Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!     



Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

  1. SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6 pm-2 am

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. “Keepin’ It Real” with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs - TODAY, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

  2. Non-Traditional Student Focus Group - Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4 pm (Other dates & times available)

  3. Center for Social Impact Launch Year Celebration - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5-7 pm

  4. Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 pm

Weekly Campus Activities:

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

  2. “Get into Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing - Every Monday at 5 pm & Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Trotter

  3. “Feel Good Fridays” - Every Friday, 1-5 pm - Trotter Multicultural Center

Other Opportunities:

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

  2. Social Club Grooming Company presents #ShopTalk - Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7-9 pm

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

SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl

“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.

Non-Traditional Student Focus Group

Do you consider yourself to be a nontraditional student at the University of Michigan?
What experiences or social identities make you "nontraditional?"
We would love for you to tell us about it!

Please join us for a focus group about your identity(ies) and how the campus climate and culture impact your life differently from students with a more "traditional" educational experience. The upcoming dates are as follows:

Thursday, April 16th, 4 p.m. - Michigan Union (Central Campus) - Parker Room
Friday, April 17th, 12 p.m. - Pierpont Commons (North Campus) - Center Room

Tuesday, April 21st, 6 p.m. - Michigan League (Central Campus) - Room 4
Wednesday, April 22nd, 1 p.m. - Palmer Commons (Central Campus) - Plaza Room 

Food will be served, and a $15 gift card will be offered.     


Your participation will be confidential. Findings will help the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) improve its support services for underserved and nontraditional students.

Here's a little bit more about our study...

Historically, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has defined "nontraditional students" as older scholars who do not receive bachelor's degrees prior to the age of 25. That age gap is enough to substantially separate their experiences in school from fellow students of a "traditional" age, by adding new academic and social challenges.

Presently, we know that age is just one of many characteristics that can significantly separate a student's experiences from those of their peers. These characteristics can impact a student at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. We recognize that being an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, LGBT, a veteran, a parent or caregiver, a first-generation student, a community-college transfer or a student with physical or emotional health conditions are some of the characteristics that greatly shape student experiences in a nontraditional way. However, we also recognize that there may be other factors that affect the student experience. 

Therefore, we want to hear from you: your experiences, your frustrations, what you need to better succeed as a nontraditional student. Please come and share your insight with us!

Black Student Union (BSU)
Blavin Scholars Program
Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Spectrum Center
Veterans and Military Services Program
Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs 

Center for Social Impact Launch Year Celebration


Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as we celebrate the inaugural year of the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business!  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5-7 pm

Ross School of Business, 6th Floor Colloquium 

The Center for Social Impact fosters collaboration with mission-driven organizations to address pressing social challenges across sectors. Please join us to celebrate our year and meet impact-minded individuals, while learning about our programs and ways to engage with the Center. 

Refreshments and networking will be followed by a keynote address from David Egner, Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI).  A special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in partnership with a dozen Detroit-focused foundations, NEI has pledged over $130 million to city projects. These include initiatives in social innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by April 20 to attend!

Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Sister Friends Support Group

“Get in Shape” with Cardio Kickboxing

“Feel Good Fridays” at Trotter

Food Sovereignty Conference: Call for Proposals

Food Sovereignty is a conceptualization of world problems in food and agriculture that emerges from peasant farmers, fishers, and farmworkers. Emphasizing social equity rather than production and profit at its core, the conceptualization emerges from the international peasant umbrella organization, La Via Campesina. This Michigan Meeting will engage the scholarly community in analyzing all aspects of this new movement.

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.

For more information & poster submission click here


The Social Club Grooming Company presents #ShopTalk

On 4.16.2015, join the HLN-featured Detroit small business, The Social Club Grooming Company, for #ShopTalk!! 

Look good. Feel good. Do Good.

The Social Club is on a mission to enhance the barbershop experience for discerning individuals. In doing so, we make a conscious effort to curate events that connect communities.

This Thursday, we are bringing our popular ShopTalk event to Today Clothing Boutique located in downtown Ann Arbor. Hear the story of how this brilliant boutique got started and meet the founders behind the concept. We'll be there from 7-9 pm.  Please join us!

*TO RSVP TEXT SHOPTALK TO 22828* (@socialclubdet)

"ShopTalk is equal parts inspiration, affirmation, and co-creation of a world that everyone in the room wants to see." - Casey Geral, Founder of MBAs Across Americ

To learn more about The Social Grooming Club, see HLN profile here.
Also, see attached to learn more about the #ShopTalk movement.

Minority Senior Scholarship Program

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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.

Congressional Budget Office Managing Editor Position

We are seeking candidates who have edited publications similar to those produced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The selected candidate would manage the day-to-day operations of editing and publishing-helping to ensure that CBO's reports are clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public - as well as edit publications.

I am contacting you because of your exposure to the type of work CBO produces and other academic policy or economic journals. If you know editors who may be seeking a new opportunity, please forward this announcement to them or refer them to to view the announcement and apply online.

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