At the “Empowering Survivors: A Forum on Sexual Misconduct Policy” panel Wednesday night about 100 students gathered at the Ford School to discuss the new sexual misconduct policy at the University of Michigan.
On Wednesday night, around 80 students gathered in the Tauber Colloquium to discuss the history of power, privilege and stereotypes as a person of color. Spearheaded by the United Asian American Organization, the panel was a coalition of four POC organizations on campus: UAAO, Black Student Union, La Casa and Arab Student Association. The panel featured faculty advisors and staff in multicultural leadership roles throughout campus.
A gerrymandering lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters went to trial U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Tuesday after a settlement offered by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was rejected. Benson's settlement offer was a proposal to declare 11 of Michigan's 110 state House districts unconstitutional and called for them to be redrawn by an unbiased redistricting committee within legislature. One of those districts, the 55th, includes part of Ann Arbor and is currently represented by Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor.
Tuesday night, the Consent, Outreach and Relationship Education program in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center welcomed Jari Jones and Corey Kempster to the Michigan League on Tuesday for “Love Beyond Bounds,” a discussion about love and healthy relationships. The event was also hosted by the University of Michigan Spectrum Center and the Center for Education of Women Plus.
The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday evening to conduct assembly-wide identity training. The Student Assembly also discussed a previously vetoed resolution regarding the nomination of a chair for the Student Organization Funding Committee.
Public health senior Lloyd Lyons, executive diversity officer of CSG, instructed the identity training for CSG members. Topics of discussion included gender pronouns, the danger of not speaking up on important issues and unconscious biases.
On Tuesday afternoon, about 20 people gathered in the Osterman Common Room for a faculty panel on neighborhoods and suburbs. Held by the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities as part of the “Humanities and Environments” series, the event featured three University professors, each of whom presented their current research on topics such as poverty, the war on drugs and urban neighborhoods.
According to new research, the chemical pollutant PFAS — or polyfluorolalkyl substances — can cause different kinds of chemical mutations depending on a person's race. Sung Kyun Park, associate professor in the School of Public Health, presented this research in a seminar on Tuesday sponsored by the Integrated Health Sciences Core of Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease, or M-LEEaD.
Freddie: Self-love is being ok even in the case of your setbacks and failures you can still be a good person even when making mistakes.
Cyd: Self-love is the necessity of actively seeking out the beauty in all of your individual flaws, taking time to work on making your strengths stronger, and then actually believing your own voice when you hear it say, “I love me”.
How often do you put yourself down? Talk to yourself in negative way? Tell yourself that you’re not good enough?
Really think about how often you do this to yourself.
I’ve been there, and I am constantly critical of myself and what I achieve. Keyword: achieve. I measure myself by my successes, and when I fail, I take it as a self-reflection of my whole being — that I’m not good enough and I don’t have what it takes.