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University of Michigan Student Kicked off ResStaff for Asking About an Acronym, Laughing at a Joke

A University of Michigan student named Chris was kicked off the school’s Residence Staff, known as ResStaff, after asking what an acronym stood for, then laughing at a subsequent joke, according to documents obtained by the Review. The incident took place over a GroupMe chat involving ResStaff members, when Chris noticed that a black female member of the ResStaff had changed her …

Hunter SwoggerUniversity of Michigan Student Kicked off ResStaff for Asking About an Acronym, Laughing at a Joke
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Ready or Not: Here Comes Hillary

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced her intent to run for president of the United States. Her two-minute campaign video focused on domestic policy and the economy with the latter likely to be a defining issue moving forward. As her husband’s campaign astutely divined, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Foreign policy was not mentioned at all. In the video, she champions the …

Deion KathawaReady or Not: Here Comes Hillary
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Following University Decision, ‘American Sniper’ Petition Collapses

The University of Michigan recently announced it would cancel a screening of American Sniper, the acclaimed story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, in response to a petition filed by nearly 300 students, mainly members of the Muslim Students’ Association and Palestinian solidarity group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), who claimed the film was “dangerous anti-Muslim propaganda” and whose …

Samuel ShragoFollowing University Decision, ‘American Sniper’ Petition Collapses
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Students Work to Reform Medical Amnesty Policy

In a recent push to improve campus safety, one group of students is working to expand the University of Michigan’s current medical amnesty policy to cover students seeking medical assistance in instances involving drug use as well as alcohol. Medical amnesty laws provide legal protection to individuals who seek medical attention in life-threatening situations where they would otherwise face prosecution. …

Erin DunneStudents Work to Reform Medical Amnesty Policy
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Stopped in its Tracks: Proposed Detroit-Ann Arbor-Howell Railway Causes Controversy

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s plan to implement a railway system to connect Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Howell has stopped in its tracks. Beginning in 2010, the Department of Transportation leased twenty-three passenger rail cars from Great Lakes Central Railroad.  The vacant cars, which emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, were to be utilized on a railroad track from Detroit …

Melanie BoskovichStopped in its Tracks: Proposed Detroit-Ann Arbor-Howell Railway Causes Controversy
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“Activism” Class at University of Michigan Teaches Capitalism Should Be “Overthrown”

A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan teaches that capitalism should be “overthrown” – claiming “capitalism means waste, poverty, ecological degradation, dispossession, inequality, exploitation, imperialism, war and violence.” The textbook, “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution,” is assigned as mandatory reading for “Organizational Studies 203: Activism,” a class at the public university that pledges to …

Hunter Swogger“Activism” Class at University of Michigan Teaches Capitalism Should Be “Overthrown”
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Conservative Speakers Not Welcome in Grosse Pointe Schools

School administrators in Grosse Pointe, Michigan are not welcoming Lt. Col. Allen West or Dr. Ben Carson to speak to the student body. The administration at Grosse Pointe North High School has blocked the requests from the Young Americans for Freedom chapter to bring Allen West to campus for a lecture, claiming it would disrupt learning; similarly, the administration at …

Grant StroblConservative Speakers Not Welcome in Grosse Pointe Schools
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The Victims of Daesh: Its Fighters and Hostages

Jihadi John is the moniker of one of the most notorious members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. He appears in videos that involve the beheading of foreign hostages such as James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kenji Goto. One of his most striking features does not lie in his external appearance of wearing a black balaclava or wielding …

Kevin LiuThe Victims of Daesh: Its Fighters and Hostages
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Supreme Court to Decide Important Case on the Affordable Care Act

On March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a case styled King v. Burwell that could have a large impact on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare” or “ACA”). At issue in this case and others pending before the lower federal courts, is an IRS regulation authorizing the federal government …

Samuel ShragoSupreme Court to Decide Important Case on the Affordable Care Act