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Order of Angell releases 2014 membership roster

By Adam Rubenfire, Managing News Editor
Published April 22, 2013

Order of Angell, an exclusive campus leadership society, has released the names of members of its 112th class.

Order was initially founded as Michigamua in 1902 by former University president James Angell. The group is a network of select leaders from the University’s most high-profile student organizations.

Order has faced criticism for its previous name and alleged former rituals, which some groups claim are insensitive toward Native Americans.

Members signed an agreement in 1989 to eliminate references to Native American culture in the group’s activities, choosing to rename the society after Angell during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Though the group usually elects an honorary member, it's not yet ready to announce this year’s selection, said Kinesiology senior Dexter Mason, an Order spokesman.

In an effort to be transparent, Order has again released its most recent membership list to The Michigan Daily.

Members of Order of Angell Class of 2014:

Mac Bennett, Ice Hockey
Yash Bhutada, South Asian Awareness Network
Matthew Blanchard, Army ROTC
Jeff Chu, Men’s Lacrosse
Alexandra Erwin, Volleyball
Nkem Ezurike, Women’s Soccer
Michael Freedman, Interfraternity Council
Matt Hill, Men’s Glee Club
Jared Hunter, National Pan­Hellenic Council
Connor Jaeger, Men’s Swimming & Diving
Zeinab Khalil, Muslim Students’ Association
Cat Knoerr, Midwest Asian American Student Association Spring Conference
Taylor Lewan, Football
Bryan Mazor, Solar Car
Salma Moosa, IGR CommonGround
Jordan Morgan, Men’s Basketball
Carson Phillips, First­-Generation College Students
Hayley Sakwa, Jewish Detroit Initiative
Amber Smith, Women's Track and Field
Silken Thomas, National Society of Black Engineers
Kirby Voigtman, The Michigan Daily
Andrew Weiner, The Michigan Daily

— Because of his membership in the group, Editor in Chief Andrew Weiner did not edit this story.

Correction appended: Due to an error in Order's press release, a previous version of this article misspelled Connor Jaeger's name. A previous version also did not make clear that Order's rituals were previously criticized but have not been recently protested.