The Indian American Student Association sold out its annual cultural show performance at Hill Auditorium Friday night, drawing about 4,000 students, faculty, staff and parents who came to watch 200 students dancers perform varying styles of Indian dance.
The show was named Jhilmilaa: Vibrance of Our Nation, or “shimmering” in Hindi, to reflect the theme of all dances in the show, according to LSA sophomore Aneesha Yande, a member of the ‘Showcore,’ an event production company.
Namira Islam, a University of Michigan alum and co-founder and executive director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, a group devoted to ending racist incidents against minorities, advised approximately 30 students to be allies to one another and emphasized education Thursday night during a talk entitled “Racial Roots.”
The second annual "Service Above Self: Honoring Our Veterans" event was held Wednesday to share veterans’ stories with the community as well as to fundraise for a new Fisher House on site at the Ann Arbor’s Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.
Fisher Houses are residences where veterans and their relatives can stay at little to no cost as they and their loved ones receive treatment at the hospital. Michigan is home to 640,000 veterans, but currently there are no Fisher Houses in the state.
The Ann Arbor community reflected on President-elect Donald Trump’s upset win at an event “Anxious Election,” held Wednesday evening after the election was called early that morning.
“I, like most people on campus, woke up this morning absolutely shocked at the news,” attendee and Rackham student Sean Kramer said. “This is a scenario that before last night I’d never really imagined was possible.”
Both a vigil and anti-Trump rally were held Wednesday night in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the Diag, drawing a crowd of nearly 1,000 University of Michigan students, faculty and staff, as well as community members.
The threat of terrorism and the U.S.’s current involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan were the focuses of a University of Michigan panel held in honor of Veterans Week Wednesday.
The panel, attended by 25 people, allowed for personal interaction between attendees and retired military physicians, professors, ROTC leaders and current graduate students who have served and obtained military titles.
Amber Arellano, the founding executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest, talked about the challenges facing Michigan K-12 public education in a lecture Wednesday afternoon at the Ford School of Public Policy.