Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:54pm
Benjamin McKean, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio Sate University, speaks on the topic of Populism, Pluralism, and Ordinary People at Haven Hall Thursday.

Benjamin McKean, assistant professor of political science at The Ohio State University, discussed modern populism and its theorhetical roots in racism and discrimination as part of the Rubin Speaker Series by the University of Michigan Department of Political Science Thursday afternoon. McKean’s lecture drew a crowd of about 15 graduate students and faculty members.

As defined by McKean, populism is an anti-elitism movement that relies on unorthodox methods to connect with the common population instead of catering to typical political orientations.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:26pm
Kumi Naidoo, the next secretary general of Amnesty International, speaks at Policy Talks at the Ford School of Public Policy Thursday.

Kumi Naidoo, newly-appointed secretary general of Amnesty International, gave a talk at the Ford School of Public Policy Thursday afternoon on economic inequality, climate change and the role the U.S. plays in global justice. Naidoo, a South African human rights activist, will succeed Salil Shetty in August 2018, who has been secretary general since 2010.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:50pm
Reggie the campus corgi resigns from CSG presidential race.

For many students, meeting Reggie the Campus Corgi, also known as Reggie Bee, is the highlight of their day or even their week. So, it comes as no surprise that when a campaign was started on March 16 to elect Reggie Bee for Central Student Government president, students showed their support. Three days after the creation of the Reggie Bee for CSG Facebook page, Reggie accepted the nomination.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:02pm
VP of Student Life E. Royster Harper speaks to The Daily on the Winter recruitment dates, improving the First Year student experience and building diverse communities in Fleming Administration Building early Wednesday afternoon.

The Michigan Daily sat down with E. Royster Harper, the University of Michigan’s vice president for student life, for a conversation Wednesday afternoon on current issues affecting both campus and national climate.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:26pm
According to the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center’s website, general advising is meant to help students plan out their college as well as future careers.

When LSA sophomore Izzy Nakisher entered the University of Michigan, she didn’t know her major. She visited her adviser, who was assigned to her at orientation, once every few weeks her freshman year, trying to figure out a direction. Four major changes later, Nakisher is now ready to declare. Her adviser, she said, was key in making this happen.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:32pm
Student General Counsel Thaddeus Gregory discusses when to expect CSG polling results in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss issues of gender inclusion and the promotion of the use of green books. The penultimate meeting of the seventh assembly centered most of its discussion on the upcoming CSG election, which will determine the newly elected representatives for next year’s assembly.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:11pm
Lydia Davis reads several pieces of her short stories at the UMMA for the Helen Zell Writers' Program Tuesday.

The Apse in the University of Michigan Museum of Art was packed Tuesday night as American author Lydia Davis gave the first of two talks as part of the Zell Visiting Writer series — both reading from her short stories and encouraging attendees to get involved in politics at the local level. Davis is known for her short stories and was awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:07pm
Carol Anderson discusses her book "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide," at Forum Hall in Palmer Commons Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking on systemic barriers in place throughout U.S. history, to African Americans’ advancements in society, was Emory University professor Carol Anderson, who highlighted her book “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide” as part of a talk hosted by the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan Tuesday. 

“It is the presence of black people who achieve, who aspire, who refuse to accept subjectation, the presence of black people who demand their civil rights,” she said as she began the talk, explaining the factors that contribute to white rage.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:19pm
University Council meets with administration representatives to discuss possible changes to future fall academic calendars at the Michigan Union Monday.

University Council assembled Monday night to discuss the University of Michigan’s academic calendar and Election Day.

The meeting started with a presentation from Sarah Daniels, associate dean of students, Lisa Emery, senior associate registrar, and Christine Gerdes, special counsel to the provost. They spoke about the possibility of starting the 2020-2021 academic year before Labor Day. Without this revision, the last day of the fall semester could be as late as Dec. 24, 2020, creating travel difficulties as students scramble to get home before Christmas.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:43pm
Robert Ortega, School of Social Work professor and Chair of SACUA gives opening remarks at the Senate Assembly meeting in the Union Monday.

The University of Michigan Senate Assembly met Monday afternoon to elect three new representatives to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and vote on the Faculty Statement on Safety, Speech, and Academic Freedom Endorsed by Committee for an Inclusive University.