Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:06pm
Rajesh Mangrulkar, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, discusses active listening and the importance of emphasizing meaning and purpose in education at the League Monday.

The LSA Student Honor Council hosted “Rediscovering Your ‘Why?,’” a talk led by Rajesh Mangrulkar, associate dean for medical student education at the University of Michigan’s Medical School, focused on the idea of purpose for University students on Monday evening.

Mangrulkar specifically discussed the discovery of passion through academia, how education responds to changing environments and individual goals and desires. About 50 people gathered in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League for the presentation.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:38pm
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With about two months left until the Lecturers’ Employee Organization’s current contract ends on April 20, the union’s bargaining team continues to meet weekly with a University delegation to negotiate a new agreement regarding wages, performance evaluations and other factors.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 9:40pm
John Pollack speaks at the Ted x UM event at the Power Center Friday.

TEDxUofM held its ninth annual conference, Black Box: Into the Unknown, on Friday with a sold-out crowd at the Power Center. Eight speakers from the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor community presented, focusing on how their experiences and choices have shaped their lives. The event was livestreamed on TEDxUofM’s website.

Kinesiology senior Jacqueline Katz served as the co-director for TedxUofM this year.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 9:40pm
John Pollack speaks at the Ted x UM event at the Power Center Friday.

TEDxUofM held its ninth annual conference, Black Box: Into the Unknown, on Friday with a sold-out crowd at the Power Center. Eight speakers from the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor community presented, focusing on how their experiences and choices have shaped their lives. The event was livestreamed on TEDxUofM’s website.

Kinesiology senior Jacqueline Katz served as the co-director for TedxUofM this year.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 7:05pm

On Sunday, Pontiac native Lawrence S. Bacow was named Harvard University’s 29th president, beating out University of Michigan’s own president Mark Schlissel for the role. Bacow was the former president of Tufts University and chancellor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will succeed Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard’s first female president, who held the position for 11 years.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:53pm
Michigan alums Alex and Effee take about their relationship at "Our Love is Beyond Your Imagination" hosted by SAPAC to bring more attention to queer and trans love, at the the Michigan Union Friday.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, a traditional image may come to mind — chocolates, roses, and often a man and woman. But on Friday, the Consent, Outreach, & Relationship Education program — a volunteer branch of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center – explained not all relationships fit this heteronormative mold. The presentation,  held at the Michigan Union, titled “Our Love is Beyond Your Imagination," illustrated healthy non-cisgender relationships. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:51pm
John Mirsky, Matt Naud and Andrew Berki speak at the 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum Thursday night.

Community members gathered to attend the second meeting of the 7th annual Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum series on Thursday, which focused on methods to measure and track the progress of sustainability. About 40 students and Ann Arbor residents attended the event at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Attendees came to discuss the success of the city’s sustainability programs. Moderator John Mirsky, executive policy advisor for Sustainability for the Ann Arbor City Administrator, began the forum by emphasizing the importance of measuring and tracking sustainability.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:58pm

It’s not uncommon for University of Michigan students to spend late nights studying at the University’s many libraries.  That’s why free university-sponsored transportation services like Campus SafeRide are designed to take students, faculty, and staff where they need to be after-hours. But this service created to bring students home safely at late hours can sometimes leave them waiting longer than expected.

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:36pm
LSA Public Activities Committee Chair Kristen Ball gives the committee report in a LSA meeting in Mason Hall Wednesday night.

The University of Michigan’s LSA Student Government met Wednesday evening to address the body's election of the winter 2018 election director and four new resolutions, such as supporting the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and advocating for gender inclusive language in bylaws.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:16am
Members of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality present at their teach-in "Richard Spencer: Anti-Semate and Zionist" in West Quad Tuesday

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality held a teach-in Tuesday night to discuss the alt-right’s affinity for U.S. support of the state of Israel, as well as criticisms of Israeli government. In response, a group of Jewish students held a counter-event intended to fuel discussion on whether equating Zionism with Nazism is a modern form of anti-Semitism.