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.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:10pm

The University of Michigan released its Annual Security Report & Annual Fire Safety Report Friday afternoon, showing an increase in every crime category reported to Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center since last year. Incidents of sexual assault reported to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center almost tripled, jumping from 44 to 124 cases in 2015.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:05pm
LSA senior and NAACP chapter president Travis Jones speaks at the Black Lives Matter protest Monday night at the Fishbowl.

More than 200 students gathered in Angell Hall at the University of Michigan for an hour Monday afternoon to protest racially charged posters found hanging in University buildings and around campus earlier in the day.

The posters included comments such as “reasons why women shouldn’t date Black men” and explanations of “race differences in intelligence.”

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 7:39pm
DEIC Officer Latisha Cunningham speaks at the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion forum for staff members at Lorch Hall on Friday.

Two weeks before University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is slated to unveil his University-wide strategic plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LSA staff members — a group that includes assistants, advisors and other non-professors working at the University— gathered to discuss their school-specific plan, voicing both praise and some hesitations about the long-term implementation of the plan.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:50am
LSA sophomore Chanelle Miles expresses how the recent incident at EMU impacts her at a speakout in the Diag on Wednesday.

About 150 students gathered on the Diag Wednesday night for a speakout held in response to recent incidents of police brutality and racism both across the nation and locally.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:40pm

The report, which breaks down the assembly by a number of factors including race, gender, sexuality and family income, comes after campaign promises from CSG President David Schaefer, an LSA senior, to bolster diversity efforts in student government.

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:12pm
Lindsey LaForest, Kinesology and Ross School of Business Student Representative, attends a Central Student Government meeting in the CSG Chambers on Monday.

The University of Michigan Council — an assembly of student government executives from schools across campus — met for the first time in two years Monday evening.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:51pm

The University of Michigan Board of Regents held its first meeting of the academic year Thursday afternoon, passing measures including a pay raise for University President Mark Schlissel, new renovations and new bylaws concerning student input on the board’s decisions, along with the announcement of a