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Michigan Law student becomes first black editor-in-chief of 116-year-old Law Review — Michigan Daily

Jan 28 — Second-year Law student Megan Brown has spent the past seven years at the University of Michigan, first for her undergraduate education and now for Law School. Now, she has been selected as the editor in chief of the Michigan Law Review – a University of Michigan publication written by legal scholars, practitioners and students. She also discovered she would be the first Black person to hold this position at the Law Review, which issued its first publication in 1902.

U-M’s first black dean reflects on a career filled with triumphs, racial barriers

Feb. 12, 2018 — As part of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial Celebration, the U-M Library brought StoryCorps to campus last fall to capture personal stories of those who make up the university’s rich history. One of the conversations featured Karen Downing, a U-M librarian. She sat down with her father, Harold Johnson, to talk about what it was like for him to make history as the first black dean at U-M.

Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app in activists’ crosshairs — CBS News

Jan. 30 — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children – the app is intended for those under 13 – aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy.