Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:52pm
Students take part in a dialogue on sexual education in South Asian communities hosted by the South Asian Awareness Network in Palmer Commons Wednesday evening.

The Women’s Organization on Rights to Health and the South Asian Awareness Network hosted an open discussion Wednesday night to explore the topic of sexual health education in South Asian countries.

The event “That’s Haram!: Sex Ed in South Asian Communities,” compared the teachings of sexual education in South Asian and American cultures, both of which have certain stigmas surrounding the issue.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:20pm
CSG vice president Isabel Baer speaks at CSG at the Michigan League Tuesday

The University of Michigan Central Student Government met Thursday evening in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League to discuss proposals up for approval. CSG President Daniel Greene, a Public Policy senior, kicked off the meeting by announcing the Inclusivity Project, an initiative student government will be pursuing within the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:18pm
Taryn Petryk, director of diversity and inclusion for the Ross School of Business, speaks at Blau Hall Tuesday evening.

Gloria Hwang, CEO of a bike helmet company called Thousand, Boma Brown-West, senior manager of the Environmental Defense Fund and Erin Patten, CEO of hair product company DāO Detroit and spoke to about 50 students and faculty at the University of Michigan Tuesday night for a panel of business professionals on sustainability-focused workplaces. The panel, titled “The Voice of Business Sustainability,” was moderated by Taryn Petryk, director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Ross School of Business. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:10pm
LSA junior Ayah Kutmah speaks about false discourses regarding immigration at a teach-in regarding immigration and nativism titled, "Against New Nativism," hosted by the University of Michigan Latino/a Studies Department at Tisch Hall Tuesday night.

The University of Michigan Latino/a Studies Department hosted a teach-in Tuesday night regarding immigration and nativism, titled, “Against the New Nativism.” The event was organized by the University’s Migration & Displacement Interdisciplinary Workshop, Global Solidarity After Colonialism RIW and TriContinental Solidarity Network.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:05pm

With the opioid crisis still rampaging communities in the Midwest, doctors are beginning to reevaluate their prescription of these addictive medicines. Michigan Medicine doctor Ryan Howard pioneered a study analyzing doctors’ prescription of opioids following surgery. The statewide study of Michigan found surgical patients typically take only a quarter of the opioid pills prescribed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:12pm
 Ken Goldstein, University of San Francisco Professor, discusses the voter turnout during the 2018 midterm elections at the Institute for Social Research Tuesday afternoon.

In the week since the midterm election, close races around the country that have yet to be decided continue to raise the stakes for partisan competition in the House and Senate. These surprising races and unlikely results were the focus of the panel discussion held Tuesday night titled “Election 2018: What Happened?” sponsored by the University of Michigan‘s Institute for Social Research.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:13pm

One of the most popular classes that fulfills the Race and Ethnicity requirement, Cultural Anthropology 101, or Introduction to Anthropology, is moving away from its previous honors discussion course to pilot a new section similar to the Program on Intergroup Relations this upcoming winter semester.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:06pm

On Nov 3, owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras announced Common Language Bookstore, one of about 10 LGBTQ-oriented bookstores remaining in the U.S. and Canada, will close at the end of the year. Orr and Contreras have been together for 32 years and have owned the Kerrytown bookstore since 2003.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 6:19pm
Last Tuesday, Michigan voters approved the passage of Proposal 1, which will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state.

Last Tuesday, Michigan voters approved the passage of Proposal 1, which will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Michigan became the first Midwestern state and the 10th in the country to legalize cannabis, as the proposal won by a margin of 56 to 44 percent.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:36pm
Students from the University of Texas and The University of North Carolina speak about their experiences volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece at the Students Organize for Syria second annual national conference.

Over the course of the second annual national Students Organize for Syria conference, from Friday through Sunday at the University of Michigan, students and faculty from all over the country had the opportunity to listen to speakers, engage in discussions surrounding Syria and grapple with the primary question of the event: “Where do we go from here?”