Thousands of scientists, teachers and allies gathered in the Diag Saturday afternoon to take part in the March for Science, an event organized to celebrate science and to improve dialogue between the scientific community and the public.
The event, intended mainly to address healthcare and job growth, consisted of a panel including Dingell, Carrie Rheingans, the Senior Project Manager for the Washtenaw Health Initiative, and Shamar Herron, the Workforce Development Manager for Washtenaw County.
Rallygoers hoisting signs above their heads stating, “Make Ethics Great Again” and “We Want Our Future Back,” marched Saturday afternoon through the sidewalks of downtown Ann Arbor while participating in a Tax March as the final hours for the deadline to file for federal and state taxes approach.
Wrapping up the year for Public Policy seniors was U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) and distinguished professors of the University of Michigan to deliver what is traditionally called the Last Lecture.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen conversed with economist Susan M. Collins, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, about her experience as the leader of multiple public policy initiatives to a packed Rackham Auditorium Monday night.