As “I Got a Feeling” reverberated throughout the Indoor Track Building Saturday afternoon, hundreds of students and families prepared to stand for 24 hours to raise money for local children with disabilities and illnesses.
Beginning as a collection of anecdotal interviews with more than 200 women in 1996, The Vagina Monologues has since evolved over time to include more diverse storylines, actors and sexualities in order to be representative of the full spectrum of the female experience.
The words of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “nobody is ever just a refugee, nobody is just ever a single thing,” were referenced more than once during the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program’s capstone event: “What We Carried: A Glimpse Into the Refugee Crisis.”
As “CAPS Suicide Prevention - A Focus on Students” — a short informational film about student experiences with mental illness — began to play, LSA junior Ryan Marshall appeared on screen and shared his own experience with depression. He detailed the isolation he felt, as well as the immense pressures to perform both academically and socially at such a high-ranked university.
Students seeking to celebrate Pi Day by consuming massive amounts of pies of all sorts had a variety of on-campus locations to choose from on Tuesday.
Pieology Pizzeria offered specially priced $3.14 pizzas at all locations — however, because of heavy student demand for pies, Pieology ran out of dough and was forced to close at 5:30 pm for “a few hours” in order to restock.
On Friday March 3, Nadia Bazzy began her new position as interim director of the University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. Bazzy, previously assistant director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, will oversee SAPAC through the end of the year as organization leaders continue the search for a permanent director this spring.
When posters promoting white supremacy were found covering the walls of University of Michigan buildings on multiple occasions last fall, students, including Art & Design senior Keysha Wall, tore them down.
After bipartisan pressure, the Michigan state legislature modified its initial proposal from one which would completely eliminate the state’s 4.25-percent income tax to one that will gradually lower the tax to 3.9 percent over four years.
This change occurred after nine university presidents from public schools across the state, including Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, gathered Tuesday morning in front of the House chamber to lobby against the original proposal.
The day after President Donald Trump won the election, critically acclaimed poet and educator Terrance Hayes immediately began writing. The result? A collection of more than 30 sonnets titled “American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassins.”
More than 70 students and faculty members gathered Tuesday night inside the University of Michigan Museum of Art to listen as Hayes read excerpts from his anthology of work, discussing concepts of race, popular culture and modern masculinity in a lyrical manner.