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April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 1

…GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXXI, No. 74 ©2022 The Michigan Daily NEWS............................ 2 O P I N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A RT S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 MIC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 S P O R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 A D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 2

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News 2 — Graduation Edition 2022 ARTS over the YEARS Bis etum il ius eliquam usaerum eium velicti comnit dunt, tota que consequo is essunture dolor molesti beriore, il ea ne plab ipsae excero te volorep tation re videndunt omnihil ipienda veliqui nobites et laboriame lantiossunt hil ius arumqui dentibus, qui aliat pa qui simolessit, nes escilit harum que volorit eicia con plis everum fugitatur...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News Graduation Edition 2022 — 3 NEWS 24 hours with the Robert Anderson survivor protesters outside Schlissel’s house 10 :00 a.m. By 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 5, Jonathan Vaughn, the Anderson survivor and former Michigan football player who has been leading the protest, will have been camping out in front of President Schlissel’s house for 28 days. On a normal day during the protest, Vaughn wakes up ...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 4

…4 — Graduation Edition 2022 Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com S ince I started studying at the University of Michigan, I have become more and more familiar with Washtenaw County’s primarily rural character: its winding gravel roads, bucolic red farmhouses and wide-open spaces. Just beyond Ann Arbor’s city limits in almost every direction lies a spectacular expanse of greenery, mimicking the rural escapes of Northern...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 5

… Graduation Edition 2022 — 5 Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com D ear President Schlissel, If you’re reading this message, walk outside your door and talk to Jonathan Vaughn. In case, President Schlissel, you don’t know who that is, you may want to check out the student, local, statewide and national press coverage that his courageous statement has attracted. He is one of more than 2,000 students and athletes who su...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 6

…Arts 6 — Graduation Edition 2022 When we think of what defines good art, nationality and language are generally not the first factors that come to mind. Yet, in reality, the cel- ebration of the arts is often heavily influenced by outdated ideas dictat- ing what stories are deserving of rec- ognition. The British-Japanese pop singer Rina Sawayama stands as one of the clearest examples of this phenom- enon. When BRITs and the Mercury p...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 7

…Reading has always been a solitary activity for me. When I checked out books at the public library as a child, I knew that those books were mine alone for the next two weeks. I read for hours while curled up on the couch, oblivious to everything except the words on the page. When my mother called me for dinner, I scrambled to reach a good stopping point in my book before joining my family. As a child, I’d never thought of books as a ...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 8

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan in Color 8 — Graduation Edition 2022 Perhaps family is a set of rela- tionships characterized by DNA or “blood,” as age-old proverbs may indicate. But this definition may not be so all-encompassing; for one, it would render adoption illegitimate and negates what some of us consider our “chosen families.” When we shift our lens to Southeastern Asia, specif- ically Tibet, this rigidity surr...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 9

…Graduation Edition 2022 — 9 Michigan in Color The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com As a person of color, any type of application, whether it be college, job or internship applications are always equipped with stress, self-doubt and insecurity. I feel alone in academic and social settings at the University of Michigan, with about 55% of the student population being white and the median family income being a staggering $154,000 for t...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 10

…ARTS over the YEARS Bis etum il ius eliquam usaerum eium velicti comnit dunt, tota que consequo is essunture dolor molesti beriore, il ea ne plab ipsae excero te volorep tation re videndunt omnihil ipienda veliqui nobites et laboriame lantiossunt hil ius arumqui dentibus, qui aliat pa qui simolessit, nes escilit harum que volorit eicia con plis everum fugitatur si quiae esto blaturem labo. Itatas mos venis arumnihilla ntentotatem a...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 11

…Graduation Edition 2022 — 11 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan clinches first National Championship title in school history SAMI RUUD 2021 Daily Sports Writer The 2021 gymnastics National Championship came down to the very last routine of the meet. Junior Abby Heiskell stared down the beam as she mounted it. As she performed her routine, she completed each skill with an intention to do it perfectly, a lesson Mich...…

April 24, 2022 (vol. 131, iss. 74) • Page Image 12

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Business 12 — Graduation Edition 2022 SALES. SERVICE. SUPPORT. Now & Forever After graduation, no matter where life takes you, we are always your tech store! Campus Locations: Michigan Union & Pierpont Commons University owned and operated since 1988 techshop.umich.edu You’re off to great places. Grab all the tech you need to get there. TRADE IN BONUS through Saturday, May 7 Get an e...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 1

…After over two years of deliberation, research and engagement with community members, the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality released its final 104-page report on March 18. The document outlines 50 recommendations for the University of Michigan’s three campuses to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 as part of efforts to combat the ongoing climate crisis. None of the recommendations are binding — i...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 2

