Viewpoints

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Just over three months ago, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced his signing of the "We Are Still In" declaration, committing the University to supporting the Paris agreement and joining a nati

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We have serious issues on this campus, issues that cannot be resolved with just hopeful promises. It is not enough to spew meaningless platitudes and vows that cannot be kept.

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On Feb. 14, 17 children and educators’ lives were taken at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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We didn’t come together to form a party; we came together to solve a problem.

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Over Spring Break, I stopped by my local movie theater to watch the highly praised “Black Panther.” The film had a different feel than other Marvel movies, straying away from the cliché evil villain who is evil strictly because they enjoy it.

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I come from a family of ministers, teachers and members of the military; service is an intrinsic aspect of my life. It’s not that my family members made it look easy, or quick, or simple, because the work of serving others is never over.

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Two years ago, I was sitting in the headquarters of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign calling as many people as I could: assisting people in finding their polling locations, trying to galvanize as many votes as possible.

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In today’s world, we’ve arrived at a place where our opinions and values are interpreted through the lens of “right versus left” or “liberal versus conservative.”  We allow these lenses to force us to pick a side, and in picking a side we forget that dialogue occurs so we can grow, exchange ideas

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As of late, few topics have stirred more controversy and ignited more debate here at the University of Michigan than free speech. However, the real fight has only begun, as figures like Richard Spencer expose an increasingly dangerous shift in American opinion regarding hate speech.

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“Borders are an obstacle to unity, to humanity really,” Chico MacMurtrie exclaimed during his presentation of his Border Crosser robots. Do borders just continue to reinforce a tendency toward isolationism and separate us from one another?