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October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 1

…ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM ANN ARBOR, MI | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020 | MICHIGANDAILY.COM How are UMich students voting this election? The Michigan Daily conducted an anonymous survey of more than 1,900 students to understand the political leanings of the student body at the University of Michigan and what issues are most important to them. The following data was collected from Oct. 16 to Oct. 21. All ...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 2

…The Michigan Daily (ISSN 0745-967) is publishing weekly on Wednesdays for the Fall 2020 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. ERIN WHITE Managing Editor ekwhite...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 3

…The Michigan Daily has put together a 2020 general election guide to help Ann Arbor voters understand what is on their ballot. Look below to see what options you have from the two major parties in federal and state races this November. Federal and State Elections President and Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris (D) Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee. The former Vice President ...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 4

…Sarah Hubbard, Republican candidate for the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents, is looking to balance the political powers that she says are hindering the board’s ability to have a robust discussion about issues affecting students. Hubbard is one of two Republicans challenging Democratic incumbents Mark Bernstein and Shauna Ryder Diggs for their seats on the board in the upcoming November election. Currently, Regent Ron Weis...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 5

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com News Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 5 Results could take a while with record mail-in ballots In previous election cycles, results have been reported on election night as precincts tally their votes, with a winner being declared hours after polls close. This year, however, a final result may not be available for days or weeks after the election. With concerns around the safety of in-person vo...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 6

…Unfortunately, this immigrant mentality that hard work equates to success is wildly inapplicable to real life. Not everyone who puts their all into succeeding is actually afforded the opportunity to make it — it is the explicit responsibility of all Ameri- cans, but particularly immigrants and people of color, to dedicate them- selves to uplifting those who, for whatever reason, couldn’t even grab a chair, let alone join you at the t...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 7

…T hroughout the country, we have seen efforts to make voting more difficult, many of which target vulnerable populations, including students. From the closures of polling places to address and ID requirements, these efforts emphasize how appreciative we should be of Michigan officials like Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who have made it easier to vote. However, these efforts should be the tip of the iceberg. With just m...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 8

…Editorial Board endorses JOE BIDEN for President of the United States While The Michigan Daily Editorial Board’s vote on this matter was unanimous, we debated While The Michigan Daily Editorial Board’s vote on this matter was unanimous, we debated whether to publish an endorsement for a United States presidential candidate this November. whether to publish an endorsement for a United States presidential candidate this November. After all...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 9

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 9 statement I n 2016, just four years shy of the hun- dred-year anniversary of the ratifica- tion of the 19th amendment, Ameri- cans witnessed history as the first woman ever was nominated as a presidential candidate by a major political party. America also saw her lose, and for many, it was all hell breaking loose. Never mind the apparent misogynist who was he...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 10

…M y father jumped out of his seat the moment I entered the living room. With a glowing smile, he proudly announced that he had finished register- ing to vote for the upcoming presidential election. Each day that followed, whenever I trekked to the mailbox and dropped our mail on the table, he would shuffle through the array of letters, hoping to find his absentee ballot. My father became a United States citizen approximatel...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 11

…E very morning I wake up and realize that we’re one day closer to the gen- eral election on Nov. 3. Whether it be from a New York Times notification or a new mark on my calendar, the start to each morning feels like a ticking time bomb. With each con- scious realization of Election Day’s proximity comes an unavoidable pit of anxiety. This un- easiness is not foreign to me; in fact, it’s a feeling that I’ve felt before — four year...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 12

…W hen it comes to voting and elections the most common question any- one gets is: Who are you voting for? Yet, reading the breaking news head- lines every morning, watching the Climate Clock in New York City tick, hearing of Justice Ruth Bader Gins- burg’s death or living through the on- going COVID-19 pandemic, I am re- minded of the importance of using my vote as a means of advocacy and voice in this election. While fil...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 13

…statement The long, stressful wait for Nov. 3 I can’t stop listening to the news. I can’t stop reading the news. I can’t stop thinking about the news. Elec- tion Day is Nov. 3, and consuming any type of media about the dreaded date sends me spiraling into cycles of fear and doubt. Though the news causes me anxiety, I feel a responsibility to keep myself informed about the happenings of the world around us. However, with each h...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 14

