University of Michigan students have been organizing protests and demonstrations in the last two weeks after a slew of anti-Latino and anti-Black incidents. The Daily sat down with University president Mark Schlissel to talk students' reactions, his responses and administrators' actions moving forward.
In response to several recent incidents of racism on the University of Michigan campus and throughout Ann Arbor, students and faculty hung up posters with phrases of solidarity and support for targeted groups Monday night.
"You are loved, valued, and important. Hatred has no place here. The Michigan community stands with you," a poster read.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday afternoon the Department of Education will replace what she called a “failed” system of addressing sexual misconduct on campus with a new focus on due process and the rights of accused students.
The University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center named Kaaren Williamsen its permanent director, according to an email sent by E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life, to her office Thursday afternoon.
A group of University of Michigan professors and a student submitted an official request Friday afternoon to change the name of the C.C. Little building. The group, led by History professor John Carson, created an online petition for campus community members to back the case.
University of Michigan alum Lehman Robinson applied to his now alma mater on a whim. As a first-generation college student coming from a low-income household, he assumed the school would be out of his family’s means — until he received his financial aid notice. Six years later, he said he’s still grateful for his aid package, which covered much of his tuition. Still, he had no idea what was in store when he applied.
At Thursday’s meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, board members approved the Ann Arbor campus’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 General Fund Operating Budget, Student Tuition and Fee Rates, which includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition for in-state students and a 4.5 percent increase in tuition for out-of-state students.