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October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan’s enrollment hit an unprecedented high of more than 50,000 students in Fall 2021, according to a release from the University Record. University President Mark Schlissel spoke about the increased University enrollment at the University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting the evening of Oct. 21. “This fall’s first year class on the Ann Arbor campus is our largest ever, and our student body...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 2

…Jordan Else, a member of AASPIRE and Ann Arbor resident, said she would like to see an increase in urgency regarding the rollout of the plan and said the superintendent needs to lead the implementation. “Our concerns come in the fact that this is taking time,” Else said. “We really would like a greater sense of urgency. When we talk to other districts … the things that we hear are that we need urgency and that we need...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 3

…Every few months, the compost bins from the University of Michi- gan dining halls get picked clean — not by a family of raccoons, but by a team of researchers in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Engineering professor Lutgarde Raskin and her research team have been gathering samples of food waste from U-M students for their research. The team is working on a $6.8 million dollar project aiming to develop biodige...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 4

…Growing up, there was not a night that went by that my mom didn’t read to me before bed. It was a ritual. After my bath, I would choose a book or two (or three, depending on how fatigued my mom was) and crawl into her lap. My process of choosing the right books was anywhere from immediate to a whole production up until my mom threatened to cancel storytime altogether unless I decided quickly. I’d stand at my bookshelf, taking in...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 5 It’s hard to pin down where I nurtured my love for art because it’s as though it has been in my blood since I was born. I grew up hearing “We’ll be back late tonight, it’s opening night at the gallery,” and the endless phone calls my father would get from international clients in languages I couldn’t comprehend at the time. Many of the things my parents di...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 6

…7-Opinion L ast year, former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, and the Democrats’ nightmare ensued. A month later, former President Donald Trump nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett — an anti- abortion advocate — to replace Ginsburg, a liberal and feminist icon. The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed this nomination. Ginsburg refrained from retiring during former President Barack Obama’s second term, which a...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 7

…I entered Auditorium D in Angell Hall on an otherwise unremarkable Monday afternoon. Well, it would be unremarkable if it wasn’t the first day of class. Might I add, it was the first day of in-person classes in over a year. I found my seat and prepared myself for another long ride, but hopefully a refreshing one after a year of Zoom University. I got out my notebook, opened my laptop and was ready to jot down every word. As the p...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 8

…I’ve known that I’d like to become a lawyer someday for what seems like forever. Whenever I’m asked where my love for the law is rooted, my mind usually goes to one of three places or all three at the same time depending on the conversation I’m having. In response I tell people: 1. My love for law is rooted in my identities as a Palestinian, Muslim, Arab woman, and the marginalizations that each of those identities encounte...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 9

…I often feel conflicted when I hear the phrase “You are a strong Black woman.” I usually think, “Of course I know that,” or “Do I otherwise seem weak?” It’s a phrase that elicits a flurry of emotions from me, ranging from confusion to almost accepting my moment of strength. Over the years, I have had to grapple with this phrase. On one hand, I am all for understanding and emphasizing the strength behind being a Black woman, but on the ...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 10

…KALAMAZOO, MICH. — Senior forward Jimmy Lambert stood anxiously in the box, primed to bolt onto the ice as his minor penalty expired. As his skates hit the ice, the puck careened off the boards in front of him and he found himself in the play just like he’d prepared for. But as he found the puck on his stick, the imposing figure of Western Michigan defenseman Aidan Fulp loomed over him. Taking the hit and passing the puck ou...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 11

…On Monday, amidst a siege of questions about the impending clash between No. 6 Michigan and No. 8 Michigan State, Jim Harbaugh largely resorted to a tried and true cliché. “Those questions just answer themselves,” the Michigan coach repeatedly opined when pressed about the game’s importance. Harbaugh, albeit blunt, is correct; the implications of the game do speak for themselves. The winner will not only be rewarded with...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 12

…Fourteen years ago, Mike Hart stood behind a podium wearing a Block-M quarter-zip after beating Michigan State 28-24. He smirked; shrugged, then laughed. His “little brother” quote, now infamous, has become ingrained in the rhetoric of the rivalry. This weekend on Oct. 30, Hart will return to East Lansing as the running backs coach for the undefeated Wolverines. Michigan State also remains unbeaten, making this the first time ...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 14

