UPDATE: University spokesperson Kim Broekhuizen confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Stephen Shipps has been on leave from the University since Friday, Dec 7. He has stepped down as Chair of Strings and as director of the Strings Preparatory Academy.
The University of Michigan approved a new Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience, which will be jointly administered by the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering. According to itswebsite, the program is “U-M’s response to the increasing prevalence and need for quantitatively trained researchers in neuroscience.”
Virginia Eubanks, author of “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor” spoke to students and faculty about the role of tech in policing poor communities Thursday afternoon.
On Wednesday evening, the Lecturers’ Employee Organization held its first of several Ann Arbor community forums to discuss the launch of the One University Campaign, which strives to make all three University of Michigan campuses more equitable learning institutions.
Brothers of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, according to texts and a Freedom of Information Act report acquired by The Ann Arbor News, ran a “40-yard dash” atop new members’ backs, an incident resulting in the fraternity’s eventual removal from campus after a University of Michigan Interfraternity Council vote earlier this month.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government met Tuesday night to introduce and discuss the NET plan — narrative, equity and transformation — an inclusivity program to enhance diversity and inclusion among student organizations on campus.
The NET plan is part of the University’s commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
Deeohn Ferris, vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at National Audubon Society, presented Tuesday at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability on initiatives to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the environmental conservation field. The lecture was organized through the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program as a part of the “DEI December Presentation: Environmental Justice, Equity and Law.”
Bird –– the scooter-sharing company that took Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan’s campus by storm this fall –– says it will continue to operate during the winter, depending on daily weather conditions.
A Bird spokesperson confirmed the company’s intentions to let the public proceed with riding through the winter months, but added that the vehicles could be removed if inclement weather were to occur.