One of the top music schools in the country, the UM School of Music, Theater, and Dance (SMTD) served up two weekend specials of virtuosic musicianship – seasoned with clever scenery and drizzled in imaginative lighting. The Lydia Mendelssohn Theater was packed on Sunday’s valedictory performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” and was a […]
Affirmative Action Frankenstein: How U of M Bypasses Prop. 2
This October, the Michigan Daily published an article detailing the progress of the University of Michigan’s five-year Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) plan, an initiative launched in October 2016. The article features quotes from an interview with LSA Dean Andrew Martin, particularly on the topic of faculty diversity. Speaking candidly, Martin states that recently-launched tenureship […]
#StopSpencer Protests Rock Campus
Last week, University President Mark Schlissel and the Board of Regents decided to consider speaking with Richard Spencer and his team regarding his request to speak on campus. While Spencer has not been officially invited to Ann Arbor, the decision has generated extreme backlash from many on campus. This has led to the formation of […]
Do You Hear the People Scream?
Do you hear it? The sounds of disgruntled masses, yearning for their voices to be heard? A campus rocked to its core by divisiveness and violence? With the fall semester comes the return of politically-charged protests on campus. In my years here, protests have become yet another part of everyday life in Ann Arbor. However, […]
Last week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and the U-M Depression Center teamed up with the Arthur Miller Theatre to bring Duncan Macmillan’s play Every Brilliant Thing to campus, hoping to encourage dialogue and raise awareness of this sensitive topic. The play, which debuted on campus last Tuesday night, lasted sixty minutes and was followed […]
Senior Reflection: Good Bye, and Go Blue!
It is difficult for me to overstate the impact the last four years here at the University of Michigan have had on me: personally, socially, and intellectually. I grew immensely as a person, learning much about myself that will continue to serve me for the rest of my life. I made lasting friendships and connected […]
Senior Reflection: Sara Otto
I’ve only found Ann Arbor from an airplane once. Thanks to the Big House, I got lucky one particularly bright afternoon and found the maize block M emblazoned on the back of one of the Jumbotrons from 30,000 feet above it. From there, I traced Hoover Street to State Street with my eyes as I […]
CSG Does Not Represent Us
Editor-in-Chief Deion Kathawa takes aim at the feckless institution of CSG: “[R]ather than make themselves accountable to you, the student body, in a simple interview, your elected representatives have made it abundantly clear that they find this duty to be merely optional—even though it was you who bestowed upon them their present positions and their corresponding powers. In short, they hold you in contempt.”
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, […]