Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:05pm

About 40 people gathered to commemorate the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Monday evening at the University of Michigan’s Trotter Multicultural Center in honor of lives that have been lost as a result of transphobia in the past year, and to acknowledge and discuss experiences of transgender and nonbinary people.

The event was organized by the Spectrum Center as part of Transgender Awareness Week. It was followed by a candlelight vigil in the Diag in honor of those who have died in the past year.  

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:32pm
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion Robert Sellers presents in the Union Monday

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly, the University’s leading faculty governance body, gathered Monday afternoon to learn the results of the faculty campus climate survey. Guest speaker Robert Sellers, vice provost for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, presented the information from the 2016-17 survey.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:09pm

Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward, a MacArthur Fellow, will deliver the University of Michigan’s winter 2017 commencement address.

Ward earned a master’s of fine arts from the University in 2005. She is an award-winning author of lyrical prose and graphic portrayals of Black Americans in rural Mississippi. She is known for discussing topics of racism, poverty, family and community in her work.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:16pm

It has been four years since #BBUM — Being Black at the University of Michigan —ignited campus. On Nov. 19, 2013, the Black Student Union launched the movement that brought Black students’ experiences at the University to light, not only with the viral hashtag, but also via protest and institutional demands. The BSU held a Twitter chat to commemorate the anniversary Sunday evening.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:22pm

In light of the ongoing conflicts of racial profiling and police brutality, a five-person panel titled “Minorities, Social Justice and Police Enforcement: An Open Discussion” was held Friday, encouraging civil discourse on campus.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:25pm
Matt Gibson, Program Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering, sits with CEO of Harman International Industries Dinesh Paliwal during the Entrepreneurship Hour Speaker Series in the Walgreen Drama Center Friday.

Approximately 400 University of Michigan students gathered Friday morning in the Stamps Auditorium for Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal’s segment in the Entrepreneurship Hour speaker series. The series, part of a class listed under ENTR 407, invites speakers with entrepreneurial narratives from various industries to speak at the University.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:09pm

Shawn Danino, an Information and Public Policy graduate student at the University of Michigan, sees a problem in the American electorate. In his view, too many Americans choose not to participate in the political process because they see it as inaccessible. A few months ago, he decided to do something to bridge that gap by creating, a website that offers a quick way to contact one’s government representative.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:54am
Members of Hillel meet with members of the administration to discuss the current campus climate and divestment last weekend.

In response to Central Student Government passing the #UMDivest resolution, University of Michigan Hillel, an organization providing programming for Jewish students on campus, hosted a dialogue event with E. Royster Harper, vice president for Student Life, and Laura Blake Jones, dean of students, on Friday afternoon. Approximately 20 students representing various viewpoints attended to express their feelings on the results of the vote.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:31pm

The LSA Student Government candidates for Appointed Representative convened on Thursday in the University of Michigan League to campaign for the upcoming election. Twelve of 15 candidates running introduced their platforms and answered questions by Central Student Government members, LSA SG members and University students. 

The candidates expressed they were running to accurately represent their constituents and their interests.

“As a representative, it’s not so much about what I want, but what constituents want,” LSA freshman Jordan Schuler said.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:16pm

On this episode of The Sit Down, producer Becky Portman chats with the University of Michigan's own Midnight Book Club, a long-form improv group on campus. 

The group gives us an insider's look into some of their favorite improv games, showing off some of their best impressions and building off each other’s energy. MBC recalls how the group was formed by theater students in the Residential College back in the day.