The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs had their first meeting of the winter semester on Monday to discuss the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee resolution to protect faculty from unfair demotions.
A safe-passing ordinance went into effect in Ann Arbor on Saturday requiring drivers to maintain at least a five-foot distance when passing a pedestrian, bicyclist or wheelchair-user on the road. The ordinance serves as a reminder to drivers that bikers are allowed on the road, and that they should proceed with caution when driving near them.
Originally passed by City Council in December, the ordinance supports the Ann Arbor “Walk.Bike.Drive.” campaign advocating for safe roads for all types of transport in the city.
Gretchen Whitmer, former Democratic minority leader in the Michigan state senate and lecturer at the Ford School of Public Policy, announced Tuesday that she has officially filed the paperwork to run for governor of Michigan in 2018.
Although a formal announcement has not yet been made — it is expected later this month — Whitmer published a statement on Medium and sent an email to her supporters regarding her intent to run.
Around 50 people marched down State and Liberty St. on Wednesday night in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. 26 people were killed in the attack, including 20 students between the ages of six and seven and six teachers and administrators at the school.
Richard Bernstein, Michigan Supreme Court justice, spoke on the importance of inclusion Sunday at the University of Michigan Hillel as part of the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, a long-term plan for increasing equity and inclusivity at the University.
Findings released last week from the annual University of Michigan’s Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program survey show that faculty, staff and students are making progress with sustainability activities, though some students doubt the commitment and ability of the University to maintain an ongoing sustainability plan.
Leah Wright Rigueur, assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, spoke at the Gerald R. Ford Library Wednesday about the history of Black Republicans, particularly during Ford’s presidency.