A petition authored by Wolverines for Preferred Pronouns urging the University of Michigan to allow students to indicate their preferred pronoun to professors is gaining traction. The month-old online letter, addressed to University Provost Martha Pollack and Kedra Ishop, associate vice president for enrollment management, gained more than 50 supporters today.
The new policy, renamed the University of Michigan Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence, will be officially updated and available to the public on April 6.
It’s been a little more than six months since John Seto, the former police chief of Ann Arbor, took over as the University of Michigan’s housing security director — and some students still aren’t comfortable with his appointment.
The Black Student Union partnered with Students of Color of Rackham to host a day-long forum on local policing Saturday. Security officers and administrators from a variety of University of Michigan departments took part as well, representing the University’s Division of Public Security and Safety and the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon for lighting fireworks while publicly intoxicated, the Ann Arbor Police Department confirmed.
Four police cars at the intersection of William Street and Ashley Street were present at the scene to take the two individuals into custody.
AAPD Sergeant Jeff Tabeling said multiple officers arrived to address some witnesses’ reports of the men carrying a loaded firearm. While Tabeling could not confirm the allegation, he said city police had dealt with the suspects before.
Though Uber and other ridesharing services are facing a nationwide call for increased regulation on drivers — in Michigan specifically, following a mass shooting carried out by an Uber driver in Kalamazoo who killed six — University of Michigan students continue to use on Uber as a reliable way to get around campus.
Students at Western Michigan University are raising questions about the reliability and efficiency of emergency alerts concerning off-campus incidents at their college after Saturday night’s mass shootings in Kalamazoo.
Over 40 people gathered in the Alumni Center Thursday for the TechArb showcase, a culmination of a University of Michigan startup training program. Teams of student entrepreneurs pitched both products and ideas to an audience of mentors, alumni and TechArb staff, previewing future goals for their companies.