It seemed to take a lawsuit, however, to finally push the university to action. The requested emails were sent to Draplin on Thursday, March 2 – a total of 106 days after the initial request was made.
Turn on, tune in and listen to something new! “Good morning! You are listening to WCBN FM Ann Arbor.” On college campuses across the country, radio has largely been replaced by online music curation services like Pandora. While these services are convenient and are likely to connect us to music that we will like, they […]
Free speech is not merely a political tool of the “right” or the “left” but rather an integral civil liberty necessary for an informed, democratic society that seeks social progress. Casting free speech and the First Amendment as opposed to social justice limits the ability of activists to push for change and separates two causes […]
While condemning racism and discrimination ought to be the steadfast position of any university administration, the phrasing used by University administrators suggests administrative approval for removal of posters and other signs that students dislike or find offensive. Even such tacit approval of censorship is contrary to the very idea of freedom of speech. On Monday, […]
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.
While the majority of students are out of town for the summer, the Ann Arbor City Council has been busy coming up with ways to push students and other Ann Arbor residents towards making healthy choices – namely by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Fetlife, which functions similarly to Facebook, boasts millions of accounts and allows users to maintain personal profiles, add friends, create groups and organize events — all with a focus on the BDSM lifestyle.
Instead of implementing laws that damage individuals, families and communities the government should take the realistic approach to drug use based in harm reduction of legalization. Not only would this be a financially pragmatic decision but it would also result in better health outcomes for citizens and align with the American principles of individual liberty and freedom.
For those open to challenging ideas, Milo and Julie proved worthy opponents, both consistently drawing applause and questioning the assumptions of the audience. In the end, the real winner was free speech as the event demonstrated the commitment of the campus community to open exchange and disagreement. On the evening of Tuesday February 23, provocateur […]