…The 2021 Central Student Government presidential and vice presidential debates, hosted by The Michigan Daily, discussed the candidates’ positions on campus policing; diversity, equity and inclusion; carbon neutrality and amplifying all student voices. Included in the March 18 debate were both the presidential and vice presidential candidates from all three CSG executive tickets: ORGANIZE, CHANGE and IMPACT. Each round laste...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 3

…On March 16, 2020, Kat Dyke, a waitress at the Earle Restaurant in Ann Arbor, was told she would not be allowed to return to work for the time being — not because of her or anyone else’s wrongdoing, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dyke said she was thrown into a swirl of confusion when she received her boss’s text saying the Earle would be shut down for the near future. Her boss was required to close the restaurant due to ...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 4

…In light of the administration’s initiative announced last fall to assemble a task force to help diversify the names of campus spaces, an analysis by The Michigan Daily of 103 on-campus buildings at the University of Michigan found that only one — the Trotter Multicultural Center — is named after a person of color. Trotter is named after William Monroe Trotter, a newspaper editor and activist for Black civil rights. This...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 5 French composer Claude Debussy undoubtedly remains at the forefront of impressionism in music. He may have denied it, shrugging off the movement as a mere label, but as of today, he’s the first to come up in a quick Googling of the musical genre. The next to come up in the search, other than “La Mer,” “Clair de Lune” and a few of his other staples, might be h...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 6

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts 6 — Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Written, directed and produced by Wes Hurley (“Fallen Jewel”), “Potato Dreams of America” has been years in the making. The film, based on real events in Hurley’s life, has had different iterations, including a short, “Little Potato,” which won the documentary short Jury Prize at SXSW in 2020, and a VR short entitled “Potato Dreams.” But the runup to this fi...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 7

…I sit at my grandma’s kitchen table –– as I do every Sunday –– and the routine is always the same. It’s usually me, my brother, my dad and my grandpa just sitting and talking, waiting for our food to come. My sister, however, is typically given the task of fetching our drinks, silverware and any other item necessary for our traditional Mexican meal. As we sit and wait, my grandma is scurrying around the kitchen trying to handle fl...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 8

…Thrifting is For You When did everyone get so into thrifting? Scrolling through my TikTok, the zeitgeist of Generation-Z culture, the majority of my For You Page has been flooded with thrifting videos. I feel like I’ve seen all the thrifting Tik Toks possible at this point. A middle schooler explaining how her outfits of the day are sourced from Goodwill. A college student’s clothing hauls showcasing the latest finds from Salvatio...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 9

…7-Opinion M y worst habit involves reading the comments and quote tweets on The New York Times articles about sexual misconduct allegations. They are, without fail, a dumpster fire of victim blaming. However, given the well-corroborated account of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment of former aide, Charlotte Bennett, I thought the discourse might reflect reality. No such luck. It doesn’t matter that the sim...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 10

…J oe Manchin is to progressives what Mitch McConnell was to liberals. Or is he? Over the past few months, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has been in the crosshairs of many progressives and liberals for his staunchly moderate viewpoints. Manchin opposes a $15 minimum wage, removing the filibuster and other progressive policies like Medicare for All. He also responded to calls to “defund the police” last summer by tactfully tw...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 11

…A lot of my freshman year Welcome Week is now something of a blur in my memory because of my constant, ut- ter confusion around where I was go- ing and what I was doing. But there’s one thing I remember clearly. I was pregaming in a room in my hall with several other freshman girls, whom I’d met and was friendly with but didn’t really know. Between shots of the vodka my hostess’s par- ents bought her before they left, I mentioned...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 12

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 12— Wednesday, March 24, 2021 statement What COVID-19’s done to the campus club BY GRACE TUCKER, STATEMENT COLUMNIST I t was the fall of 2019, a week or so into my first semester as a University of Michigan student, and I was launching myself headfirst into new experiences with a crazed level of zeal. Over the course of one week, I downloaded Tinder for the first time, then swiftly tried my ha...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 13

…M y series of thoughts on sea- sons: If summer is a glass of cold lemonade, and winter’s a crossword at candle-light, then fall is a call from a very old friend, and spring is a coffee at sunrise. Summer is for enjoyment, fall is for ambition and winter is for persever- ance. Spring is for rebirth. I’ve always felt that the first signs of spring marked the new year. I don’t care about what the calendars in my life say — New Year’s ...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 14

