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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Editorials

From the Daily: Vote The Team

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Michigan Daily’s editorial board endorses The Team candidates Will Royster and Matt Fidel for CSG president and vice president.

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From the Daily: Reevaluating the system

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University must reevaluate how fraternities are punished.

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From the Daily: Protecting all identities

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Despite the progressive stance taken by Planet Fitness, these events illustrate the need to re-evaluate the current state of transgender protections and to promote anti-discriminatory policies at both the national and state level.

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From the Daily: A dangerous precedent

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Denying individuals services based solely upon a religious viewpoint is both an ethical violation and a contradiction of the standard of separation of church and state.

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From the Daily: Expanding the experience

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Taking the initiative and making more reasonably priced tickets available to students receiving Pell Grants is an innovative and much-needed program. It is another step to improving the relationship between students and athletics, one that became strained during the era of former Athletic Director Dave Brandon.

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From the Daily: Don't allow weapons on campus

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While advocates for this reform argue it is for the benefit of sexual assault survivors, there seems to be political motivation behind their reasoning. It appears that the pro-gun lobby is now utilizing the issue of sexual assault to validate concealed carry. However, this view overlooks the real issues surrounding sexual assault on college campuses and should absolutely not be implemented.

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From the Daily: Change the schedule

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University should consider starting classes a week earlier, before Labor Day. While there would certainly be opposition to this proposal, it is the best solution to fixing this problem.

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From the Daily: A necessary reality

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While increasing out-of-state enrollment may seem controversial, in reality, it is one of the few options the University has to keep its budget balanced and remain a top-tier institution.

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From the Daily: A more humane society

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The existing legislation regarding animal cruelty needs change, and these bills offer balanced amendments that consider the complexities of animal abuse and neglect.

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From the Daily: An ineffective effort

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Since it is commonplace for large institutions to implement a wide-scale honor code, something the University is lacking, developing this code is worthwhile. However, it is naïve to believe a new honor code will achieve what Dishell hopes.

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Columns

Jenny Wang: Reevaluating race

BY JENNY WANG

To be seen as racist — to be outed for making an ignorant remark pertaining to race — now stands as one of the most shameful labels we can carry.

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Eliana Herman: Expanding the definition of sustainability

BY ELIANA HERMAN

From taking a variety of history, literature and even philosophy classes (yes, I’m that kind of student, no regrets), I’ve learned that most issues in society arise because people cannot create a universal definition for a majority of words.

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Lauren McCarthy: The narrative of Detroit

BY LAUREN MCCARTHY

What if instead, that same generous community could broaden their impact and bind together to begin reworking the larger narrative of Detroit itself?

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Katie Koziara: How to never leave college

BY KATIE KOZIARA

After last-ditch efforts to “forget” to sign up for classes I need to graduate failed, I face an almost certain catapult into the real world incredibly soon. But I decided that’s tolerable because I devised foolproof ways to never really give up college.

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Eli Cahan: Tomb Raider, doom evader

BY ELI CAHAN

It’s our prerogative to learn about our medical options in order to carve out the futures we desire for ourselves.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Include the female voice

BY KIRK ACHARYA

The United Nations has made positive strides with their resolve to include women in policy making. However, it’s not enough to bridge the gender participation gap in the UN’s infrastructure — thereby falling short of including the female voice in world conflicts.

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Viewpoint: What can we do to TAKE ON HATE?

BY RIHAN ISSA

We, as the University community, must actively engage in constructive conversations that will produce tangible results and challenge the hostility toward Arab and Muslim Americans.

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Viewpoint: Why the University should divest

BY JOSH RUEBNER

With Netanyahu’s victory in Israel’s election earlier this month, the prospects for a negotiated deal between Israel and the Palestinians appear infinitely bleaker than they did when talks began more than 20 years ago.

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Viewpoint: In defense of Ross

BY RACHEL TUCKER

Ross isn’t perfect, but I’m proud to call it my school.

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Viewpoint: We deserve better

BY GRANT STROBL

The students in the University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu did not represent the reputation of this University and Greek life at the level it deserves: they tarnished it. We deserve better.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: The Out-of-Stater #4

Gabriella Meyer/Daily

BY GABRIELLA MEYER

Gabriella Meyer can be reached at gabsmey@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Vice Grips #6

Rachel Dawson/Daily

BY RACHEL DAWSON

Rachel Dawson can be reached at rdawson@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: The Out-of-Stater #3

Gabriella Meyer/Daily

BY GABRIELLA MEYER

Gabriella Meyer can be reached at gabsmey@umich.edu.

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