Native American Studies students and faculty submitted a request to University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel’s office Wednesday to investigate whether the land on which the University's Biological Station sits belongs to the Burt Lake Band of Odawa and Ojibwa Native American tribes.
Multiple student organizations are boycotting the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs’ search for a new associate director after members of the Latino community asked for stake in the hiring process and were not given an opportunity to. The group sough to increase Latino representation in leadership positions at the University of Michigan due to the continued lack of Latino representation in University administration.
Earlier this week, Ann Arbor City Council introduced its 2018 deer management plan to the public. The city aims to eliminate up to 250 deer from Jan. 8 to Jan. 31 in the third year of its four-year deer management program. This is a large increase from winter 2017, when the city aimed to eliminate up to 100 deer.
Furthermore, the plan states that up to 26 deer will be nonlethally sterilized between Jan. 2 and 7. Last year they planned to sterilize up to 60 deer and sterilized 54.
The program began out of resident complaints about deer harming their properties.
The University of Michigan College of Engineering and Qualcomm Incorporated have partnered to form the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, an interactive workshop for high school students to learn about STEM careers and experience a hands-on learning experience. Thinkabit officially opened its doors last Thursday in the Detroit area.
While dialogue between the Qualcomm and the College of Engineering has existed in the past regarding other projects, the Thinkabit Lab has been the first to materialize.
During its weekly meeting, Central Student Government proposed resolutions to compensate its assembly members financially and to create a student Regent that would serve on the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents.
In an attempt to make public service more accessible to students from diverse academic backgrounds, Central Student Government plans to launch Innovate, a public service pitch competition, this winter.
Seeking a quiet place other than the library to work, two University of Michigan alumni began a movement to raise awareness and promote the benefits of silence and noise moderation around the city of Ann Arbor. Gina Choe and Libby Hunter founded Quiet Ann Arbor with the hopes of reducing noise and piped music in public places around Ann Arbor. Quiet Ann Arbor is associated with the Pipedown campaign in the United Kingdom, whose general mission is “Freedom from unwanted music in public places.”
The University of Michigan confirmed its unwavering support of research with the announcement of a record $1.48 billion in total research expenditures for the 2017 fiscal year ending on June 30. The Office of Research published this data in their annual report, which details the current research landscape at the University.
FemDems at the University of Michigan convened a panel Monday night at the Ford School of Public Policy titled “De-Westernizing Feminism: Varying our Viewpoints,” which emphasized the importance of considering different views when discussing the intersectionality of feminism in national and global spaces.