Close to 200 University of Michigan students — including members of the Black Student Union and Students4Justice — gathered Wednesday night on the steps of the Michigan Union to protest racially charged incidents on campus in the past week.
U.S. General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell was greeted with a standing ovation at a packed Hill Auditorium on Tuesday afternoon. The event, organized by the University of Michigan College of Engineering, was part of the James R. Mellor Lecture in conjunction with the Goff Smith Prize.
On Friday, the University of Michigan brought its Bicentennial festivities to the place where it all began.
A founding ceremony took place in Detroit’s Grand Circus Park as a nod to the University’s 1817 founding in Detroit, as well as an acknowledgment of upcoming partnerships and commitments to the city. Several seminars also took place earlier in the day, ranging in topics from investments in the city’s future to innovation in education, arts and technology.
Roasting Plant, a trendy new coffee shop that originated in New York City’s Upper East Side, has just opened its first location in Ann Arbor. The new store, located at 312 S. State St., opened its doors for the first time on Sunday and has been bustling ever since.
The coffee shop puts a spin on the average coffee shop on the University of Michigan’s campus by emphasizing the actual coffee beans. Customers choose the specific bean they want, then can look up and watch the beans move through a glass tube on the ceiling before landing in the coffeemaker behind the counter.
To many, the issues we face today seem unsolvable and overwhelming: inequality, injustice, political unrest and the increasingly relevant battle to protect our environment. Yet, how these issues insect is what has allowed Dorceta Taylor, University of Michigan professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability, to shape a unique approach toward researching and examining the root of these problems. Taylor holds a Ph.D.
An audience of 3,500 in Hill Auditorium burst into applause at the sight of The New York Times best-selling author Daniel Pink’s “Fear the Khaki” T-shirt on Tuesday evening. Pink donned the shirt as part of the first anecdote during his presentation, “The Mind of the Future: How to Survive an Outsourced, Automated Age.” Pink’s talk highlighted useful lessons on what it takes to be successful in the workplace as society shifts from the information age to the conceptual age.
LSA senior Natalie Andrasko has worked hard to help University of Michigan students apply their unique language skills to a good cause in Washtenaw County.
That "good cause" would be LingoMatch, a program created by three students to connect bilingual and multilingual students with an immigrant or refugee in Washtenaw County struggling to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits due to a language barrier.
At its first meeting of the academic year, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs passed a resolution condemning the recent anti-Latino graffiti incident, when hate messages were spray painted on the Rock, a campus landmark at the intersection of Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue on Aug. 31.