Through internal means, fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan have been attempting to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, but face an obstacle in obtaining buy-in from across all four Greek life councils.
It is Wednesday, and there will be at least three University of Michigan graduates wearing pink. Ashley Park, Taylor Louderman and Erika Henningsen, all graduates from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, are starring in the Broadway musical adaptation of the hit 2004 teenage comedy “Mean Girls.”
Visual and written art expressions created by about 45 University of Michigan students and faculty were displayed in Rackham Graduate School Friday evening for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s art exhibition “rEVOLUTION: Making Art for Change.”
The event was founded by a former SAPAC volunteer in 2006 as part of her senior honors thesis. Years later, SAPAC’s Survivor Empowerment and Ally Support Program continues to organize the art show as a platform for the University community to address issues including sexual violence, gender and sexism.
In the wake of a blackface incident involving Snapchat on campus, History Club at the University of Michigan hosted a dialogue Tuesday evening to examine the historical roots of the blackface caricature and its harmful modern-day implications.
The racist Snapchat was posted by LSA sophomore Lauren Fokken wearing a black face mask with the caption “#blacklivesmatter.”
On the surface, it would appear rapper Iggy Azalea and Danny Sheridan, University of Michigan Business senior, don’t have a lot in common. Azalea grew up on Azalea Street in Australia. Sheridan grew up on Woodside Lane in Ohio. However, both Azalea and Sheridan have shaped a brand around their hometown street name.
The University of Michigan has pledged not to disclose immigration status of its students. However, once undocumented students at the University graduate, the future is hazy. This is especially true with those receiving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, which can be renewed every two years.
It has been almost six years since Engineering senior Javier Contreras received a phone call from his father telling him President Barack Obama had signed a sweeping executive order that would allow Contreras to apply for a two-year renewable protection from deportation.
The University of Michigan will be hiring an “outside expert” to perform a review of how the University handles sexual misconduct reports and the policies that guide these practices. The announcement came eight days after the University’s revised sexual misconduct policies went into effect on Feb. 7.