Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization will strike on April 9 and 10 if the University of Michigan does not satisfy their demands for significant salary increases before Sunday. LEO members voted Wednesday evening to authorize the action.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s passing, the Ford School of Public Policy held a policy talk Wednesday evening on the prospects of the healthcare in the United States and the Affordable Care Act. The talk began with an introduction from Law professor Michael Barr.
Barr highlighted King’s work during his “Poor People’s” campaign, which was designed to draw attention to U.S. poverty in the late 1960s with special attention to poor health care.
University of Michigan Vice President for Development Jerry May announced his plans to retire at the end of the year after nearly three decades of expanding the school’s fundraising efforts to record heights.
Particularly in student neighborhoods surrounding the University of Michigan, poor lighting continues to be a cause for concern, as many students and Ann Arbor residents draw a correlation between frequent campus crime alerts, pedestrian safety and poor street lighting.
Natural-foods storeBetter Health is relocating from its East Stadium Street location to Washtenaw Avenue, where it will rebrand itself as Better Health Market and Café. The new health produce store will open April 12 with its grand opening on April 18, and will feature an expanded selection of produce, in-house food and kombucha on tap.
While the University of Michigan has the ninth highest endowment of universities in the world, many students say they see an apparent lack of collectivized resources for students of lower socioeconomic status on campus. To address this issue, the Inclusive Campus Corps held a workshop Tuesday for student leaders centered around “Low Socioeconomic Status on Campus.”
Inspired by the possibility of Richard Spencer coming to speak on campus, the School of Social Work Student Union hosted an event Saturday titled “Building Power: Organizing Effectively Against White Supremacy.” Social work student Kristina Agbebiyi, one of the organizers of the event, said she hoped it would provide an opportunity for people interested in creating change to come together.
Speaking on what it means to be a person of color abroad, the University of Michigan's Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs hosted a talk Thursday night in North Quad Residence Hall featuring a diverse group of panelists who provided anecdotal stories of how their race shaped their experiences both studying and serving abroad. About 50 students and faculty members were in attendance at the event, which was also sponsored by the International Center, Spectrum Center and the Center for Global and Intercultural Study.