The opulent new administrative building proves that the University is forgetting its place as a public institution.
Author: Lindsay Keiser
Ford School Firearm Violence Talk Uses “Public Health” Framing to Distract from the Fact That They’re Taking Away Your Rights
Any discussion of gun control must be based on the presumption that Americans have a right to firearm ownership, lest it produces useless prescriptions.
Only Room for One Blue and Yellow Team
Why Michigan Football Should Oppose the Addition of UCLA and USC to the Big Ten On the surface, the University of California – Los Angeles and the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor have a lot in common. Blue and yellow are each school’s primary colors, each boast an undergraduate population of about 30,000 students, […]
How The Michigan Astronomy Department Contributed to the Greatest Development in Space Technology of the 21st Century It’s no surprise that as the number one public research university, the University of Michigan has been a dominant force in space science development throughout the 21st century. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), launched at the end […]
Never Give Up: A Profile of John James
Some say the third time’s the charm. Former U.S. Army Captain John James certainly thinks so, having announced his candidacy a few weeks ago for the U.S. House of Representatives serving Michigan’s newly-formed 10th district. Making his third attempt at a congressional seat, James believes that he and the Republican Party have the answer to […]
Welcome Back, Mary Sue!
On January 15th it was announced that the University of Michigan’s board of regents had unanimously voted to fire President Mark Schlissel due to published inappropriate communications with a staff member. After seven years of contentious leadership including poorly-handled coronavirus protocols, multiple strikes by graduate students and unconstitutional infringement of free speech toward the start […]
On the Path to Normalcy: Making the Right Call to Begin Term in Person
Like Santa Claus, President Schlissel delivered for students at the University of Michigan after a series of dueling petitions surfaced debating whether or not to move class online for the first two weeks due to “coronavirus concerns.” Schlissel declared that the University will stick with its plans for in-person learning, siding with over 700 students […]
Colin Powell and the American Dream
On October 18, former Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away, leaving behind a legacy of the failure in Iraq and his famous lie to the U.N. that Saddam Hussein and his regime were “concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction.” As a figure who is consistently remembered favorably by older Americans […]
A British Lesson in Freedom?
As an American, when I think of the United Kingdom, “defender of liberty” doesn’t come to mind. From the Stamp Act to the Corn Laws, the British do not have a history of tolerance for individual freedom. When I arrived in the country for my study abroad term at Oxford University this semester, I found […]
Get a Shot, Win a Lot
How States are Incentivizing Their Citizens to Get Vaccinated It’s late May, and things are looking up. People are emerging from their sheltered, quarantined life to a world full of lifted mask mandates, opened indoor dining, and COVID-19 vaccinations. The U.S. recently reached 53% of adults vaccinated, and President Joe Biden hopes to raise that […]