Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:06pm

Thesis defense has traditionally been one of the final and most important steps for master’s and doctoral students to obtain their degrees. However, due to the restrictions on in-person events as part of the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, thesis defenses are now being held virtually, forcing students and faculty to adjust to the new format. 

John Godfrey, Rackham Graduate School assistant dean, commented on the difficult challenge of making swift and effective adjustments in reaction to the pandemic. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:05pm

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, students and young professionals from around the world have come together to form a global movement called #Students_Against_COVID, which is dedicated to bringing students and allies together to spread awareness about the severity of the virus. They strive to facilitate effective and socially responsible collaboration and innovation while working to champion scientifically-based principles.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:20pm
Mary Kamidoi recalls memories of her childhood at Rohwer internment camp and her experience with anti-Japanese and anti-Asian discrimination at Haven Hall Tuesday morning.

Mary Kamidoi, former treasurer of the Japanese American Citizens League Detroit chapter, spoke in Haven Hall Wednesday morning in association with American Culture 301: “A/PIA in the Civil Rights Movement.” 

During the event, Kamidoi recalled her childhood, memories of life in internment camps and the anti-Japanese and anti-Asian discrimination she endured upon her arrival in Michigan.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:25pm
Members of UM Outlaws and OUTreach talk about name changes, gender markers, and current laws related to transgender rights during an event for Trans Awareness Week at the Trotter Multicultural Center Friday afternoon.

The University of Michigan’s Outlaws and OUTreach student organizations hosted “#TransMatters in Law,” at the Trotter Multicultural Center on Friday. The event discussed the current status of name changes, gender markers and current law related to transgender rights.

The event started with an overview of the name-changing process of an individual in Michigan, which involves five major steps: filing a petition, going through fingerprint and background checks, filing required documents, publication of the name change in legal journals and attending a hearing. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:35pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor listens at a city council meeting.

A special session of Ann Arbor City Council took place this Monday in regard of two court cases: Attorney General et al. v. Gelman Sciences, Inc., relating to the dioxane plume caused by Gelman Science, and Think Right Strategies v. City of Ann Arbor, which involves a conservative political consulting firm suing the city over anti-discrimination laws.

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 4:27pm

Early numbers from the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions show a lower first-year acceptance rate and stronger ACT and grade point average scores compared to last year’s admitted students.

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:26pm
Community members show support for the Sudanese people on the Diag Sunday.

In the wake of a violent attack in Sudan leading to at least 30 deaths, students and activists packed the Diag on Sunday to demand action and to show support for the Sudanese people. The rally consisted of a recapitulation of the events, a prayer and an open discussion which followed shortly after in North Quad Residence Hall.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:39pm
The Ann Arbor City Council met on Monday to deliberate on the new “Center of the City” task force.

The Ann Arbor City Council met on Monday to deliberate on the new “Center of the City” task force, water treatment plans targeting PFAS and changes to the competitive bidding waiver requirement. The council also heard from community activists regarding a campaign to boycott Israeli products.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:23pm

Eight new groups were initiated by the National Center for Institutional Diversity in an effort to create multidisciplinary collaboration between University faculty, staff and students on important social issues such as diversity and inclusion.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 5:32pm

Over 50 University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumni have sent videos to the SMTD administration, voicing their support for the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and their non-tenure faculty members.