More than 100 community members gathered in a room Thursday night at the University of Michigan School of Social Work to attend one in a series of town halls organized by two grassroots organizations aiming to end gerrymandering, Voters Not Politicians and Count MI Vote.
John Dudley Hutson, a former U.S. Navy officer and judge advocate general of the Navy, joined author and former Marine Phil Klay as well as former Army officer Ian Fishback Wednesday evening on a panel in the Ford School of Public Policy. The panel, part of Ford’s Policy Talk series, aimed to confront ambiguities created by the intersection of national security and human rights. The discussion was moderated by Hardy Vieux, the legal director at Human Rights First and the Ford School Towsley Foundation policymaker in residence.
With just hours remaining before polls opened for the 2017-18 Central Student Government elections Tuesday evening, Public Policy junior Nadine Jawad, the eMerge vice-presidential candidate who currently serves as an executive policy adviser, made a final proposal to the current assembly. Jawad introduced a resolution encouraging University of Michigan Housing to integrate voter registration into required first-year student events, an idea outlined in the party’s platform.
Karthik Duraisamy, an assistant professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department and his team received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to investigate computational simulations related to rocket engine safety.
The University of Michigan’s discovery of gut bacteria in ill lungs has been entered into STAT Madness, a contest inspired by the NCAA’s March Madness tournament and run by STAT health news, aimed at finding the best innovations in science and medicine.
A research team lead by Dr. Robert Dickson of the University’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine discovered an increase in the severity of a patient's illness was coupled with an increase in the amount of gut bacteria in the place of regular lung bacteria.
Hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy and the National Poverty Center, a research center within the school, an event surrounding issues of race, poverty and housing in American cities was held Tuesday night in Rackham Ampitheatre and consisted of a discussion between Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz about their work within the context of the nationwide affordable-housing crisis.
Organized by the University of Michigan History Department, a panel of professors connected their broad areas of expertise with fascism to lecture to about 50 students and faculty members Tuesday afternoon in Hutchins Hall.
LSA junior Evan Rosen, a University of Michigan Central Student Government presidential candidate running with the Movement party, was at The Michigan Daily’s debate for only a moment before he left to attend a hearing to address two formal complaints filed by the eMerge party to the University Elections Commission.
He may only be a sophomore at the University of Michigan, but Business student Eduardo Amadeus Molon Batista has an affinity for taking on a wide range of responsibilities.
In activities such as managing a $5,000 budget as chief of finance in Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall and conducting research on developing a model that makes predictions in the stock market, Batista has taken advantage of the opportunities he encounters at the University.
More than 20 students and faculty gathered at the Ford School of Public Policy on Thursday, for a panel featuring young elected officials from around Michigan shared their experiences in local office and the struggles they have faced while running.