Monday, February 13, 2017 - 2:04pm
Two hundred students gathered in the MLB as CSG debated a resolution that called on the University to divest its investments in several companies that allegedly commit human rights violations against Palestinians on November 16, 2016.

LSA senior David Schafer, Central Student Government president, vetoed the Israeli-Palestinian lunch resolution, which sparked a heated debate within the student government, Monday afternoon.

The proposed lunches, which were meant to foster dialogue between the body and Israeli and Palestinian students on campus, passed last meeting with 18 votes in favor, nine opposed and five abstentions.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:18pm
Miclan Quorpencetta, LSA Representative, discussing aligning the University's schedule with the Ann Arbor public school schedule in the CSG Chambers on January 31, 2017.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government hosted a Twitter town hall Thursday afternoon, asking students and other CSG members to submit questions to Regents Shauna Ryder Diggs (D) and Andrea Newman (R) by using the hashtag #AskARegent.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:40pm
CSG President David Schafer and Ford senior Joe Shea at the CSG meeting about the new Leadership Engagement Scholarship at the League on October 21st, 2016.

At its final meeting of the fall semester, Central Student Government passed a resolution on mental health awareness and discussed a new policy for bystander intervention training.

The resolution called for allocating $5,000 to create T-shirts representing Project Semicolon – a national organization that aims to spread awareness about mental health. It was expedited to be introduced and voted on during Tuesday’s meeting.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
A CSG meeting at the Michigan Union on September 13th, 2016.

Central Student Government announced Tuesday afternoon a new pilot policy requiring Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement training workshops for student organization leaders on campus seeking more than $1,000.

“Central Student Government is deeply committed to changing the culture around sexual misconduct and alcohol and other drug misuse on campus,” the email release said. “This is why we want to empower Michigan students to receive Bystander Intervention training around these important and challenging issues.”

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:27pm

Though many of the campaign promises made by the newMich platform were attacked as idealistic by their opposition, the University of Michigan Central Student Government’s administration led by President David Schafer, LSA senior, and Vice President Micah Griggs, LSA senior, has laid considerable groundwork to fulfill some of their directives for the next semester.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:41pm
Jill Stein, former Green Party presidential nominee, greets the public at her 'Recount Rally' outside Cobo Center in Detroit Saturday.

Saturday, Jill Stein, former Green Party presidential nominee, came to Detroit to discuss the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision to halt a state recount of votes in the 2016 election to a crowd of about 20 people.

“Do we have a voting system we can trust?” she asked the crowd.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:47pm

With the fall semester coming to a close, Central Student Government has set the groundwork for campaign initiatives it hopes to carry out next year, including engaging more with the student body through scholarships and an anti-racism campaign called “It Starts with Me.”

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:20am

By Any Means Necessary, a national coalition that aims to defend affirmative action, immigrant rights and equality, visited Central Student Government to show support for a resolution for undocumented students on campus during their Tuesday meeting. The resolution, which passed with 26 votes for it, one opposed and two abstentions, was authored by CSG President David Schafer, an LSA senior.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:18am
A group of students from School of Music, Theatre & Dance Prof. Ashley Lucas’s Latino/a theater program for social change present a performance about the Flint water crisis at a Central Student Government meeting in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

A group of students from School of Music, Theatre & Dance Prof. Ashley Lucas’s Latino/a theater program for social change came to Central Student Government’s Tuesday meeting to perform a short skit on the Flint water crisis, urging the student body to create a resolution to help install long-term institutional plans to help the city.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:46pm

President-elect Donald Trump recently appointed Betsy DeVos, Michigan native and education activist, as the secretary of education, much to the disappointment many state stakeholders such as Steve Norton, executive director of Michigan Parents for Schools, an organization of Michigan parents working for public school funding.