At 3:38, January 29th, Anno Domini two thousand and eighteen, Engin, a senior in computer science, wrote an email to the Michigan Makethon listserv. He expressed concern regarding the status of his registration, which had not been confirmed. Unfortunately, the listserv had been poorly set up. Rather than simply messaging those responsible for registration at […]
In October of 2016, the University of Michigan launched a new, 5-year long initiative named the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan. In an official statement released by President Mark Schlissel, the plan’s primary goal is stated as the creation of a “vibrant climate of inclusiveness” on campus. To address campus diversity, the plan pledged […]
Last week, the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council along with College Republicans hosted controversial libertarian social scientist and author Charles Murray in Palmer Commons on campus to give a speech on his new book, Coming Apart. Dr. Murray has consistently been seen as a controversial individual after his publishing of The Bell Curve, which delved […]
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 […]
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 On college campuses across the country, radio has largely been replaced by online music curation services like Pandora.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 […]
U of M students should be highly suspicious of this program and others that are aggressively popping up around campus. In particular, threats to our free discourse must be recognized for what they are and challenged. In the face of propaganda like that of Expect Respect, students should ask questions and investigate rather than passively […]
On November 12, a U-M crime alert was sent out that described the harassment of a hijab-wearing woman the day before by an unknown man on State Street in downtown Ann Arbor.
I was completely unaware that we as students are able to prolong scheduled exam times as long as we are stressed. As a student, I can not help but question whether Professor Snodgrass would have taken the same course of action had the election had a different outcome.
People in this bubble severely underestimated how tired ordinary Americans were of unchecked immigration, an economy stacked against average folks, and the quasi-religion of political correctness—and thus how very little the numerous attacks thrown at Trump would matter, since he was channeling deep and valid frustrations long ignored, as well as offering himself as a proverbial megaphone for voters long scorned.
It is far too late to backtrack and attempt to reach an understanding, as Donald Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in recent history. But cancel your ticket to Canada, because Trump and his supporters are not monsters. They are real people with conscience and intelligence. In the coming days and months I truly believe that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”