The Michigan Daily sat down with E. Royster Harper, the University of Michigan’s vice president for student life, for a conversation Wednesday afternoon on current issues affecting both campus and national climate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.