Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 2:35pm

Our nation’s leaders have long been engaged in a deadlock due to disagreements over the new coronavirus federal aid package. America is at a juncture of crises and there is one critical solution: providing relief through ease of access to necessary assistance. If its legislature does not do something to this end for the improvement of unemployment conditions, Michigan will likely see a deadly and costly mental health catastrophe substantially worsened by a rapid increase in homelessness. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:56am
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Having watched the internet mutate from a vantage point of 1991 to the present, I often feel twinges online of what Frankenstein must have felt withering under his creature’s gaze. Creature is a word strongly associated with the non-human, but actually comes from a Latin word creare that means to “make, bring forth, produce, beget.”

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 1:58pm

I have found myself asking the following question, set to repeat like a lagging, skipping record: How much time will our leaders spend quantifying the obvious before they act? I’m exhausted from waiting to see it manifest in appropriate action. Our leaders seem preoccupied with data, as if numbers are gods and they are beholden to them. National frustration on all sides is at an inflection point and radiating outward with the abrupt shattering of hallucinatory American life.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 8:56am

On the night of April 11, 2019, Columbia University student Alexander McNabb entered a library on Barnard University’s campus. Students at Columbia — with which Barnard is affiliated — are permitted to freely access and use Barnard’s campus buildings and resources. Despite having done nothing at all to indicate himself as a threat of any kind, McNabb was stopped by campus police and physically restrained.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:22pm

For a recent Detroit Metro Times article, reporter Lee DeVito asked Rick Fitzgerald, the University of Michigan spokesman, about an op-ed written by an anonymous U-M staff member.