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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BREAKING: Martha Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at University of Michigan is 14th @Cornell president
The Palestinian advocacy group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality will put forward their third attempt at a #UMDivest resolution to Central Student Government Tuesday, calling for the divestment of University resources from companies allegedly profiting off what SAFE terms “human rights violations” by the state of Israel, according to the group’s website. These companies include Boeing, Hewlett Packard, G4S and United Technologies.
After a week of protests and discussions on campus following President-elect Donald Trump’s shocking victory in last Tuesday’s presidential election, various act of bigotry and hatred have occurred on University of Michigan’s campus, and University President Mark Schlissel sent out a campus-wide email to “speak out against these behavi
After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s unprecedented winin the presidential election early Wednesday morning, University President Mark Schlissel sent out an campuswide e-mail emphasizing the importance of inclusion Wednesday morning.