…It was a typical Friday night on Maynard Street. My roommate and I had just finished up with a week of online classes from within our sublet apartment. Still in the heart of the pandemic, we acquired it immediately after University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel notified us that the dorms would be changing to single- occupancy residency. Our freshman year of college had so far been tumultuous, unpredictable, suffocating and mon...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 15

…O n Halloween, we eat dinner early. The setting sun beams in through the front windows as we form a line around the kitchen counter, our paper plates eager to touch the hot pizza. We scarf down the necessary carbs while sitting in whatever clothing will lie under- neath our costumes. A lot has led up to this moment. Anticipa- tion clung to the air like fine mist when we were at school a few hours before. Mentions of route plans, can...…

October 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 56) • Page Image 16

…Wednesday, October 27, 2021 // The Statement — 4 By E m i ly Blu mb erg, Statement Contributor & Assistant News Editor Content warning: Gender-based violence O ctober is a month of thrilling traditions. Smiling pumpkins carved with love, horror movies viewed from a comfort- able couch, coffee filled with the overwhelming sweetness of pumpkin spice. Like Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brews, my excitement had been brewing long be...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 1

…This article is the second part of a two-part investigation by The Michigan Daily into allegations of sexual misconduct against computer science professor Walter Lasecki and the University of Michigan’s handling of these allegations. It is based on emails, documents, notes and interviews with 12 individuals knowledgeable of these events. Part one focused on the allegations against Lasecki and the divergent conclusions of the Uni...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 2

…The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government (CSG) hosted a “Community Concerns” panel during the sixth meeting of the 11th CSG assembly. Students, alumni and staff voiced their concerns or support for CSG leadership’s recent statement of solidarity with the Palestinian community, which was released last Tuesday. In the statement, executive team members of CSG wrote that they recognize anti-Palestinian sentiment o...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 3

…A class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday against the University of Michigan for its handling of allegations of sexual assault against former University doctor Robert E. Anderson. The complaint, in order to prevent and respond to sexual violence on the U-M campus, seeks a court order that will require the University to carry out major reforms surrounding the ...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 4

…4 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com OPINION T he strawberry dress. The crossover leggings. The Vivianne Westwood pearl choker. There are endless examples of fashion trends that TikTok has breathed into existence. This relatively new smartphone application has so much ownership over these trends that their original names are frequently tossed aside in favor of “the TikTok (insert article of clothing)...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 5

…the frog can definitively say the water has suddenly become too hot, there is usually no single, objective point where a system becomes too illiberal to be considered a real democracy. For instance, although America has free and fair elections, it also has several hugely unrepresentative political insti- tutions and a rash of voter restrictions. These limitations obviously don’t make America a totalitarian dictatorship à la North Kor...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 6

…For as long as I can remember, I have always been fat. For me, self- love could never be a matter of “you’re not fat” or “it’s all in your head” because through my daily interactions with other people, I’m often reminded that others see me as fat even when they mean well and especially when they don’t. As such, I had no choice but to confront fatness itself and accept myself as I was. However, loving my body was much easier said t...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 7

…7 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MICHIGAN IN COLOR The week begins with the Moon in Scorpio from May 24 to 25. The Scorpio Moon unearths our innermost desires and emotions, and lets us face them in all their intensity. Dig deep into your mind and abandon any fears or limiting beliefs. The powerful energy of the Scorpio Moon transitions into the even brighter full Moon and a lunar eclipse in Sa...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 8

…8 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ARTS ‘Shadow and Bone’ is the fantasy show we’ve been waiting for Courtesy of ‘Shadow and Bone’ There’s something so delightful about the fantasy genre when it’s done right. Maybe it’s the inner child in all of us that appreciates the mysticism and imagination that fuels every fantasy story, or perhaps it’s the adult in us that needs to fully escape our responsibiliti...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 9

…9 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ARTS On the first day of my 10th-grade American Literature class, as an introduction to the quintessential high-school-English-class novel “The Great Gatsby,” we learned about the ever-present American dream, or the belief that anyone can make it in the United States if they just work hard enough. To my then 15-year-old self, the critique of the American dream was ...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 10

…10 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com STATEMENT Town or gown: the two sides of Ann Arbor Painting the rock at the corner of Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue is much more than just a longstanding campus tradition. In 1953, Michigan students and their Michigan State counterparts began vandalizing each other’s campuses with paint the week before a rivalry football game, a tradition that escalated to stude...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 11

