As of today, discussion posting on the site has ended. (You may make a final comment or two to finish an idea in an active discussion if you wish.) At this stage, your attention should be focused on putting final touches on your proposal, based on feedback that you received this week, and your own sense of areas that need further development. In addition, please begin work on your final portfolio (portfolio template is here). Instructions for submitting your portfolio will be posted next week.
Based on the aggregate ratings together with recommendations by the topic coordinators and faculty, the Winter 2018 MSC Platform is as follows.
The following eight proposals will be presented formally at the MSC Hearing in Lansing on April 18:
- Technology in the Classroom - Drew Meklinsky & Noah Scholnick
- Crime in Detroit - Austin Gould & Andrew Cohen
- Gun Control - Sam Kuznetzky & Larry Suprun
- Mental Health (Stress/Anxiety/Depression) -Jenna Kravitz & Jarett Terner
- Recognizing Different Learning Styles – Nikhil Parvathala
- LGBT + Youth Homelessness – Rachel Tanenbaum & Wouter Ritsema
- Impact of Sleep Deprivation – Harlan Rappaport & Jon Halpern
- Food Expiration Standards – Max Youtie & Jacob Sokol
The following two proposals were deemed to be strong enough to be included in the platform, but due to time constraints they will not be giving a formal presentation:
The TCs will be contacting the authors of the above proposals through the MSC site, with instructions about preparation for the hearing presentation. Huge thanks to everyone in the Caucus -- even if your own proposal did not make it into the platform, please know that your ideas and feedback to others have been crucial to the process and to the final shape of the platform.
Later this week we will post detailed information about the hearing, but be sure to arrange transportation to Lansing for the morning of the 18th. UM students: you are responsible for your own transportation to and from Lansing, and you will need to depart Ann Arbor by 7:15am in order to give yourself enough time to arrive, park and get situated at the Capitol Building by 9:00am.