On Monday evening, South African activists and educators Klaas Mokgomole and Mmamalema Molepo spoke to a group of more than 30 students in the Ross School of Business about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its relation to the apartheid government in South Africa.
As a computer science major, LSA junior Armind Chahal often finds herself one of the only women in her upper-level CS courses. Chahal said though the uneven gender ratio in CS classes is significant, it is so commonplace that she has come to expect it and is usually able to ignore it.
On Thursday morning, the Division of Public Safety and Security stationed a table in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library aimed at signing students and faculty up for emergency alerts through the DPSS app. The table was run by Central Student Government members who assisted DPSS officers in registering students for the alerts.
For many University of Michigan students, the recent college admissions scandal — in which federal prosecutors charged 50 people for various offenses related to college admissions, including buying their children entry into some of the nation’s most selective schools — was not wholly surprising.
In light of the recent controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook, in which he and a classmate posed in blackface and donned a Ku Klux Klan robe, the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities hosted the panel discussion titled “The Politics of Blackface Then and Now: What’s in Your Yearbook?” Monday afternoon in North Quad Residence Hall.
Chair of the University’s Board of Regents and outgoing Michigan Republican Party chairman Ron Weiser announced Saturday at the Michigan Republican State Convention in Lansing that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
LSA sophomore Jack Wroldsen came to the University of Michigan knowing he was interested in a history degree. Yet Wroldsen said he faced skepticism from parents and employers about the choice when he declared a history major.
This coming Wednesday marks the beginning of controlled burn season, when trained staff and volunteers start a series of intentional fires in Ann Arbor parks to enrich the soil and allow fire-resistant plants to grow. Natural Area Preservation staff, who lead the controlled burn effort, also conducted burns for a few weeks in the fall of 2018.