Viewpoints

Martin O’Malley 2020.

I press my hands against the car window, watching the fog appear and recede along the outlines of my fingers.

I’m thinking — overthinking — as I often do. My dad glances at me.

“A penny for your thoughts?”

Last Thursday night, I received a phone call from my college roommate. She broke the news that a friend of ours who had graduated from Michigan with us had died while on a business trip. At the ripe age of 27, Adam went to sleep and never woke up. Upon hearing this, I was in total shock.

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is testing new approaches to recruit and enroll more high-achieving, low-income students from across the state. But will these efforts be enough to attract and retain students — most of whom are the first in their families to attend college?

Psychologists, therapists, sociologists, etc. all claim through research to have the cure for what has become the modern-day disease plaguing relationships: divorce.

I haven’t been a conservative forever. Until my junior year of high school, I considered myself an unavowed liberal. I won’t bore you with the entire story, but several factors contributed to my realization that I harbored many conservative thoughts — not an absolute ideology, however.

In September 2015, I launched a UROP-supported project with four undergraduates and a graduate research assistant to explore and make public the history of LSA’s Race and Ethnicity requirement.

When the day had come to an end, my mind was racing. It was easy to recognize that our conversation was far from complete. In fact, it had really only just begun.

When news of the Flint water crisis broke national headlines, I couldn’t believe the reports I was reading. The citizens of Flint had been drinking river water contaminated not only by lead, but also with E. coli and trihalomethanes, for more than an entire year.

It’s clear to me that we have not done an adequate job explaining some aspects of the planning process.