The Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 16 to designate the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Gov. Rick Snyder's response is unacceptable, as it's based in reactionary fear, not fact or reason, and vilifies Syrian refugees who are more directly affected by the violence than most Americans.

Targeting bystander intervention programs toward specific populations, such as bar employees, is a necessary step toward decreasing the likelihood of sexual assault in the state, in the Ann Arbor community and at the University.

The entire campus community must listen to and sympathize with the very real and urgent struggles that all students of color face in 2015.

No help for the highways

Gov. Rick Snyder should consider vetoing the proposed bill in the hope of passing a more specific road infrastructure plan.

President Barack Obama's Testing Action Plan calls for a reduction in time students spend taking standardized tests.

Streamlined testing will produce useful data and allow for teachers to do what’s more important — focus on teaching content in the classroom.

The only way hope can be restored in the political process is by putting elections back in the hands of voters.

While there is significant room for improvement in many aspects, at the very least, the police should be stopped from taking people’s possessions prior to a conviction.

The University must continue to improve its diversity or risk being seen as uninviting to students of all backgrounds.

Course evaluations in their current form may not aid students in choosing classes, but releasing them should be a relatively painless process.