Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:57pm
Paul Courant at his home on October 6th, 2009.

Public Policy Prof. Paul Courant will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs of the University of Michigan, University President Mark Schlissel announced in an email to faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon.

Courant — who previously served as provost from 2002 to 2005 — will replace Provost Martha Pollack, who was named Cornell University’s 14th president last month.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:54pm

As the semester comes to a close, a new class of editors at The Michigan Daily are preparing to take the helm of their respective sections for the 2017 calendar year. The editor in chief and editorial managing page editors were elected in a staff-wide election, and section editors were chosen through elections within their own sections. The editor of the Statement, the Daily’s weekly longform magazine, as well as the managing editor, were chosen by the paper’s Management Desk.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 9:32pm

It’s not uncommon for students at the University of Michigan to come across a number of administration-sponsored fliers, emails and posting boards in the Diag touting the University as the Leaders and Best — a trend that spiked following this October’s release of a five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:06pm

In their last meeting of the calendar year, the University of Michigan Board of Regents discussed issues including construction, honorary degrees and campus climate in front of more than 50 attendees in the Michigan Union Thursday afternoon.

 

Renovations and construction projects

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:48pm
The University of Michigan Board of Regents unanimously approved a new School of Environment and Sustainability, which will take the place of the current School of Natural Resources and Environment, at their December meeting Thursday afternoon. The new school is set to open on July 1, 2017, and will be the first new school at the University in two decades. 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 7:42pm

The United States Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it will not approve construction plans on the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing under a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 8:34pm

Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist who coined the term “alt-right,” a movement promoting white supremacist ideals, announced public speaking engagements at the University of Michigan and Texas A&M University in a Washington Post profile last Tuesday, though the University confirmed he has not been formally invited by the University or student groups.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 7:38pm

Over the past few weeks, protests calling for action against discrimination on campus and nationwide have swept the University, drawing thousands. More than 100 times that number — about 110,000 spectators — watched the football team beat Indiana this weekend at The Big House, a place that can seem a world away from student activity on campus with its cameras and fanfare.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:16pm
Reverend Jesse Jackson gives his keynote address for a symposium honoring his legacy in Rackham Auditorium on Wednesday.

Amid a massive student walkout in response to President-elect Donald Trump and a post-election spike in hate crimes on campus, famed civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered a keynote address at Rackham Amphitheater to cap off a symposium honoring his legacy Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:53pm
Martha Pollack, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, discusses the new HAIL scholarship for high-achieving, low-income students at a SACUA meeting in the Fleming Administration Building on September 14, 2015.

Martha Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, has been appointed Cornell University’s 14th president, according to a Cornell press release published Monday afternoon.