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.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.