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MSI student will study in Ireland as U-M’s first George J. Mitchell Scholarship recipient

Marilu Duque, a graduate student in the School of Information, has been selected as the University of Michigan’s first recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Her work focuses on national security, cybersecurity, machine learning (ML) and research.

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GivingTuesday to support UMSI students

At UMSI, GivingTuesday on December 1 will focus on empowering diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Celebrating entrepreneurship at UMSI

Celebrating the entrepreneurial work of Avantika Bagri and Leo Luo, a UMSI alumna and student who received UMSI Innovation and Entrepreneur Grants to work on community-focused projects. Their work contributed to the University of Michigan being ranked as the #4 university for undergraduate entrepreneurship and #5 for graduate students by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Racism, election overtake COVID-19 as 'iffy' news on popular social sites

As election rhetoric and social issues heated up over the summer, the amount of popular "iffy" social media content on key themes rose, but less so on the topic that has dominated much of the national discussion this year, say UMSI researchers.

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Ad-free, censorship-free social sites MeWe, Parler see surge in interest postelection

Since the Nov. 3 election, people—particularly President Trump supporters—have been flocking to social media platforms Parler and MeWe, which promise ad-free or uncensored experiences.

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UMSI students partner with Polaris and Sponsor United to create corporate solutions

During their capstone courses, BSI students Caroline Gilhool and Riley Maher applied their UMSI training to help Polaris and Sponsor United solve corporate problems.

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Voting counts: How UMSI grad students answered the question ‘Did you get my ballot?’

UMSI graduate students worked this summer on a pilot project to streamline the absentee voting process at four municipalities in the state: Oxford Township, Ferndale, Bay City and Northville Township.

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UMSI students help returning citizens get back to voting

UMSI students are working with the Michigan Secretary of State’s Voting Matters Initiative (VMI) to deliver better information about voting rights for returning citizens.

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UMSI to host 2020 ICHORA conference

A keynote address from UMSI Professor Margaret Hedstrom and a book launch for Senior Associate Dean Elizabeth Yakel are highlights of the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives.

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