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The Statement Magazine: Students of the Year 2013-2014

BY THE STATEMENT STAFF

From filmmakers to social movement leaders to entrepreneurs to arts visionaries, these students cannot be reduced to a bullet pointed list of simple accomplishments. Rather, they’re multi-dimensional, passionate, and inspire us to be better listeners, informers, and students of the world — not simply of the classroom.

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Zeinab Khalil and Ciarra Ross

LEFT: Photo by Mike Frieseman, courtesy of Ciarra Ross RIGHT: Photo by Tracy Ko

BY AKSHAY SETH

At its inception, the Michigan Women of Color Collective (M-WoCC) was simply designed to give women an opportunity to be heard. It has since grown to offer those same women a place where they can deliberate and hear each other’s opinions about racial tension at Michigan.

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Nkem Ezurike

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BY JAKE LOURIM

LSA senior Nkem Ezurike is the all-time leading scorer in the women’s soccer program and has been a leader in its rise from a Big Ten bottom feeder to a national contender. Last month, she was drafted by the Boston Breakers, a member of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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Mary Naoum

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BY GILLIAN JAKAB

With this consistent love of performing and the arts, Naoum came to the University not to pursue her own path to stardom, but to learn how her craft could be used to empower others and affect change in communities.

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Reda Jaber

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BY ALICIA ADAMCZYK

In May, he will receive a Masters of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical School.

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Tyrell Collier

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BY WILL GREENBERG

From the #BBUM campaign, a Twitter hashtag where Black students shared the experiences of “Being Black at the University of Michigan,” to the reading of the BSU’s seven demands on Martin Luther King Jr. day this year, Collier has led and improved his community by drawing attention to the many issues still facing Black and other minority students on campus.

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The Statement is The Michigan Daily's weekly news magazine, distributed every Wednesday during the academic year.

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Jordan Morgan

BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

On April 2, a few days before the Final Four, Engineering graduate student Jordan Morgan was supposed to be on a plane to Dallas. That was the plan, anyway.
But as consolations go, an acknowledgement from the President of the United States, Barack Obama, isn’t too bad.

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Tyler Mesman

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

The transfer process is not only stressful academically, but can leave students feeling socially isolated in a new environment after having missed the formative early years of college. That’s where LSA senior Tyler Mesman, chair of the Transfer Student Resource Commission of the Central Student Government, has worked to make a change on campus.

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Zaineb Abdul-Nabi

BY NATALIE GADBOIS

It’s an old adage : When you get to the top, don’t forget the little people. Student director and LSA senior Zaineb Abdul-Nabi has already found her footing in film, but she certainly hasn’t forgotten the little people along the way.

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Carly Manes

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

“As an active, participating student at the University of Michigan who has friends here, who lives here as a social being, seeing needs that are unmet is where I seek action,” Public Policy junior Carly Manes said.

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Jeff Sorensen and Tim Pituch

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

The success of optiMize is dependent on its ability to help students take the first step towards putting their own ideas and interests into action. For the organization’s founders, their partnership provided that initiative.

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