A unity peace march through Ann Arbor was organized by residents Sunday afternoon in response to Tuesday’s election, aiming to promote peace.
Hundreds of families from the city as well as neighboring Ypsilanti, gathered on the Diag with colorful posters and chalk in support of socioeconomic and LGBTQ rights, as well as the rights of all people, regardless of race.
Both a vigil and anti-Trump rally were held Wednesday night in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the Diag, drawing a crowd of nearly 1,000 University of Michigan students, faculty and staff, as well as community members.
Last year, Engineering junior Chris Baldwin found himself as the poster child of a dark period in Michigan football history. After the last second 27-23 loss in the Michigan State game last year, his reaction was immortalized as a meme. But as of Saturday, Baldwin can finally follow up with a victorious pose after the University’s win against Michigan State University, 32-23.
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety and Security was called to downtown Ann Arbor after an unidentified man carrying an Islamic State flag and dressed in a thawb, a traditional Arab garment for men, attracted the attention of pedestrians Sunday evening on the corner of North University Avenue and State Street.
At their Wednesday meeting, Engineering Student Government discussed plans to host a review of the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, separate from the forums hosted by the College of Engineering, because of sentiments from students that they felt uncomfortable and unable to speak freely at University hosted events.
The planned review is slated to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in Chesbrough Auditorium.
Families, kids and dancers gathered around the Cube for a afternoon of pumpkin decorating, dressing up and a child’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” Sunday, organized by University of Michigan student group Dance Marathon.
Dance Marathon, a student organization on campus, raises money for children with disabilities in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and C.S. Mott, including a thorough 24-hour dance party toward the end of the school year.
Tuesday’s Central Student Government meeting featured guest speakers from the Academic Innovation office to discuss future plans for University of Michigan-sponsored websites. The body also discussed allocating $600 of their budget for self-promotion on Facebook.
Mike Wojan, a user experience designer for Digital Innovation Greenhouse, addressed the assembly about gathering more students to become advisers on University technologies through the DIG Student Advisory program as part of the Academic Innovation office.