Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:08pm
Henry of Germany lectures at the University of Bologna, latter half of 14th century.

Think about the iconic learning space of higher education: the lecture hall. It is iconic because it has been a staple in universities since their beginning. Medieval images from the University of Bologna, founded in 1088, show students listening, pretending to listen or napping before a professor.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:08pm
Henry of Germany lectures at the University of Bologna, latter half of 14th century.

Think about the iconic learning space of higher education: the lecture hall. It is iconic because it has been a staple in universities since their beginning. Medieval images from the University of Bologna, founded in 1088, show students listening, pretending to listen or napping before a professor.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:22pm
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:07pm

It’s Monday night and I’m wasting homework time by way of my usual outlet for laziness — the internet. When I find myself wondering about the recent life events of a friend I haven’t spoken to in years, I’m able — thanks to Facebook — to search her name in seconds. A slight wave of envy sweeps over me as my search results come up empty; the realization that she’s left this corner of the virtual world is somehow a little jealousy-inducing.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:56pm

Students today are living in a period unlike any in history, with unprecedented levels of inequalityescalating military violence and the looming threat of authoritarianism.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:36pm

As most of the University of Michigan is aware, Charles Murray came and spoke on our campus last week. While the many students felt like he was invading their space, it hit particularly at home with me as he spoke at Palmer Commons, where I’ve worked for almost a year and a half. 

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:33pm

“You, sir, are killing us!” shouted one of the students, as fellow protesters flashed signs accusing Charles Murray of being a white supremacist and a fascist. One went even further, pointing at Murray and accusing him of “denying her existence” since she is a woman of color in science.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:08pm
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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

Charles Murray — controversial social scientist — delivered a speech on campus Oct. 11, despite somewhat significant protest. This, once again, raises two questions we seem incapable of escaping for the foreseeable political future: What are the limits of free speech, especially on college campuses? And who and what deserves to be protested? 

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:49am

I can’t just get up and go to the gym — it’s a process. I need to get there physically and mentally. The Intramural Sports Building is an easy enough walk, but there is a ton of mental preparation that takes place before anyone swipes my Mcard. Anytime I go to the IM building, I put myself in a mood. I replay Cardi B and DMX in my head to get to a place where I feel slightly less awkward and misplaced entering the gym.

I, like many other people, have a mug when I go to the gym. I try to make myself look tough, to look like someone you don’t want to mess with.