Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:25pm
CSG President AnuUniversity of Michigan Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior, leads the meeting about Divestment in the MLB on November 15, 2017.

Updated with comments from SAFE.

University of Michigan Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior, signed the assembly’s resolution AR 7-019 that calls for the University to investigate possible divestment from companies that violate Palestinian human rights.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:12pm

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich, has been accused of secretly making a $27,000 settlement for a sexual harassment claim by an employee in 2015, according to a BuzzFeed News report. In the article, BuzzFeed reported they have received affidavits from four former congressional employees who claim they had seen Conyers making sexual advances toward female employees.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:42pm
CSG members vote at the CSG Divestment Resolution meeting in the Modern Languages Building Tuesday.

During Tuesday night’s Central Student Government meeting, which extended into early Wednesday morning, the resolution to call for a committee within the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents to investigate and consider divesting from companies allegedly involved in Palestinian human rights violations passed for the first time in the University's Ann Arbor campus history.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:52pm
Pro-divestment audience members hold signs that read "Stop Silencing Us!" at the CSG Divestment Resolution in the Modern Languages Building Tuesday.

#UMDivest's resolution — for the first time in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s history — passed in Central Student Government early Wednesday morning with 23 voting in favor, 17 against, and 5 abstained.

“We feel like we finally were given a voice on this campus,” a SAFE student tearily said to the audience. 

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:43pm
University students protest in favor of divestment during CSG on the Diag November 8.

On Tuesday, University of Michigan Central Student Government will vote on its divestment resolution. Tensions have been ramping up, as it has in mid-Novembers over the past decade. The resolution aims to gain support from CSG on divestment from companies operating in Israel due to possible human rights violations of Palestinians.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:46pm
Business student Grace Nasr presents an initiative to raise awareness of student caregivers at the CSG meeting Monday in the Union.

University Council met Monday evening for its biweekly meeting in the Michigan Union, discussing the possibility of a resolution to support and provide a greater awareness toward student caregivers, as well as other topics such as Central Student Government’s meeting Tuesday on the Diag and this week’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summit.

Business senior Grace Nasr proposed an idea for the resolution to raise awareness of student caregivers — students who have children on campus — specifically through modifying syllabus language.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:11pm
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The Meijer grocery shuttle, a Central Student Government initiative that last year provided students with a weekly bus shuttle to Meijer, has been discontinued for future use. The service was launched in fall 2016 under former CSG President David Schafer’s administration, which worked closely on the issue of food insecurity on campus.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:12pm

Former Eastern Michigan University student Eddie Curlin has been arrested as a suspect for the series of racist graffiti found on EMU’s campus last year. The suspect, while currently serving a sentence involving stolen property, has been charged with three counts of identity theft and one count for use of computers in order to commit a crime, according to WEMU.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:29pm

Rock star and Michigan native Robert Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, who in July announced he would run for a seat in the Michigan Senate, has since rescinded his campaign. During an interview Tuesday morning on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, Ritchie spoke of his upcoming album and tour, and said his idea to run for a government position was “the worst advice (he) ever gave (himself),” but that it was “the most creative thing (he’d) ever done.”

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:54pm
The University Council discusses University issues Monday in CSG Chambers.

The University Council convened Tuesday evening in the Michigan Union to discuss topics such as documenting student racial categories and the possibility of a resolution to academically protect students targeted by racist incidents.

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