Academics

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LSA junior Stephen Dinka arrived at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library basement hoping to receive help with his Foundations of Computer Science course, EECS 376, homework at office hours.

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After running into a waitlist of more than 100 students for RCASL 100, a prerequisite American Sign Language course at the University, LSA freshman Hannah Shipley created a petition to increase resources for the language.

The petition calls for expansion of the course, faculty and resources for the ASL program.

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University of Michigan students are opting to take math classes at other schools because of the reputation of the department’s classes being more difficult, students told The Daily.

Mary Jo Callan, Director of the Ginsberg Center, informs SACUA members on how to encourage civic engagement in the classroom and across campus leading up to the 2020 Presidential Debate at Palmer Commons Monday afternoon.

The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met at Palmer Commons Monday afternoon to discuss how to increase civic engagement on campus in advance of the upcoming primary elections.

SACUA Chair Joy Beatty discusses the e-voting process for SACUA nominations during a meeting in Fleming Administration Building Monday afternoon.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met on Monday to discuss the SACUA Nominating committee, e-voting and the qualifications for tenure. 

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.