While the name of the event would imply a simple focus on the rights of women, protesters called for action on climate change, amnesty and protection of immigrants, and provision of universal healthcare.
Thousands of people gathered in downtown Ann Arbor on the afternoon of Saturday, January 21, as part of a nationwide Women’s March.
On September 22, University of Michigan students had the opportunity to hear two guest lecturers, Dr. Denis Mukwege and Michael Ramsdell, explain the difficulty of capturing the attention of the West and finding resources to eliminate recurring human rights abuses.
On November 16, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted a symposium in honor of Rev. Jesse Jackson, which included a keynote address by the civil rights leader. The talk, titled “What’s next for us: Hope and reflection,” discussed the challenges facing our country following the November 8 election results. One key point of concern […]
On November 15, Central Student Government rejected a resolution that called upon the University to “Divest from Socially Irresponsible Companies that Violate Palestinian Human Rights” in a 34-13 vote. The resolution, which was proposed by the campus organization, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, stipulated that the University establish an ad-hoc committee that would investigate […]
ANN ARBOR, MI – Last week, the Bicentennial Commencement Committee debated replacing both the keynote and student commencement speakers for the Winter 2017 Commencement with a video montage of speeches from past years. Since that time, the Commencement Committee has revised the plan, and they are now considering featuring ten “celebrity speakers” who would talk […]
On Wednesday, November 16, nearly one thousand protesters participated in an organized campus walkout in response to the election and the “increase in hate crimes and other forms of violence against marginalized folx.” The march took over campus from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and began starting on the Diag where students who had walked […]
U of M students should be highly suspicious of this program and others that are aggressively popping up around campus. In particular, threats to our free discourse must be recognized for what they are and challenged. In the face of propaganda like that of Expect Respect, students should ask questions and investigate rather than passively […]