At Thursday’s meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, board members approved the Ann Arbor campus’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 General Fund Operating Budget, Student Tuition and Fee Rates, which includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition for in-state students and a 4.5 percent increase in tuition for out-of-state students.
On Wednesday afternoon, Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017, addressed a crowd of approximately 100 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League.
A research project conducted through the University of Michigan is bringing together linguists and cultural analysts to better understand bicultural communities.
The project, titled “Argentine Afrikaners: Interrogating Hybridity in a Unique Diasporic Community,” looks at a bilingual community in Patagonia, Argentina to better understand cultural and linguistic relations between Afrikaans, a language spoken in South Africa, and Argentinian Spanish, a language spoken in South America, communities.
On Thursday, volunteers from Ford Motor Company and leaders from the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program gathered at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor to help expand opportunities at the Campus Farm — a year-round, student-run greenhouse and farm space that launched in 2012 and is overseen by UMSFP.
On Tuesday night, Chris Whipple — an acclaimed filmmaker of pictures such as The Spymasters, author and Emmy Award-winning producer — presented the importance of the White House Chief of Staff, a role he describes as the second most powerful job in government, to a crowd of approximately 200 at the Gerald R. Ford Library.
On Friday, approximately 150 high school students from seven schools in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties gathered at Oakland Schools in Waterford for the Equitable Futures Student Forum — an event to encourage students to get involved in social justice.