Friday afternoon on the second floor of the LSA Building, a dozen students, faculty members and administrators talked about everyday stress in-between bites of pita bread and hummus from Jerusalem Garden.
Gov. Rick Snyder recently sparked controversy by appointing Bishop Ira Combs Jr. to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs, a Republican and Pentecostal minister in Jackson, is well-known for condemning pro-LGBT legislation. However, Snyder said he appointed Combs because of his background in fighting for racial justice and people with disabilities.
Speaking of their experiences wearing the hijab, the pressures hijabi women face in the United States to compromise their identity and the unique significance it carries in their own lives were several hijabi women who spoke as part of the second annual Hijabi Monologues commenced Friday night in the packed Rackham Amphitheatre.
Joshua Johnson — host of NPR’s “1A” — navigated the issue of free speech on college campuses, and how to encourage free dialogue while also maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for students, at a live taping of his show Thursday night. The panel discussion “Speak Freely: Debating the First Amendment in a Changing America” was co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and Wallace House, a fellowship program for journalists at the University of Michigan, and drew hundreds of people to Rackham Auditorium.
After receiving what members called an “insulting” response to their salary proposal from the University of Michigan Monday night, the Lecturers’ Employee Organization held a press conference at the Michigan Union prior to the University Board of Regents meeting Thursday.
More than 125 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, according to the American Lung Association’s 2017State of the Air Report. The environmental and health ramifications of air pollution are well documented: Haze, ozone depletion, acid rain and lung cancer are among many of the consequences that result.
LSA Student Government passed five resolutions Wednesday night, including one in support of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization’s negotiations for a new wage contract and another calling for an investigation into potential conflicts of interest in investment of the University of Michigan’s endowment.
Philip J. Deloria, former University of Michigan professor, became Harvard University’s first tenured Native-American studies professor last week after having taught in the History and American Culture Department at the University for over ten years. Deloria specialized in Native-American history and also served as the associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Education in LSA, director of the Program in American Culture and acting director of the Native American Studies Program.
On Tuesday, 11 biomedical projects from across the state of Michigan were selected as recipients of theInnovation Hub awards. Fast Forward Medical Innovation, a unit within the Medical School’s Office of Research at the University of Michigan, grants the awards.
The University of Michigan's Central Student Government convened Tuesday evening to discuss underrepresentation of students in STEM fields and the conflicts of interest present in the University endowment.