Noted U-M professor warns fiction writers against cultural appropriation

If you’re writing fiction, it’s best to keep societal “power dynamics” and histories of oppression at the back of your mind. That’s one suggestion offered by University of Michigan literature Professor Peter Ho Davies to account for acts of cultural appropriation by fiction writers. During a recent university-hosted event titled “Cultural Appropriation — Uh oh, No-no, or […]

John Cheney-Lippold’s Academic Activism

After asking for a letter of recommendation from a professor in the University of Michigan’s American Culture department for a study abroad program in Israel, LSA junior Abigail Ingber found herself in the midst of controversy. On September 5th, University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold denied her request for a letter of recommendation on political […]

Bill Kristol, Neera Tanden Discuss Bipartisanship at WeListen Conference

On Sunday, WeListen, a student organization working to facilitate conversation between students across the political spectrum, hosted President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden and Bill Kristol, founder and Editor-at-Large of The Weekly Standard.  The keynote event for WeListen’s Fall Conference 2018 was an informal, open-ended conversation between Tanden and Kristol […]

Citing Security of Tenure, U-M Professor Refuses to Write Letters of Recommendation for Study Abroad in Israel

University of Michigan American Culture Professor, John Cheney-Lippold, is refusing to write letters of recommendation for students wishing to study abroad in Israel, citing his participation in a BDS academic boycott.   In an email obtained by Club Z, a pro-Israel activist organization, Cheney-Lippold rescinded an offer to write a letter of recommendation for U-M […]

A Fond Farewell

Nearly four years ago today, a meek and uninspired caricature of myself stumbled into his first ever meeting with the Michigan Review, hoping to find a welcoming community through which he could vent his frustrations into the ether of campus reporting.  What he found instead was an admittedly lackluster gathering of only six or seven […]

Trade & Trump: A Talk by Dr. Mark Perry

On Monday, March 19th, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Scholar Dr. Mark Perry gave a talk at the Ross School of Business entitled “Free Trade and the Perils of Protectionism.” It was organized by the University of Michigan AEI Executive Council and the Adam Smith Society Chapter at the University of Michigan. Much of his focus […]

How to Stop Richard Spencer

A familiar scene characterized Richard Spencer’s recent visit to Michigan State University: violence erupted between anti-fascist activists and white supremacists at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Over 500 protesters mobilized to confront attendees as they arrived for the event. Protesters attempted to block Spencer’s supporters from entering the venue and physical violence […]