CMU statemement about executive order on immigration
CMU issues statement about executive
order on immigration
The Central Michigan University family includes
students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the world with
wonderfully diverse backgrounds and identities. These differences,
including in perspective and knowledge, help make our university great
and enrich our academic contributions, research and service to others.
We work diligently to foster a diverse and inclusive
community where individuals of many races, genders, religions and other
identities feel safe and valued. Our commitment can be seen in our recruitment
from countries around the world, including the seven named in Friday
evening’s executive order issued by the president of the United States.
We have heard concerns expressed by students, faculty,
staff and alumni, and remind all that CMU’s core values include respect
and inclusiveness. In fact, I soon will appoint an ad hoc equity and
inclusion recommendation team to help us determine our university’s
path forward, as we value all members of our university community.
The federal order places at least a 90-day restriction
on entry into the U.S. if a person is a citizen of or was born in Iraq,
Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. We have been advised that
until further clarification or guidance is provided, these individuals
should exercise caution by refraining from international travel.
We encourage students and employees who plan to travel
outside of the U.S. and think they may be affected by the order, as
well as those concerned about their visa status, to contact the CMU
Office of International Affairs.
Please be assured that we will look out for one another
in the days and weeks ahead.
President George E. Ross
I am glad CMU has issued this statement. We are talking about information, what we collect, how we analyze and use it, how it affects people's lives and how we function as both a university and a nation.
Cassie has concluding her work on MI Supreme Court Justice Weaver's Campaign series. The series is 2 boxes (.75 cu.ft.) processed documenting Weaver's first campaign for MI Supreme Court. During this campaign, Weaver was a judge in the Appellate Court.
Now Cassie is beginning to process three dimensional objects related to Leonard Oil Co. There are glasses, dishes, a sewing kit, and other, varied materials. Much of this was featured in our Leonard Oil exhibit a few years ago. Cassie has experience and training working with objects, so she is a great choice to process the object collection.
The Clarke also has a historical collection of of the company, not the official records of the company, about 20 cubic feet which is processed and cataloged. For more information on the collection please see the finding aid here https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clarke/ehll--leonardhistorical?byte=5003348;focusrgn=summaryinfo;subview=standard;view=reslist
A female Chilean biochemistry graduate student experienced grad science labs in her university which lacked sufficient equipment for all college students to conduct scientific experiments. She added sensors to smart phones to provide students with equal access to conduct scientific experiments using the phone. Her program, created with a software engineer, is called Lab4U. Initially used in Chile, the use of Lab4U is spreading internationally. It helps provide access to students in poorly funded countries or schools to conduct scientific experiments. Lab4U is democratizing teaching and learning science and increasing access to scientific learning, and it allows students to easily repeat and relive the experiments. It doesn't require a lot of explanation, nor a lot of equipment. To see the brief, inspiring video click here https://paidpost.nytimes.com/toyota/mothers-of-invention-presented-by-women-in-the-world.html?tbs_nyt=2017-march-nytnative_hpmod&cpv_dsm_id=3002438#lab4u
I am very delighted to just receive a Panasonic DV (digital video) camcorder from Jason Kiley in our IT unit. They do not use it anymore. With its cords hooked to a tv I can view DVs. I have 240 micro DVs from CMU. University Communications. I don't have the time to view all of them, but I can't trust the labels. I'm not sure until I sample view some of them how long they are and which are worth retaining in the archives. Then I need to figure out which format to retain them in which will be accessible in the future, how much storage it will take to store them, and whether they should go on a server.