The University Central Student Government convened for the first meeting of the semester on Tuesday evening to discuss the veto of the student funding resolution from last semester and the upcoming INNOVATE competition.
Deer cull opponents fired back at City Council members Monday night armed with LED-clad posters spelling “#SAVE THE DEER.” The protest was staged on Huron Street outside Ann Arbor City Hall coinciding with the first City Council meeting of 2018.
Approximately 16 people attended the protest organized by Friends of Ann Arbor Wildlife and Nature.
Despite the flashiness, FAAWN members viewed the protest as a somber occasion, marking the start of the three-week deer cull season. They described the event as a “vigil.”
With Michigan's gubernatorial election looming ahead, Progress Michigan, a Lansing-based progressive organization that works to hold government officials accountable, is calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to investigate Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s absences from the state Senate in 2013 and 2014.
In his state constitutional role as president of the state Senate, Calley missed 61 of 177 session days to travel to Harvard University one day a week to pursue a master's degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
The University has opened its second Clinical Simulation Center, a 7,500-square-foot space located in Medical Science Building II. The new center goes beyond the original, smaller facility, allowing more than double the amount of professionals and students to train in a simulation environment.
On Tuesday evening in the University's Weiser Hall, 100 years and one day since President Woodrow Wilson delivered his famous “Fourteen Points” speech, used to negotiate peace talks to end Word War I, Ambassador Daniel Fried delivered his own five points outlining how the United States should address the challenges of promoting Western strategy in Central Europe.
Cribspot, an Ann-Arbor based real-estate start-up that was founded by three University students, is slated to close parts of their Ann Arbor office this year, according to local landlords. As finding housing can be a difficult process for all college students — taking into account several different factors including cost, location and the conditions of the actual apartment itself — this closure has been received with mixed reactions.
Over the years, Cribspot has expanded from Ann Arbor to college towns across the country, including Lansing and Chicago.
The University of Michigan’s University Council convened on Monday night for its first biweekly meeting of the semester, discussing topics including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and changes to the academic calendar.
The meeting opened with guest speaker Robert Sellers, the vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. Sellers touched on the DEI plan’s progress and various initiatives that have been implemented for the past year.
At the City Council meeting on Monday evening, council members passed an ordinance to amend city code to include a chapter outlining procedures for removal of councilmembers. The Council also honored Carolyn Grawi for her disability awareness efforts and work toward implementing independent living for people with disabilities.
During Monday’s meeting of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the first of 2018, members discussed recruiting more faculty for various Senate committees and changing the date members are initiated in order to increase each committee’s efficiency.
Robert Ortega, SACUA Chair and social work professor, said faculty governance is not working optimally at this point due to a lack of members. According to Ortega, several governance committees are lacking chairs or need to be revamped in the coming semester.
Starting this winter semester, the Go Blue Guarantee will begin to cover full tuition for in-state University students whose families make $65,000 a year or less. The commitment will automatically cover current qualifying students, as well as future students who apply and are admitted.