…14 — Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ‘We’re all just really excited to exercise our right’: Athletes registering to vote Vote. A four letter word and a simple action, yet one with a lot of power behind it. But in America, it is an action that is often neglected. In 2016, only 55.7% of eligible people turned out to vote, a number bested by 26 other developed democratic countries. It wasn’t...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 15

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 15 MINNEAPOLIS — There were 10 months of alternating hope and despair, and at the end of it, there was a swarm of white jerseys in a barren stadium in Minneapolis, congregating on the 20-yard line to celebrate a season-opening victory. That was the scene Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium, closed to all but 589 family and friends due to the COVID-19 pandem...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 16

…16 — Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com puzzle by sudokusnydictation.com By Frank Virzi ©2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 10/28/20 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis 10/28/20 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Release Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ACROSS 1 Word with support or enemy 5 Dance wildly 9 Miller’s salesman 14 Princess loved by Hercu...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 17

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 17 YOUR WEEKLY ARIES The Full Moon urges gratitude for what you already have, rather than what you would like to have. With Venus shifting into your love zone too, Aries, it’s the obvious time to show your sweetheart how much you care for them. AQUARIUS GEMINI Venus arrives in your dating zone, Gemini, but the Full Moon shines from the most private part...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 18

…In the coming week, Bengali Hindus around the world will begin Durga Puja celebrations. Durga Puja is an auspicious period where we offer our devo- tion to Maa Durga, the Mother Goddess. Durga exemplifies strength and victory as the slay- er of the demon Mahishasura. The days are filled with light and laughter, religious rituals and, of course, a million differ- ent types of sweets and food. We worship our Maa Durga because of h...…

October 28, 2020 (vol. 130, iss. 5) • Page Image 19

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Arts Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 19 FILM REVIEW TV REVIEW Review: ‘The Chicago Seven’ ‘Someone has to die’ is compelling On the night of Aug. 15, 2020, a Black Lives Matter protest marched through downtown Chicago. Hordes of police officers descended upon them, encircling small groups of people in a process known as “kettling.” They sprayed eyes with tear gas, beat limbs with batons and...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 1

…Thursday, May 28, 2020 INDEX Vol. CXXIX, No. 115 © 2020 The Michigan Daily NEWS .................................... OPINION ............................... ARTS/NEWS.......................... MiC......................................... SPORTS................................ MICHIGAN IN COLOR Color & Coronavirus Racial disparities in America expose communities of color to the ravaging pandemic at alarming rates. >> SEE PAGE 8 NE...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 2

… Public commenters talk equitable funding, contract negotiations The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents held its third meeting of the year via Zoom on Thursday to approve recommend- ed revisions to the Regents’ bylaws and address ongoing changes in University operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Univer- sity President Mark Schlissel said Regent Katherine White (D) was not present due to an assignment with the National Gu...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 3

…As University of Michigan stu- dents wait to hear whether their fall term will be online, in-person or some combination of the two University President Mark Schlis- sel predicts that whatever deci- sion is made regarding classes will likely last through the academic year, not just for fall semester. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Schlissel discussed mak- ing the call on whether classes are online or in person for the fo...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 4

…A ssuming all things go as planned without any exten- sions, Gov. Gretchen Whit- mer’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order is set to end at 11:59 pm on June 12, with certain industries such as auto manufacturers being allowed to partially reopen before then. This extension is part of a carefully cre- ated protocol, known as MI Safe Start, which gradually eases stay-at- home restrictions based on how well COVID-19 cases are decreasing in the ...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 5

…5 OPINION Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 5 OPINION A s COVID-19 continues to run its course across the United States, there are few aspects of Ameri- can life that have avoided this pandemic’s disastrous impact. According to medical data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, over 100,000 Americans have succumbed to COVID-19. At the same time, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the Unive...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 6

…6 Thursday, May 28 , 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com ARTS A ‘New Horizons’ diary The music that plays at 5 a.m. in “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is beautiful. I’ve only heard it in-game once. Not because I’m some Fortune 500 freak who thinks waking up at the ass crack of dawn is the key to success, or because I woke up in the middle of the night and booted up the game because I couldn’t go to sleep. No. Because I had ...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 7

