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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:54pm

Grand Rapids community leaders Mike and Sue Jandernoa are donating $4.3 million to expand scholarships at the Ross School of Business, contribute to fellowships at the Ford School of Public Policy and assist the University of Michigan School of Education’s TeachingWorks organization, the University announced Thursday.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:34pm

For students like LSA sophomore Sari Grossman, who suffers from Crohn’s disease — a chronic gastrointestinal ailment resulting in frequent complications and trips to the bathroom — not a moment goes by without the thought her disease might flare up during class or a test. Public Health junior Madison Polay has similar worries during the day while coping with her Type 1 diabetes. Polay always makes sure she carries enough snacks just in case her blood sugar drops, leaving her dizzy and unable to concentrate in class.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:59pm

Wednesday, Gov. Rick Snyder suggested a 2 percent increase in funding for the state’s higher education budget during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. According to a University of Michigan press release, the proposed plans would provide the University’s Ann Arbor campus with $320.8 million. The budget would also provide the Dearborn campus with $26.1 million, a 2.6 percent increase, and the Flint campus with $23.6 million, a 2.3 percent increase. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:58pm

This week, the University of Michigan’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships announced Public Policy senior Gabriel Lerner and LSA alum Megan Cansfield as scholars of Yenching Academy’s 2018 fellowship program, which sponsors students through a two-year master’s degree of China Studies at Peking University in Beijing, China.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 3:42pm
Professor Anne Berg speaks at "Destigmatizing the Refugee Crisis" organized by the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program at Rackham Saturday

Anne Berg, a University of Michigan lecturer of History, and Rackham student Andrea Gillespie discussed the facts and stigmas of the current refugee crisis at a dinner and lecture Saturday evening at Rackham Assembly Hall. The Michigan Refugee Assistance Program hosted the event, which illustrated the details of the refugee resettlement process and the impacts of the Trump administration on the crisis.