Democracy & Debate
March 1, 2023
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will visit the Ann Arbor campus March 8 for a special event with CNN anchor Chris Wallace at Rackham Auditorium, part of the series “Democracy in crisis: Views from the press.”
January 12, 2023
Five student acts will vie for prizes at a free, festival-style concert at Hill Auditorium on Jan. 21 in a performance that celebrates the grand finale of the Songs for Democracy competition.
March 7, 2022
U-M’s Democracy in Crisis series will feature four award-winning journalists sharing their insights into the forces threatening and protecting democratic structures and systems.
February 14, 2022
Marine biologist and climate policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson will deliver the Wege Lecture on Sustainability virtually Feb. 23.
November 8, 2021
Voter turnout among U-M students jumped to 78 percent in the November 2020 election, according to a report from Tufts University. It was up 18 percentage points from 2016.
November 1, 2021
U-M is joining with other policy schools across the Big Ten to launch Democracy in the 21st Century, a conferencewide collaboration to develop educational programming that promotes active civic education and engagement.
October 18, 2021
At a time when democratic institutions are under pressure and the U-M community is looking to engage, U-M will continue Democracy & Debate through the 2021-22 academic year.
May 12, 2021
U-M has developed a collection of educational resources designed to help scholars, teachers, and learners examine the significance of Kamala Harris’ historic ascension to the U.S. vice presidency.
November 4, 2020
In a post-election message, President Mark Schlissel said U-M will continue to advance its mission, support students and “achieve the lasting change for which so many of you have advocated,” regardless of final vote tallies.
October 20, 2020
U-M will launch several new anti-racism initiatives, and enhance a number of existing ones, as part of a national reckoning on race and as deep-rooted structural inequities in American life have been magnified.