The “college tour” of Neo-Nazi and white supremacist Richard Spencer will possibly include a stop at the University of Michigan, eliciting outraged reactions from students, faculty and staff from both sides of the political sphere.
Tuesday evening, Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior, and CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad, a Public Policy senior, sent a school-wide email condemning neo-Nazi and white supermacist Richard Spencer’s potential visit to the University of Michigan campus.
Fearing an unsafe atmosphere on campus, Sarkar and Jawad asked students to sign a petition, which Sarkar plans to present to the Board of Regents Thursday.
The statement emphasizes the possibility of violence that would accompany Spencer’s visit.
Reggie the Campus Corgi is a beloved sight on campus — a beacon of light and hope during the dark days of incoming winter and finals. But he cannot stay the entire time, for he must go home and rest. But what if Reggie had a place on campus to stay, thus increasing his time for friendly head pats and picturesque photoshoots to be posted on Facebook?
In support of Palestinians and the #UMDivest movement, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality and more than 250 allies formed a human circle around the Diag proceeding Central Student Government’s first assembly in an open space in near-freezing weather. The crowd also included a large cluster of anti-divestment University of Michigan students who countered with their own lobbying and speeches against the resolution.
Business junior Matthew Mansour was granted a personal protection order against his roommate, Business senior Abhishek McFarland, based on a tense living environment in which Mansour was too afraid to come back to his apartment at Landmark Apartments on South University Avenue. McFarland will have to move out of the apartment with police present.
“What can we do now?” was the question for many after President Donald Trump’s election win back in November, particularly at the Women’s March — a day after his inauguration in January — which saw thousands of women protest Trump’s policies and behaviors towards women and minorities.
Central Student Government released its first official statement of the year regarding bias incidents on campus, addressing white nationalist and author Charles Murray’s appearance on Wednesday night campus. Murray is known for his book, “The Bell Curve,” on linking race and IQ, a theory widely debunked.
Public Health student Dana Greene knelt at the block ‘M’ on the Diag for 21 hours.
It was not a cool fall day, either — the sun bore down on University of Michigan students at a peak 91 degrees.
Greene, along with dozens of other students, gathered at the Diag to kneel in protest of racism across the country, mirroring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's own kneel last year that lost him his job. Food, water and drinks were shared, and a tent was later set up.