• Remembering Tobin Siebers, English professor, disability studies advocate

    Tobin Siebers, co-chair of the university’s Initiative on Disability Studies, V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor, and professor of English language and literature, and art and design died Thursday. Read the full story

  • Summit focuses on success of men of color in higher ed

    The National Center for Institutional Diversity convened a national summit Thursday titled “Ensuring Success for Men of Color:  Leveraging Evidence to Drive Better Policy, Practice, and Effective Philanthropic Investment.” “The success of men of color in higher education is a profoundly important issue,” said NCID Director John Burkhardt. “They constitute the smallest proportionally represented demographic Read more

  • Justice Ginsburg to deliver Tanner Lecture at U-M on Feb. 6

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will present the university’s 2015 Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Hill Auditorium. “A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg” is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public, including alumni. Read Read more

  • Video: Pay-to-play and participation

  • MHacks shapes the hackathon culture it helped create

    Since its inception in February 2013, MHacks, the university’s semi-annual event that helped spark the nation’s college hackathon movement, has grown from a just-for-fun challenge to a sophisticated operation that draws big sponsors and students from a variety of backgrounds. Hacks have gone from short-term creations to impressive longer-term ventures. Read the full story

  • Pay-to-play keeping kids on the sidelines

    The cost of school sports keeps many children from participating, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health (link is external). Many schools charge fees for students who participate in sports at the middle or high school level, often called “pay to play” fees. In this month’s poll, Read more

  • U-M Solar Car Team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

    An atypical U-M solar car squad raced in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in typical U-M solar car fashion: finishing on top. The Solar Car Team, composed of U-M alumni and students, partnered with students from the University of Abu Dhabi to race its championship car, Quantum, against 15 teams from six continents. Read Read more

  • Japan’s high suicide rate is focus of ‘Saving 10,000’ event

    The Tojinbo cliffs and Aokigahara forest are among popular sites for Japanese who choose suicide, more than 80 in the country each day — a rate nearly double that of the United States. Suicides rose in tandem with Japan’s economic woes beginning in the late 1990s. Bankruptcy, job loss and other financial stressors felt especially Read more

  • MLK keynote speaker Hill calls on America to keep its promises

    America must keep its promises of liberty and equality carried in the Declaration of Independence and other iconic documents and laws that enshrine the nation’s history, Marc Lamont Hill said Monday in his keynote lecture for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Read the full story

  • Victors for Michigan: Transgender rights

    When the ruling came down in a high-profile gender identity discrimination case, Paul Southwick, ’09, and Cliff Davidson, ’06, recognized that it wasn’t everything they had hoped for. Still, they considered it a big win for their client, who had been expelled from a Christian college after revealing on a television show that she was Read more