Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:20pm
Dr. Damon Williams, author of "Strategic Diversity Leadership," leads a discussion with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows during the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium in Rackham Graduate School Friday.

On Friday afternoon, about 30 Rackham students and post-doctoral fellows attended a conversation about student-led diversity initiatives and inclusivity with Damon Williams, author and chief catalyst for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Innovation. The conversation took place during the Rackham Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium, which included a panel of student diversity leaders and a keynote address delivered by Williams.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:08am
LSA student Jenna speaks to her experiences volunteering in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and the difficulties Palestinians face in East Quad Tuesday.

In light of the continuing Palestinian refugee crisis, leaders from various Arab culture organizations convened for a teach-in Tuesday night about the reality of life in Lebanese refugee camps. The information session was hosted by Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians, an educational enrichment program supporting Palestinian youth in Lebanon, along with the Lebanese Student Association, Arab Student Association and Students Allied for Freedom and Equality.  

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:03pm
Protestors support the GEO Trans Health Committee Negotiators at Wolverine Tower Friday.

Amid growing concerns over the lack of transgender voices in conversations about coverage plans, University of Michigan graduate employees met with human resources representatives and the MHealthy Advisory Committee Friday to urge the University to cover gender-affirming surgeries.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:32pm
Students Ade Ijidakinro and Shaima Abdullah lead an Anti-racism teach-in at West Quad Tuesday.

A group of six students and two student-leaders from Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs convened for a peer-led anti-racism teach-in Tuesday evening to discuss ways to combat racial intolerance and promote a more inclusive environment at the University of Michigan.

The teach-in was part of a new series of workshops led by MESA aiming to engage students in conversations about inequality, social justice activism and personal experiences with discrimination. Tuesday’s event was the fourth teach-in led by MESA this school year.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:36pm
The University of Michigan’s History of Art Department received two donations totaling $8.2 million from alumni and Professor Emeritus Ilene Forsyth.

The University of Michigan’s History of Art Department has received two donations totaling $8.2 million from alumni and Professor Emeritus Ilene Forsyth, allowing the department to expand its programming initiatives, according to a Jan. 10 press release. The donations establish the George H. and Ilene H. Forsyth Professorship in Medieval Art as well as the Ilene H.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:44pm
Kate Stenvig, an organizer with the group 'By Any Means Necessary' (BAMN), speaks at an event about defending survivors and building movements to fight sexual assault Thursday in Mason Hal

Sitting in front of a group of about 20 students, activists and community members Thursday evening in Mason Hall, Kate Stenvig, organizer of By Any Means Necessary, led a public “tribunal” to encourage conversation and organize action against rape and sexual assault.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:28pm
Residential College Professor Angela Dillard responds to audience questions after giving a talk on "Civil Rights Conservatism and the Ironies of Monumental History" in Rackham Auditorium Thursday afternoon.

Speaking to a crowd of more than 100 students, faculty and community members, Angela Dillard, the LSA Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, delivered a lecture Thursday afternoon on civil rights era conservatism and monument history. Dillard, who also serves as the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor in Afroamerican and African Studies, centered the discussion on James Meredith, a controversial civil rights figure who was the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. Dillard spoke in anticipation of her new book, “Civil Rights Conservatism.”