The Regents held their last meeting for the summer this afternoon, also doubling as Paul Courant’s last meeting as Interim Provost. He will be replaced by Martin Philbert, School of Public Health dean, whose appointment becomes effective September 1.
The American Federation of Teachers reports that a Saudi Arabian student accepted into Western Michigan University has been sentenced to execution in his home country for participating in protests against the government. According to the press release, the United Nations states the protests have been peaceful. Earlier reports of the case has said the student was accepted into the University of Michigan.
A crowd of 50 gathered in the Bloomfield Township Public Library to hear from gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed and Haley Stevens, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 11th Congressional District.
Hosted by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club on Monday night, the speakers spent the meeting introducing themselves and their campaign before taking questions from the audience.
Fifteen faculty and staff members attended an Office of Academic Innovation demo of a simulation website called Policymaker on Wednesday, which allows professors to create government- and policy-driven role-player situations for students to participate in.
A group of twenty University of Michigan students stood in the Diag Friday afternoon, hands gripped around red solo cups filled with salty water, and recorded their entry to the international #SaltWaterChallenge viral video campaign in order to show their support for Palestinian prisoners and bring awareness of the ongoing hunger strike to campus.
During her senior year of high school, Reid Depowski took her first college-level psychology class. She fell in love with the subject. This same year she lost her mother to suicide.
“This was a really pivotal moment in my life, in realizing such an important moment of mental health, despair and seeing the opportunities my mother didn’t have for her mental health,” Depowski, who is now an LSA senior, said. “And so, this was kind of a snowball effect — I was already getting so interested in psychology and mental health.”
LSA seniors David Scahfer and Micah Griggs' administration came to an official end last week as eMerge's candidates LSA junior Anusha Sarkar and Public Policy junior Nadine Jawad were sworn in. The second half of the Schafer term furthered the ground work from Fall, now acting on their resolutions and plans made promised.