Saudi Arabian journalist Safa Al Ahmad gave a talk after accepting the Wallenberg Medal from President Mark Schlissel Tuesday night. She spoke in Rackham Auditorium to a crowd of a few hundred community members and students.
The FemDems and JustDems, two issue committees of the University of Michigan's chapter of the College Democrats, hosted a panel titled “Rethinking Public Policy in an Age of Mass Incarceration” Tuesday night.
The School of Public Health held a lecture Tuesday evening addressing Michigan’s investigations and response to per- and polyfluoroalkylsubstances (PFAS) contaminating sources of drinking water. The keynote speaker at the lecture was Betsy Wasilevich, a senior epidemiologist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The audience consisted of about 30 people, including students and faculty members.
Solomon Rajput, a 27-year-old medical student at the University of Michigan, began his campaign for U.S. Congress about a month ago. He spoke about his campaign Tuesday night at a town hall event he co-hosted with the Young Democratic Socialists of America.
Every now and then, there is an increase in awareness of mental health and wellness issues. These spikes in attention occur after events such as World Mental Health Day or a highly publicized incident of suicide. Thus, it’s extremely important to advocate for mental health but there are times when people fail to be compassionate or understanding.
In November 2018, Michigan voters amended the Michigan Constitution by passing Proposal 2, which places legislative and congressional redistricting in the hands of a 13 member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Monday night, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted a panel discussion with Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State, and other experts to discuss this new approach to redistricting and particularly focused on the role of “Communities of Interest” within this framework.
The University of Michigan Faculty Senate Assembly met Monday to discuss and vote to implement the new umbrella sexual misconduct policy. However, because they didn’t have a quorum, they were unable to vote on any of the issues. Instead, the Senate Assembly and Faculty attending the meeting discussed questions regarding the policy.
The University of Michigan Veteran and Military Services organized and hosted a Women in the Military panel Friday. The six panelists, all female veterans, spoke as part of the University Veteran’s Week to an audience of about 25 students, veterans and other members of the Ann Arbor community.
Jan Malaikal, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, moderated the panel. She began by asking the panelists to introduce themselves, give a brief overview of their service and talk about why they joined the military.