After months of sit-ins, walkout speculations and negotiations with the University of Michigan, the Graduate Employees’ Organization officially ratified their new contract April 15; according to the GEO website, the contract will go i
The University of Michigan Board of Regents convened its final meeting of the school year Thursday afternoon, and approved multiple construction projects on the University’s three campuses and the appointments of senior officers. All members of the board were present, except for Regent Shauna Ryder Diggs (D) who phoned into the meeting.
The Chez Betty food co-op, located in the Beyster building on North Campus, has announced it will be closing at the end of April. According to a Facebook post, written by Chez Betty Operations Manager Pat Pannuto on Wednesday, the co-op does not fall under the grandfathering policy of the University's Food Service Planning Guidelines and is being shut down.
University of Michigan LSA Student Government discussed and voted on two resolutions Wednesday night to allocate funding for a light therapy room in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and to suggest LSA change its current exam policy from allowing students to take a maximum of three exams in one day to two exams in a day. Both the light therapy resolution and the exam policy resolution passed unanimously, with 21 votes in favor and no votes against or abstentions.
When the elevator in your apartment is stuck, you blame it on the landlord. Most would never expect Ben Carson, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, however, to be in this situation himself.
According to the Miami Herald, Carson, a University of Michigan Medical School alum and former Republican presidential candidate, was trapped in a Miami apartment complex elevator Wednesday morning.
The University of Michigan Graduate Employees’ Organization members and allies established a negotiated contract with the University late Monday afternoon after the GEO held its third sit-in of the semester earlier that morning during the first meeting of a graduate DEI labor task force created by Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion.
Heather Ann Thompson, a professor of history in the Afro-American and African Studies Department, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in history for her novel “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.”
In an email interview, Thompson — who is also in the Residential College Social Theory and Practice Program — wrote she found out about her award during class and looked at her students in disbelief.
Lining the halls of the University of Michigan Union, over 250 Graduate Employees’ Organization members and allies staged their third sit-in of the semester to promote the inclusion of paid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Graduate Student Staff Assistants and Graduate Student Instructors in their current efforts to renegotiate their contract with the University of Michigan.
In LSA freshman Ashley Soto’s hometown of Grand Rapids, the University of Michigan is not always a feasible option for high-school seniors. Facing an average cost of attendance of $28,776 per year, Soto said most lower-income students don’t even consider the University when applying to colleges.