Recent survey results, conducted by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, show that a majority of local government leaders in Michigan are not satisfied with their jurisdiction’s relationship with the state government.
On Wednesday, the Ross School of Business hosted the um3detroit conference, a series of events that brought together faculty, researchers and several local leaders in a packed auditorium to discuss social issues impacting the city of Detroit.
The event featured well-known local leaders such as Daniel Little, chancellor of the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Stephen Henderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
On Monday, hundreds of students and organizers gathered in Ann Arbor for the May Day Festival of Resistance, an event with a social and political focus.
The origin of May Day dates back to 1886, when the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions proclaimed on May 1 that eight hours of work would constitute a legal work day. Since then, workers from all around the globe gather on that day to protest against harsh and illegal working conditions.
The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is helping increase the diversity of the student population by investing an additional 30 million dollars into the LEAD Scholars Program, one of the University’s diversity scholarship programs.
In 1845, 11 graduates established the Society of the Alumni, which, throughout the years, has grown to become an organization with over 100,000 members around the world.
The University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center and Medical Science Research Building III were honored last week after dramatically increasing their energy efficiency during the Michigan Battle of the Buildings — an energy reduction competition for businesses in the state of Michigan.
A group of University of Michigan students gathered at the Ford of School of Public Policy on Wednesday for the Energy and Environmental Policy Research symposium. They discussed their independent research projects on state and local environmental policies regarding issues such as recycling, food and energy.
The University of Michigan Library added to its assortment of 13 million volumes on Monday through the acquisition of a never-before-seen collection of scripts, letters and scrapbooks belonging to the filmmaker Orson Welles.
Now the most comprehensive resource for Orson Welles’ scholars and fans, the library obtained these personal documents from his daughter Beatrice Welles, former model and actress.
On Tuesday night, an alt-right group took credit for placing stickers depicting anti-Semitic imagery on Black Lives Matter posters.
The group has white supremacist sentiments posted on their Twitter account.
Students began taking down additional white supremacist posters and anti-Semitic stickers after receiving texts from others informing them of their presence on the West Hall arch and a posting board by CC Little.
Graduating LSA seniors Ron Everett, Josh Shifman and Ben Foster are set to transform the trillion-dollar student loan industry with the release of a new website, Remotize, that will provide student borrowers with better interest rates.
Shifman described this venture as one that gives students more control over financing their loans.
“Remotize.com seeks to give students the power back,” he said.
The University of Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative recently awarded $800,000 in grants to four University research teams studying the effects that physical activity has on various aspects of health. Established in 2016, ESSI aims to combine the various talents from across campus to better understand the relationship between athletic performance and health. The four interdisciplinary teams will be awarded payments in increments of $50,000 after completing biannual reviews of their projects.