Friday morning, the University of Michigan community awoke to an email announcing the release of the WilmerHalereport, sent to students, University officials, the Board of Regents and the public simultaneously.
In light of a recent presidential proclamation that restricts certain Chinese students and researchers at the postgraduate and postdoctoral levels from entry to the U.S. on student visas, many Chinese STEM students at the University of Michigan are concerned about implications and effects of the proclamation.
The Daily reporter Julianna Morano talked to several students about their struggles and concerns with the proclamation.
A small sign reading “POLICE GO AWAY ZONE” was affixed to a mid-sized platform, in front of a much larger crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters. About a thousand people poured from the downtown Ypsilanti sidewalk and the steps of the Ypsilanti District Library into the street, occupying an entire block of Michigan Avenue by the start of the city’s Black Lives Matter protest Saturday afternoon. On the loudspeakers, 70s funk bands and Bob Marley were interspersed with hip hop and more contemporary anthems by Kendrick Lamar.
After launching the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality in February of 2019, the commission released its second interim report, summarizing the research and analysis tasked to a number of specialized teams in the second phase of its work this Thursday.
After the planning stage, internal and external teams consisting of faculty, staff, students and consulting firms analyzed emissions associated with University-sponsored travel and formulated new building codes aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The report also featured the teams’
Rackham student Aya M. Waller-Bey was sitting in her room in Munger Graduate Residences when she heard someone else moving around in her suite. She got up to find a maintenance man, who told her that work would be done on two rooms inside her suite. Two new residents were expected to move in in a few weeks.
“He’s like, ‘Oh, there’s two rooms here we’re going to work on today and also tomorrow,’” Waller-Bey said. “‘We might be getting two new people here on June 1.’”
At the Dec. 5, 2019 meeting of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents, student protesters from the Climate Action Movement and One University Coalition challenged the Regents’ commitment to responding to student groups’ goals with concrete action.
On May 13, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education approved the district’s acquisition of the online educational platform Schoology by a 6-1 vote. The new platform will be adopted starting this summer, as teachers will receive training this month and begin instructing summer classes online with Schoology as soon as July. At the end of the summer, the platform will be reviewed and considered for future use in the event of a partially or fully online fall semester.
“Not to die, not dying,” she sang, and I didn’t think any of us were, but maybe Lenker felt like she had been before that moment, and maybe I have at times, too, and maybe we always are, but maybe I also believe she conquered that reality in that moment, with her voice and her music alone, and she carried me away with her.