The University of Michigan will not be terminating any of its partnerships or contracts with Saudi Arabia following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, University spokeswoman Kim Broekhuizen said in an interview with MLive on Monday.
Some University of Michigan faculty took issue with a lack of diversity on apanel intended to “examine the intersection between political thought/ideology and faculty members’ responsibilities to students” since the University publicized the panel’s composition in a press release Wednesday.
The University of Michigan is offering to meet with several students to hear their concerns regarding the disciplining of American Culture Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold, who rescinded an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a student’s study abroad program in Israel as part of an academic boycott of the nation.
Two prominent educational and professional institutions — the American Association of University Professors and the American Political Science Association — are urging the University of Michigan to reconsider sanctions imposed on American Culture professor John Cheney-Lippold.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is declining to rehear a case decided by a three-judge panel of the court that ruled the University of Michigan must give the accused the right to cross-examine their accuser in University-adjudicated sexual assault cases. The University’s only further option for appeal is the Supreme Court now.
At least three University of Michigan students were recently diagnosed with mumps, according to a campus-wide email sent Tuesday from Robert Ernst, the executive director of the University Health Service, which provides health care services to University students, faculty and staff.
“I want to assure you that we are coordinating with campus partners, Michigan Medicine, and state and county public health authorities to identify, treat and prevent mumps,” Ernst wrote in the email.
In a report on racial equity at public universities released Tuesday by the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan received an F grade in representation of Black students on campus.
The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs convened Monday to vote on endorsing the Big Ten Voting Challenge and discuss updates to the external review of the University’s sexual misconduct policies with University President Mark Schlissel.
When LSA senior Sophia Georginis interviewed for a summer job at Comedy Central last year, then studying screen arts and cultures at the University of Michigan, she was asked was to define her major. Georginis explained she studied film, television and media and ended up getting the job, but realized her department’s name presented a significant obstacle to employment.