…The art of the roommate pitch It was a match made on Facebook. My roommate Maggie and I found each other on the Class of 2022 page and immediately clicked because we had so much in common. We had both taken gap years. We shared a bedtime (11pm to 1am), diet (vegetarian) and cleanliness level (we let clutter build up when we were busy). We were both training for our first marathon. We both came from small, religious communities i...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 12

…12 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily. SPORTS Michigan shows it belongs In competitive debut, Michigan Adaptive Sports and Fitness sends a message SEATTLE — No team had ever beaten Washington in a regional game it hosted since 1995. The Huskies were a perfect 52-0. Yet there Michigan was in the bottom of the seventh, up 2-1, and just three outs away from being the first team to do so. Alex Storako clearly ...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 13

…Offense disappears in rubber game loss Blown opportunity: Michigan falls short in NCAA Regional final, wasting talented senior class The No. 24 Michigan baseball team entered the bottom of the ninth down by four runs — not an insurmountable deficit by the Wolverines’ standards. When slugger Griffin Mazur came to bat with one on and only one out, he needed just one good swing to put Michigan back in the game. Instead, the fifth-...…

May 27, 2021 (vol. 129, iss. 112) • Page Image 14

…14 Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com SPORTS SEATTLE — Boos rang out in a cacophony from the Seattle University fans as centerfielder Bailey Thompson was rung out on a changeup that floated in and picked the bottom right corner of the zone. From the press vantage point, nearly behind the plate, the pitch thrown by senior left-hander Meghan Beaubien was objectively a strike. So why the jeers from the Red...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan’s Senate Assembly met virtually Monday afternoon to provide an update on the work of the Faculty COVID-19 Council, specifically discussing how to improve messaging from administration to students. Senate Assembly also heard from Kevin Hegarty, the executive vice president and chief financial officer, who will be retiring at the end of the semester, and voted for the Senate Advisory Committee on Uni...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 2

…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. If you would like a current copy of the paper mailed to you, please visit store. pub.umich.edu/michigan-daily-buy-this-edition to place your order. BRITTANY BOWMAN Managing Editor ba...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News Wednesday, January 27 , 2021 — 3 President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday afternoon, taking office at a moment of deep- rooted political polarization in America following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building. “This is democracy’s day,” Biden said in his inaugural address, reflecting upon what he called the “cascading crises” of ...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 4

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News 4 — Wednesday, January 27, 2021 University of Michigan social media experts are studying the influence of social media over politics, particularly through the rapid spread of misinformation and increased access. According to these experts, social media played a pivotal role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Sarita Schoenebeck, a School of Information associa...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 5 Rina Sawayama, ‘Minari’ and cultural ‘others’ Design byJessica Chiu Daily Arts Top Five: What to read, watch & listen to this weekend Each week, Daily Arts writers evaluate the latest movies, shows, books, music, games and more. They watch, read and listen for the next standout artistic trends and then write about what that means for us in the art wo...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 6

…Dreams submerge one into an altered state of consciousness. So does music. The two become one in Two Saviors, Buck Meek’s new album. It is tinged with sadness and regret but suffused with light. Steeped in nostalgia and setting, Meek invites you into a slice of his memory. The album feels like a love letter written upon waking up from a dream: a little confused, a little unclear in its language but thoughtfully done — that is, if ...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 7 Those familiar with Samuel Beckett’s magnum opus, “Waiting for Godot” will immediately recognize the dramatic setting presented in Antoinette Nwandu’s absurdist tragedy “Pass Over.” Set “now, right now / but also 1855 / but also 13th century BCE,” the radio play features two men standing, eating, talking about nothing in particular and awaiting someth...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 8

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Michigan in Color 8 — Wednesday, January 27, 2021 A love letter to my nose With your defined curve, a bump at the bridge followed by a downward plunge, you took over my face, never fitting into what I thought was beautiful. All around me were those cute button noses, slender with a gentle slope into a neat point. Even now, as I assess men, my eyes zero in on their noses, my mind telling me ...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 9

…7-Opinion Opinion Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 9 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ANYA SINGH | CONTACT CARTOONIST AT ANYAS@UMICH.EDU MRINALINI IYER | COLUMNIST Patriotism is overrated D uring a three-hour drive through the disastrous Bombay highways, my mom relayed the story of her citizenship ceremony. My parents became American citizens in 2005, but it came at a cost: They had to renounce their Indian citizenship. As...…

