October 10, 2023

Panel explores hip-hop, CRT connections at DEI Summit assembly »

Crucial matters of history, language and politics are key components of hip-hop culture, and hip-hop is not just a form of entertainment but a “powerful art form to teach us” about today’s society, according to Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Rapsody. With lyrics reflecting issues of racial injustices and discrimination, Rapsody told a packed auditorium at the Power Center for the Performing Arts that “hip-hop can continue to grow and educate and expand more powerful people.” She was part of a panel at U-M’s annual DEI Summit community assembly, which saw members of the University of Michigan community gather Oct. 9 to consider this year’s theme, “Truth Telling: The Kinship of Critical Race Theory & Hip-Hop.”

October 10, 2023

Open houses to show community campus planning ideas »

Visitors to the open houses for two interrelated presidential initiatives — Vision 2034 and Campus Plan 2050 — are being asked to weigh in on a range of potential ideas to inform how the Ann Arbor campus might change over time.

October 2, 2023

DEI Summit to explore critical race theory, hip-hop »

U-M to launch its next five-year strategic plan, DEI 2.0. This year’s annual DEI Summit will celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and highlight its intersection with critical race theory, celebrating and exploring the power of storytelling as a driving force for social change.