Mark Schlissel, President of the University of Michigan since 2014, was recently terminated by the Board of Regents for being “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a University employee.” Schlissel, who was deeply unpopular among a large segment of Michigan students, was removed with immediate effect. The Board released a veritable treasure trove of email […]
Former President Mark Schissel’s surprise downfall sent shockwaves through campus Saturday evening, and left many wondering how his now-obvious inappropriate relationship went unnoticed for so long. Still, others reflected on the situation through meme pages, fan-fiction articles, and merchandising opportunities. The celebrations outside of the President’s House on January 15th attest to the popular sentiment […]
My, what a year it has been. No one could have warned 17 year old me when I committed to Michigan that my experience would be so unorthodox, so unlike the golden years about which my alumni parents reminisce. After two and a half semesters of online classes, I was overjoyed that, when President Schlissel […]
There have been many changes within the Greek Life community over the last year on campus, affecting everything from fraternity parties to sorority recruitment. These changes have led to much speculation about whether or not President Schlissel is trying to “phase out” Greek Life at Michigan. To a student not involved in Greek Life, this […]
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 […]
Atop the Fleming Administration Building, tucked neatly away from the raucous protests and controversies of campus life, hides President Mark Schlissel. A reputation marred by anti-Trump rhetoric and yet another email scandal from a public official, I imagine the thought of returning to Brown has crossed his mind a few times. Who can blame him? […]
In October of 2016, the University of Michigan launched a new, 5-year long initiative named the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan. In an official statement released by President Mark Schlissel, the plan’s primary goal is stated as the creation of a “vibrant climate of inclusiveness” on campus. To address campus diversity, the plan pledged […]
My hope is that this election teaches progressives that demonizing all white people, or all men, or all Christians is repugnant—not to mention horribly ineffective if your goal is to win elections.