…A relationship’s “spark” is an abstract con- cept that we love to talk about. Whether it’s the reason someone might want to break up or it’s why we aren’t going on that second Tin- der date, the world seems to have collectively agreed that it’s the key to a good relationship. But what happens when the spark starts to fizzle? Or disappears altogether? Some couples go to marriage counseling while others might turn to less traditional meth...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 8

…8 Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MICHIGAN IN COLOR Color as a symptom of the coronavirus As the spread of the coronavirus exponentially increases by the day, so does its toll with 1,678,843 total cases and 99,031 deaths in the U.S. alone. Despite making up only 13.4 percent of this nation’s population, the Black population is seen to be disproportionately victim of more than 50% of reported cases, 33 p...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 9

…9 Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com MICHIGAN IN COLOR ‘Never Have I Ever’ gone into an introspective spiral SUNITHA PALAT MiC Staff Writer Recently, I binged Season 1 of Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever,” a classic com- ing-of-age teen rom-com revolving around the life of a 15-year old Indian American, Devi Vishwakumar. At first I was uninter- ested in another heartfelt yet cringey Netflix series, but the ...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 10

…10 Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com SPORTS Schlissel warns ‘M’ won’t play without on-campus instruction As colleges and conferences across the country move closer to resuming athletic activities, Michigan President Mark Schlissel is taking a much more measured approach. “If there is no on-campus instruction then there won’t be intercollegiate athletics, at least for Michigan,” Schlissel said in an int...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 11

…11 Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com SPORTS Michael Barrett looks like Khaleke Hudson’s replacement at VIPER The last time Michigan football needed to find a new VIPER, it looked to Khaleke Hudson. Now, with Hudson going to the NFL’s Washington Redskins, defensive coordinator Don Brown needs another starter at the hybrid position, and he thinks he’s got one in Michael Barrett. “I’d seen enough out of Micha...…

May 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 115) • Page Image 12

…Jim Harbaugh knows Michigan has to beat Ohio State. Don Brown is falling right behind him in line. “I think coach (Harbaugh) addressed the Ohio State issue yesterday, am I right?” Brown said on a Zoom call with reporters. “So he’s the boss, that’s what he said, that’s what I’m gonna try to do.” Speaking on Mike Tirico’s show Wednesday, Harbaugh said, “Nothing makes us angrier,” than losing to Ohio State. Over the last decade,...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 1

…Amid concerns about health with the rise of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, University of Michigan students have altered travel plans for spring break. Preeti Malani, University chief health officer; Lindsey Mortenson, medical director of University Health Service; and Robert D. Ernst, executive director of University Health Service, sent an email to University students and faculty Thursday morning noting th...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 2

…When University Provost Martin A. Philbert was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 21 following allegations of sexual misconduct, the University hired WilmerHale, a law firm based in Washington, D.C., to investigate the claims against him. According to a letter of engagement contracting WilmerHale, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, no attorneys at the firm who have previously represented the Univer...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 3

…Nia and Ness performed their stories of coming out, and how people reacted to their love. They expressed the anxiety of needing to come out to people time after time and the anger with which people responded. “Everyone’s eyes seem to ask, ‘How dare you two Black women be happy?’” Ness said. “‘How dare you two Black women be happy on your own? How dare you two Black women be happy together? How dare you two Black women be happy w...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 4

…D rinking, Greek life and one-night stands — when you think of college social life, these are probably the first things to come to mind. What you might not think about is how these quintessential undergraduate experiences work to exclude minority students. The fact is that college campuses create an environment that is inherently unhealthy for LGBTQ+ students. It’s no secret college students drink — a lot. Four out of f...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 5

…For many people, the Olympics is a major highlight. Watching incredible feats of athleticism in unfamiliar locales is always a treat, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang was no exception. No matter the season, no matter the sport and no matter the country, the Games are a delight for people around the globe. That said, we can only ever view the Games through a television screen, thousands of miles away from the real action. Th...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 6

…6 — Friday, February 28, 2020 Arts The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com puzzle by sudokusnydictation.com By Mark MacLachlan ©2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 02/28/20 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis 02/28/20 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Release Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 ACROSS 1 Big divides 7 Vat sediment 11 Swindler 14 Aid, as a fallen teammate 15 Munch Museum city 16 Craz...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Friday, February 28, 2020 — 7 Thursday afternoon, the Michigan hockey team departed for Minneapolis to embark on a challenging yet crucial weekend series. The Wolverines are searching for critical conference points to help them surge up the standings and potentially get home ice for the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Before the recent home series against Notre Dame, it ...…

