In response to the ongoing conversation about race, diversity, and representation in higher education, the University of Michigan has pledged $10 million to build a new multicultural center on State St., near the heart of campus to replace the current off- campus William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center, the location of which makes it difficult for some students to access its resources. A push for a new space was led by the Black Student Union and came about after multiple meetings with the school’s administration and student leaders. The new center, to be designed by Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, is set to open in 2018.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
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