In response to the recent announcement, the University of Michigan will work with the city of Detroit to build a $300 million Detroit Center for Innovation, University students created a petition urging the University to reconsider the facility.
Each month, The Michigan Daily’s Administration Beat sits down with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss important questions about University policy, commitments and challenges. Topics discussed in the interview included the Detroit Center for Innovation, the 2020 presidential debate, carbon neutrality and more. This transcript has been abbreviated and reordered for reader clarity.
A group of seven students and community members gathered silently outside of McDonald’s on Plymouth Rd. Tuesday in protest against the fast-food chain’s history of cruelty to chickens. The protest was hosted by the University of Michigan’s Michigan Animal Respect Society as part of The Humane League’s Student Alliance for Animals.
The University of Michigan and Speech First, an organization dedicated to promoting and upholding freedom of speech on college campuses, agreed to settle an ongoing lawsuit related to freedom of speech and the University’s Bias Response Team. The agreement to settle, which effectively dismissed the lawsuit, was reached between Oct. 24 and 25.
Late Tuesday morning, Bobby Reyes, a 14-year-old boy who was pronounced brain dead after suffering an asthma attack on Sept. 21, died when mechanical ventilation was discontinued in his room at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
After Reyes went into cardiac arrest on Sept. 21, doctors at Michigan Medicine determined Reyes had no brain activity and would be removed from life support on Sept. 27. In response, Reyes’ family reached out to an attorney to request a court order that extended Reyes’ time on life support.
This month, the University of Michigan announced the creation of a faculty working group dedicated to recommending revisions to two Regents bylaws addressing the dismissal of tenured faculty. The two bylaws include the University’s standard procedure in cases of faculty dismissal, as well as severance pay.
Following an attempt to hack the voting app Voatz during the 2018 midterm elections, the FBI revealed last week they have launched an investigation into the incident, which allegedly involved University of Michigan computer science students.
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced a $50-million increase in funding for the Center for Academic Innovation, the creation of the Firearm Injury Prevention Research Initiative and a new fund dedicated to achieving climate neutrality to a crowd of more than 200 faculty, staff and students at the annual Leadership Breakfast in the Ross School of Business Thursday morning.
A federal appeals court voided a ruling in favor of the University of Michigan’s Bias Response Team on Monday, arguing the group infringes upon First Amendment rights and suppresses freedom of speech across campus. The decision sent the case back to the U.S.