…Nine days and two games isn’t much time for Juwan Howard to have it figured out, but it’ll have to be enough. The last time Isaiah Livers got hurt, the Michigan men’s basketball team failed that test. It’s easy to for- get now — that 2019-20 team wasn’t as good as this team, that season’s end overshadows every- thing in a way this season’s won’t. Howard, of course, remembers. “We had some experience in this ...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 15

…As various instances of inequitable treatment from the men’s and wom- en’s NCAA basketball tournaments circulate the internet, the optics are damning. To start, there have been images showing the difference between men’s and women’s weight rooms. There have been similar images regarding “swag bags” at the men’s and women’s tournaments. Moreover, there have been less tangi- ble disparities in that the me...…

March 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 26) • Page Image 16

…SportsWednesday BROOKS, BROWN JR. LEAD MICHIGAN TO WILD VICTORY OVER LSU INDIANAPOLIS — By the end of it, Michigan could finally exhale. Eli Brooks wiggled free from a scrum with the rebound as serenades of cheers washed down from a boisterous crowd. In the frontcourt, he dribbled out the inevitable. A special season will last at least one more game. In a high-flying shootout, the Wolverines (22-4 overall, 14-3 Big Ten) outlasted ups...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan Board of Regents met virtually Thursday afternoon for the first time during the 2021 calendar year. During the meeting, board members gave updates about the current state of the University and heard from public commenters regarding concerns over lecturer status, fund allocations to the satellite campuses and the University’s COVID-19 response. Regents Ron Weiser (R) and Katherine White (D) were not...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 2

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News 2 — Wednesday, February 24, 2021 KATE HUA/Daily Students walk around the Diag after another snowstorm in Ann Arbor Thursday afternoon. The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967) is publishing weekly on Wednesdays for the Winter 2021 semester by students at the University of Michigan. One copy is available free of charge to all readers. Additional copies may be picked up at the Daily’s office for $2. I...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 3

…Additionally, separating Order membership from editing responsibility still hurts our ability to report on Order, as groups opposed to Order will nonetheless decline to talk to Daily reporters who are not in Order, which The Daily experienced as recently as 2019. Importantly, knowing that journalism aims to “comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable,” Daily membership in Order hurts our ability to build trust with and am...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 4

…Nada Eldawy *Call me cleopatra the way I’ll conquer your heart <3 *Serial Netflix watcher *Love my cat more than I’ll love you: I had planned to start this piece by saying I downloaded Minder (Muslim Tinder) for purely journalistic purposes, a last-ditch effort to contribute to Love in Color before graduating as a chronically-single senior. But in all honesty, the application was on my phone weeks before the inspiration to write this...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 5

…In light of Valentine’s Day, our MiC editors asked us to each write a piece on love. I had to sit and think about what, even in all of my incredibly extensive experience and expertise, I could possibly draw from. But as I sat with myself in silly embarrassment and contemplation, I realized I would be lying if I said I hadn’t felt a tremendous amount of love this past year and even in the last few weeks. I have felt love even, and esp...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 6

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts 6 — Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Last week, the Zell Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program, featured Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, a renowned poet and graduate of the University of Michigan who recently published his first memoir “Children of the Land.” During the event, which took place over Zoom, Castillo shared his work, talked about his career and answere...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 7

…The “First Time” Maybe a friend sends it to you with a little text saying “thought you’d like this!!” that instantly makes your chest balloon. Or maybe it comes up on a Spotify radio station or playlist. Perhaps it intrigues you from the depths of a book passage. It’s possible you choose it because the album art looked interesting. Maybe it means a lot instantly. Maybe it takes a second to settle in, finding the perfect way to inh...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 8

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 8— Wednesday, February 24, 2021 statement Full of gender, free from designation BY MELANIE TAYLOR, STATEMENT CORRESPONDENT M y name is Melanie Renee Tay- lor, and my pronouns are she/ they. These are your two requi- site pieces of information needed when ad- dressing, discussing or otherwise perceiving me. And as intrinsic as they both are to my identity, even they aren’t set in stone. Maybe som...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 9

…April 12, 2020 What does a pandemic look like? F or me, it’s a monotony of days peppered with bouts of depres- sion in the apartment my grand- parents pay for and waves of overwhelm- ing guilt and helplessness. Neither are productive emotions in a pandemic. There are also good days, where the sun is out and my coffee tastes just right, and I remember that this is only temporary. I live alone, though a friend lives up- stairs. I never ...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 10

