Palmer Commons was rocked Wednesday night by the presence and subsequent protests of Charles Murray, a controversial social scientist known for a correlation of race and IQ, a theory debunked widely over the years.
Big data, data science and analytics were among the main topics discussed at the third annual Michigan Institute for Data Science daylong research symposium Wednesday at Rackham Auditorium and the Michigan League.
The growing necessity to distinguish free speech from hate speech, especially in context of life at the University of Michigan, was the central topic of disccusion at a panel held Tuesday at the University Law School. The panel related this topic in relation to recent events on and outside campus as well as the upcoming visit of controversial figure Charles Murray this Wednesday. The event was co-sponsored by the Law School and the Ford School of Public Policy.
According to Send Silence Packing — a campaign designed to raise awareness of student suicide and to connect students to mental health resources on university campuses — one of every two college students thinks about attempting suicide at some point.
Tuesday, the Diag was covered by backpacks — each of them representing one of the 1,100 college students who take their own life every year.
LSA junior Summer LaPointe said this number surprised her.
Five startups focused on autonomous vehicle technology will be partnering with Mcity to accelerate their progress in the race for driverless cars. TechLab, an initiative from the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, allows students to register for an independent study course and work with one of the “companies in residence.”
The Center’s executive director, Jonathan Fay, laid out the criteria for picking the five companies.
High profile business figures from Google, Microsoft and Walt Disney Studios spoke at the University of Michigan School of Information’s Bicentennial Symposium about the future of the University’s increasing technological global potential at Rackham Auditorium Friday afternoon. About 75 students and faculty attended the event.
Globally-recognized sculptor and visual artist Christo spoke to students, faculty and the public about his lifetime achievements in the design world and the irrationality of his work Thursday afternoon at the Michigan Theater. His presentation was part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and attracted more than 300 attendees.
University of Michigan class Facebook pages, meant for academic inquiries, awkward freshman year introductions and wholesome memes are now a front for student football ticket sales.
MarketNoire, an open Facebook group with the sole purpose of serving as a space for transactions between students, has close to 7,000 members and is a frequent stop for students trying to buy or sell their football tickets.
An informal dialogue held Wednesday night offered students a comfortable place to share their thoughts on how recent events on campus affected one’s Black and African identities. The space also gave way to discussions about the relevance of being Black African and Black American at the University during a contentious time.