‘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 […]

Conservative Students Speak Up #NotMyCampus

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election earlier this week, America’s overwhelmingly liberal college campuses have been struggling to come to terms with the President-elect. Administrators and professors, many of whom were shocked by the results of the election themselves, immediately moved to offer support to students and colleagues who were distraught by Trump’s victory. […]

Free Speech: Not Just for the “Right”

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 […]