Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:43am

As faculty members in, and affiliated with, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, we stand with the Graduate Employees’ Organization, resident advisers and MDining employees in their principled actions and we fully support their protesting, striking and advocating for safety, transparency and fair working conditions. We strongly urge the University administration to listen actively to their demands and negotiate with them in good faith. 

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 9:10am

Content warning: depression, eating disorders

The classroom is dark. The only light in the room comes from the windows and the projector screen. I am sitting in the front of the room in the corner on the right side, the closest person to the projector screen. Its white light does not shine on me but in front of me. I am staring at the projector screen. There is text on it that I do not read.

Double fudge brownie ice cream.

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 1:44pm

The University of Michigan’s reopening has been fraught with challenges and has met much criticism from faculty, students and Ann Arbor residents alike. Messaging from upper administration and University President Mark Schlissel throughout the summer months leading up to reopening has been remarkably inconsistent.

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 5:50pm

Emma, 4,002 miles away.

J: Yeah American stereotypes are all kinda bad lol

E: Hahaha yeah you guys are the laughingstock every time

J:  Harsh

E: I mean there is some good people in there but the news only reports on the crazy Karen


“Annoiato in quarantena” — or, in English, “bored in quarantine.” I read this phrase a thousand times when I first used Tinder’s Passport feature to change my location to Italy. 

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:08pm

At the beginning of July, a new season of “Survivor Michigan,” the University of Michigan’s own fan-made version of the hit CBS reality show, started airing on Youtube on Wednesday nights. I wasn’t watching as a curious, objective viewer, though — in that season, filmed in the fall of 2018, I was a contestant.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 10:28pm

A version of this story appeared in print on August 31. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 7:47pm

My dad is fifty-six years old. By most measures, he’s in great shape: He’s extremely active, he does manual labor for his work as a contractor, he eats things like bee pollen and protein bars and spinach smoothies and he regularly gets mistaken as fifteen years younger than he is. 

He also sleeps with a CPAP machine, drinks double the daily recommended limit of alcohol and a few years ago had a brief flirtation with heart palpitations. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:39pm

Zoe Zhang can be reached at zoezhang@umich.edu.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:22pm

The time to act is now. While COVID-19 may feel like it is pulling focus away from the issues that we care about, there has never been a time where student action at the University of Michigan, especially collective action, will be as effective as it will be right now. The fundamental disruption COVID-19 has caused to the four-year, traditional college model is the perfect storm for holding institutions accountable and making institutional change. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 5:00pm

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