This morning racist fliers were posted outside Stockwell Residence Hall, presenting the minority enrollment numbers at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, insinuating gaps in the average IQ of Black and white students. This correlation between race and mental ability was popularized in the late 1990s by Charles Murray, a political scientist slated to speak at the University next Wednesday.
In response to several recent incidents of racism on the University of Michigan campus and throughout Ann Arbor, students and faculty hung up posters with phrases of solidarity and support for targeted groups Monday night.
"You are loved, valued, and important. Hatred has no place here. The Michigan community stands with you," a poster read.
Building on the strength and international recognition of the University's Mcity, the entirety of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center has officially been renamed Mcity.
The Mobility Transformation Center launched in 2013 as a public-private partnership between government and industry to expand research on driverless cars. The MTC introduced Mcity in July 2015, as the world’s first testing ground for advanced mobility vehicles and technology.
The Latinx Social Work Coalition has sent a letter and SCOPE, Student Community of Progressive Empowerment — a student-led organization aiming to protect undocumented and ”DACAmented” students at the University — has released a statement in regards to the presence of Customs and Border Protection agents at Tuesday’s Spring Career Expo.
Ann Arbor resident David Silkworth filed a petition Tuesday afternoon to run for City Council in the August primary. Silkworth will face incumbent Chip Smith (D–Ward 5), who will be seeking his second term on the council.
Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert has proposed a building at the historic J.L. Hudson site in downtown Detroit. The 734-foot tower, a few feet taller than the Renaissance tower, would be the tallest building in Michigan if erected.
Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority approved Gilbert’s plans Wednesday morning. Gilbert has until Nov. 1 of this year to get finances in order and then construction will begin in December.
City Administrator Howard Lazarus requested an internal investigation into potential conflicts of interest in the awarding of city contracts, according to emails obtained by the Daily and verified by Lazarus and members of City Council.
In an email addressed to City Council and the mayor on Saturday, Lazarus wrote he had requested the city’s purchasing department to inquire whether ethics rules were violated in awarding approximately $1.3 million in city contracts to companies affiliated with seven political appointees to city boards and commissions between 2010 and 2016.