Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder exhibit higher levels of creativity than their non-ADHD counterparts and rely less on prior knowledge when thinking of innovative solutions to problems, a University of Michigan study says.
Over the last couple of years, many standardized tests have moved over to a digital formatting system. Now, the last of the graduate school admissions tests — the Law School Admission Test — joins them in this technological advancement.
The Law School Admissions Council declared the LSAT will be a tablet-based administration starting in July 2019. Instead of a test booklet, students will receive a Samsung tablet, a stylus and a white pencil with a scrap sheet of paper.
Following the defeat of a citizen task force’s proposal for a police oversight commision at a City Council meeting on Oct. 1, legal questions remain regarding aspects of the citizens’ draft and changes in Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor’s counter-proposal.
Though their research on turning algae into an environmentally-friendly source of diesel fuel has been ongoing, a team of University researchers’ funding has been extended with a new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Headed by professors in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania, the group has been working to develop a cheaper fuel, according to research leader Brad Cardinale, professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability.
After Michigan’s voter registration deadline passed on Tuesday, campus voting initiatives at the University of Michigan, such as the Big Ten Voting Challenge and Buses to Ballots, are switching gears to ensure students are educated about the candidates and prepared to vote on Nov. 6.
The seats of Regents Andrew Richner (R) and Andrea Newman (R) on the University of Michigan Board of Regents are up for reelection this November. With Jordan Acker (D) and Paul Brown (D) challenging the incumbent candidates for a position on the Board, citizens across the state will get the opportunity to cast their ballots for who they think should serve on the University’s governing board for another eight years, as outlined in the Michigan Constitution. This process of electing governing boards applies to Michigan State University and Wayne State University as well.
Political activist Wai Wai Nu detailed her work advocating for democracy and human rights, particularly on behalf of marginalized women and members of the Rohingya minority population in Myanmar to dozens of students and community members on Wednesday.
LGBTQ rights speaker Ronni Sanlo spoke about the importance of acknowledging the historical roots of LGBTQ activism to a group of more than 50 students, faculty and alumni Wednesday night in honor of National Coming Out* Week. Sanlo also spoke about her personal coming out story in addition to her struggles as a lesbian in the 1980s when she faced rampant discrimination in the workplace and lost custody of her children.
University of Michigan students gathered to hear former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speak Wednesday evening about her experience as an activist and organizer as well as her advice on how to mobilize Democratic voters.
The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats, along with Students for Whitmer, hosted Richards, who was in town to help with Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign. Public Policy senior Kellie Lounds, the chair of College Democrats, noted how inspiring Richards is for people wanting to make change.