Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!                                 



Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. SCOR Diversity & Social Justice Symposium - Friday,  March 27, 2015, 9-4 pm - Rackham Graduate School

  2. Post-Symposium Happy Hour - Friday, March 27, 2015, 7-9 pm - Habana Cellar Lounge

  3. SCOR Symposium Gala - Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - Jack Roth Stadium Club

  4. SCOR 2015-16 Executive Board: Call for Applications - Deadline Extended to Saturday, April 4, 2015

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. Navigating Board Culture as a Young Professional: Gaining Trust, Leading, & Overcoming Obstacles -TODAY, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30-7 pm

  2. Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs presents Arab Heritage Month - Events continuing Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7 pm

  3. Teach-In +50: End the War Against the Planet - Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28, 2015

  4. Make Your Mark with Bloomberg Information Session - Monday, March 30, 2015, 3-5 pm 

  5. Michigan Community Research & Action Workgroup (M-CRAW) & University of Michigan Women's Studies Department presents "Feminism & Community Psychology" - Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 2-4 pm

  6. 2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture - Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5 pm

  7. Women in Health Leadership First Annual Spring Forum - Friday, April 10, 2014, 1-5 pm

  8. "Keepin' it Real" with VP E. Royster Harper & Regent Diggs - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

Weekly Events on Campus:

  1. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday, 2 pm - CAPS Office, 3rd Floor of Michigan Union

  2. "Get Into Shape" with Cardio Kickboxing - Every Monday at 5 pm and Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

  3. "Feel Good Friday" - Every Friday, 1-5 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

Other Opportunities:

  1. Center for Campus Involvement Advisory Board - Application Deadline: Friday, March, 27, 2015, 5 pm

  2. African Students Association Nominations - Nomination Deadline: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 11:59 pm

  3. Congressional Budget Office Financial Economist - Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  4. "A Klassy Evening with the Kappas" - Friday, April 3, 2015, 7-11 pm

  5. Food Sovereignty: Call for Proposals - Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  6. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015


Join us for our 25th Annual Diversity and Social Justice Symposium.

4th Floor of the  Rackham Graduate School

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided (please RSVP).

Lightning Rounds on Student Activism facilitated by Michigan Alumni.

Student Activist and Faculty Research Panelists.

Keynote address by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski in the Rackham Amphitheatre.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.

Register here. Please note, anyone attending the symposium during lunch MUST RSVP.

SCOR Post-Symposium Happy Hour

Join us after the symposium to celebrate our 25th annual student-led symposium. We have the space available to our guests all night so stay as long as you would like.

Refreshments will  be served.


25 is a big year and we want to celebrate SCOR's endeavors with all of you!

Join us at the BIG HOUSE (Michigan Stadium) in the Jack Roth Stadium Club for an unforgettable event.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

All intended guests MUST RSVP here.

Hors d'oeuvres and a buffet style dinner will be served. Everyone will have an opportunity to take pictures on the football field. We will have a photobooth and sounds provided by Michigan Alumni DJ Graffiti! Don't miss this monumental event!

* Early arrival is strongly suggested. *

SCOR 2015-16 Executive Board: Call for Applications

Greetings SCOR Members,

It has been my great pleasure to serve as your SCOR President this year! We have had numerous events and activities to build community among graduate students of color. I hope that you have enjoyed our monthly socials, critical conversations about police brutality with the Black Student Union and Central Student government, public forum with the university regents along with the Rackham Student Government, viewing the movie, Dear White People, followed by a much needed discussion, and meeting several university guests including Alice Walker and Marc Lamont Hill. I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to lead you all for this year, and cannot wait to celebrate the culmination of our activities at this year's SCOR Symposium and Formal Gala (please retrieve your tickets here: SCOR 25th Symposium 2015).

The time has come for our current executive board to pass the torch to another group of excited, passionate, engaged scholars, and we would like to invite all of you to consider applying for a position on the executive board for the 2015-2016 academic year! Serving on our board provides a great opportunity to develop your leadership, team-building, communication, and facilitation skills (in addition to meeting some great individuals across campus and shaping the education experiences of graduate students at UM!). It would be our honor if you would complete our short application for a position (click here). Please apply by Saturday, March 21, 2015.

We have compiled a list of our current position descriptions (subject to modification) and qualities that we believe will be necessary to carry out the duties of the position. If you did not receive an e-mail from us and you are interested, please e-mail us at  We will send you a copy of the current position descriptions. Please review these carefully as you make your decision to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that you will apply!

We hope to see you at our Symposium Weekend Events. Have a great week and Go Blue!

Courtney McCluney

President, Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) Executive Board  2014-15

Sister Friends Support Group

"Get into Shape" with Cardio Kickboxing

"Feel Good Fridays"

Navigating Board Culture as a Young Professional: Gaining Trust, Leading, & Overcoming Obstacles 

Join us for the final Board Fellows Forum as U-M Alum and Senior Counsel for Dupont Kimberly Richardson discusses nonprofit board dynamics. She'll offer tips and strategies for young professionals serving as board members. Open to the public as well as Fellows in the Center's Board Fellowship program.

