Update: This article has been updated to include a statement from the University chapter of ZBT
Zeta Beta Tau’s International Headquarters voted to remove recognition of the University of Michigan’s Eta chapter on Tuesday.
According to an official statement from the organization, ZBT staff, along with the University’s Office of Greek Life and Division for Student Life, conducted an extensive membership review to determine the future of the chapter.
#UMDivest's resolution — for the first time in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s history — passed in Central Student Government early Wednesday morning with 23 voting in favor, 17 against, and 5 abstained.
“We feel like we finally were given a voice on this campus,” a SAFE student tearily said to the audience.
Business senior Matthew Mansour has reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department and University of Michigan authorities that he has been harassed and discriminated against by his roommates after coming out as gay several weeks ago on social media.
Mansour, who lives in Landmark, said his roommates had been threatening him and his therapy dog ever since they’d discovered they would be living with the emotional support animal, and this manifested in them urinating in the dog’s water bowl and verbally abusing it.
University of Michigan alum James Earl Jones is slated to play Mufasa in Disney’s live-action remake of “The Lion King,” scheduled to come out in July 2019. He’ll be acting alongside Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba.
He is the first actor to reprise his role in a live-action Disney remake.
Jones graduated in 1955 from the University, where he originally planned on being a pre-med major before transferring to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance after deciding his passion was not medicine.
It was a tense night in the University of Michigan Central Student Government chambers as attendees discussed the question of divestment and Students Allied for Freedom and Equality petitioned CSG to consider a future resolution supporting the divestment from companies operating in Israel on behalf of the state.
“I can say ‘I’m gay’ so easily now, but for the majority of my life those words held me hostage,” one performer said.
Public Policy junior Lena Dreves recently started approaching student groups and organizations for support to create a LGBTQ Monologues event happen, which was ultimately co-sponsored by the Spectrum Center and LGBT+ Michigan. Dreves wanted to bring to light the experiences of members of this community, and saw this come to fruition at the first annual event Wednesday night.
A University of Michigan student woke up to an intruder in his room early Friday morning, according to a crime alert sent out by the Division of Public Safety and Security. The invasion took place around 3:30 a.m. south of central campus, on South Forest Avenue near Cambridge Street.