Academics

The Rackham Graduate School hosted a panel, "Adapting to Change and Maintaining Excellence" on advancing graduate education Friday morning.

Approximately 100 community members attended a panel hosted by Rackham Graduate School titled “Adapting to Change and Maintaining Excellence” as part of an all-day faculty symposium on advancing graduate education Friday morning. 

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According to Catherine Badgley, program director of the Residential College, only one of every two students who enter the RC graduate with a degree in the RC program.

Citing strenuous requirements, RC students have difficulties juggling the RC program curriculum alongside their other coursework.

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University of Michigan professors are worried that an executive order intended to combat anti-Semitism poses a threat to their ability to teach about Middle Eastern conflict and engage with students freely in the classroom. 

LSA Dean, Dr. Ann Curzan, discusses her career and the benefit of a liberal arts education at the 2020 Residential College Robertson Lecture at East Quad Tuesday afternoon.

Anne Curzan, the University of Michigan Literature, Science and the Arts dean, spoke about the value of a liberal arts education to a crowd of approximately 150 people Tuesday afternoon in Keene Theater. The speech was part of the The Residential College’s annual Robertson Lecture.

Chemical Engineering Chair Sharon Glotzer discusses previous feedback in regards to the regents bylaws during a Senate Assembly Town Hall in Palmer Commons Monday.

Members of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs hosted the faculty tenure bylaw working group at Palmer Commons on Monday.

SACUA Chair Joy Beatty shares various updates at a SACUA meeting in Fleming Administration Building Monday afternoon.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday to discuss restructuring committees and the upcoming debate. 

One of the historical houses on E. Huron St. that could be demolished to make way for a new College of Pharmacy building.

Three historic homes located on the corner of East Huron Street and Glen Avenue, currently owned by the University of Michigan, may be demolished for a new College of Pharmacy, according to November 2019

Sam Epstein, a linguistics and cognitive science professor at the University, passed away on November 29, 2019.

When remembering Sam Epstein, linguistics and cognitive science professor, who passed away on Nov. 29, colleagues and students reflected on his brilliance. 

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Following a recent change that allows nursing students to select their own clinical shift dates instead of being assigned them, students have begun to sell and buy shifts for as much as $400 to be able to work their preferred hours or locations.

Amid students’ frustrations, Bonnie Hagerty, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the School of Nursing, notified students that trading shifts may result in disciplinary action.

The School of Social Work addresses students concerns regarding the curriculum taught in a mandatory course.

After a group of students in the School of Social Work penned an op-ed criticizing the curriculum taught in a mandatory course, the school is working to address the authors’ concerns.