I recently finished watching all 5 seasons of Daria on Hulu, a popular MTV animated teen sitcom produced in the ‘90s. Daria is one of my favorite tv shows, not only because of Daria’s dry humor, relentless sarcasm and societal culture critiques that I find myself rallying behind; but also because of the character Jodie Landon, one of Daria’s classmates at Lawndale High School.
On Saturday afternoon, more than 50 high school students, residents and local politicians gathered in Liberty Plaza in downtown Ann Arbor to demand legislative action against gun violence. The Washtenaw Youth Initiative, a local group led by and composed of high school students, organized the rally. They invited U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, to speak at the event, as well as activists from the gun violence advocacy groups Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
Beginning in fall 2019, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will launch a part-time, online MBA program, making the school the first top-10 business school in the country to offer an online degree alternative.
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, University of Michigan Knight-Wallace fellow, was ordered to return to Mexico after a United States immigration judge denied his application for asylum Feb. 28. On Thursday, Gutiérrez’s attorney filed an appeal to the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals on his behalf.
Wednesday evening, LSA’s Barger Leadership Institute hosted the first of their speaker series at Weiser Hall. This event featured Paul Saginaw, the co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, as well as Eileen Spring, the president and CEO of Food Gatherers, Michigan’s first food rescue program.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss resolutions regarding the Career Center-sponsored JCPenney Suit Up program and the possible creation of a task force to confront absentee voting. Student Assembly members also attended a Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center presentation and addressed their sentiments regarding last week’s meeting.
On Tuesday, The Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease sponsored its annual “Climate Change and Health: What the Science Says and What We Can Do” forum in collaboration with the Environmental Health Sciences department of the School of Public Health and the School for Environment and Sustainability of the University of Michigan.