Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:20pm
The Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center’s 32nd annual Speak Out was held Wednesday in the Union.

Attendees of the Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Center’s 32nd annual Speak Out were greeted by an atmosphere full of fairy lights, candles and the soft chords of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” this Wednesday night in the Michigan Union Ballroom. The organizers of the event said they created this ambience to make a safe space for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories.

LSA senior Nora Akcasu, a SAPAC volunteer and one of the main organizers of the event, said making the ballroom feel more inviting was something new SAPAC focused on this year.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:32pm
E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life, speaks to a group of students at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit at the League Wednesday.

One year after the introduction of the five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday evening to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:32pm
E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life, speaks to a group of students at the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit at the League Wednesday.

One year after the introduction of the five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday evening to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:16pm
President Schlissel spoke at the new site for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center Wednesday on State Street.

After three decades of minority student activism and ultimately, organizing for a more centrally located multicultural center and more emphasis on students of color at the University, the University of Michigan broke ground Wednesday morning at the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center’s new location on State Street.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:50pm
East Quad dining hall has been called upon to improve operating hours.

Five years ago, East Quad Residence Hall underwent comprehensive renovations, sporting new study spaces, improved restrooms and a new 430-person dining hall.

Since that renovation, the East Quad dining hall has been a quick stop for meals for students around campus due to its convenient location and sustainable meals, as well as a huge improvement for students in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, a living-learning community housed in East Quad.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:28am

University of Michigan’s Central Student Government voted early Wednesday morning to convene an investigative committee — a select committee on oversight — to review the “improper use of CSG materials” by a member of the executive team.

Debate extended past midnight on two separate investigations. The final vote count stood at 33 for, one against and three abstentions.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:17am
Students gather during the CSG On the Diag event in favor of divestment Tuesday.

In support of Palestinians and the #UMDivest movement, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality and more than 250 allies formed a human circle around the Diag proceeding Central Student Government’s first assembly in an open space in near-freezing weather. The crowd also included a large cluster of anti-divestment University of Michigan students who countered with their own lobbying and speeches against the resolution.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:27pm
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Reflecting on wartime experiences as well as assimilation and treatment after service were six veterans who participated in a panel on the Vietnam War Tuesday. The event was one of many offered throughout Veterans Week, which the University of Michigan’s Veteran and Military Services offers this Monday through Friday to celebrate and educate the public about the sacrifices of veterans.

The six men served in various positions on the ground and in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. One panelist, Ted Spenser, said he continued his military work in a lifelong career.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:41pm
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Several members of Central Student Government gathered in the Chemistry Building to spread autism awareness Tuesday afternoon. CSG engaged passing students with their brightly colored table and wheel, which students could spin to learn facts about autism and engage in conversation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:25pm
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With United States House Republicans introducing a sweeping plan for tax reform last Thursday that outlined a set of tax cuts for businesses and a restructuring of the income tax system, students became concerned  —  especially because the bill contains a number of changes to the current tax code, some of which may directly impact college affordability.