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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Subjectivity and objectivity in the Arab-Israeli dispute

BY VICTOR LIEBERMAN

Ms. Imaan Ali’s heartfelt essay “Michigan in Color: The Myth of Impartiality” (Michigan Daily March 31, 2014) raised issues that move beyond the particulars of the Arab-Israeli conflict to broader questions of intellectual culture. As we’ll see, these questions bear directly on the University’s core mission.

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Viewpoint: An unnecessary hurdle

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

Despite my mental image of a state panting and choking upon the dust of its 17 teammates as it slowly jogged along the path they left behind, I was satisfied to finally see Michigan running in this race for equality.

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Viewpoint: Fueling the future

BY LAW STUDENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE DIVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS

In a 20-page detail-filled proposal, we argued that the University should divest its endowment from coal and oil equities and bonds. These investments represent the companies that are the primary drivers of climate change — both because of their emissions and because of their misinformation campaigns.

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Viewpoint: Learning from experiences

BY NICOLE ROJAS

No matter what your major is, what your interests are, what organizations you are involved with, any form of volunteering will shape your life and give you much-needed awareness of the community around you.

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Michigan in Color: Words will always hurt me

Courtesy of Zeinab Khalil

BY RIMA FADLALLAH

Unfortunately, as an Arab-American woman who is pro-Palestinian and has been heavily active with #UMDivest, I do not have the privilege to call out names, positions or communities when specifying an audience. So, look for yourself in my words — you’ll know who you are.

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Michigan in Color: Deconstructing the term 'divisive'

BY BAYAN FOUNAS

By suggesting to students that they take alternative forms of action, such as dialogue, which was similarly asked of students in the Civil Rights Movement, is a form of policing students on how to take action to simply maintain the status quo without challenging the structures that continue to oppress communities of marginalized races and sexualities.

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Viewpoint: In response to “Focus on the issues”

BY MICHAEL PROPPE

Your editorial published on April 2, 2014 (From the Daily: Focus on the Issues) is filled with inaccuracies, misguided judgments and ideas that threaten the foundations of student governance.

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