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…2-News 10 — Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MADELYN VERVAECKE | CONTACT CARTOONIST AT MIVERVAE@UMICH.EDU “ Poor kids are just as bright ... as white kids.” When Joe Biden made this gaffe on Aug. 9, 2019, in response to a question about his education policy, I felt my skin crawl. While I think this was a genuine mistake in word choice, Biden’s comment had real resonance because it reflec...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 11

…7-Opinion Opinion Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 11 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ZOE ZHANG | CONTACT CARTOONIST AT ZOEZHANG@UMICH.EDU. O n the overcast day of Nov. 22, 2020, like most occupants of the University of Michigan’s residence halls, I stuffed my belongings into cardboard boxes and dragged them to my mother’s car outside Bursley Residence Hall’s entrance. Once finished, I began the journey back home. ...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 12

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 12 — Wednesday, January 27, 2021 statement N EW HAMPSHIRE | Seven people, clad in sleeping bags and down jack- ets, are gathered in the tiny cabin atop Mt. Cabot, an elevation of 4,170 feet. Outside, the White Mountains roll for miles, sliding in ev- ery direction after hours of rain. Inside, there’s one picnic table, four large plywood bunks and clothes drying on every available surface. The con...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 13

…I risa Lico grew up in Ra- vonik, Albania in a tiny vil- lage surrounded by moun- tains. For the first eight years of her life, she lived on a farm, in a two- bedroom house with 12 other fam- ily members. They grew their own food and produced their own milk and cheese, traveling to the nearby city of Korçë only in the wintertime when they needed groceries. Until moving to the United States in 2008, Irisa had never met a Black or Asian...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 14

…I was sitting at my kitchen counter with my mom when I got the notification that my “Year in Review” on Snap- chat had been uploaded for 2020. With not much else to do on that December morning, I opened the application, excited to relive both favorite and forgotten memories that made up an unparalleled year. The review began with a video of my uncle on New Year’s Day wearing 2020 glasses from the night before and dancing with ...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 15

…L ike many milestones that make their anticipated en- trance throughout adoles- cence — among them the first kiss, first date and the other usual sus- pects — my first time driving was awkward but wholesome. After months of tedious driver’s education coursework and haphazardly pre- pared traffic sign note cards, I was finally ready to take to the road. Per Indiana law, I was required to sup- plement my online driver’s ed with a h...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 16

…J uly 1st, 2019. The morning was bright as I hiked with my dad, my aunt and her family on the coast of Northern California — the so-called “Lost Coast.” The day was warm and only a few wisps of clouds were visible in the blue sky along the edge of the coast. The smell of salt filled my nostrils. The shushing sound of the powerful Pacific Ocean toiling against the rough, dark rocks and sandy shore joined with the soft whistle of the...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 17

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 17 At 9:01 p.m. on Friday night, Chaundee Brown stood near halfcourt, dribbling out the waning seconds of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s decisive victory over Purdue in West Lafayette. His teammates danced on the sidelines behind him, serenading themselves with a chorus of cheers and high-fives. The final buzzer blared. Players and coache...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 18

…On Friday night, the Michigan hockey team was celebrating its win over Notre Dame and looking ahead to its next game. On Saturday night, the team suddenly had no idea when its next game might be. On Jan. 23, the University of Michigan announced all athletic activities would be paused for two weeks following confirmed cases of the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant within the athletic department. The hockey team has had no positive c...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 19

…In the wake of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ directive to shut down all Michigan athletic department activities late Saturday night due to detection of the B.1.1.7 COVID- 19 strain, Christian Hubaker began reaching out to fellow student- athletes. Hubaker, a senior on the track and field and cross-country teams, felt especially aggrieved by the decision, as it prevents the Wolverines from competing in this ...…

January 27, 2021 (vol. 130, iss. 16) • Page Image 20

…NOSPORTSWEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 THE MICHIGAN DAILY ANN ARBOR, MI Daily photographers recount their experiences shooting sports during a pandemic PHOTO GALLERY ON PAUSE SPORTS THURSDAY NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT FRIDAY SUNDAY MORNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON MONDAY AFTERNOON Hours before it was officially announced, teams were working toward scheduling games. What happened? VISIT MICHIGANDAILY.COM FOR MORE COVERAGE Mi...…

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