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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.