The water filter in the Chemistry Building was still broken today, leaving its attached drinking fountain completely unusable. I think to myself, “For a city that has a knack for self-sustenance, isn’t that kind of disappointing?” Resources both tangible and intangible are plentiful here in Ann Arbor, so it’s always striking when I see it slacking.
The Rohingya might be the world’s most persecuted minority group. The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in Myanmar. For decades, they’ve lacked citizenship or any legal protections. Their ability to access education and health care, to travel freely, practice their religion and marry has been deeplyrestricted.
As many may know, the fire alarm has been going off incessantly at the Mary Markley Residence Hall. While it can be considered simply an annoyance, many students believe it has become a danger. Even though we understand this dorm has not been renovated and the alarms can be set off purely by humidity rather than an actual fire, this is now a major hazard.
“Reed, I am having an emergency. We need to go upstairs to your room right now.”
“Ok, let’s go,” I said to my friend Michael as I gestured toward the stairs. Upon escaping from the party and arriving in my room, I asked Michael the obvious question: “What’s going on?” His answer was far more complicated than I could have predicted.
Ellery Rosenzweig makes an incredible point about current views of fat people in our society. As someone who has identified as a bigger person throughout the course of her life, I find that the current ideology toward fat people is extremely harmful and polarizing. I think that stereotypes involving this group of individuals were rooted in our minds during the formative stages of development and are currently perpetuated through the outlet of social media.
In recent weeks, the nation has been gripped by the ugly controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. On one side, Kavanaugh’s supporters describe him as a “carpool dad.” That was the prevailing narrative until several of his high school and college classmates, including Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, came forward to recount a very different version of Kavanaugh.
We just passed the 17-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. You know, the one most people forget we’re actually fighting because we’ve been there since most of us can remember. And yet, despite the fact that most of us don’t exactly understand why we keep sending our soldiers overseas, thousands of men and women are still dying as a result of this war, both from our country and theirs.
What is appropriate etiquette when invited to a local home for dinner in a foreign country? This question was the source of much anxiety during my recent trip to Kenya, as part of the C.K. Prahalad Fellowship at the Ross School of Business. Though I had previously lived in Kenya before returning to business school, this was a question to which I never fully grasped the answer. Growing up in the United States, it was not typically expected that you should bring a gift when visiting a friend.