Approximately 15 University of Michigan students gathered Thursday night in East Quad Residence Hall to participate in a round table bipartisan discussion on the importance and limitations of free speech on college campuses.
The U.S.’s relationship with China, fraught with friction and rising competition, will most likely not improve under President-elect Donald Trump, according to David Shambaugh, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University who spoke at the Ford School of Public Policy Thursday.
Approximately two dozen individuals gathered Tuesday in North Quad for a lecture on how fragmented media outlets increase the political polarization of their viewers, and possible resolutions to the trend.
A diverse crowd of about 100 people filled the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom Wednesday night to listen as male and female survivors of sexual assault shared their stories at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s 30th annual Speak Out event.
More than 200 people, many sitting on the floor to fit into the space, assembled Wednesday at the Ford School of Public Policy to listen to a panel of five professors and politicians analyze the results of the election and give projections on how future policy will be affected by President-elect Donald Trump.
The panel also answered audience questions on the social implications of Trump’s rhetoric and reasons for the election’s outcome.
I have always had an affinity for words. Whether composing an e-mail, typing out a term paper or simply crafting a humorous text, putting my thoughts into writing is both stimulating and rewarding. Through writing, I can be my most reflective, witty and confident self, depending on whatever the situation at hand calls for. Thus, in terms of communication, I find solace in being able to take time editing, assessing and re-editing my thoughts before I electronically send them to someone.
LSA junior Jaimie Phelan has a lot on her plate: playing an instrumental role on the Women’s Track and Field team while working tirelessly with Athletes Connected and the Depression Center Student Advisory Board as an advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Yet, she never lets herself get too overwhelmed.
“It definitely feels like a lot, but I also kind of have that mindset that I’m still learning,” she said. “I’m still growing and I’m surrounded by so many amazing people on campus at Michigan and on our amazing team.”
Shining vividly against the darkening night sky and bathed in the colors of the Belgian flag, the Eiffel Tower stood tall Tuesday night as a remarkable symbol of European brotherhood — resiliency in the face of terror and shared democratic values. Yet, the support for Belgium after this week’s horrific terrorist attacks in the very heart of Western Europe did not stop there.
As I ran in a pack with my best friends and track teammates on a bright and sunny Florida morning, I tried desperately to focus on the cadence of my footfalls and the overwhelming sense of calmness that usually washes over me as soon as I step out the door. However, I quickly found it impossible to enjoy the humorous conversation happening around me, or even the sound of the waves gently lapping the shoreline, due to the disturbing number of middle-aged men who deemed it their civic duty to comment on everything — ranging from our activity of choice (running) to our bodies.
Most mornings, I am awoken by the shrill ring of my alarm clock alerting me that it is time to stumble out of bed and sleepily begin my day — an unsettling tactic, but also effective. However, this particular Wednesday morning, I was awoken by something much more troubling. While I grabbed my phone to turn off my alarm, I opened a picture message that caused my jaw to rapidly drop in disbelief. When my friend Meg thrust open her door to go to the bathroom, she was immediately confronted with the remnants of someone's vomit splattered across the dimly lit hallway of West Quad.