Starting this fall, the University of Michigan’s English Department will offer a new English minor that requires 15 credits. Prior to this minor, a student could either major in English or minor in Creative Writing through the department.
In an email interview, Andrea Zemgulys, undergraduate director and associate professor of English, explained the reason for the creation of the minor was in part, the demand the department felt for it.
As the Student Advisory Council begins its second full year in operation, the council looks to recruit new staff while maintaining an agenda that continues to promote safety and convenience for students in Ann Arbor.
The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday evening to discuss proposals to ensure the transparency of CSG, as well as help to fund university-wide career-building events for students. The meeting concluded with the passing of three resolutions, including the enactment of CSG’s winter 2018 budget, training to combat modern-day anti-Semitism, and further revision of the election code.
The duality of the First Amendment as a powerful political weapon for both marginalized groups and their oppressors presented itself as a reality this past semester. The ongoing negotiation between the University of Michigan administration and white supremacist Richard Spencer regarding Spencer’s request to speak at the University, as well as planned University events in response to the speech, has roused divided opinions on campus.
Larry Nassar, the former doctor for US Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is the defendant in three criminal cases –– two in state courts and one in federal court –– for possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of over one hundred athletes whose medical treatment he was responsible for. Nassar received a degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 1985, and worked with the University’s football and track and field teams while he was a student.
On Friday, as part of the University of Michigan's annual month-long Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, a group of three career advocates led a discussion in the Helmut Stern Auditorium at the University’s Museum of Art discussion titled “Advocacy in Action: This is Our Work,” each sharing their experiences in the realm of activism.
Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, is not a fan of the children’s book, “The Giving Tree”.
“The Giving Tree gives everything she has to her beloved boy, and he never says thank you,” Manne said. “In the end she is an amputated stump, and people still think this is a beautiful story. If nothing else, maybe just switch the genders. If you must tell the story, just switch it up.”
LSA sophomore Amanda Wasserman was nearly in tears as she hit the submit button. A stressful and overwhelming process had led up to this moment — she had just submitted her application to pursue an undergraduate degree in the School of Public Health. After taking a public health class and learning about various health crises, Wasserman dismissed thoughts of going into medicine and instead was sold on the broader impact of public health.
A multi-panel event, titled “The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal.,” was held Friday at the Michigan Union to highlight continuing racial injustices from economic, social and political standpoints, while commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The conference presented three panels throughout the day on discrimination African Americans face in today’s society.