The University of Michigan’s Power Center was filled to capacity for the live taping of “Louder With Crowder: Halloween Spooktacular” with commentator Steven Crowder, a YouTube personality known for his weekly podcasts and conservative, unfiltered approach to social issues on Thursday night.
Supporters and opponents debated the merits of Proposal A, a ballot measure that could throw a wrench in plans to build a17-story high-rise on the lot adjacent to the Ann Arbor District Library, at a forum Thursday hosted by the League of Women Voters. More than 75 people were in attendance.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government hosted a panel discussion on the finance sector and gender, continuing a series that highlights women working in traditionally male-dominated fields. Five panelists spoke to a group of about 30 students Thursday evening about working in finance in the #MeToo era and overcoming obstacles women still face in the field.
Susan Reed, managing attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, spoke Thursday about topics ranging from the history of immigration law to systems of white dominance to a crowd of about 40 students.
Reed prefaced the meeting by addressing her experience in the field and how she would use this as a tool to inform the audience throughout her talk.
As part of their “High Stakes Culture” series, the Institute of the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory hosted an event Wednesday afternoon titled “How Did We Become a Troll Nation and What Can Humanists Do About It?” Four panelists, ranging from an academic to software entrepreneurs, were joined by about 50 students, faculty and other audience members at North Quad Residence Hall for a discussion on the increasing toxicity of online platforms.
The University of Michigan released a statement Wednesday announcing the University will amend its policy on student sexual misconduct to incorporate an in-person hearing where the students involved in the sexual misconduct investigation can ask questions to each other and witnesses. The amendment comes after the recent U.S.
After the Michigan Daily published the story of a School of Music, Theatre & Dance student’s experience reporting a Graduate Student Instructor for sexual assault, University of Michigan Marching Band alumni are diverting money from donations to SMTD and MMB towards sexual assault awareness programs instead.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government met Tuesday night and discussed the introduction of many resolutions including reducing meal prices for Pell Grant students. Public Policy senior Alexandrea Somers, the author of the resolution, said she hopes to pass this resolution by early November after modifications are made by the assembly.
David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University spoke at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Tuesday about promoting social justice and tolerance through the artifacts in the Jim Crow Museum, the nation’s largest collection of racist artifacts. The Stern Auditorium was packed with students and Ann Arbor residents.