Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:01pm

As much as we like to pretend racism has disappeared with a few stirs of the U.S. melting pot, discrimination keeps bubbling back to the surface. In the last week alone, race became a contentious issue in the first presidential debate and on campus with the discovery of white supremacist flyers in a University of Michigan building. In this context, UM alum Dr. Natalia Molina’s lecture on racial scripts provided a clear and much-needed message: Racism is embedded in our institutions and must be addressed through comprehensive reform.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:09pm
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Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:40pm

With more than 84 million people tuned in across the country (shattering a record set in 1980), Monday night’s first presidential debate was already posed to be historic. Yet, while I sat in my living room, actively hoping for a substantial two-sided policy debate, I found myself growing increasingly frustrated by my naïveté. Instead of taking the opportunity to discuss real, viable plans, Donald Trump gave all 84 million of us more meaningless rhetoric.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:16pm

As someone who firmly believes in the value of aid work and service to others, and providing I spent last summer working at a Buddhist nunnery where I performed intensive community-based inquiry to create comprehensive examples of good communication with local people as a means of improving the conduct of foreign aid groups, I have a few important words to share in response to one of my classmate’s critical remarks on the matter.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:11pm

To the University of Michigan Community:

In light of recent events, both on and off campus, we are deeply disturbed by the hateful and blatant racism put forth by people who label themselves the alt-right. It troubles us that the individuals of the Black community at the University of Michigan targeted by these posters and flyers are not only being stereotyped by incorrect data, but are also being made to feel unvalued and unwelcomed on the University campus.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 4:59pm

In perhaps one of the most memorable lines from the comical first presidential debate, candidate Hillary Clinton captured all of the qualms I have with Donald Trump: “Well, Donald, I know you live in your own reality, but that is not the facts.”

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 4:40pm

I’ve always had a morbid curiosity with stalking dead strangers on the internet. The first dead stranger I remember stalking was Anna Svidersky. Svidersky was a 17-year-old girl who lived in Vancouver, Wash., and was originally from a small town in Russia. She worked at a McDonald’s and was stabbed to death at work less than a week before her 18th birthday by a random schizophrenic man who was also a convicted sex offender.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:44pm

Over the last decade, a major issue in Detroit politics has been rapid population loss that has plagued the city. While it can be easy to look at the decreasing numbers as a sign of despair, I look at the population numbers in a positive light. According to the 2010 census, there are more than 700,000 residents in Detroit, making it the 18th largest city in America, by population.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:54pm

Monday morning was met with racist flyers spread around campus endorsing principles of white supremacy and blatant hateful sentiment. As painful and regrettable as this situation is, it serves to highlight the paradox underlying experiences of Black (and other minority) students on campus: On one side, they are met with faculty members and administrators drafting and designing extensive plans to address matters of diversity, and on the other side, down the halls of our buildings, they are met with posters attacking their very identity.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:36pm

As students from the College of Engineering, we would like to express our solidarity with our fellow African-American engineers and other engineers of color during this time of hate on Central Campus, which affects our community on North Campus as well. While we understand that this is an election year and that activism and protest are important aspects of the democratic process, there is no excuse for patently offensive material posted on the walls of this University. We will encourage dialogue, but demand civility. We will challenge ideas, but not slander our fellow human beings.