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.
The Ann Arbor chapter of Puerto Rico Rises, a nonprofit organization from Florida, will be collecting donations for those affected by the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Maria. The Category 4 hurricane, which struck the island on Sept. 20, has created a total power outage across the nation and left only 20 percent of the island with water service.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is currently advocating for an amendment to the Michigan Constitution, which would change term limits for state legislators. The specifics of the plan for revision of the 1992 state law remain ambiguous, but those behind it seek to provide for more effectiveness and representation of members of the state Congress.
Students were hoping to get their peers to turn up Tuesday on the Diag — turn up to vote, that is.
The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, in conjunction with Turn Up Turnout, a student group that aims to increase voter turnout among young adults, put on Register to Vote in the Diag. The event allowed students to quickly register to vote and acquire necessary information about voting in the 2018 midterm elections.
University Council, the body comprising representatives from each student government on campus, convened its biweekly meeting Monday evening in the Michigan Union. Council members heard from guest speaker Efe Edevbie, Kinesiology junior and Central Student Government Kinesiology representative, on recent racist incidents on campus.
The Leadership Engagement Scholarship, approved in January by Central Student Government and designed to provide assistance to students who wish to become more involved on campus but may not have the financial means to do so, continues in its fundraising process despite no longer being a CSG initiative. The fundraising is led by LSA senior Micah Griggs, former CSG vice president, and Business junior Arathi Sabada, former CSG chief operating officer.
On Tuesday’s Central Student Government meeting, CSG President Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior, spoke on the weekend’s racist incidents in West Quad Residence Hall, in which three Black students found derogatory remarks on their dormitory door decorations. She confirmed CSG’s responsibility in representing those affected by such incidents, and expressed her disappointment in the weekend’s events.
Adjusting to college life can be difficult, but adjusting to college life in a new country, surrounded by new people, new customs and new traditions can be even harder. For Business sophomore Shreyas Poddar, the transition as a freshman international student coming to the University of Michigan was far from easy.
In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao unveiled the release of the department’s new guidance for automated driving system safety, titled A Vision for Safety 2.0. As part of an all day event, the press conference also welcomed Lieutenant Governor of Michigan Brian Calley; U.S. Rep.
Imagine a world in which new careers and those that are unheard of today, exist, and those careers that exist today are no longer available. A world where robots have complete control of certain occupations, and where humans have the opportunity to implant knowledge into their brains through the use of technological advancements.