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The views expressed herein solely represent the opinions of the author and are not representative of the College Democrats at the University of MIchigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the College Democrats of America (CDA), Butterball, Stove Top, the state of Idaho, the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation any other organizations.
+ Max Wicha, the Cancer Center director, is stepping down after starting the University Cancer Center in a trailer 27 years ago. (You all think I make this up, but go and read for yourself.) Since then, they’ve moved into an actual building and are doing great work, creating new cancer treatment techniques, a first-in-the-nation breast cancer center. When queried as to his next career move, Wicha said, “I’m going to go eat some mashed potatoes and stuffing.” “Duh.”
+ “The Cold War, Cleopatra, and Wine:” The Daily released their guide on interesting Winter 2014 courses, and that just so happened to be the three I want. The course “Much Depends on Dinner” isn’t just a course, it’s the only correct worldview. On the other hand, “Dinosaurs and Other Failures?” That sounds like a lot of fail for one course. They’ll probably have to cover fried squash, George W. Bush’s presidency, and Crystal Pepsi among the “other failures” just to pad the time.
+ Nuclear talks with Iran have officially begun Wednesday, with President Obama determined to reach an agreement, especially since he has to go pardon a turkey soon. Come on Iran, get on your A game!
+ Crime Notes: A UMich vehicle was hit by a broken tree branch. No injuries were sustained. The branch fled the scene and a nationwide manhunt will ensue.
+ Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed same-sex marriage legislation into law Wednesday. Across the country, people exclaimed “heck yeah.”
+ Kick-Ass is tonight at 8 PM in the Wolverine Room, with presentations by Blake Mackie on study abroad programs and FemDems on their fundraising campaign for a domestic violence shelter.
+ Ever wanted to join the thinking-est committee in Dems? ThoughtfulDems meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Red Couches on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union.
DISCLAIMER: The contents below represent the views of absolutely no one except John Anthony D’Adamo III. That’s right, I just went “full name” on this thing.
+ The SHEI magazine, a fashion periodical on campus, presented a fashion show! I attempted to try out but didn’t “make it work” enough.
+ Prof. Kevin Ward was hired by UMHS as the Innovation Chief. MPowered began lining up outside his office with approximately 100,000 pitches. It’s a thing.
+ An Israeli tunnel was hit by cyber pirates yesterday, which are like real pirates except they all live in their mom’s basement.
+ Crime Notes: “That Guy at the Party” (Actual title!)- Someone was intoxicated at the Fishbowl yesterday. In other news that should surprise absolutely no one, people are at the Fishbowl.
+ One of our favorite people, Debbie Dingell, and Wayne State expanded instate tuition to a bunch of neighboring states including Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and my good ol’ home state of Pennsylvania.
+ Sorry this is late! I wrote it on time, I swear. I just hit the send button late. That should count for like half credit.
+ Hey, have you ever gone and thought, “I want to be witty like people who write these Daily Dailies?” Then you should come to ThoughtfulDems. We meet every Wednesday at 8 on the Red Couches, 4th floor of the Union.
The views expressed herein are solely the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, the wildlife of Northwood, the North Campus cougar or any other organization/wild animal.
Welcome to This Week in Feminism, brought to you by FemDems! The following is a recap of the women’s issues and news we discussed at our weekly meeting. Anyone interested in contributing to this series or just discussing women’s issues, don’t forget to come to FemDems Mondays at 8pm on the Red Couches on the 4th floor of the Michigan Union. Enjoy!
+ “The leaf is on the fig tree,” and other Michele Bachmann quotes.
+ A 19 year old in El Salvador who miscarried has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
+ Women are drinking, other women are victim-blaming. What else is new?
+ Google auto-complete reveals horrible views about women.
+ “Vaginas make the world go round.” “Vaginas remind me of Sunday morning breakfast…hash browns…oatmeal…”
See you later,
The views expressed herein are representative only of the author and do not represent the opinions of he College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the College Democrats of America (CDA), or the College Democrats of the World (CDW).
+ The Personal Statement Issue of The Statement came out today. One author’s personal statement is that he’s not Rick’s ready.
+ There will be a John Lennon tribute concert tonight in honor of his birthday. To get you ready, here are some adorable g
+ A few researchers are beginning research on the relationship between health and religion. “I’m not coming into this thinking that religion is…the silver bullet we’ve all been waiting for,” says Neal Krause, who must be confused about medicine because bullets do not help health outcomes.
+ Climate change continues to happen.
Welcome to the first installment of This Week in Feminism, brought to you by FemDems! The following is a recap of all the women’s issues and news we discussed at our weekly meeting. We hope to make this a regular column. Anyone interested in contributing to this series or just discussing women’s issues, don’t forget to come to FemDems Mondays at 8pm on the Red Couches on the 4th floor of the Michigan Union. Enjoy!
+ “If there’s one thing that kills straight guys, it’s girls that want to have sex with them.” #ThanksFeminists
+ Blurred Lines is still awful. And still not a feminist anthem. We don’t need men to liberate us.
+ Michigan is the 24th worst state to live in this week, Louisiana is the absolute worst.
+ “I love how men mock women for being overemotional, and then lose their shit over their team losing an over glorified game of fetch.”
+ Nick (the only man at the meeting) got teary over his item not coming out of the vending machine. Also from Nick – “Wendy Davis’ best quality is that she’s so photogenic.”
+ Pro-choice groups in Texas bringing the anti-choice laws to court! Go them!
+ Plan B access expanded for Native American women!
+ Women lose self-confidence over the course of college
+ As a bonus, a wonderful gif for all your gif-ing needs.
See you next week!
The views expressed herein are solely the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan or any other organization, including, but not limited to, CDA, MDP, AATA, the Obama Administration, RHA, the Onion, the State of Minnesota, Target Corporation, or 3M. They are also mostly just a stream of consciousness from the author, because I woke up early to write this and haven’t starting thinking for the day.
+ I fervently disagree with this article regarding East Quad dining. It’s all backwards. The food is decent for dining halls, but the ambiance is awful. There are never seats and you have to hunt for food and you have forced interaction with strangers. I don’t know what this guy was thinking.
+ ”What we have accomplished in the renovation of East Quad is a renewal of the constant hope of lifelong living and learning experiences that come out of lasting friendships and prepare our students to be contributing students of the world.” Okay, it’s not that great.
+ ”It was an improv show. We were improvising,” sounds like what you say when you’ve said something super offensive and are trying to make excuses.
+ This is actually a really great adventure.
+ I spent a lot of time picking the font for this and I don’t know what the default is anymore.
Don’t forget to come to our Kick-Ass tonight at 8 pm in the Wolverine Room!
I’m going back to bed.
The views expressed herein are solely mine and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan or any other organization.
+ A bike stolen from North Quad has been returned. I gather that two suspects were arrested and then returned the bike, but the case remains open.
+ Signs were stolen from Alice Lloyd Hall at about 1:15 pm, but there is no time frame.
+ Apparently Millenials are actually two different generations, Millenials 1.0 and Millenials 2.0, sweeping generalizations about generations are bad, and the columnist has to go post a selfie to Instagram.
+ Turns out that letting college pedestrians rule the streets is dangerous. Who would have thought?
+ FemDems is tonight at 8 on the Red Couches! Enviro and AcaDems are also meeting.
+ In Minneapolis there are two pirates running for mayor and only one Republican. One of the pirates’ actual name is Captain Jack Sparrow.
The same Texas representative that compared President Obama to Saddam Hussein is at it again! Because what could make more sense than combining the issues of gun control and abortion into one terribly offensive and unintelligent slogan?