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.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:38pm
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Less than two weeks after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., more than a dozen corporations, including Delta Airlines, MetLife and Hertz cut ties with the National Rifle Association.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:57pm
The Lecturers' Employee Organization (LEO) marches for higher wages and increased benefits on the Diag early Friday afternoon.

During a break in the Lecturers’ Employee Organization’s first open bargaining session in Ann Arbor Friday, about 150 lecturers and allies – including students and tenure -track faculty – marched from the Diag to Palmer Commons. The marchers chanted and waved signs, demanding salary increases and enhanced job security for lecturers, two key aspects of the union’s bargaining platform to replace its current contract that expires April 20.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:47pm
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series hosted Chelsea Manning, queer and transgender advocate and former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, at a packed Michigan Theater on Thursday night.

Less than a year after being released from military prison, Chelsea Manning is fighting back. 

The Penny Stamps Speaker Series hosted Manning, a queer and transgender advocate and former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, Thursday night at a packed Michigan Theater. Manning spoke about her experience helping create a portrait of herself using her DNA, and the path forward for social rights movements in today’s society.  

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:47pm

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been first in many arenas over her lifetime. She was the first of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit by her Palestinian immigrant parents. After attending law school on the weekends while working during the week, Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan legislature. She served as a state representative for six years and then worked as a public interest lawyer at the nonprofit Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice for the following three years.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:29pm
Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis and LSA freshman Morgan McCaul discuss the power of victim impact statements in Larry Nassar's prosecution at Hutchins Hall Thursday.

Despite daunting barriers to reporting, nearly 300 survivors have come forward with stories of the assault they suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:08pm
Student Life Relations Officer Patrick Miller reports on recent actions during the LSA Student Government meeting in Mason Hall Wednesday evening.

LSA Student Government assembled Wednesday night to pass three resolutions to adjust the internal structure of the body and approve the allocation of funds to install a new water bottle refill station in Haven Hall.

LSA SG unanimously passed a resolution to modify the distribution of the annual Departmental Award of Excellence survey in the hopes that the new method will allow a greater number of students to voice their opinions on the nominations. LSA students will receive the survey and be encouraged to vote for a department to receive the award.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:39pm
Republican Women's Federation of Michigan President Linda Lee Tarver moderates the in Politics Panel presented by College Republicans Women in the League Ballroom Wednesday night.

The University of Michigan chapter of College Republicans hosted a panel titled “Women in Politics” Wednesday evening in the Michigan League to showcase strong conservative female leaders in the Republican Party. 

Four panelists spoke at the event: Linda Lee Tarver, president of the Republican Women Federation of Michigan; Andrea Fischer Newman, a University regent and former Delta Airlines lobbyist; Congressional candidate Lena Epstein; and campaign strategy consultant Dawn Dodge. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:34pm
Joe Goldberg, chief of staff to the president, discusses the hydration station initiative at the CSG meeting in the Michigan Union Tuesday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday night to discuss issues ranging from support for student voters to the upcoming CSG election. Additionally, the assembly voted on resolutions pertaining to the installation of more water refill stations, as well as the inclusion of Middle Eastern/North African students in demographic research.