The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs spoke with President Mark Schlissel Monday about the University’s sexual misconduct policy, the potential visit from white supremacist Richard Spencer and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan.
A large crowd gathered in downtown Ann Arbor Saturday afternoon for a student-led “die-in,” standing in solidarity with the victims of the massacre that occured in Parkland, Fla., at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as the 33 additional children killed as a result of gun violence since the shooting.
Police have confirmed a gunman fatally shot two people at a residence hall at Central Michigan University Friday morning. The shooting suspect, 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr., who is said to have shot his parents during a domestic situation, is currently at large.
The shooting took place on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall. Friday was the last day of classes before Spring Break, but all classes are canceled, and police have urged staff and students to avoid the area.
Despite being a member of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, historian Heather Bruegl had never been particularly passionate about Native American history or culture –– untilshe went to Wounded Knee, S.D., the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre in which 300 Native American men, women and children died at the hands of U.S. cavalry. Bruegl now travels the U.S. delivering talks on Native American history, and on Thursday gave a talk titled “A History of Native American Policy and Activism: From A.I.M.
Approximately 20 students gathered Wednesday night at the Ford School of Public Policy as Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor discussed a wide array of issues relevant to city residents, including how the City Council, under his leadership, has tried to foster stronger ties with University of Michigan.
On Wednesday evening, the University of Michigan History Department held a teach-in surrounding “Disrupting White Supremacy: Global Histories and Local Struggles.” The talk included 12 speakers in an effort to reclaim and retell the history of race in the U.S. and globally. The speeches were followed by a student “talk back” panel, focusing on the historical injustices and their inaccurate recordings that have shaped our current political climate.
Lindsay Haas, an MDining Culinary and Nutrition Support Specialist, met with University of Michigan students last year to listen to their concerns over the lack of healthy beverage options at the residential dining halls. After considering their feedback, Haas decided to test a new healthy beverage dispensary machine called Bevi.
A Bevi machine, which offers students the choice of either still or sparkling water with four different flavor options, will be installed in the South Quad residential dining hall on Feb. 26, as part of a two-month trial period.
Getting good grades, having the best teachers and applying to college are all integral parts of one’s education. But for students of color, many of these aspirations cannot be met due to structural racism and the broken pipeline within our educational system.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, a New York Times investigative journalist and 2017 MacArthur “Genius”, came to the University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research Wednesday to discuss educational segregation and racial inequities