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 […]

Take a Seat, President Schlissel

Atop the Fleming Administration Building, tucked neatly away from the raucous protests and controversies of campus life, hides President Mark Schlissel.  A reputation marred by anti-Trump rhetoric and yet another email scandal from a public official, I imagine the thought of returning to Brown has crossed his mind a few times. Who can blame him? […]

Former Clinton Military Aide Tells Students “What Really Happened”

Last Thursday, on Hillary Clinton’s birthday, over 100 people packed the Michigan Union Pendleton Room to hear Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson speak about “What Really Happened” in regards to Clinton’s candidacy. Patterson served as  the former military aide to President Bill Clinton and carried the “nuclear football,” the informal name for the briefcase that […]

Charles Murray Comes to Campus

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 […]

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, […]