courthouse. The demonstrators were arrested in March after a climate-focused sit-in at University President Mark Schlissel’s office, which followed the Washtenaw County Climate Strike on the same day.
When LSA junior Zoe Garden arrived on campus this semester as a transfer student, she had completed many beginner and upper-level courses in communications — including an entry-level communication studies course — at her previous school. Yet, because of the University of Michigan’s transfer requirements, she found herself enrolling in Communication Studies 101 this semester.
The University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the 2019-20 school year is now available, according to an an email to the University of Michigan Wednesday morning from Erik Mattila, Division of Public Safety and Security clery compliance coordinator.
“I'm fighting to keep my son alive,” Jones said. “It’s been a nightmare every day since we’ve been here.”
On Saturday, Sept. 21, her son, 14-year-old Bobby Reyes, went into cardiac arrest after suffering an asthma attack while she was driving him home in Monroe County. He was immediately transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, where doctors declared him brain dead.