Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 8:47pm
Engineering professor Rada Mihalcea discusses the benefits of women studying computer science at CC Little on Wednesday.

While women are rising to equality in most fields, a seminar hosted by Central Student Government Wednesday evening discussed the fact that women remain a distinct minority within technology and the sciences.

LSA junior Olivia Luciani, one of two event organizers, alongside Engineering freshman Julia O’Sullivan, expressed the importance of this topic and why she was inspired to coordinate the event.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:32pm
Central Student Government holds a Town Hall to discuss the Dakota Pipeline at Hussey Hall on Monday.

Students and faculty discussed ways to manage the nation’s energy requirement and protect the rights of both Native Americans and the environment during a town hall hosted Tuesday evening by LSA Student Government. The town hall was sprouted out of the national controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:47pm
SACUA member Robert Ortega addresses the committee to discuss recent events at the University in the Fleming building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met on Monday afternoon to discuss the bathroom policy for transgender students it passed last week, hoping to expand the resolution. The board also welcomed Cynthia Wilbanks, the University of Michigan’s vice president of government relations, to discuss the Freedom of Information Act.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:01pm
LSA professor Ann Berg speaks on the social and political conditions that facilitated the rise of Nazism in the School of Social Work on Monday.

A panel discussion addressing xenophobia under President Donald Trump’s administration was held Monday afternoon in the University of Michigan International Institute, where action against microaggressions and social threats were among the most highlighted topics.

The panel, which more than 50 students and faculty attended, opened with Ann Arbor City Councilmember Chuck Warpehoski (D–Ward 5), director of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, who led with a call to action against xenophobia not only in the rejection of visible hate crimes, but of microaggressions as well.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:30pm

Students were reminded of their rights on Saturday in the School of Social Work Building was centered around personal civil liberties and issues such as rights for protestors, self-care and bystander intervention for sexual assault. 

"Know Our Rights" was born out of an idea pioneered by seven LSA students, who each met with lawyers, professors and community members over the course of several weeks to figure out what they, as students, could do to make an impact at the University of Michigan. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:51pm
Lauren Bacans of Planned Parenthood, Prof. Joanne Montino Bailey, State Rep. Donna Lasinski, Doctoral Student Sinead Redmond, and Leseliey Welch, Deputy Director of the Detroit Health Dept. speak at the Women's Health Panel at the Ford School on Thursday.

Thursday night, FemDems, a subcommittee of the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats, held a panel discussion about women’s health at the Ford School of Public Policy. The discussion was lead by LSA sophomores Kellie Lounds and Emily Zonder. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:42pm
Associate Research Scientist Sara Alderstein Gonzales discusses women in color in research and academia with UROP students at Haven Hall on Thursday.

Discussions surrounding issues of race and gender in the world of University of Michigan research and academia were prominent during a lecture for undergraduate researchers held Thursday afternoon.

Around 40 students gathered in a classroom in Haven Hall to hear a panel of speakers discuss issues of gender and race in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, the University of Michigan’s program for involving undergraduates in research projects with faculty.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:01pm
Jacqueline Courteau, freelance ecological consultant and writer, presents at the Matthei Botanical Gardens on Wednesday.

Close to 40 people filed into the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium Wednesday evening for a presentation on the effects deer have had on the parks of Ann Arbor, and in turn, the deer cull’s impact on local populations. The talk was hosted by Wild Ones, an organization aiming to protect native species of plants and animals.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:38pm

Jeremy Bassis, an assistant professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering currently on sabbatical in San Francisco, says he was introduced to glaciology, the focus of his research, by several happy accidents.

As an undergraduate studying physics at Pennsylvania State University, he says he discovered climate and environmental research by walking into the wrong classroom.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:18pm
Nicholas Fadanelli and Ryan Gillcrist launch their campaign for respective president and vice president positions for LSA Student Government in Mason Hall on Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, LSA juniors Nicholas Fadanelli and Ryan Gillcrist announced they will be running for LSA Student Government president and vice president, respectively. Their campaign aims to put students first in all their future initiatives.

Fadanelli, who is currently a counsel for the LSA-SG, has been involved with the assembly since his freshman year. One concern he has with the organization was its lack of visibility on campus.

Fadanelli hopes to amend this to properly gauge what LSA students want.