Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:05pm

During sophomore Eve Taylor’s orientation for the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, white students called her hair “unprofessional” for the workplace. Taylor, who is Black, said the white student with straight hair called her own hair more adequate. 

Taylor was shocked – she had spent a lot of time getting ready for the orientation session. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 10:26pm

A program started in the 1970s to help Black students adjust to life at the University of Michigan — a predominately white institution — has become increasingly white itself in recent years.

The Summer Bridge Scholars Program grew out of Black student activism at the University and was created for Black students. But in recent years, white students made up the largest portion of the program’s participants, according to Kierra Trotter, director of the Comprehensive Studies Program.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 11:08pm
Students focus on assessing carbon neutrality in student organizations at the Presidents Commission on Carbon Neutrality Campus Group Town Hall in West Hall Tuesday evening.

Fifteen University of Michigan and Ann Arbor environmental and political advocacy groups attended the Campus Carbon Neutrality Communication and Culture Town Hall on Tuesday evening to discuss options for improving the University’s sustainability efforts. Approximately 25 people attended the town hall in West Hall.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:55pm

Following the U.S. airstrike that killed former Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the front steps of Angel Hall this Wednesday for a “No War On Iran” demonstration.

The event featured nine speakers, including University of Michigan students and a professor, who spoke out against U.S. imperialism and possible war in Iran.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:12pm

Last month, students at the University of Michigan published the first issue of The Michigan Gayly: LGBTQ+ Issues, a newspaper dedicated to publishing articles related to the LGBTQ+ community. 

Established this October, the organization is currently made up of about 20 undergraduate and graduate students and publishes an issue every month. Students can pick up copies of the newspaper at the Spectrum Center and the campus dorms. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:54pm
E. Royster Harper, Vice President of Student Life, shares her thoughts on the IFC recruitment process in an interview with The Daily in Fleming Administration Building Friday afternoon.

For the last time before her retirement in January, The Michigan Daily sat down for an interview with E. Royster Harper, the University’s vice president for Student Life.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:13pm

To the public eye, the current situation in Hong Kong has caused violent protests, political conflicts and the potential for global interference. Behind closed doors, the conflict has divided families. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:28pm

Almost every time Business senior Mia Heard walks into class, she is the only Black person in the room.

“When I walk in a room, I don’t get the luxury of being like, ‘Oh, I’m just a person walking to class,’” Heard said. “It’s like, I’m the Black girl walking into this class, and I can just feel the pressure of just being that Black girl; the black dot that always has to be there or they know I’m gone.”

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:31pm
A discussion the state of Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro takes place in the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Wednesday.

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies hosted a panel on Wednesday discussing the state of Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro and reflecting on how his rule has impacted higher education in the country. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:45pm
Ben Gerstein, Public Policy junior and CSG president, speaks at a weekly meeting at Pierpont Commons Tuesday evening.

Ben Gerstein, Central Student Government president and Public Policy junior, addressed the Assembly Tuesday in his Fall 2019 State of Students Address. Gerstein highlighted his administration’s focus on increasing Counseling and Psychological Services support throughout campus, as well as expanding wellness resources for students on North Campus.