I am a relatively recent transfer admit to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. I am also a severely disabled student. At age 19, I was a sophomore here when I suffered an Arteriovenous Malformation, a brain hemorrhage that left me with signs of a stroke.
College affords students the opportunity to try their hands at new things, room to develop and grow new passions and the ability to enrich the lives of others. So much of that work is accomplished by way of student organizations, of which the University of Michigan has more than 1,400.
We express our solidarity with our Muslim, Black and Jewish peers affected by these recent acts of hatred toward their communities. We further express solidarity with all groups of minority identities, whose oppression has been exacerbated by the new administration.