The Wrong Response to Hatred

As racial tension flares on campus, an important question needs to be asked: how should we, as a University, respond to acts of hatred? After racial slurs appeared on dorm name tags in the West Quad residence hall, roughly 150 protesters gathered at the Michigan Union to meet with President Mark Schlissel and Chief Diversity […]

‘Just Mercy’ Author: The U.S. Should Be More ‘Shameful’ of Slavery, Segregation, Genocide of Native Americans

On March 7, civil rights lawyer and criminal justice reform advocate, Bryan Stevenson, received the 25th Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan. The Wallenberg Medal recognizes individuals for their humanitarian work. Elie Wiesel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Congressman John Lewis are included among past recipients. During the award ceremony, Stevenson was commended for his […]

Is U-M’s Students4Justice Demanding a Segregated Space on Campus?

In response to racist and anti-Semitic emails sent to College of Engineering students last week, Students4Justice, a student organization at the University of Michigan, coordinated a sit-in at the Michigan Union on February 9. The sit-in sought to bring attention to the organization’s list of demands for the University, which criticizes the school’s “dedication to […]

BDS and the Dance Around Anti-Semitism

On November 15, Central Student Government rejected a resolution that called upon the University to “Divest from Socially Irresponsible Companies that Violate Palestinian Human Rights” in a 34-13 vote. The resolution, which was proposed by the campus organization, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, stipulated that the University establish an ad-hoc committee that would investigate […]