John Cheney-Lippold’s Academic Activism

After asking for a letter of recommendation from a professor in the University of Michigan’s American Culture department for a study abroad program in Israel, LSA junior Abigail Ingber found herself in the midst of controversy. On September 5th, University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold denied her request for a letter of recommendation on political […]

Citing Security of Tenure, U-M Professor Refuses to Write Letters of Recommendation for Study Abroad in Israel

University of Michigan American Culture Professor, John Cheney-Lippold, is refusing to write letters of recommendation for students wishing to study abroad in Israel, citing his participation in a BDS academic boycott.   In an email obtained by Club Z, a pro-Israel activist organization, Cheney-Lippold rescinded an offer to write a letter of recommendation for U-M […]

A Fond Farewell

Nearly four years ago today, a meek and uninspired caricature of myself stumbled into his first ever meeting with the Michigan Review, hoping to find a welcoming community through which he could vent his frustrations into the ether of campus reporting.  What he found instead was an admittedly lackluster gathering of only six or seven […]

High School Student Invited to Guest Lecture for Advanced Physical and Computational Chemistry Course

University of Michigan Professor of Chemistry Smol Molikyoos, who teaches advanced quantum chemical computational methods, was recently stumped by the dilemma of having to explain advanced chemical concepts only a professor would know how to explain to his class. Inspired by the willingness of fully-grown adults with actual university degrees to seek the gun policy […]

How to Stop Richard Spencer

A familiar scene characterized Richard Spencer’s recent visit to Michigan State University: violence erupted between anti-fascist activists and white supremacists at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Over 500 protesters mobilized to confront attendees as they arrived for the event. Protesters attempted to block Spencer’s supporters from entering the venue and physical violence […]