1. U-M Detroit Center to use “hot desk” model starting this fall

    The change takes effect in September, but applications are due June 30. With the transition to the hot desk assignment there will be no pre-assigned spaces for residents. This alternative seating plan offers residents and users the ability to secure a workstation via the room scheduling system.

  2. Distinctly Detroit podcast: Riana Anderson talks about helping families cope with the stress of racism and her life in Detroit

    “We have all these strategies that black families are already engaging in. And then we also know from a clinical psychology perspective all of these tips and tricks and ways to discuss things better. So why not meld the two?”
    ~ Riana Anderson

  3. Michigan poverty map shows economic security by county

    People living in poverty and the working poor will have an especially difficult time weathering the global pandemic, which is taking a toll on people’s economic security and health, said H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions.

  4. Q&A: Margaret Dewar talks about what’s working in Detroit neighborhood revitalization

    “I’m constantly thinking about equity and how can the good fortunes be spread and go into the neighborhoods that haven’t been touched so much. That’s really important.”
    ~ Margaret Dewar

  5. Delray, U-M partnership could be template for environmental justice campaigns

    UM-Dearborn Assistant Professor Natalie Sampson’s research into public health issues in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood has spanned a decade — and has begun to play a role in shaping public policy. But when talking about the years of work, she definitely prefers shining the spotlight on the community and her partners.