In this past week, the University of Michigan has announced several new initiatives centered in Detroit. Of these initiatives are a partnership with Harvard University to address the opioid crisis and the P-20 Partnership with Marygrove College to improve educational institutions.
A month after Judge Linda V. Parker of the U.S. District Court denied Speech First’s motion to halt the University of Michigan’s Bias Response Team, the University administration and free speech experts reflect on the ruling and predict the case will likely move to becoming a legal moot point.
According to a recentDetroit Free Press article, Board of Regents Member Andrea Fischer Newman (R) accepted close to $30,000 in campaign contributions from donors who have been connected to funds that receive investments from the University.
After a heavily anticipated upgrade, students will now be able to get connected at the heart of campus. University and Student Government leaders gathered at the steps of the Hatcher Graduate Library last Friday to cut the ribbon and officially completion of the Campus WiFi Upgrade. The project brings wireless internet access to the Diag and upgrades internet connection in more than 250 buildings on campus.
The University of Michigan Hospital System will pay the United States $4.3 million as part of a legal settlement after UMHS allegedly violated certain terms of the Controlled Substances Act, according to a press release from the United States District Court — Eastern District of Michigan.
Michael Imperiale, an esteemed microbiology and immunology professor at the University of Michigan, recently chaired a national committee to help write a report that aimed to prioritize and identify potential threats in the advancing field of synthetic biology. The report, titled “Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology,” was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.”
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.