After free-speech watchdog group Speech First filed a lawsuit against the University of Michigan last May, the University has restricted the housing staff, such as resident advisors and diversity peer educators, from removing speech from student doors — including hate speech.
In light of Governor Gretchen Whitmer declaring a State of Emergency early Tuesday morning, the University has decided to cancel all events and classes on campus for Wednesday, Jan. 29, and intends to resume activity at 7 a.m. Friday. This will be the third time in 40 years the school has closed due to weather.
Just a few days after Julia Putnam and Tim Wise delivered a keynote address at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium, Paani—a humanitarian organization—partnered with eight cultural organizations at the University of Michigan for “Culture Night” to raise awareness about the sanitation issues facing their respective countries and to share their unique cultures.
Each month, The Michigan Daily Administration Beat sits down with University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to discuss important questions about University policy, commitments and challenges. This month’s interview included discussion about hate crimes on campus, Title IX policy revisions, carbon neutrality and more. This transcript has been abbreviated and reordered for reader clarity.
The University of Michigan has agreed to a $300,000 settlement after former employee, Amy J. Wang, claimed she was wrongfully terminated by the school. Through an attorney, the University signed the settlement on Dec. 3, which was later released to MLive after a public records request.
Three University of Michigan students were attacked early Friday morning on South University Avenue. One of the them was Information junior Serena Sabuda. Sabuda is currently being treated for osteosarcoma, a form of intrusive bone cancer, at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and had undergone lung surgery just three weeks earlier. Sabuda was walking with two of her housemates to celebrate the surgery’s success when a group of women and men aggressively confronted them.
Growing up, life sciences researcher Majd Abdulghani watched her mother overcome the various obstacles she faced as a Muslim female scientist working toward her Ph.D. in London. With her mother’s determination and bravery in mind, Abdulghani will have the opportunity to return to England to pursue her own doctoral degree in genetics as Saudi Arabia’s very first Rhodes Scholar.
As the winter semester at the University of Michigan draws near, students have begun scheduling, turning to course registration tools to help plan their upcoming semester. One of these newest resources students have begun utilizing is Coursicle, which works with students to create a schedule for the upcoming term by allowing instant class filtering, visual schedule planning and notifying them when seats open up in a certain class. At the University, Coursicle has recently gained traction with about 500 current student users.