Friday, December 19, 2014

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Michigan in Color: Pressured perfection


It’s hard to understand the essence of acceptance, and it’s hard to describe the transition from self-hatred to self-love. I still have some days when I wake up and shrink away at the sight of my skin, pinching, prodding, and pulling at my ribs. But most days, I know that it’s okay to be in love with myself.

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Viewpoint: Michigan vs. Rutgers — A tale of two programs


Change needs leaders as well as protesters. It’s early in Mark Schlissel’s tenure, but it’s not too early for him to build a coalition with other college presidents to get the economic insanity of today’s college athletics under control. After all, aren't we the leaders and best?

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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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