It seemed to take a lawsuit, however, to finally push the university to action. The requested emails were sent to Draplin on Thursday, March 2 – a total of 106 days after the initial request was made.
Author: Erin Dunne
WCBN: Your Source for Musical Connections
Turn on, tune in and listen to something new! “Good morning! You are listening to WCBN FM Ann Arbor.” On college campuses across the country, radio has largely been replaced by online music curation services like Pandora. While these services are convenient and are likely to connect us to music that we will like, they […]
Materials Stolen at Event on Censorship
The theft, presumably by protesters, seemingly confirmed to theme of the event: the threat of liberal censorship.
U of M Freshman Dorm Sends Message to Ohio State
Michigan students have a message for Ohio State University: “Fuck OSU.” The three story tall message, spelled out in lit up windows, appeared late on Monday night on the street facing side of Mary Markley Residence Hall, a freshman dorm. The coordinated effort by the residents involved working with all of the rooms facing the […]
Conservative Students Speak Up #NotMyCampus
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election earlier this week, America’s overwhelmingly liberal college campuses have been struggling to come to terms with the President-elect. Administrators and professors, many of whom were shocked by the results of the election themselves, immediately moved to offer support to students and colleagues who were distraught by Trump’s victory. […]
The Trump Train Comes to Town
On the same day that Barack Obama was campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Ann Arbor, a “Trump Train,” a caravan with loudspeakers, a float and plenty of American flags rolled by. (Video produced by Sara Otto.) In Ann Arbor, which is expected to overwhelmingly support Clinton and other Democrats in tomorrow’s election, most students seemed […]
Free Speech: Not Just for the “Right”
Free speech is not merely a political tool of the “right” or the “left” but rather an integral civil liberty necessary for an informed, democratic society that seeks social progress. Casting free speech and the First Amendment as opposed to social justice limits the ability of activists to push for change and separates two causes […]
Next Time, Leave the Posters on the Wall
While condemning racism and discrimination ought to be the steadfast position of any university administration, the phrasing used by University administrators suggests administrative approval for removal of posters and other signs that students dislike or find offensive. Even such tacit approval of censorship is contrary to the very idea of freedom of speech. On Monday, […]
City Council Aims to Change Tobacco Laws While Students are Away
While the majority of students are out of town for the summer, the Ann Arbor City Council has been busy coming up with ways to push students and other Ann Arbor residents towards making healthy choices – namely by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Fetlife: Behind Closed Doors
Fetlife, which functions similarly to Facebook, boasts millions of accounts and allows users to maintain personal profiles, add friends, create groups and organize events — all with a focus on the BDSM lifestyle.