Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 11:07am

During a three-hour drive through the disastrous Bombay highways, my mom relayed the story of her citizenship ceremony. My parents became American citizens in 2005, but it came at a cost: They had to renounce their Indian citizenship. As “The Star-Spangled Banner” played in the courthouse, my mom grew misty-eyed as an integral aspect of her identity was replaced by that of a post-9/11 country where she felt uncomfortable wearing her cultural clothing in public.

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:20pm

Tens of thousands marched this past week in Paris to protest a proposed security bill containing the controversial Article 24, which would prohibit the public from publishing identifying images and videos of French police with the intent to harm their “physical or psychological integrity.” Protests against the bill have g

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:42pm

“No exceptions” punctuates the testing section of Dr. Ron Caldwell’s Econ 101 syllabus. On four separate occasions in the syllabus, “no exceptions” clearly informs disabled and chronically ill students that their experiences won’t be taken into account and that they may face discrimination or infringement of their civil rights.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:20am

In just under two months, former Vice President Joe Biden will assume the Oval Office after defeating incumbent President Donald Trump during the election in November. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will seek to quickly make changes from the executive branch that will alter the nature of American leadership at home and abroad and create significant daylight between their policies and those put forth by Trump since January 2017.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 3:46pm

Insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. Unfortunately, some of us are so darn stubborn that we believe we’re right even when we aren’t and repeat the same mistakes. My psychology professor would call this an inability to perform metacognition: a failure to recognize our incompetence. But, the University of Michigan is ahead of the curve — literally and figuratively.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:13pm
Line of voters in front of UMMA

As University of Michigan graduates and native Detroiters, we are aware that our home state has a rich community of universities and colleges. Its graduates have played a significant role in American history and in the growth and development of the state. Today, a new challenge faces them: the future of American democracy. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:59pm

After the stay-in-place order went into effect Oct. 20, the University of Michigan made the New York Times. The “Leaders and Best” had contributed to a full-on outbreak of COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, and the undergraduate students were potentially to blame.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:38pm

Editor's note: The Michigan Daily has also provided endorsements for other races on the Ann Arbor ballot this November. You can find them all here.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:26pm

Editor's note: The Michigan Daily has also provided endorsements for other races on the Ann Arbor ballot this November. You can find them all here.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:17pm

Despite the United States’ government spending an estimated $47 billion and arresting 1,654,282 in 2019 for drug-related crimes, the war on drugs represents a colossal failure and a poor investment for American society.