Georgetown University faculty Sherry Lee Linkon, English and American Studies professor, and John Russo, visiting scholar at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and Working Poor. Linkon and Russo focused on patterns of voting among the working class with an eye on the 2018 midterm elections.
Columbus Day, a holiday previously commemorated across the United States that is now partially replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day, marks for many on the University of Michigan’s campus and across the country a time to consider historical and current treatment of Native American communities.
At least 20 people were detained Tuesday in Detroit during the Fight for $15 rally, during which hundreds of employees, activists and leaders marched for union rights for fast food workers. The nationalFight for $15 movement advocates for a raise in minimum wage to $15 per hour for fast food, airline, and childcare workers, among others. The protest aims to garner support for pro-union candidates in the November elections.
According to Keith Soster, director of Student Engagement at Michigan Dining, Starbucks cups commonly used for coffee and tea specifically contaminate University of Michigan recycling bins most frequently.
Angela Porta, outreach and zero waste coordinator at Recycle Ann Arbor, said the city of Ann Arbor is not able to recycle these cups either, citing reasons such as food contamination and the wax lining to the cup.
The University of Michigan Law School community organized a rally of more than 70 students and faculty member called “Respect Women, Respect Survivors and Respect the Court” Friday in support of survivors of sexual assault at the conclusion of a week highly focused on the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegations.
Amid national uproar following multiple allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, students and faculty at the University of Michigan campus are protesting and finding ways to discuss the issue, how it pertains to campus climate and its relevance in national discourse.
More than 70 University of Michigan students and faculty members attended an interview Wednesday featuring former juvenile lifer Edward Sanders in a lecture titled “From Prison to Paralegal.” The Information Alliance for Community Development and the School of Information jointly hosted the event, which explored Sanders’ experience in prison and efforts to obtain an education, as well as his reintroduction into a technologically-focused society.
Mark Hoeltzel, a former pediatric doctor at Michigan Medicine, accepted a plea deal amid allegations of child sex and pornography in federal court last Thursday, MLive reported. Hoeltzel pleaded guilty to one felony count of enticement of a minor.
University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold is facing claims of anti-Semitism after rescinding his offer to write a recommendation letter for LSA junior Abigail Ingber, who requested the letter for an application for a study abroad program in Israel.
Cheney-Lippold, who works in the American Culture Department, expressed his apologies in the email but claimed that as part of an academic boycott against Israel, he would be unable to write a recommendation for the student.