Continuing the conversations started during the Asian and Pacific Islander American Summit in March, a panel on A/PIAs in academia was held Thursday evening, bringing together seven panelists from across all levels at the University of Michigan to answer questions about their experiences in the field from moderator and event organizer Paulina Fraser, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, and from the audience.
Fraser said the summit inspired her to organize this event as a capstone to A/PIA Heritage Month.
“I had a meeting with Dan Gilbert the second day (of my internship) — I think we were talking about one of his developments — and he calls me out and says, ‘You’re the girl whose family owns Dutch Girl!’ And I was like, ‘Yes, sir, that’s me.’ And he stole my notebook and he stole my pen and started making a map, and he was like, ‘This is your doughnut shop, this is where my dad’s bar was and we used to go over there all the time!’ He called me Doughnut Girl all summer.”
Ann Arbor restaurant BurgerFi shut down abruptly, with only a sign on the door to notify customers.
“The BurgerFi Restaurant is now closed Indefinitely with No Plans of Reopening,” the sign read. “The Owner and Staff would like To Thank All Our Guest [sic.] for their support throughout our tenure. We apologize for the short notice and Inconvenience this may have caused. Once again, Thank You All.”
No additional information has been released about the closing.
The seventh annual FoolMoon attracted participants and spectators to celebrate with light, art and creativity Friday evening as the nighttime kick-off event to Ann Arbor’s “foolish weekend.” Community members were invited to create glowing luminary creations and gather at the intersection of Washington and South Ashley Streets for a night filled with laser shows, interactive installations, live dance performances and other family friendly activities.
As the winner of the Golden Apple Award, an award given to one outstanding University of Michigan professor each year, Economics Prof. Edward Cho took the stage of Rackham Auditorium on Monday night to tell a crowd of adoring students and community members about his upbringing, his struggle with a repetitive strain injury and his legendary cat, Munchy.