As you begin your classes at the University of Michigan this fall, you are likely to be bombarded with words like “privilege,” “identity,” and “oppression.” While these might seem innocuous enough — and the first time year hear them you might even pause to think about your privilege and identity — you will soon realize that these words mean that you (white, male, not poor, attractive, able to walk … whatever “identity” that you hold) are not welcome in this circle, that club, or that council.
They only tore up a couple ski resorts, put out a video of an orgy, and roofied girls’ drinks. Come on, Schlissel. Let’s not spoil the fun. Since Schlissel has taken office, nearly every house on campus has either been kicked off or suffered some sort of consequence. A total of 4 houses have been […]
Last night, the BDS resolution proposed by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) failed to pass Central Student Government for the second year in a row. The proposal petitioned the University to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) companies involved in commercial affairs with Israel. After a long-fought #UMDivest campaign that resulted in 25 […]
It has recently been announced that History 387, “The Making of the United States Constitution,” has been cancelled due to the teacher, assistant professor Dexter Perkins, having reported that he found the course material ‘offensive’ and ‘not suitable for teaching.’
After repeated student protests and online petitions, the University of Michigan is to issue beginning in the 2015 Winter Term, trigger warnings on any mathematic textbooks that include mentions of Euclidean geometry, due to the math’s historic exclusion of non-straight lines. One student protest group, the Students Triggered by Euclidean Math (STEM), wrote on their […]