Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Viewpoint: Not a 'Michigan Man', but the right man


Michigan football is at a crossroads. Whether President Mark Schlissel likes it or not, his choice for athletic director could very well be a decision that defines his tenure.

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Viewpoint: Imperialism and the Unfinished 20th Century


After the Soviet Union was dissolved by its Stalinist bureaucracy in 1991, US leaders spoke of a New World Order, a unipolar moment that would produce dividends of peace for generations. But 23 years on, is this the case? Do we now live in a more peaceful, rational society than we did a quarter century ago?

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Viewpoint: A misleading representation


While I fully support the right of the pro-Palestinian students on this campus to present their side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I felt that SAFE blurred the lines between Palestine awareness and anti-Israel sentiments. I recognize that this debate is heated and incredibly complex, yet I find it an injustice to a country that I love to enable these falsehoods to be spread effortlessly on my campus.

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Viewpoint: Minority enrollment


As long as the number of minority students continues to drop, racism on campus will increase. As long as the administration covers up rape instead of punishing the rapists, the real message will be clear that rape goes unpunished on this campus, and incidents of rape, sexual assault and harassment will continue to be rampant on this campus, no matter how many sexual assault-training programs students are forced to attend.

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Viewpoint: Inclusive language, only part of the solution


Language has a real effect on social interactions, and everyone should strive to understand how their language can make people feel, but we should be wary on its actual efficacy in solving the problems that have huge effects on people’s lives such as cyclical poverty and the achievement gap.

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Viewpoint: Preserve excellent public education — vote yes on annexation


Together, Whitmore Lake and Ann Arbor will be a model of strength, unity and perseverance. Our community will model the traits we teach our students. Vote yes on the Ann Arbor Schools Proposal for annexation.

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Viewpoint: A culturally transmitted disease?


Transmission of HIV is fully preventable; most of the new cases contracted are due to a lack of knowledge and lack of precaution.

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