The University of Michigan released a study in early July that explores elementary school disciplinary policy in urban cities, focusing on the demographics of affected children and investigating how racial inequality can be fostered at a young age.
Last week, Central Student Government unanimously passed a resolution that provides services to receive free graduation photos and gowns for low-income graduating seniors at the University of Michigan. The initiative was spearheaded by Social Work student Lawrielle West and LSA senior Hoai An Pham, and supported by former CSG president Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior.
More than 300 students gathered Thursday night on the Diag for a vigil remembering the lives lost in a recent chemical attack in Douma, Syria. Students placed water bottles with flowers and the names of those killed attached on the steps of Hatcher Graduate Library. The names of the victims were later read by students.
When LSA senior Anushka Sarkar and Public Policy junior Nadine Jawad ran on the same ticket for executive seats on Central Student Government last winter, their platform highlighted the need to increase holistic representation of the student body, collaborative efforts with student organizations and involvement in the Ann Arbor community.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed, a University of Michigan alum, held his final rally of the semester in Lorch Hall Thursday night, featuring Alex Ebert, the lead singer of rock band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
About 100 students attended the “Start of Summer Rally” to launch the campaign’s “People’s Summer”, which that focuses on mobilizing young people to vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary August 7.
Regarding what issue she wanted to see prioritized in the University of Michigan's Central Student Government elections, Public Policy senior Gloriela Iguina-Colón expressed one of many shared sentiments on campus: a need for diversity of representation and a rise in student leaders who prioritize engaging with individuals in the University and Ann Arbor community.
Four University of Michigan election commission cases were handled Sunday night in the Michigan Union regarding the recent Central Student Government election, with allegations of rule violations against various CSG parties. More than 10 additional cases are to be discussed in upcoming days.
The Bias Response Team, Center for Campus Involvement and the Expect Respect community gathered Thursday afternoon in the Michigan League to discuss the impact of bias incidents on the University of Michigan campus, and effective responses that students and administration can take after bias incidents occur.
According to BRT, the term “bias incident” refers to any conduct that discriminates, excludes or harasses anyone based on an identity. Currently, students can report bias incidents anonymously online and by phone.
On Thursday night, The Michigan Daily hosted a debate with five current parties running for Central Student Government. aMplify, eMpower, True Blue, MomentUM and MVision were all present during the debate, which touched on various aspects of University of Michigan life for students, faculty and staff. Candidates went head to head over issues like ‘invisible identities,’ affordability and compensation for CSG assembly members.
In a video released Sunday, white supremacist Richard Spencer announced a halt to his national college tour amid clashes between protesters and police at his scheduled speech at Michigan State University last Monday.