Three professors and political science professionals discussed what they felt was required in order to be informed ahead of midterm elections on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion Thursday at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.
An allegation of rape crumbled the facade surrounding University of Michigan professor David Daniels this summer, dubbed by many as one of the best countertenors in the world. The alleged assault, however, is not the only report of Daniels’predatory sexual behavior. Through police reports filed with Pittsfield Township, The Michigan Daily found the Office of Institutional Equity knew about an report of Daniels’s questionable behavior as early as March 2018 — and the University still awarded him with tenure in May.
According to a survey of 435 University of Michigan undergraduate students conducted by The Daily, 92 percent of survey respondents registered to vote in Michigan plan to vote in the gubernatorial election on Tuesday. Among students who intend to vote, 69 percent plan to vote for Gretchen Whitmer, 14 percent plan to vote for Bill Schuette, 15 percent are unsure and 1 percent plan to vote for another candidate.
In efforts to highlight the prevalence of misinformation, the Center for Social Media Responsibility of University of Michigan School of Information has developed the Iffy Quotient, which measures the proportion of “iffy” articles shared on a given social media platform.
On Wednesday morning, School of Nursing assistant professors Lenette Jones and Sheria Robinson-Lane, Nursing research fellow Jade Burns, and Gender and Health Research Lab Associate Director Jaclynn Hawkins discussed their research on health disparities affecting African-American and Latinx communities as part of a panel discussion.
The University of Michigan organization First-Generation College Students at Michigan held a panel Wednesday evening, during which first-generation students shared their experiences abroad, the resources they used and how they told their peers about going abroad.
With days until the election, resurfacing the documentary “Michigan Divided” from earlier this year seems appropriate. The film focuses on the differences and similarities between Michigan residents from across the state and the political spectrum.
At the University of Michigan, a professor in the Department of Astronomy is taking the phrase “reach for the stars” to a whole new level.
In a new discovery, Astronomy Prof. Sally Oey and her team observed runaway stars using Gaia, a new satellite launched by the European Space Agency.
“What we were originally trying to do was look for runaway stars and those are massive stars,” Oey said. “So they’re moving really fast and … this satellite is able to see very tiny motions of stars in the sky with extreme accuracy.”
First-generation student panelists convened Tuesday morning for a discussion about the invaluable role of mentorship in transitioning to life at the University of Michigan. The panel, hosted by the Office of New Student Programs, took place during First Gen Week as part of a series that spotlights the unique experiences of first-generation students and will culminate with the First-Generation Symposium on Nov. 2.