Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:16pm
President Schlissel spoke at the new site for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center Wednesday on State Street.

After three decades of minority student activism and ultimately, organizing for a more centrally located multicultural center and more emphasis on students of color at the University, the University of Michigan broke ground Wednesday morning at the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center’s new location on State Street.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:50pm
East Quad dining hall has been called upon to improve operating hours.

Five years ago, East Quad Residence Hall underwent comprehensive renovations, sporting new study spaces, improved restrooms and a new 430-person dining hall.

Since that renovation, the East Quad dining hall has been a quick stop for meals for students around campus due to its convenient location and sustainable meals, as well as a huge improvement for students in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, a living-learning community housed in East Quad.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:28am

University of Michigan’s Central Student Government voted early Wednesday morning to convene an investigative committee — a select committee on oversight — to review the “improper use of CSG materials” by a member of the executive team.

Debate extended past midnight on two separate investigations. The final vote count stood at 33 for, one against and three abstentions.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:17am
Students gather during the CSG On the Diag event in favor of divestment Tuesday.

In support of Palestinians and the #UMDivest movement, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality and more than 250 allies formed a human circle around the Diag proceeding Central Student Government’s first assembly in an open space in near-freezing weather. The crowd also included a large cluster of anti-divestment University of Michigan students who countered with their own lobbying and speeches against the resolution.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:27pm

Reflecting on wartime experiences as well as assimilation and treatment after service were six veterans who participated in a panel on the Vietnam War Tuesday. The event was one of many offered throughout Veterans Week, which the University of Michigan’s Veteran and Military Services offers this Monday through Friday to celebrate and educate the public about the sacrifices of veterans.

The six men served in various positions on the ground and in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. One panelist, Ted Spenser, said he continued his military work in a lifelong career.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:41pm

Several members of Central Student Government gathered in the Chemistry Building to spread autism awareness Tuesday afternoon. CSG engaged passing students with their brightly colored table and wheel, which students could spin to learn facts about autism and engage in conversation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:25pm

With United States House Republicans introducing a sweeping plan for tax reform last Thursday that outlined a set of tax cuts for businesses and a restructuring of the income tax system, students became concerned  —  especially because the bill contains a number of changes to the current tax code, some of which may directly impact college affordability.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:39am

On this episode of the Sit Down, The Daily’s Avery Friedman speaks with Anushka Sarkar and Nadine Jawad, the president and vice president of University of Michigan’s Central Student Government, respectively.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:17pm
Katrina Wade-Golden from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents data from the Student Climate Survey Monday at the Union.

As a kickoff to its week of summit events, marking one year since the launch of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion debriefed results of its sample climate survey Monday to the student body at the Michigan Union. The event also allowed for dialogue between students, faculty, staff and the U-M Survey Research Center and SoundRocket team who conducted the survey.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:13pm
Dr. Former secretary of science and technology for India Dr. T. Ramasami talks about the role of science and technology policies in developing countries at the Ford School Monday.

Science, technology and innovation are well-established and prioritized in developed countries and have often been highlighted through research and the work academic institutions. But on Monday, Thirumalachari Ramasami, former secretary of science and technology for India, spoke about the role of science, technology and innovation policy in developing countries.