Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:21pm
Ted Spencer, Senior Advisor on Admission Outreach, applauded for panelists who discussed about Affirmative Action at South Hall Wednesday.

Fifteen years after the University of Michigan went toe to toe in the Supreme Court defending affirmative action, racial demographics at the University remain largely homogenous. The University chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted a symposium Wednesday evening to reflect on the case's history and strategize around affirmative action in honor of the 15th anniversary of the landmark Grutter v. Bollinger Supreme Court case.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 4:27pm

History lecturer Jonathan Marwil considers teaching a holy profession and the classroom a holy place. He rarely uses technology in the classroom such as PowerPoint as he feels it is one of the most boring ways of teaching. He himself does not own a cell phone. He said he lives in a simpler world and sees how cell phones impede the world of his students. For most students and professors, Canvas provides an easy mode of communication between and among each other, in Marwil’s class, he relies on email and if students need him, they know where to find him.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 1:10pm
Hong Lei, Chinese Consul General to Chicago, speaks during the Sino-US Relations Panel at the Michigan China Forum in Robertson Auditorium Saturday.

The Michigan China Forum held its second annual conference this weekend, discussing the importance of study abroad students in bridging the gap between the United States and China. The conference, titled “New Era, New Responsibility”, invited prominent figures from multiple industries to discuss U.S.-China relations and the importance of the next generation of leaders to further relation development.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:50pm

The University of Michigan set the stage for two Hollywood personalities on Tuesday as students frantically traced the stars via social media. Steve Carell, famed movie actor and television star, was spotted on a campus tour with his daughter. “Star Trek” actor Zachary Quinto was also seen on campus purchasing a mid-day coffee at Starbucks on State Street. 

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 5:03pm

The University of Michigan’s Academic Reporting Tool released its grade distribution feature over the weekend, allowing students to explore grade distributions of courses before registration. The new feature caters to the voices of many students, according to Innovation Advocacy Lead Amy Homkes-Hayes.

“As you can imagine, students have asked for us to show course information in a University-sanctioned tool,” Homkes-Hayes said.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:51pm
Members of the Lecturers' Employee Organization lead a demonstration for higher pay and more bargaining rights outside of Palmer Commons Dec. 1.

During the 2016-2017 school year, the average salary of teachers in Michigan increased for the first time in five years. The Michigan Department of Education reported the average salary of a Michigan public school teacher was $62,280 this past school year, up $405 from the 2015-2016 school year. Salaries peaked during the 2009-2010 school year at $63,024, $744 higher than the current salary.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Raina LaGrand speaks at Mindfulness and the Psychology of Microaggressions Panel at the Union Friday.

Psychological science professionals discussed the emotional and mental impacts of microaggressions Friday in a discussion called “Mindfulness and the Psychology of Microaggressions.” The event, sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, examined microaggressions through a psychological lens and included a community dialogue with attendees.

Raina LaGrand, a therapist at the Arbor Wellness Center, discussed the importance of mindfulness while processing microaggressions.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:24pm
Bidnam Lee, Nathan Stevens, Margaret Fleming, Amulya Parmar and James Lorenz

Three months ago, University of Michigan Engineering freshman Amulya Parmar went into the Ross School of Business with the hope of solving a technological problem. That day, Parmar said he found three Business graduate students, including Bidnam Lee and Margaret Fleming to join him searching for a way to improve internet connectivity in an affordable manner. The group, BroadBand Zero has since become one of 100 regional finalists for the Hult International Business School’s Hult Prize for $1 million in seed funding.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:17pm

This Wednesday, hundreds of Ann Arbor high school students joined the scores of teenagers participating in national walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 14 students and faculty members in Parkland, Fla.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:47pm
Domino's Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle talks about the importance of technology and analytics in the pizza business at Lorch Hall Friday.

Patrick Doyle, CEO of Domino's Pizza, discussed the importance of data analytics as part of the Economics at Work lecture series Friday. Doyle graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics in 1985 and began working at Domino’s in 1997.