Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Information graduate student Vidhya Aravind delivers the keynote speech at "Building Power: Organizing Effectively Against White Supremacy" at the School of Social Work.

Inspired by the possibility of Richard Spencer coming to speak on campus, the School of Social Work Student Union hosted an event Saturday titled “Building Power: Organizing Effectively Against White Supremacy.” Social work student Kristina Agbebiyi, one of the organizers of the event, said she hoped it would provide an opportunity for people interested in creating change to come together.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:24pm
LSA sophomore Brandon Bond speaks at the Identities Abroad event in North Quad Residence Hall Thursday.

Speaking on what it means to be a person of color abroad, the University of Michigan's Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs hosted a talk Thursday night in North Quad Residence Hall featuring a diverse group of panelists who provided anecdotal stories of how their race shaped their experiences both studying and serving abroad. About 50 students and faculty members were in attendance at the event, which was also sponsored by the International Center, Spectrum Center and the Center for Global and Intercultural Study.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 8:30pm

On Thursday, University of Michigan students and climate science experts gathered to participate in UNshaken, a discussion of the recent United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany. The students and climate experts who partook in the symposium emphasized the importance of subnational action against climate change in the United States, especially under the Trump administration.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:24pm

In late March 1965, more than 3,000 people gathered on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus to protest and discuss United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The overnight event, which included lectures, music, informational movie screenings and more, was the brainchild of several University professors who had been growing increasingly frustrated with the escalation of conflict in Vietnam. Originally, the professors had planned to stage a strike, but concerned about administrative backlash, they instead planned 12 hours of campus-wide learning and activism.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:28pm
Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization have authorized union leadership to initiate a walkout on April 9 and 10.

Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization have authorized union leadership to initiate a walkout on April 9 and 10, LEO Ann Arbor co-chair Shelley Manis announced Wednesday in a telephone press conference. Manis said the University of Michigan still has time to meet the union’s demands for increased minimum salaries and annual raises.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
This fall, a small group of University of Michigan undergraduate students will be the first cohort of the new Accelerated Master's Degree Program in Transcultural Studies.

This fall, a small group of University of Michigan undergraduate students will be the first cohort of the new Accelerated Master's Degree Program in Transcultural Studies.

The program officially launched this year, largely directed by Prof. David Porter, chair of the English Department. The effort took Porter and a team of dedicated University professors six years to define and refine.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:05pm
Heinz Werner Professor of Psychology and Linguistics Dr. Susan Gelman speaks at Michigan's panel on sexual harassment policies and reporting in the Pendleton Room at Michigan Union Wednesday morning.

Wednesday morning, to a crowd of more than 50 faculty and staff members, University of Michigan Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers acknowledged there is work to be done in making misconduct reporting more accessible for faculty on campus. Sellers moderated a panel to discuss the University's institutional response to sexual misconduct.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:46pm
Panelists discuss the importance of women of color in public service at the second annual "A Seat at the Table" panel at the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The second annual “Seat at the Table” was hosted Tuesday evening by the University of Michigan’s Students of Color in Public Policy in the Michigan Union. The event, including four panelists of color, created a dialogue on issues of intersectionality, social injustices and illuminating the voices of women of color. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:45pm
CSG representatives vote in the CSG Chambers of the Michigan Union Tuesday.

During the final meeting of the seventh council of Central Student Government at the University of Michigan, many representatives spoke about what CSG meant to them over the past year, the experiences and growth they will take away and concerns for future engagement.

At the beginning of the meeting, Business junior Jack Griffin and LSA junior Connor Kippe spoke about food insecurity among students. They noted the turnout for Maize and Blue Cupboard’s food distribution doubled from last time, serving 365 students.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:44pm

Surveying the crowd gathered in Hutchins Hall at the University of Michigan Tuesday afternoon, the first thing Justice Albie Sachs asked of the more than 100 attendees was that they sit down.