Charles Murray Comes to Campus

Last week, the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council along with College Republicans hosted controversial libertarian social scientist and author Charles Murray in Palmer Commons on campus to give a speech on his new book, Coming Apart. Dr. Murray has consistently been seen as a controversial individual after his publishing of The Bell Curve, which delved […]

Do You Hear the People Scream?

Do you hear it?  The sounds of disgruntled masses, yearning for their voices to be heard?  A campus rocked to its core by divisiveness and violence? With the fall semester comes the return of politically-charged protests on campus.  In my years here, protests have become yet another part of everyday life in Ann Arbor.  However, […]

Keep Free Speech Free

You’ve probably heard this story a million times already: student groups invite speakers who dare differ from the liberal orthodoxy to speak on campus, only to see them shouted at and abused. Yet, an interesting turn of events occurred earlier this month at Harvard University. Political scientist and sociologist Charles Murray was actually allowed to […]

Should We Stand for the National Anthem?

In light of recent comments from President Trump regarding National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the national anthem, owners, coaches and players alike have come out to voice their opinion on the subject. Von Miller, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos expressed that Trump’s speech was “an assault on freedom of speech”. Mike Tomlin, […]

The Wrong Response to Hatred

As racial tension flares on campus, an important question needs to be asked: how should we, as a University, respond to acts of hatred? After racial slurs appeared on dorm name tags in the West Quad residence hall, roughly 150 protesters gathered at the Michigan Union to meet with President Mark Schlissel and Chief Diversity […]

He Will Not Divide Us: A Case Study

The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been met with an outpouring of frustration. Large protests and demonstrations took place across the country following the presidential inauguration. Notably, 3.4 million took part in a Women’s March, including an estimated 11,000 person crowd in Ann Arbor this past weekend. More symbolic protests took place as […]

Weekend of Intense Protest in D.C.

One of the largest protests in American history occurred just one day following President Trump’s inauguration. Activists gathered across the nation in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Ann Arbor to protest  Donald Trump’s purported political positions.  These, among others, include cutting public funding for organizations that perform abortions like Planned Parenthood, […]