Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:39pm
 Ron Weiser in his office on Main Street on October 29, 2014.

This article is part of a Michigan Daily series profiling the four candidates seeking a seat on the Board of Regents this November at the University of Michigan.

In Ron Weiser’s third bid for a seat on the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents, the former ambassador and University philanthropist wants voters to know he means business — literally.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:48pm

E. Royster Harper, the University of Michigan’s vice president for student life, is unrolling a new poster campaign emphasizing respect in free speech in light of a contentious national election and recent incidents on campus.

The posters aim to meld diversity in thought and inclusion efforts, with slogans like “Listen More, Judge Less” and “Appreciate Our Differences.”                                            

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:32pm
Board member Larry Deitch attends a University of Michigan Regents meeting at the Michigan Union on April 21, 2016.

Regent Larry Deitch (D–Bloomfield Hills) is finishing his 24th year on the University of Michigan Board of Regents — and hoping for eight more. As Deitch looks to kick off his campaign for a fourth term, though, he emphasizes the quality of his experience over his resume’s length.

“People who know me know I’m not a status quo kind of person,” he said. “Experience is invaluable, but it’s not a special knowledge or window. I’m not going to get too nostalgic.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:59pm

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel sat down Tuesday with The Michigan Daily to respond to a series of incidents around campus climate that have occurred this month, stressing the importance of listening to student voices. 

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:29pm

University of Michigan students celebrated Ann Arbor’s second annual recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, named to promote Native American culture.

The holiday has been put in place by multiple local governments as a counter-celebration to the federal Columbus Day holiday, whose namesake has shifted from being celebrated as an explorer to responsible for significant acts of violence against Native peoples when he first arrived in North America.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:41pm
Flint Water Crisis

The water in Laura MacIntyre’s home still comes out murky. Or sometimes, likely thanks to city-installed tap filters, it doesn’t come out at all.

MacIntyre, a University of Michigan-Flint sociology professor, was born and raised in Flint and moved back in 2008. She’s lived through recessions and subsequent proclamations of the city’s return from funding gaps and what she called a history of neglect. But the discovery of lead in the city’s water more than a year ago was the last straw for her.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:33pm

The University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, launched Thursday, will include campus climate-related training, the creation of the new Trotter Multicultural Center and new recruitment strategies.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:06pm
Dr. Steve Robbins presents at the unveiling for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan as the keynote speaker at the Power Center on Thursday.

Thursday’s rollout of the University of Michigan’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan finished with a keynote speech delivered by Steve Robbins at the Power Center, highlighting the experience of being an outsider.

Robbins, an immigrant from Vietnam, is a motivational speaker with a degree in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:27am
Rob Sellers,Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs, introduces the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan at the Michigan Union on Thursday.

After over a year of planning, The University of Michigan launched its five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan Thursday morning.

The University-wide plan includes 49 individual unit plans, which are individualized for the schools, colleges and administrative, athletic or other departments within the University.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:08pm

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced a new multidisciplinary program, Poverty Solutions, that aims to use research to aid those living in poverty, along with multiple other diversity initiatives at Wednesday’s leadership breakfast.

He also revealed plans for the University’s upcoming bicentennial next year, including the first University colloquia, set for Jan. 30, 2017, which will feature U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Susanne Baer of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.

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