University of Michigan regent Mark Bernstein to host a Twitter Town Hall
Since his election in November, University of Michigan regent Mark Bernstein has spoken before U-M's student government, toured campus with students campaigning for union renovations, guest taught a class and now he's hosting a town hall on Twitter.
Individuals who have questions can tweet at him using his @mgobernstein Twitter handle or use the hashtag #askmark.
"I am a big believer in... connecting with students on their own terns, whether digitally through Twitter or Facebook or physically at the library or the Diag," Bernstein said.
Bernstein says he has purchased a meal card for U-M's dining halls so he can met students and discuss issues.
"I spend a ton of time on campus, and not just at athletic events," he said.
U-M Central Student Government president Manish Parikh suggested the idea for a Twitter question-and-answer forum to Bernstein, who was immediately on board.
Parikh called Bernstein a "students' regent" and said he "shows time and again his commitment to the student body and the issues we care about" by making himself available to students.
Bernstein, an Ann Arbor resident, and fellow regent Shuana Ryder Diggs were elected for 8-year terms on the eight-member governing board in November.