Demonstrators, acting in solidarity with those who participated in last week’s Climate Strike and subsequent sit-in, began an indefinite study-in at 8 a.m. in the Office of the President in the Fleming Administrative Building Thursday afternoon. Protesters left around 5 p.m.
UPDATE: At approximately 7:15 p.m. three male demonstrators were seen leaving Fleming. While they said the had no issues with the police, they said they heard reports while inside that one demonstrator was arrested while leaving then immediately released. Melissa Overton, deputy chief of police and public information officer for the Division of Public Safety and Security, confirmed this claim in messages with The Daily.
A tornado warning issued for northern Washtenaw County ending at 8 p.m. Thursday night resulted in some University of Michigan exams and academic events being delayed or unfinished, among other issues.
Each month, The Michigan Daily sits down with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss events and issues on campus. During this month’s interview, Schlissel touched on topics of One University, the Carbon Neutrality Commission, the felony disclosure policy, free speech and ethical food practices.
At the fourth University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting of the 2018-19 school year, 10 speakers addressed the board during the public comments portion. The speakers — who included students, faculty and community members — discussed non-agenda related items, including the One University coalition, ethical food purchasing and claims of inadequate care at Michigan Medicine.
Meredith Clark, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, spoke to about 30 students and faculty in North Quad on Thursday afternoon as part of the Communication and Media Speaker Series, hosted by the University of Michigan Communication Studies department.
The One University Campaign, a coalition of faculty and students, launched last semester across the University of Michigan’s three campuses as an effort to equip the University’s Flint and Dearborn campuses with more resources. A key player in the campaign is sociology lecturer Ian Robinson, president of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.