Author: Derek Draplin

U-M Sued Over Questionable Investigation of “Sexual Misconduct”

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan has been sued for suspending a student who allegedly had “nonconsensual sex” with one of his female friends in his dorm room, despite the fact that the “victim” refused to press criminal charges and expressed “uncertainty” over her allegation, according to the lawsuit. Drew Sterrett, the 21-year-old engineering major who filed the lawsuit late last month, claims campus administrators refused to fully consider any of the evidence which he says proves his innocence, nor allow him to fight the accusation in a court of law. “My client has been completely railroaded; there’s...

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In Defense of the Collegiate Network

After Tal Fortgang’s article explaining his own privilege and why he isn’t ashamed of it went viral, liberals began attacking the parent organizations of The Princeton Tory, where the article was originally published. Adam Weinstein, over at Gawker, displayed his lack of understanding of the “Check My Privilege” article in his first paragraph, calling Fortgang “the privileged white Princeton freshman who wrote so passionately about how he’s not a privileged white guy” despite Fortgang observing his own privilege. Weinstein took issue not with Fortang’s article, but the conservative organizations–run by “old, rich, white men,” apparently–that make publications like The Princeton Tory possible. “No one,...

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Student Protesters: Affirmative Action Ruling is Racist

ANN ARBOR – In the wake of a Supreme Court decision this week that effectively bans affirmative action in Michigan, a small but vocal group of student radicals converged in the center of the University of Michigan campus on Thursday to protest, saying the ruling is akin to former Jim Crow racial segregation laws and the high court’s infamous separate but equal ruling. “This decision is the Plessy vs. Ferguson of our lifetime, a decision that says ‘a white majority state has the right to vote on the political and educational future and rights of minority communities,’” the student protestors’ spokesman, Jose...

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Religious Persecution on the Rise Globally

For Americans in a modernized world, religious persecution seems like an antiquated and archaic notion rather than an infringement upon liberty and natural rights. In fact, Americans-—millennials, in particular—-dispassionately take religious freedom for granted. This is either because we are less concerned with religion, freedom, or both. Why should millennials invest their time and energy into defending religious freedom if they are indifferent or less concerned with religion on a personal level? A recent Pew Research study claims that 54% of millennials believe this increasingly non-religious attitude “doesn’t make much difference for American society.” In an interview with the Review, Dr. Thomas...

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At Campus Speech, Obama Uses Class Warfare to Push Minimum Wage Hike

In a speech peppered with themes of class warfare and calls for socioeconomic equality for all, President Barack Obama recently urged a crowd of roughly 1,400 University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators to join him in his quest to pressure Congress to approve a federal minimum wage hike. “How do we rebuild an economy that creates jobs and opportunities for every American?” the president asked at his speech Wednesday. “I want to focus on something a lot of people in Michigan are working very hard to accomplish right now, and that is raising the minimum wage to help...

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