Made possible by a $1.5 million gift from the Power Foundation, a new program for the University of Michigan will be housed in the Ford School of Public Policy to engage students and faculty with people and organizations in public policy.
LSA sophomore Moe Charara transferred to the University of Michigan this semester. He never seriously considered studying abroad at his previous college. However, with some research and help from the Center for Global and Intercultural Study, Charara will be studying in Greece this coming summer.
“At my old university, we had a few study abroad programs, but (they) weren’t too serious or anything,” Charara said. “I went to the CGIS office to see what they had to offer and see if I could use the opportunities U of M had.”
For LSA junior Meaghan Wheat, working with high school students was something she has wanted to do since she was in high school herself. So despite being a college student, Wheat spends a lot of time with high school students and teachers. In fact, she has facilitated conversations and leads workshops on social identities with about 430 teachers and many more students.
“High school students are at such a formative period in their lives,” Wheat said. “You can see their light bulb moments.”
LSA Dean Andrew Martin sent out an email to all LSA department chairs last month informing them the LSA Executive Committee has reached the decision to halt the production of new minors housed within LSA and for LSA students at the University of Michigan.
The LSA Curriculum Committee will take time until the end of fall semester 2018 to review the current and existing minors within LSA. Currently, LSA offers 111 minors.
The Institute for the Humanities announced Thursday a new Summer Fellowship program for tenured/tenure-track faculty and lecturers II/III/IV. The program is eight weeks long with residence in the institute, and it will accept eight fellows this summer — four tenured/tenure-track faculty and four lecturers.
As part of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Week, the University of Michigan chapter of NAACP hosted an event on Tuesday evening discussing the historical roots of the movement and how it applies to campus today. Student members of the NAACP on campus met in the Afro-American Lounge of South Quad for this event. NAACP week began Monday night with a discussion event held in conjuction with the Ann Arbor Police Department.
When she was younger, LSA junior Felicity Harfield always took longer than her classmates to read and complete assignments in school. As a result, she was separated from the rest of the students in her high school and placed in the special needs department. Hartfield’s high school special education teacher told her she was crazy for applying to the University of Michigan since she has dyslexia. Harfield is now a member of the Services for Students with Disabilities Advisory Board.
As of January 2018, students minoring in Community Action and Social Change through the School of Social Work are now eligible for a Poverty Solutions, Action & Engagement certificate. The certificate is sponsored by Poverty Solutions — an initiative that seeks to develop new strategies to fight poverty — and would allow for a more focused study within the CASC minor with additional resources from Poverty Solutions.