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Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Investing in diversity

BY ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE

While much has been written about how the ban has affected minority enrollment in higher education, there has been far less discussion about how the ban has affected university procurement departments.

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Viewpoint: A schmoozefest for change

BY MARY KATE WINN

The conference might be elitist, but it’s productive. The event is going to tackle major issues in the next few days, such as diversity and equity. These are important topics to discuss and having these discussions can bring about real, positive change.

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Viewpoint: Exploring space tech

BY ARUN NAGPAL

Opportunities like RASC-AL bring to light many of the positive impacts space-oriented technology has both on the scientists and engineers who design it and the people, like you or I, whose lives are infinitely improved by it.

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Queer in Action: Accepting my identity

BY ELIJAH BATCHELOR

Accepting my queer identity and coming out has been nothing short of a process, and one that is far from over, but for now I am happy. If at any point in my life God, my parents, a doctor or ANYONE ever asked me if I would like to be straight, I would have jumped at the opportunity in mere seconds.

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Viewpoint: A message from CAPS

BY COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

I invite you to take a few minutes to view this video, to listen to your own song that needs to be sung that only you can dream and sing, and we hope it helps us all to find in our own hearts the ability to stop by that open door, to have a quick supportive conversation with a friend and to encourage us to help each other.

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Michigan in Color: Platelets, past and present

Photo courtesy of Teresa Mathew

BY TERESA MATHEW

I’m Californian; I grew up surrounded by mountains of watercolored blue and In-N-Out and libraries I lived in. But I’m also Malayali, I’m also a Keralite, and I know that must be part of my truth because that’s what my mother and father are. And if I’m not theirs, if I’m not Kerala’s, then what am I? Love is a tricky concept; home is a tricky word. Blood connects us to one — it draws us back to the other.

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Viewpoint: Reversing the brain drain of Michigan’s college graduates

BY DANIEL KARR

The millennial generation has the opportunity to change the status quo in Washington. Now, we have the opportunity to take ownership for the policies that affect our state and our students.

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