Wednesday, March 25, 5:30-7:00 pm

Ross School of Business, Room R0240

For more information, visit the Center for Social Impact website.

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs presents Arab Heritage Month

Teach-In + 50: End the War Against the Planet

The subject of this teach in will be “From the war against Vietnam to the war against the planet” and will focus on the problems of global climate change as well as commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first ever teach-in that occurred here on campus in 1965.  There will be four panels to take place on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 in Angell Hall. Speakers from across the nation will converge on Ann Arbor to celebrate and educate. Check out our promotional video. Additional information can be found on our event website

"Make Your Mark" with Bloomberg

Bloomberg, a financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City, is inviting students to attend an Information Session, where they will share information on their internship opportunities and permanent positions.

All majors and class years are welcomed. Students are encouraged to bring their resume and "A" game. Business attire.

Make Your Mark With Bloomberg Information Session

Monday, March 30, 2015

3-5 pm

Alumni Center

RSVP deadline has passed. You may attempt to register here

This opportunity is being coordinated and hosted by the LEAD Scholars program of the Alumni Association.

M-CRAW & University of Michigan’s Women's Studies Department present: “Feminism & Community Psychology”

2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture

When:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Free and open to the public but registration is requested.

 Michel Martin is an American Journalist and Correspondent for NPR and ABC News. Martin came to NPR in 2006 and launched Tell Me More, a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014. She has spent more than 25 years as a journalist-first in print with major newspapers and then in television. Martin has also served as contributor and substitute host for NPR news magazines and talk shows, including Talk of the Nation and News & Notes.

The CEW Mullin Welch Series was established in 1989 by Frances Daseler and Marjorie Jackson in memory of their sister Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch, bringing to campus lecturers who exemplify Elizabeth's characteristics: creativity, strength of character and expansive vision.

The 2015 Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change will be presented before the lecture. This year's recipients are Sandra Gregerman, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Edward Goldman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Women in Health Leadership First Annual Spring Forum

"Keepin' It Real" with VP E. Royster Harper & Regent Diggs

We hope you can join the next conversation with VP Harper and Regent Diggs on Wednesday, April 15 at 5:30 at Trotter Multicultural Center.

We are asking that you RSVP for food purposes.

Center for Campus Involvement Advisory Board

The Center for Campus Involvement is currently seeking a diverse group of students to be a part of their 2015-2016 Advisory Board. This group contributes to CCI by helping staff understand the impact of the student involvement experience at the University of Michigan. We accomplish this through monthly meetings that focus on student discussions that help us to answer questions that lead to expansion and changes in our services and programs.

The application for the Advisory Board can be found here and is due by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 27th. Applicants will also participate in a 30 minute group interview on Tuesday, March 31st between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

African Students Association Nominations

African Students Association Elections for 2015-2016 School Year

The deadline to nominate yourself or others is Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 11:59 pm.


Deadline to accept a nomination is Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5 pm.

ELECTIONS will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2015 7-9 pm in Room 2175 NORTH QUAD!

***Please feel free to contact the e-board at if you have any questions. ****

Congressional Budget Office Financial Economist Position

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analyses to the Congress. The Financial Analysis Division, with a staff of seven, has a highly collaborative and dynamic working environment. The division is seeking talented candidates for a position that involves conducting analyses to evaluate the costs of federal financial activities and contributing to CBO's recurring projections for the economy and the budget. A focus of the division's work is to evaluate the costs, risks, and economic and budgetary consequences of a wide range of federal financial obligations, including loans and loan guarantees, deposit insurance, pension guarantees, and mortgage guarantees. The division also contributes to the agency's macroeconomic forecasts of interest rates and other financial variables.

Analysts in the division prepare written studies and testimony, provide information to Congressional committee staff, and advise others throughout CBO regarding financial institutions, financial markets, and valuation methodologies. Analysts also have the opportunity to conduct original research and to publish their work in professional journals.

Apply online by Tuesday, March 31 to ensure consideration at CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment.

"A Klassy Evening with the Kappas"

Food Sovereignty: Call for Proposals

We invite submissions for posters on any topic relevant to food sovereignty, to be displayed at a poster session to be held during the Food Sovereignty Conference, May 28-29, 2015 on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Please submit title and abstract  (no more than 250 words) for evaluation for inclusion in the program.

Deadline for submission is April 15 and notification of acceptance is May 1.

All accepted poster presenters are expected to exhibit their poster in the poster area for the duration of the event.  Accepted poster presenters are also asked to be present at their poster during the poster lunch session on Friday, May 29, 12:30pm-2:00pm.

Submit proposals here.

Minority Senior Scholarship Program

The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at  with any questions.

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