Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
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This is the third installment of a three-part series investigating student mental health at the University of Michigan. The Daily interviewed students on campus, students across the country and prominent leaders of mental health to contribute to this series.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 5:21pm
Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of pediatrics, discusses mobile device measurement approaches during a lecture in North Quad Thursday afternoon.

Approximately 15 students and faculty gathered in North Quad Thursday afternoon to hear Jenny Radesky, Medical School assistant professor, share her research on the effects of technology and media usage on child development.

Radesky, who received her M.D. at Harvard Medical School, specializes in developmental behavioral pediatrics. She has trained at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

Radesky began her talk by discussing her research interests in parental influence on their children’s use of technology.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 9:05pm
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Daily staff reporters Jasmin Lee and Calder Lewis took a deep dive into the University’s mental health services and efforts in this three-part series.

The first installment discusses student complaints to on-campus mental health resources. In the second article, students examine alternate resources, such as the student-led Wolverine Support Network. The final installment compares U-M resources to that of other comparable Universities.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:46pm
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My early life was split between the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Canada and eventually the US. Growing up in these nations with such starkly distinct, often opposing, traditions, languages, religious beliefs and cultural practices has shaped my worldview significantly. It fostered a need in me to find ways of belonging in communities that, due to ignorance or fear, initially sought to other me. This developed into a need to bridge individuals of varying backgrounds. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:40pm
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“No hats allowed in class!” 

“Why? She’s got one on.” 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:38pm
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As a freshman, I struggled a lot because I felt out of place and unwelcomed due to all of the racism that was happening on campus at the time. From the girls who stared me down on a daily basis for being one of the two brown girls in our hall to the racial slur written on the door of a guy who lived in the same building and more racial slurs written on the rock on Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue. What made it worse was that there was little to no attempt to figure out who did it, so there were no consequences for the students responsible for these actions.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:32pm
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I joined MiC because when I got to college, I really wanted to find a space where I could be myself and pursue my passions while surrounded by like-minded people. I have always loved writing since I was a kid, and being able to put forward my truth through my writing has always been important to me. Last year, I joined MiC as a columnist. This allowed me to write about social justice issues that I was passionate about, such as the fetishization of my race and the model minority myth.

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:14pm
Senate Assembly Chair Joy Beatty, Associate Professor of Management at UM Dearborn, speaks to the Senate Assembly at Palmer Commons Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly convened Monday afternoon to finalize a list of proposed amendments to be considered for the University's sexual misconduct policy

Joy Beatty, chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, began the meeting by noting the importance of faculty input on the policy.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 9:05pm
The University of Michigan Winter Commencement featured keynote speaker Hendrik G. Meijer, executive chairman for supermarket chain Meijer Inc.

The Crisler Center was filled to capacity on Sunday for the winter commencement ceremony. Attendees heard from various figures of the University community, including administrators, current students and alumni. 

Joy Beatty, chair for Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, discussed the transition students face as they become graduates.

“Today marks a special moment for you: A liminal space between your life as a University of Michigan student and a University of Michigan graduate,” Beatty said. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:31pm
A panel of professors discuss the challenges of what it takes for the University to become carbon-neutral in Robertson Auditorium Tuesday Night.

 

About 40 University of Michigan students gathered in the Ross School of Business Tuesday night to hear about the ways in which businesses can achieve carbon neutrality on campus.

Before the start of the event, Business senior Jennifer Maiorana described how she and fellow students from Net Impact, an organization focused on social and environmental change, were determined to organize this event. She said she was thrilled to have panelists speak to students who represented different disciplines.