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.
Q: You guys ran on a platform of diversity, having very specific experience with the ramifications of a lack of diversity can have on mental health. How do you see this play out over the course of your administration, particularly following this November presidential election?
Freedom House is the only organization in the United States that provides shelter, legal aid and other comprehensive services free of charge to asylum-seekers and victims of human trafficking, according to TJ Rogers, the Detroit branch’s program manager. The Detroit branch of the organization was founded in 1983 with the growing community of Salvadoran asylum-seekers escaping persecution during the country’s war.
University of Michigan Central Student Government representatives, along with representatives from other universities such as Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Grand Valley State University, traveled to Lansing on Wednesday to meet with legislators to talk about the issue of sexual assault on campuses, an event called Advocacy Day.
Rania Daboul remembers having to call her older brother who was 6,000 miles away from her, anxiety building about her future.
She was stuck in Jordan, taking care of her three younger siblings while her parents were in the United States. There were a lot of times when Daboul felt as if she had no academic future and no possible way to accomplish her dream of becoming a doctor like her brother.
She would call him, unable to actually leave Jordan to join the rest of her family, thinking she had no hope, that it was all over.