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Friday, April 25, 2014

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From the Daily: 13'-14' Edgar Awards

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Back when J. Edgar Hoover, that infallible defender of our constitutional rights, was playing dictator and spying on Americans as head of the FBI (not unlike the NSA), The Michigan Daily’s editorial page handed out the Edgar Awards annually to individuals and institutions best embodying his many admirable characteristics. Of necessity, we revived the tradition in recent years.

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From the Daily: Renovating campus connections

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

North Campus is an integral part of the University that should be better incorporated into the student experience during their college careers, and the North Campus Grove project will do just that.

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From the Daily: Fighting Molly (and other drugs)

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University can address this troubling trend by supporting students who may be suffering from drug dependence or abuse by better advertising the extensive resources for students.

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From the Daily: Keeping it clean

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan should continue to work closely with the Canadian government and regulatory agencies to prevent the development of the proposed facility and formulate viable alternatives for the disposal of nuclear waste.

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From the Daily: Registration information

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While having students register for the entire year may not be the answer, the University should provide course information for the entire year in order to help students plan their academic careers.

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From the Daily: Awarding artistic expression

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Accolades Achievement in the Arts will recognize the accomplishments of student arts groups by announcing the winners of 18 different awards as determined by student votes. The event is a positive way to promote and recognize student arts groups, and similar events should be considered in the future.

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From the Daily: Renovating Detroit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Duggan’s proposal to grant $25,000 in forgivable loans to owners of 79 vacant homes in the Marygrove neighborhood is worthy of praise. It’s an efficient form of blight removal and control because it maintains salvageable homes and also works with community members to guide the process.

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From the Daily: Celebrating mental wellness

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

CAPS has helped make a positive change in the community and encouraged discussion of a difficult topic with this event. The University should continue to promote and strengthen CAPS in order to maximize their ability to affect change and reach out to students.

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From the Daily: A matter of morals

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Business Leaders for Michigan have recently thrown their support behind the banning of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation based on economics. While this rationalization is sound, an economic argument shouldn’t be the only reason for the banning of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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From the Daily: Investing in safety

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University has a responsibility to protect the workers from whom it directly or indirectly profits. While it is commendable that Coleman renewed this effort, the University needs to take further action to promote worker safety.

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Columns

Nivedita Karki: An alternate history

BY NIVEDITA KARKI

What would Cleopatra be remembered for if our historical accounts of her were documented by a female historian? Would they have highlighted her work more? Been more empathetic? Not contribute to Cleopatra’s hyper-sexualization over two millennia?

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Michael Schramm: Christianity revisited

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

I believe my God is all-powerful enough to handle controversy, and my desire to share him outweighs my desire to remain unyielding to a rule.

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Alexander Hermann: Deconstructing the “Two Cities” Tale

BY ALEXANDER HERMANN

The means to a better future, whatever it looks like, requires us to discard the present fictions we use to write the story of Detroit today.

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Sophia Usow: A road trip through America

BY SOPHIA USOW

The beautiful, the free. Closeted in cornfields, hidden by highways and shards of billboards, our nation glows, blinding planes and passing stars.

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Maja Tosic: If you've ever felt white guilt ...

BY MAJA TOSIC

White guilt is harmful. It does not allow white individuals to see people of color as equals. It detracts from the conversations and actions that need to happen. It’s a display of power, not empathy.

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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: What difference does a story make?

5 hours ago

Courtesy of Fatima Beydoun

BY RIMA FADLALLAH

I put myself on these pages not because I’m brave; instead, I share my heart with every word because I want you to know that I’m scared too - that without you I wouldn’t be able to share. I tell my story because the least that I can do to thank you for listening is to invite you to share the MiC.

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Michigan in Color: Diary of a mad Black dude

Courtesy of Dan Green

BY DAN GREEN

Throughout my time here, I have learned in many classes and events about the stratification of resources in this country and the decimation of Black bodies abroad.

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Viewpoint: What about the color green?

BY KRISTEN ANDERSON

My experiences at Michigan sometimes dilute my perception of wealth distribution. But my studies at Michigan have taught me that even being a dull shade of green still means being exponentially more privileged than the vast majority of others throughout the rest of the state, country and world.

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Viewpoint: Hunting for more than eggs

BY DAVID HARRIS

As a tutor, as a mentor, as someone to help them not just find “x”, but to find their own path. And the chance to help them find these things, the chance to perhaps inspire them, is why I do it.

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Michigan in Color: On finding my voice

Courtesy of Kevin Chung

BY KEVIN CHUNG

I am writing here, as a person of color navigating through these social justice spaces on campus, to state that I myself might not “get it.” This enticing yet fallacious notion of “getting it” encapsulates so many feelings of anger, being silenced, and being misinterpreted; but the “it” factor is no call to action.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: #Graduation

BY MEGGIE RAMM

Meggie Ramm can be reached at roseramm@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Freshman year to senior year

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Major in dreaming, minor in napping

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia Easthope can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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