Senior Reflection: Sara Otto

I’ve only found Ann Arbor from an airplane once. Thanks to the Big House, I got lucky one particularly bright afternoon and found the maize block M emblazoned on the back of one of the Jumbotrons from 30,000 feet above it. From there, I traced Hoover Street to State Street with my eyes as I […]

Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Racial preferences in college admissions are always a contentious topic. Liberals tend to view affirmative action as a way to fix the systemic inequalities resulting from our country’s legacy of racial oppression. On the other hand. Conservatives view affirmative action as overtly racist because it gives one group an unearned advantage over another. I find […]

‘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 […]