Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:26pm
According to the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center’s website, general advising is meant to help students plan out their college as well as future careers.

When LSA sophomore Izzy Nakisher entered the University of Michigan, she didn’t know her major. She visited her adviser, who was assigned to her at orientation, once every few weeks her freshman year, trying to figure out a direction. Four major changes later, Nakisher is now ready to declare. Her adviser, she said, was key in making this happen.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:32pm
Student General Counsel Thaddeus Gregory discusses when to expect CSG polling results in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss issues of gender inclusion and the promotion of the use of green books. The penultimate meeting of the seventh assembly centered most of its discussion on the upcoming CSG election, which will determine the newly elected representatives for next year’s assembly.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:11pm
Lydia Davis reads several pieces of her short stories at the UMMA for the Helen Zell Writers' Program Tuesday.

The Apse in the University of Michigan Museum of Art was packed Tuesday night as American author Lydia Davis gave the first of two talks as part of the Zell Visiting Writer series — both reading from her short stories and encouraging attendees to get involved in politics at the local level. Davis is known for her short stories and was awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:07pm
Carol Anderson discusses her book "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide," at Forum Hall in Palmer Commons Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking on systemic barriers in place throughout U.S. history, to African Americans’ advancements in society, was Emory University professor Carol Anderson, who highlighted her book “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide” as part of a talk hosted by the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan Tuesday. 

“It is the presence of black people who achieve, who aspire, who refuse to accept subjectation, the presence of black people who demand their civil rights,” she said as she began the talk, explaining the factors that contribute to white rage.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:19pm
University Council meets with administration representatives to discuss possible changes to future fall academic calendars at the Michigan Union Monday.

University Council assembled Monday night to discuss the University of Michigan’s academic calendar and Election Day.

The meeting started with a presentation from Sarah Daniels, associate dean of students, Lisa Emery, senior associate registrar, and Christine Gerdes, special counsel to the provost. They spoke about the possibility of starting the 2020-2021 academic year before Labor Day. Without this revision, the last day of the fall semester could be as late as Dec. 24, 2020, creating travel difficulties as students scramble to get home before Christmas.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:43pm
Robert Ortega, School of Social Work professor and Chair of SACUA gives opening remarks at the Senate Assembly meeting in the Union Monday.

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly met Monday afternoon to elect three new representatives to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and vote on the Faculty Statement on Safety, Speech, and Academic Freedom Endorsed by Committee for an Inclusive University.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:38pm

Less than two weeks after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., more than a dozen corporations, including Delta Airlines, MetLife and Hertz cut ties with the National Rifle Association.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:57pm
The Lecturers' Employee Organization (LEO) marches for higher wages and increased benefits on the Diag early Friday afternoon.

During a break in the Lecturers’ Employee Organization’s first open bargaining session in Ann Arbor Friday, about 150 lecturers and allies – including students and tenure -track faculty – marched from the Diag to Palmer Commons. The marchers chanted and waved signs, demanding salary increases and enhanced job security for lecturers, two key aspects of the union’s bargaining platform to replace its current contract that expires April 20.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:47pm
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series hosted Chelsea Manning, queer and transgender advocate and former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, at a packed Michigan Theater on Thursday night.

Less than a year after being released from military prison, Chelsea Manning is fighting back. 

The Penny Stamps Speaker Series hosted Manning, a queer and transgender advocate and former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, Thursday night at a packed Michigan Theater. Manning spoke about her experience helping create a portrait of herself using her DNA, and the path forward for social rights movements in today’s society.  

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:47pm

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been first in many arenas over her lifetime. She was the first of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit by her Palestinian immigrant parents. After attending law school on the weekends while working during the week, Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan legislature. She served as a state representative for six years and then worked as a public interest lawyer at the nonprofit Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice for the following three years.