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 10 — Wednesday, February 24, 2021 statement “ I’m a nice guy,” crooned Neil, the sloppy, cocaine-addicted aspiring novelist, to the woman he’d just attempted to sexually as- sault, Carey Mulligan’s Cassandra. She eyes him now knowing other- wise. “I’m a nice guy.” Neil repeated, desperation creeping into his voice. Cassandra smiled. “You keep say- ing that. You’re not as rare as you think....…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 11

…W hen I was in kindergarten, I had mandatory Quiet Time in my room every day after school for an hour. I could play with my toys or look at books or color, but I was not to disturb my mom un- less I needed something important. Needless to say, I was not a big fan of Quiet Time when the policy was first put into place, and I protested. Loudly. And daily. But my mother is an incredibly smart woman, and she quickly figured out how to ...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 12

…T he first time someone referred to me as an alien, I laughed. I did not have a big, bald head. My skin wasn’t green and my eyes, while on the large side, looked quite normal to me. The word “alien” followed me around for years. In America, because of my immigration status, I was as extraterrestrial as Zoe Saldana in “Avatar.” Therefore, when confronted with the question, “What does an alien look like?” in a freshman seminar, m...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 13

…C ollege students could reasonably be forgiven for being wary of the future of remote work. After nearly a year of dancing between hybrid classes and fully online ones — the uncertainty often coupled with an increased workload and isolation — remote work might seem like a tough sell. But even after the population reaches herd immunity, many companies are planning to offer more work-from-home options for their employees. Sale...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 14

…14 — Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan’s depth proves its value over course of season Michigan’s Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program: An opportunity to be a part of history Michigan searches for consistency as postseason looms There is a reason collegiate and professional basketball leagues give out a sixth player of the year award at the end of every season: Depth matters. An...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 15

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Wednesday, February 24, 2021 — 15 COLUMBUS — Something had to give. Entering Sunday, the Michigan men’s basketball team boasted the nation’s seventh-best defense. Ohio State, meanwhile, owned the third-best offense. In a battle of Big Ten heavyweights, the Buckeye attack proved potent. Yet, the Wolverine offense matched Ohio State punch for punch, rising to the occasion and ...…

February 24, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 21) • Page Image 16

…In the halftime locker room during the Michigan men’s basketball team’s game against Ohio State, senior wing Chaundee Brown had one message for Michigan coach Juwan Howard: “Go to Hunter.” In their biggest game of the year, the Wolverines shouldered their offensive load onto freshman center Hunter Dickinson. Putting that kind of pressure on any freshman will undoubtedly lead to a few butterflies. At this point in hi...…

March 24, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 90) • Page Image 1

…As diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus continue to climb across the country and throughout the state, the University of Michigan has limited all laboratory research deemed “noncritical” until further notice. The University and Michigan Medicine are also requesting that labs with available supplies, including face masks and gowns, donate their materials to the hospital as soon as possible to prepare for an inf...…

March 24, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 90) • Page Image 2

…2 — Tuesday, March 24, 2020 News The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com The University of Michigan faculty were not informed of the March 17 email sent to University on-campus residents titled “URGENT: Petition to Remain in Housing,” according to an email LSA Dean Anne Curzan and Timothy McKay, associate dean for undergraduate education of LSA, sent to LSA faculty Tuesday night obtained by The Daily. “We only learned of thi...…

March 24, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 90) • Page Image 3

…Schlissel said all schools and colleges at the University should work to ensure that students are able to meet graduation requirements despite classes being moved to an online format. He noted certain programs cannot be delivered adequately online and may have to be canceled for the spring and summer terms. “This decision aligns with our ongoing efforts to respond to the pandemic, by maintaining this critical...…

March 24, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 90) • Page Image 4

…M obilize’s presidential candidate Amanda Kaplan, a Public Policy junior, and vice presidential candidate Saveri Nandigama, an LSA junior, have a long list of achievements on CSG and held nearly every leadership position in the organization, apart from the presidency. Kaplan is currently chief of staff in Ben Gerstein’s administration and has previously served as vice- chair of CSG’s Finance Committee,...…

March 24, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 90) • Page Image 5

…5 — Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com W hen reflecting on my four years spent trying to navigate the University of Michigan as a South Asian woman, I recall only one professor who shared the same core social identities as me. It’s a harsh realization to enter a community or field of work where it is not common to find professors who look like me, talk like me or grew up like me. I...…

March 24, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 90) • Page Image 6

…Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — 6 Arts The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com For the past week or so, I have found myself coming back to the album You Won’t Get What You Want by Daughters. For one, it provides a cathartic chaos. It’s also just a phenomenal record. Most importantly, it manages to demonstrate the bleak reality of the human race through our current global situation. To understand this, however, we must understand ...…

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