April 7, 2022

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City Council finalizes allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds

On Monday, the Ann Arbor City Council approved a plan for how to spend the $24.2 million that the city received from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The council debated several amendments to the city manager’s recommendations on how to allocate the funds, such as whether to use the money to create a Universal Basic Income program or fund street repairs. Read to learn more about the debate and where these funds will be spent.

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SMTD launches 10-year initiative for commissioning Black composers

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) launched Michigan Orchestra Repertoire for Equity — a 10-year initiative to increase racial equity in classical music. The performance featured the University Symphony Orchestra and the first of 10 commissioned pieces at Hill Auditorium. Read more to hear about the different pieces and how the project started. 

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Michigan Medicine hosts fifth food and toiletry drive for Food Gatherers

From March 26 through April 10, Michigan Medicine is hosting its fifth food and toiletry drive for Food Gatherers, Washtenaw Country’s largest food bank. The Maize and Blue Cupboard —  a food pantry that provides food and resources for the campus community —  is among the 170 programs Food Gatherers distributes to for this drive. Read more about the prevalence of food insecurity in Michigan and how to participate in the drive here.  

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Organ trafficking is not getting the attention it deserves – here’s why

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Not enough white people in Trotter Multicultural Center, white student claims

In light of a recent article published by The Michigan Review, Michigan in Color columnists Stephen Buckley and Kailana Dejoie address the author’s hateful and destructive claims about the Trotter Multicultural Center. Read more about what Buckley and Dejoie say about the important history of Trotter and its significance for students of Color on a campus that is majority white.

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The beauty of wilted flowers

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A summer in the construction boots of my father

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