On Friday, four University of Michigan research projects received almost $500,000 total in grant money from the Graham Sustainability Institute — an initiative that supports research and education at the University under the Office of the Provost.
As of Friday afternoon, the Chez Betty food co-op, located on North Campus, will remain open.
Founded in 2012, Chez Betty is a self-service market. Members of the University community can deposit a certain amount of money into their accounts at Chez Betty, which they can then use to pay for items they require. They can go into debt if necessary to make purchases. The facility is operated by the Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Organization.
The Chez Betty food co-op, located in the Beyster building on North Campus, has announced it will be closing at the end of April. According to a Facebook post, written by Chez Betty Operations Manager Pat Pannuto on Wednesday, the co-op does not fall under the grandfathering policy of the University's Food Service Planning Guidelines and is being shut down.
Denise A. Spellberg, a professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, headlined the annual Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar Symposium on Thursday where she discussed Thomas Jefferson’s connection with Islam.
Spellberg opened the address to an audience of 20 faculty and graduate students in the Michigan League by explaining that Jefferson knew more about Islam than most of his contemporaries. She said he went out of his way to study the faith and meet its practitioners.
President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal — released on Thursday — could sever the $300 million dollars per year Great Lakes Restoration Initiative effort to clean the Great Lakes basin, according to The Detroit News. It would cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by almost one-third overall.
The University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus hosted the year’s second Board of Regents Meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Central to the meeting were talks of renovations to the Michigan Union and divestment from Israel — a topic that was not on the agenda. All regents were in attendance except Regent Denise Ilitch (D), who phoned in.
Though several institutions and officials serve as agents in supporting the community of people with disabilities on campus at the University of Michigan, those in it still face daily hurdles. Many resources, students object, fall short of inclusion. Furthermore, much of the conversation around marginalization — students and staff agree — fails to consider the experiences of individuals with disabilities.
On Tuesday night, Public Policy senior Jacob Pearlman, the Central Student Government election director, gave an update to the CSG assembly about the upcoming election. A proposed resolution to discuss free speech on the body also caused a debate during the meeting, but was tabled until next week.