Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:56pm
Dr. Ronni Sanlo discusses the history of the LGBT community and her personal experience at the National Coming Out Day Lecture in the School of Social Work Wednesday evening.

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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:18pm
Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood President, visits the University to share her support of Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, an event organized by the College Democrats, at the Dana building Wednesday evening.

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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:22pm
Central Student Government members participate in a vote during the CSG meeting at the Michigan League Tuesday evening.

The Central Student Government convened for their sixth meeting of the year Tuesday to discuss the confirmation of various member positions, as well as highlight goals surrounding Election Day on Nov. 6.

The meeting began with Speaker of the Assembly Austin Glass in conjunction with CSG President Daniel Greene introducing potential new members to the assembly.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:01pm
Ginger Thompson discusses the border crisis at the Ford Building Tuesday.

“The news is moving so fast. We move week after week, from story to story, from crisis to crisis, from despair to outrage, to not knowing where to turn. Sometimes it’s important to stop and step back, and remember that even if the story at the front of the news has moved forward, the thing that we were talking about one month ago. . . is still very active and still requires our attention,” Lynette Clemetson, director of the Wallace House at the University of Michigan, opened.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:18pm
Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21, an issue that has seen bipartisan support on the University of Michigan.

 

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 8:37pm
Sharon Dolente, voting rights strategist of the ACLU of Michigan, discusses electoral reforms that are on the Michigan general election ballot during a panel lecture at the Ford School Monday afternoon.

The Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan hosted a panel featuring leading figures in current electoral reform, bringing together nearly 100 students and community members for a discussion on the future of Michigan’s electoral system and midterm proposals on Monday. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
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Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Samantha Kao and three other girls piled into a gray Volkswagen on a Saturday afternoon in the fall. These strangers were making their way to the grocery store.

In order to fill their pantries, University of Michigan students living off campus have created grocery carpool trips and discovered food distribution resources from Facebook pages and student organizations. Besides these student-run methods, if someone does not have transportation, finding affordable and nutritious food on campus can be difficult. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 6:33pm
Protestors march chanting pro-survivor and anti-Kavanaugh slogans at the Stand with Survivors rally against the Kavanaugh confirmation originating on the Diag Thursday, October 4th.

Following weeks of protests, rallies and hearings regarding allegations of past sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court. His confirmation was by one of the closest margins in American history, and his status as Supreme Court justice solidifies a conservative majority on the court.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:17pm
Law professor Sherman J. Clark speaks at the Activism and Sports part of The Critical Race Theory Discussion Series at the Ford School Friday.

The University of Michigan’s Law School and Ford School of Public Policy hosted a discussion Friday on the ties between sports and politics. The event, titled “Activism and Sports”, analyzed the misinformation regarding protests at sporting events. The event was part of the Critical Race Theory Brown Bag Lunch Series that examines current policy and social issues in the United States.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:28pm
Steve Horowitz, VP of Technology for Snapchat, discusses visual communication at the School of Information Homecoming Lecture in the Rackham Amphitheater Thursday

There were a few Snapchatt-able moments on campus Thursday.

One of them was a visit from University alum Steve Horowitz, vice president of technology at Snapchat, who gave the annual School of Informations Homecoming lecture as part of the William Warner Bishop Lectureship Fund. Horowitz discussed the tech provider’s new advancements and his professional experience.