Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:21pm

Larry Nassar, the former doctor for US Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is the defendant in three criminal cases –– two in state courts and one in federal court –– for possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of over one hundred athletes whose medical treatment he was responsible for. Nassar received a degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 1985, and worked with the University’s football and track and field teams while he was a student.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 8:29pm
Steph White, the executive director of Equality Michigan, speaks at the Advocacy in Action Panel Discussion at Stern Auditorium Friday

On Friday, as part of the University of Michigan's annual month-long Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, a group of three career advocates led a discussion in the Helmut Stern Auditorium at the University’s Museum of Art discussion titled “Advocacy in Action: This is Our Work,” each sharing their experiences in the realm of activism.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 7:06pm
Cornell philosophy professor Kate Manne spoke about "himpathy" to a group of about 20 people at Angell Hall Friday.

Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, is not a fan of the children’s book, “The Giving Tree”.

“The Giving Tree gives everything she has to her beloved boy, and he never says thank you,” Manne said. “In the end she is an amputated stump, and people still think this is a beautiful story. If nothing else, maybe just switch the genders. If you must tell the story, just switch it up.”

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:59pm

LSA sophomore Amanda Wasserman was nearly in tears as she hit the submit button. A stressful and overwhelming process had led up to this moment — she had just submitted her application to pursue an undergraduate degree in the School of Public Health. After taking a public health class and learning about various health crises, Wasserman dismissed thoughts of going into medicine and instead was sold on the broader impact of public health.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:16pm
Megan Ming Francis, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, speaks at The Other America event at the Michigan Union Friday.

A multi-panel event, titled “The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal.,” was held Friday at the Michigan Union to highlight continuing racial injustices from economic, social and political standpoints, while commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The conference presented three panels throughout the day on discrimination African Americans face in today’s society.

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:25pm
LSA facility manager Rob Ramsburgh requested  professor John Vandermeer to remove a “Black Lives Matter” poster from the window of his office in the Kraus Natural Science building according to emails obtained by the Daily.

Last week, LSA facility manager Rob Ramsburgh requested ecology and evolutionary biology professor John Vandermeer to remove a “Black Lives Matter” poster from the window of his office in the Kraus Natural Science building according to emails obtained by the Daily. LSA Dean Martin later cited the request as a mistake, acknowledging a University of Michigan rule regarding the placement of signs on office windows.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:31pm
Barnard Center for Research on Women Researcher Andrea J. Richtie discusses police brutality towards women of color in Hatcher Thursday

“What’s the first name that comes to mind when you think of police brutality?” Andrea Ritchie asked a crowd of about fifty people Thursday night during her talk at the Hatcher Graduate Library titled "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color".

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:06pm
Claudia Rankine discusses ways that contemporary theater and performance can catalyze and promote social justice in America at the Michigan Theater Thursday evening.

Nearly every seat in the Michigan Theater’s main auditorium was filled Thursday night to hear poet and essayist Claudia Rankine discuss her transition from print to the stage, as part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

Rankine was joined onstage by P. Carl, an accomplished theater artist, who collaborated with Rankine to bring her new play, “The White Card”, to the Emerson Paramount Center in Boston.  The play is set to premiere on Feb.4.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:54pm
Michel DeGraff, professor of Linguistics at MIT, presents Martin Luther King Jr's dream through the lens of linguistics and education at the Inaugural MLK Commemorative Lecture in the Michigan League Thursday.

Professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michel DeGraff thinks Haiti needs a paradigm shift. 

On Thursday night, approximately 75 people came to the Michigan League to hear DeGraff discuss prejudice and racism in linguistics at the Inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture, held by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His speech, titled “Can Our Black Lives Matter If Our Languages Do Not Matter?” focused on the suppression of Haitian Creole language in his native Haiti.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:25pm

One LSA freshman, who requested to remain anonymous, said he has paid almost $200, and will pay about another $400 in courts costs and up to $1,000 in probation fees. He also has to complete five days of community service, and though the student foresees a judge accepting his plea and giving him six to 12 months of reporting probation, combined with regular drug and breathalyzer tests, the repercussions aren't over.

This student has received two MIPs while attending the University. He grew up in Michigan and noted MIPs were treated differently in his hometown.