Riley Hanson, A&D Undergrad, and Christopher Stock, LS&A Undergrad, find a way to warm up during a day that the ‘U’ cancelled classes due to fear of windchill reaching -30F on January 28, 2014.
It was a brisk 8F this afternoon when Hanson and Stock built a jump over a hill facing North Campus.
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
How did you spend your day off from classes?
Design by Jocelyn. Pics by @vgkids
Plans for the weekend? Go check out the 37th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, happening THIS Friday 1/31 and Saturday 2/1 at Hill Auditorium!
WELCOME BACK STUDENTS! Here is to your best semester yet!
UMMA LAUNCHES EXCITING NEW STUDENT ENGAGEMENT PROJECT!!!!!!!
-U of M students studying on the lawn, 1946, from the Bentley Historical Library
Study hard, everyone, and good luck on finals!
Here’s a great new Sophomore Initiative course — register soon!
Psst…there’s tons of exciting Sophomore Initiative courses you can take in the Fall 2013 semester. If you look under the Sophomore Initiative tag on the course guide, you’ll find over 50 wonderful courses that will expose you to a variety of different disciplines and fields. We have interdisciplinary and/or seminar courses that we picked just for sophomores — classes on acoustic songwriting, digital research, global health, intergroup relations, publishing and editing, and myriad other subjects; check them all out here.
While you’re selecting courses, here’s some helpful tips on backpacking and registration from the Campus Information Center Blue Prints Blog.
Making a difference with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
As a sophomore, my main goal was to contribute to the University of Michigan in a meaningful way. When you’ve gotten a feel for the university, but aren’t really on your way out just yet, it is easy to get excited about influencing real and lasting change for all those future sophomores. I found a place to do that through my work with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. After volunteering for two years, I became a co-coordinator of the Men’s Activism Program, which focuses on engaging men in the movement against sexual violence, and developing creative ways to do so. Though I joined in my freshman year, it was my sophomore year that I really became immersed in the work and the community.
Many people think that SAPAC is just survivor services - a place to go if you have been sexually assaulted - however its heart and soul are the volunteers who work tirelessly to prevent assaults through education and activism. If you’re looking for an opportunity to affect change on macro as well as micro levels, volunteers at SAPAC help change and create university policy, and also educate and converse with individual students with workshops and campaigns. Volunteers also help survivors through a Peer-Led Support Group, and events like Speak Out which encourages survivors to share their stories in a supportive environment. Making an impact on the lives of the other people on this campus is important to many students, and SAPAC is absolutely a place to do so.