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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:13pm

An investigation by the Detroit Free Press reveals as much as $4 billion of the University of Michigan’s nearly $11 billion endowment is invested back into global projects run by the University’s top donors.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:36pm
Professor David Cho speaks to his sports marketing class at the Undergraduate Science Building on Thursday evening.

Each Wednesday, Lecturer David Cho flies from his home in Portland, Oregon to Ann Arbor to teach his Thursday sport management course in the School of Kinesiology. A little over 24 hours later, he flies back to Portland Friday morning.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:28pm
Andy Horning discusses white fragility and the steps to undoing racism in a lecture at the School of Social Work Building Thursday.

University alum Andy Horning discussed the concept of “white fragility” regarding social interactions occurring at predominantly white institutions, like the University of Michigan, in an interactive lecture Thursday afternoon at the School of Social Work.

The term “white fragility” refers to the tendency of white people to become hostile and defensive while engaged in conversations regarding race relations, inclusivity and privilege.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:12pm
Angela Dillard, associate dean for Undergraduate Education, leads discussion on what it makes to take a knee in North Quad Tuesday evening.

University of Michigan humanities scholars convened Tuesday evening to analyze and discuss the political implications of professional football players kneeling during the national anthem. The High Stakes Culture lecture series of the Institute for the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory seeks to bring new perspectives to current cultural debates.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:59pm

LSA sophomore Amanda Wasserman was nearly in tears as she hit the submit button. A stressful and overwhelming process had led up to this moment — she had just submitted her application to pursue an undergraduate degree in the School of Public Health. After taking a public health class and learning about various health crises, Wasserman dismissed thoughts of going into medicine and instead was sold on the broader impact of public health.