Friday, October 31, 2014

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Viewpoint: In defense of Brandon


As participants in college athletics, we support University Athletic Director Dave Brandon and appreciate the job he has done on behalf of all of the student-athletes.

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Viewpoint: The environmental poisoning of Iraq — UMSPH students deserve to hear our voices.


Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, is coming to the United States to tour U.S. campuses with me. We will be discussing our findings on the environmental poisoning of Iraq and the epidemic of birth defects in Iraqi cities. He will arrive in Ann Arbor this Oct. 6. Our tour begins in Michigan.

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Viewpoint: An open letter to Bobby Dishell


Mr. President, you are one of the only people on this campus with enough clout to actually make something happen. Your administration was able to change general admission so why are you shying away from this? Being president of the student body means going to bat for us — it means making waves.

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Viewpoint: Happy anniversary Hyde


In the name of abortion rights, human rights and reproductive justice, it is time to repeal Hyde. Reproductive rights activists often focus on abortion’s legality and physical accessibility — where women can receive abortion care and how far along into a pregnancy the procedure is legal; but the fight for safe and legal abortion means nothing if it isn’t accessible to everyone.

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Viewpoint: To Dave Brandon (and President Schlissel)


With the team’s poor performance in recent games, many people are calling for Coach Brady Hoke to be fired. I am not one of those people, and those losses are in no way your fault. However, there needs to be a fundamental change in the University Athletic Department, and that begins with you.

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Viewpoint: When students vote, Democrats win


Our capacity to affect our country’s political future is significant, and we all have a responsibility to acknowledge this capacity by exercising our right to vote. The right to vote gives students a voice.

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Viewpoint: Committing to a belief in change


The easiest and perhaps most meaningful way to fight for generational equity — having our voices equally represented with the other demographics at the policy-making table — is by exercising our civil rights and voting. This November, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as 36 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be contested — and local races are taking place at all levels across the country.

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