Stories tagged: "University of Michigan"


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Why MSU’s Empty Cafeterias Show Gen Z, Others Are Looking for Different Workstyles

Just step inside the dining halls at Michigan State, and you’ll see a trend across the state: People aren’t returning to work. That’s despite a good economy.

The Haji Khalif family arrives at their new home on July 24, 2015 in Bloomfield, Michigan. The Kurdish family of five moved here from their first placement home in Dearborn due to their daughters disability. They originally fled their own home in Aleppo and lived in Jordan before coming to the United States. Since the war started the United States has resettled under 1,500 refugees, despite over 12,000 applications. That fall, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that least 10,000 displaced Syrians will be allowed into the United states over the next year. This announcement was followed up by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the United States would accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017.
Coming to Michigan to Find Safety in a Welcoming Place, Families Still Face Struggles

Families coming to Michigan from Afghanistan join the long history of shared struggle and accomplishment with over a century of Armenians, Iraqis, Syrians and others fleeing danger.

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Michigan’s University Enrollment Drops Due to Pandemic

But are university students choosing not to enroll in online classes, or is there something more to it?

Flint residents and supporters wear shirts in 2016 that reads "Flint Lives Matter" as they wait outside the room where Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington to look into the circumstances surrounding high levels of lead found in many residents' tap water in Flint, Michigan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Flint Settlement Is a Beginning, Not a Resolution, Says Activist Mom

Lashaya Darisaw cautions against thinking the Flint Water Crisis is resolved, and against forgetting the true scale of the disaster.

Ryan Henyard spoke with The 'Gander about the motivations behind his online police brutality teach-out available through the University of Michigan.
WATCH: U-M Has a Free Police Brutality Course. Here’s Your Inside Look at the Syllabus.

We caught up with course creator Ryan Henyard for a look at the crucial conversations reshaping the nation right now.

Course facilitators Ryan Henyard, R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy and Derrick Jackson. (Photos via Facebook)
U-M Tackles Racism and Police Brutality in Online Course

The free "teach-out" can help Michiganders understand how issues of race and police brutality affect communities of color.

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These Michigan Colleges Aren’t Seeing Enrollment Drops Over Coronavirus. Here’s Why.

More freshmen than expected are securing spots at key Michigan colleges, and the pandemic plays a big part in the reason.