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Posted inMICMichigan in Color

Nothing wrong about speaking my own language

Last January, a professor from Duke University sent emails to her Chinese international students, asking them to not speak Chinese and “commit using English 100% of the time.” She stated that several faculty members are searching for students who had been speaking in Chinese in public spaces. In the emails, she also stated that they […]

Posted inAnn Arbor

City postpones volunteer installation of solar panels on fire station over safety and financial finalization

The city of Ann Arbor, in partnership with the University of Michigan’s Students for Clean Energy group, are in the process of planning a volunteer-led installation of solar panels on Ann Arbor’s Fire Station Six. The installation, previously scheduled for May 27, has been tentatively pushed back to mid-June or July. Engineering senior Grant Dukus, […]

Posted inArtsMusic

A comparison of Clairo and Elio

Clairo, Clairo, Clairo. You know what that sounds like? Elio, Elio, Elio (from the final scene of “Call Me By Your Name”). Yes, this might be dramatic, but allow me to force this comparison for just one moment, because listening to Clairo’s new single “Bags” (in anticipation of her debut album Immunity, due Aug. 2) […]

Posted inAcademics

SMTD alumni express solidarity with lecturers, LEO protest

Over 50 University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumni have sent videos to the SMTD administration, voicing their support for the Lecturers’ Employee Organization and their non-tenure faculty members. This comes after LEO accused the SMTD of unjustifiably cutting course loads from two non-tenure faculty members after the ratification of a new contract between LEO and […]

Posted inArtsFilm

‘Booksmart’ is the best kind of bonkers

“Booksmart” is a glorious celebration of the joys that come with being a teenage dirt bag. It’s also Olivia Wilde’s (“Life Itself”) directorial debut. It’s also so, so good. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever, “Them That Follow”) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein, “Lady Bird”) are high school seniors who devoted all their energy to getting into stellar colleges. […]