February 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 8

…8 — Friday, February 28, 2020 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com WITH BROOKS OUT, D’MITRIK TRICE TORCHES MICHIGAN’S DEFENSE AS BADGERS TOP WOLVERINES, 81-74 KEEMYA ESMAEL / Daily TRICE COLD Comeback falls short as Wisconsin beats Wolverines, 81-74, at Crisler There are a lot of adjectives that describe Thursday night’s matchup between Michigan and Wisconsin. Gritty. Streaky. Roller coaster. And at the end of it all, th...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 1

…In 2018, Engineering senior Barry Chen went to his first and last career fair to look for aerospace engineering internships. Before the fair, he had already done research on which companies would be willing to hire international students. “When we had a career fair, we had a list of companies, and we could also check if they want to sponsor international students,” Chen said. “I checked it, and turns out very few of them (sponsor...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 2

…About 500 community members About 500 community members gathered at the Power Center Saturday gathered at the Power Center Saturday night to witness Đêm Việt Nam, a night to witness Đêm Việt Nam, a celebration of Vietnamese culture celebration of Vietnamese culture through different styles of dance. through different styles of dance. The theme this year was “Ignite Your The theme this year was “Ignite Your Flame.” Flame.” One o...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 3

…will be composed of students from across campus, with inclusion and equity in mind. Gerstein told The Daily the CCAC application will soon be sent to all students by email, and the Council will select students with the goal of representing a diversity of student voices. “The main thing we’re trying to ensure … with the selection of groups and the way we’ve sort of put together the CCAC, we hope it’s representative ...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 4

…Opinion The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com 4 — Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Alanna Berger Brittany Bowman Zack Blumberg Emily Considine Cheryn Hong Krystal Hur Ethan Kessler Mary Rolfes Michael Russo Timothy Spurlin Miles Stephenson Joel Weiner Erin White Lola Yang ERIN WHITE Managing Editor Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building 420 Maynard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 tothedaily@michigandaily.com Edited and managed by students at...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 5

…It’s been nearly a year since “Broad City” concluded its run, leaving a hole in the heart of anyone who watched — especially for Comedy Central. The apparent heir to this is “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” which should fit in just fine, once it settles down. After Awkwafina’s recent string of success in high-profile films like “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8,” and after becoming the first Asian-American woman to win a Golden Gl...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 6

…In the current rap arena, simplicity is key. Few people want to spend hours laboring over a heady underground release with a fine-tooth comb. The people want bangers, and they want them fast. The only way to keep up with the demand is to strip the songs down so only the essential elements remain. Those best equipped to dominate the current climate are those operating in the realm of “derivative rap.” That’s not to say they imitate...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 7

…The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Sports Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 7 ‘M’ beats UCSB to go 3-1 on weekend The final shot came barrelling in, but Heidi Ritner was never worried. The senior goaltender had her defense in perfect position and the ball sailed harmlessly over the net. That strong defensive effort led the No. 7 Michigan water polo team (5-3) to a 7-6 victory on Sunday against No. 9 UC Santa Barbara (6-3) to close ou...…

January 28, 2020 (vol. 129, iss. 55) • Page Image 8

…8 — Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Sports The Michigan Daily — michigandaily.com Simpson violated team policies, won’t travel, Juwan Howard says The Michigan men’s basketball team has suspended senior point guard Zavier Simpson for one game, coach Juwan Howard announced on Monday. “While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from,” Howard said in a statement. “...…

October 28, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, October 28, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Washout Michigan makes statement in 45-14 beatdown of No. 8 Notre Dame, stomping the Fighting Irish in rain-soaked night. » Page 1B Read more at MichiganDaily.com The University of Michigan held a groundbreaking for its new $920-million-dollar hospital on Friday, featuring remarks from University President Mark S...…

October 28, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 18) • Page Image 2

…“They are going to schools where their teachers are forced to work two or three jobs just to make a living. I don’t think it is too much to ask that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world we pay our teachers a living salary.” In her introduction of Sanders, Tlaib also touched on the struggles of metro Detroit-area voters, particularly relating to racial or wealth discrimination by insurance companies ...…

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