Following the Associated Press’ announcement of Hillary Clinton’s securing of the Democratic nomination for president and the further affirmation of her place as the presumptive nominee after a series of key victories in Tuesday’s primaries, supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) expressed disappointment.
DETROIT— Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton returned to Detroit Monday where she addressed thousands at a Service Employees International Union convention at the Cobo Center. During her remarks she issued biting criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in addition to discussing reforms to minimum wage and child care.
A panel of political scientists from the University of Michigan and Duke University gathered at the University's Institute for Social Research on Thursday to discuss the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a list of his own potential Supreme Court nominees Wednesday, featuring two University of Michigan Law School faculty members.
Raymond Kethledge, intermittent law lecturer, and Joan Larsen, special counsel to the associate dean and lecturer II in law, were two of 11 judges Trump would consider nominating to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, if he is elected president.
Amid national controversy over transgender rights, local and University of Michigan policies have moved toward a greater accommodation of transgender students, specifically the right to choose which restroom they prefer to use — despite the issue becoming controversial in state legislature.
The president’s visit came in response to a letter written by 8-year-old Flint resident Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” for her work raising awareness of her community’s plight. Copeny requested to meet Obama while she was visiting Washington D.C. to attend a congressional hearing on the water crisis in April. Obama instead answered her letter by announcing last week that he would travel to Flint to meet with city residents and local and state leaders.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs hosted its first meeting under the new leadership of Chair William Schultz, professor of mechanical engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering. During the meeting, new members were introduced, and the committee discussed topics for the upcoming year’s agenda, including mental health on campus.
New members to SACUA include Michael Atzmon, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences; Radiology Prof. Ruth Carlos; and Social Work Prof. Robert Ortega.
In a press call with media from across the country Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced further action in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase support for those with federal student loans.
President Barack Obama will visit Flint next Wednesday in response to a request by 8-year-old Flint resident Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint.” Copeny has been working to bring attention to the Flint water crisis and had asked to see Obama on a trip she took to Washington D.C. herself.