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 […]

Bye, Bye, Michigan Time

Traditions define the Michigan experience.  From being herded like cattle through the Ingalls Mall fountain as freshman to avoiding the Block M like the plague, one cannot begin to describe the immense role school tradition plays in every student’s life.  Yet, inevitably the time must come for closely held traditions to die. This time, Michigan’s […]

U-M College Republicans Host Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk

On Tuesday, the University of Michigan College Republicans hosted conservative political pundit Charlie Kirk for a speech in the Michigan League.  The talk centered around a discussion of ideological diversity and conservatism on college campuses, an especially salient issue as of late, following Central Student Government’s divestment debate last semester. Charlie Kirk is the founder […]

PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM THIS LIST

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 […]

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 […]