In November, I was one of over 1,100 seniors who signed a petition expressing disappointment with the spring 2017 commencement plans. Replacing a featured speaker with a video of past speeches seemed underwhelming — especially for the bicentennial event. Following the petition, seniors held out hope that a featured speaker would be announced and the issue would subside. After all, what good reason could the University of Michigan have to deny us something so standard?
If there’s one thing that I can recommend to incoming University of Michigan students, it would be to eat your macaroni straight out of the pan (no extra dish to clean — life hack). After that, though, I would say everyone should understand that there is a really good chance that you will be victim of some sort of horrible administrative nonsense at least once, and that handling it with some flexibility and humor is definitely going to save you some grief.
Why might we be happy to do things for free but not when we are paid to do them? If your neighbor asks you to watch their dog for a night, you will be happy to do it. But if they pay you after, you may not only be offended by the amount, you might expect to be paid even more next time. Humans are social animals and we are happy to help out others. But when we are paid for our work and market norms enter into the scene, social norms run out the door.
A friend once asked me, “Do you think it’s possible for someone to be so liberal that they are close-minded?” My immediate thought was of course not — that’s the whole point of being liberal. When you and your friends identify as liberal, you are fighting for human rights, civil rights, the rights of all minorities and anyone who is against what you think is against all of the progress we have made in the past 100 years.
And that is when I realized the answer is actually yes.
President Donald Trump’s recent budget blueprint for the fiscal year 2018 calls for several major cuts to departments and organizations that used to garner bipartisan support, like the National Institutes of Health.
It’s done! The dreaded University of Michigan Central Student Government election season is over and we have a winner: eMerge! Congratulations; I know you all worked very hard and wanted this more than anything you’ve wanted thus far in your campus careers. Your campaign was astounding and historical, and I do not want to discredit your win in any way whatsoever, but this campus owes an apology to LSA junior Evan Rosen, who ran for president with the Movement Party. Here’s why.
I was disappointed by the University of Michigan men's basketball loss March 23, but was thrilled by the women's basketball win! Title IX has only leveled certain aspects of women's athletics on campus. Unfortunately, The Michigan Daily continually sells women's athletics short in how it features stories. Yes, it offers the same quantity of coverage story for story, but look at the feature.