Several University of Michigan regents and chief executives cheered after unanimously approving the creation of a new nursing school to the Flint campus during their annual meeting in Flint Thursday evening.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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’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.