In Response to the Daily: When Divisiveness Masquerades as Social Justice

This past Sunday, Rennie Pasquinelli authored an article, featured in the Michigan Daily, in which she accused “the system” of preferentially privileging Caucasians over other ethnic groups. She listed 20 observations that she asserted supported the conclusion that our university and our country engage in systematic discrimination against minorities.  The observations are probative only of the utter silliness and divisiveness …

Samuel ShragoIn Response to the Daily: When Divisiveness Masquerades as Social Justice

“What I’m about to tell you… you’re the eleventh person to ever know.”

The chaplain was tired. His eyes, black as ever, looked up and met mine, but the red veins seemed now etched with a concerned curiosity. Shadows sagged beneath them, a purple of weariness. He slipped his feet out of the sandals that hadn’t even been strapped over his feet. He reached his hand up to his temple and took off …

Omar Mahmood“What I’m about to tell you… you’re the eleventh person to ever know.”

Why President Obama Should Approve Keystone XL

There is currently a heated debate around the proposed Keystone XL expansion – the final stage of a project that began in 2008 and is nearly finished. This article, the second of two articles on the Keystone XL expansion, will explore whether or not the US government should and will approve the Keystone XL expansion. North America is currently in …

Zach WinstonWhy President Obama Should Approve Keystone XL

Saint Patrick’s Day Preview: Jolly Pumpkin and Conor O’Neill’s

With Saint Patrick’s Day falling on a Monday this year, the typical day-long, party-hopping shenanigans that characterize many students’ celebrations may be out of the question. However, this does not mean that the day is lost. As soon as classes get out, head on over to Main Street for a solid selection of beer and a little piece of Ireland …

Alexander VerasSaint Patrick’s Day Preview: Jolly Pumpkin and Conor O’Neill’s

Common Sense Action Press Release

Common Sense Action Launches the First Annual Campus-Movement Competition Ann Arbor, MI – Common Sense Action officially launched the CSA Campus Challenge.  Twenty-five chapters will compete to build the Common Sense Action movement on their campuses, and they will begin to introduce the Agenda for Generational Equity (AGE) – CSA’s Millennial policy agenda – to electoral candidates. The competition will run for two …

Michigan ReviewCommon Sense Action Press Release

Race: Coming to a Campus Near You

Race has been the primary issue of debate on Michigan’s campus recently, but is also just as contentious a topic on campuses across the country –  from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaking about race at Palm Beach Atlantic University, to a spoken word video gone viral at UCLA. Here at Michigan, the recent Black Student Union protest demanding various …

Derek DraplinRace: Coming to a Campus Near You

Some observations about Stephen Tonsor, an interview with Gleaves Whitney

Gleaves Whitney is a former student of Professor Tonsor, as well as speechwriter and historian for former Governor John Engler. Currently, Professor Whitney directs the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. What contributions did Professor Tonsor make to Michigan’s History Department? Back in the 1980s, when I told a friend that I was doing graduate work …

Editorial BoardSome observations about Stephen Tonsor, an interview with Gleaves Whitney

On the ASA Boycott of Israeli Universities

This past December, members of the American Studies Association, the United States’ oldest and largest academic association dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American history and culture, passed a resolution endorsing a boycott of Israeli universities. In the election that led to this endorsement, which drew the largest number of participants in the organization’s history, an overwhelming 66 percent of …

Alexander VerasOn the ASA Boycott of Israeli Universities

No Such Agency

by Sayaan Saha The National Security Agency is estimated to be the largest intelligence agency in the entire world, both by personnel and expenditure. But what do we really know about the NSA? The DOD is headquartered at the Pentagon; the CIA is headquartered at Langley and the FBI in Washington DC. So where is the NSA located? The FBI …

Michigan ReviewNo Such Agency