Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, April 8, 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. Candlelight Vigil for Kenya - TODAY, April 8, 2015, 7:10 pm

  2. Nourish YourSELF Lunch Series - Thursday, April 9, 2015, 11:30 am

  3. Film Screening for Cambodian Son - Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7 pm

  4. Women in Health Leadership Annual Spring Forum - Friday, April 10, 2015, 1-5 pm

  5. Arab Heritage Month: Open Mic Night & Fundraiser - Friday, April 10, 2015, 7 pm

  6. Making Higher Education Work for Low Income Students: Panel Discussion - Monday, April 13, 2015, 11:30 am

  7. “Keepin’ It Real” with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 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. Boston Consulting Group Application Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015

  2. Food Sovereignty - Call for Proposals - Poster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

SCOR End of the Year Bar Crawl

Candlelight Vigil for Kenya

There will be a candlelight vigil for the 147 lives lost in Kenya TODAY, WEDNESDAY, April 8th, 2015 at 7:10pm on the Diag! Led by the African Students Association (ASA).


Nourish YourSELF

On Thursday, April 9, Nourish YourSELF will offer women of Color the opportunity to gather and celebrate the community we've created this semester!

What better way to celebrate than with a massage and some inspirational painting?!? 

This month, we are kicking back, celebrating ourselves, our community, and the relationships we've built this year.  Grab some food, get a massage, and do some domino painting - it's really awesome!  This is the final session of the academic year -- you do not want to miss out!

When: Thursday, April 9 @ 11:30 a.m. (come as your schedule allows)

Where: MI Union, 3rd Floor, CSG Chambers

What to bringYourSELF

Click here to check out our Facebook Event

As always... Nourish YourSELF: Rest. Relax. Be Fed.

Film Screening for Cambodian Son


Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film, Cambodian Son!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Palmer Commons Atrium & Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Special Guests: Masahiro Sugano, Filmmaker & Dr. Maria Tucker, Draper Center Director/Associate Dean of Students, Pomona College (U-M Alumna)


6:00 to 7:00pm: Hors d'oeuvres reception (Palmer Commons Atrium)

7:00 to 8:30pm: Screening of Cambodian Son

8:30pm: Q & A with filmmaker Masahiro Sugano

Cambodian Son documents the life of formerly incarcerated and deported poet, Kosal Khiev, after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Kosal, who grew up in California and was incarcerated for 14 years in California state prisons, would travel to London having only taken two flights prior; first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and, then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly exiled to Cambodia in 2011. Kosal is a volatile yet charming and talented young man who struggles to find his footing amongst a new freedom that was granted only through his deportation. Kosal’s London representation is a triumphant moment for many people in his life, both in California and Cambodia. The film traces the impact and significance of this moment for Kosal, his friends, family, mentors and a growing international fan base. Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet. After the performances end and the London stage becomes a faint memory, Kosal is once again left alone to answer the central question in his life: “How do you survive when you belong nowhere?”

For more information about the film, and to view a short trailer, please visit

**Space for this event is limited; admission will be granted to the first 140 guests only**

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Sponsored by Student Life International Center, Student Life Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, United Asian American Organization, and Rackham Graduate School

Arab Heritage Month

Arabiyon Ana: Closing - Open Mic Night & Fundraiser

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7 pm

Trotter Multicultural Center

Women in Health Leadership Annual Spring Forum

Making Higher Education Work for Low Income Students: Panel Discussion


Making Higher Education Work for Low-Income Students

A Panel Discussion With Leading Experts on Higher Education

Monday, April 13th, 11:30am - 1pm

Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall (Lunch Served)


Format: Panelists will make a 5-minute presentation on a policy change that could benefit low-income students in higher education, followed by a panel discussion of higher education issues with Q&A. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Opening Remarks: Awilda Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Education, School of Education


  • Ajita Talwalker Menon, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, White House

  • Libby Nelson, Education Reporter, Vox

  • Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Education, School of Education, Co-Director Education Policy Initiative

  • Kevin Stange, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy


Speaker Biographies:  

Ajita Talwalker Menon, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, White House

Ajita Talwalker Menon currently serves as the Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Prior to the White House, Ajita served for two years in the Office of the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Ajita has also served as an education policy advisor to the House Committee on Education and Labor, a policy analyst at The Institute for College Access & Success and James H. Dunn Fellow in the Office of the Governor of Illinois. In addition, Ajita spent two years organizing campaigns to expand educational access and college affordability as the President of United States Student Association.

Libby Nelson, Education Reporter, Vox

Libby Nelson covers education for, and previous covered federal higher education policy for Politico, Inside Higher Ed, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, covering the entirety of the Obama administration. A graduate of Northwestern University, she moved to Washington, DC, in 2009. Before entering policy journalism, she worked as a local reporter in Scranton, Pa. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Kansas City Star.

Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Education, School of Education, Co-Director Education Policy Initiative

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dynarski earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

Kevin Stange, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Kevin Stange is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. His research interests lie broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on higher education and health care. He is currently doing research on college choice and changes in the health care workforce. In the past, he has studied educational uncertainty, fertility timing, college quality, and the determinants of participation in social insurance programs. Prior to joining the Ford School, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. He received undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from MIT and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Awilda Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Education, School of Education

Awilda Rodriguez’s research centers around college access and choice issues in postsecondary education. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She previously worked as a research assistant for the University of Pennsylvania Consortium for Policy Research in Education, and as a research associate at The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.


Domestic Policy Corps (DPC), Education Policy Initiative (EPI), The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Education Law and Policy Society (ELPS), the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE), Association for Public Policy about Learning and Education (APPLE), Central Student Government, Rackham Student Government, Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP), and Ford School Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Keepin' It Real with VP Royster Harper & Regent Diggs

Sister Friends Support Group

"Get into Shape" with Cardio Kickboxing

Feel Good Fridays

Boston Consulting Group Positions Available

What is management consulting?

BCG consultants partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.  An external perspective allows us to come up with creative, impactful, and sustainable solutions.

What do BCG consultants actually do?

Consultants "own" a piece of our client’s problem.  For example, one of our consultants is working today on developing a strategic plan for the roll-out of an innovative curriculum for one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest.  Her role is to provide an assessment of the readiness of the district to undertake a broad change initiative to improve student achievement.

Recently, she flew to the school district to work side-by-side with the school district’s CIO on the recommendation that we will be making to the superintendent.  They'll be discussing how quickly the new initiative can be rolled out and coaching the CIO on how to present the recommendation.

What does BCG look for?

You don’t have to fit into a mold at BCG—there isn’t one.  We do, however, seek people with strong drive, relentless curiosity, the desire to create their own path, the ability to work collaboratively, and the passion and leadership to make an impact.  We want to hear about the strengths and capabilities you have developed from your experience both inside and outside the classroom or laboratory.

Application deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015

Food Sovereignty - 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.

Minority Senior Scholarship Program 

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