When Elizabeth James, program associate for the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree in the 1970s, she experienced an act of racism that seemed unthinkable to her: Someone vandalized her dorm room door with a racial slur.
LGBTQ-focused student groups on campus aim to foster welcoming communities and enhance professional opportunities for LGBTQ individuals and allies, at several of the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges.
Some Native American students are elated by a recent exhibit that aims to bring awareness to the role Native Americans had in the founding of the University of Michigan but overall there is an underlying concern about the ways the University is representing Native Americans during its bicentennia
Cydney Gardner-Brown, a recently accepted applicant to the University of Michigan, is having difficulty deciding whether she wants to be a Wolverine. The debate does not center around the price of admission or housing, nor is she concerned about leaving home for the first time.