Opinion

A crowd greets leaders of the Black Action Movement as they announce the Regents' decision to accept the goal of ten percent Black enrollment and employment on April 1, 1970.

1817: At Fort Meigs, Ohio: A treaty is reached between Michigan’s Territorial Governor, Lewis Cass, and Native American Tribes (Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomy).

In the time I’ve been on the Daily’s Opinion staff, I’ve noticed something: This campus has a lot of opinions and no shortage of people who want to share them.

The relationship between Americans, newspapers and editorial freedom is a tangled mess of a story, with blood and ink dripping slowly down its winding pages.

I began a happy dance, subsequently stopping dead in my tracks when a thought occurred — where on Earth was Mary Markley Hall? It was at that point I went through what I now refer to as “The Five Stages of Residence Hall Grief.”

Entering 2016, look for the candidate who can replicate what late-night comedians did so well for more than a decade, exciting people about otherwise dry, lifeless politics. Look for the candidate who can rise above “Trumpmania” and become a focal point in monologues from Conan and Kimmel.

With problems such as sexual assault and alcohol abuse disproportionately affecting Greek life members, it’s obvious some sort of action is required. However, administrators should not be led to believe that holding a large meeting, during which they talked at members instead of with them, was a productive use of time. Instead, they should realize they failed to engage their target audience and made little, if no progress in initiating needed reforms.

So the next time you feel the urge to go to a tanning bed, be sure to weigh the risks and benefits. Keep in mind that the temporary bronzed appearance you’re after is just that — all too short-lived.

To admit that you are not prepared, that you might not have the fire, takes incredible courage and principle. I understand why you don’t want to run, but it’s the exact reason you should.

From 4 to 6 p.m. tonight we will be hosting our first ever "Queer Carnival" at Regents Plaza (look for the big, spinning cube). There will be carnival snacks, games and a chance to connect with LGBTQ faculty and staff, as well as friends and allies. We hope to see you there.

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