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Minority Students at U. Michigan Feel ‘Marginalized’ by School’s Wood Paneling

Minority Students at U. Michigan Feel ‘Marginalized’ by School’s Wood Paneling

“imposing masculine paneling”

There is a sickness on our college campuses right now. It’s a form of mental illness and it will continue until the sufferers are told to grow up or go home.

The College Fix reports:

Minority students feel ‘marginalized’ by historic building’s ‘imposing, masculine’ paneling

Some minority students at the University of Michigan have apparently felt intimidated by the interior wood paneling found throughout the historic Michigan Union building.

Anna Wibbelman, former president of Building a Better Michigan, an organization that voices student concerns about university development, stated at a student government meeting in late March that “minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling” found throughout the 100-year-old building, the meeting’s minutes state.

The building, dubbed by campus officials as “one of the University of Michigan’s most recognizable landmarks,” is set to undergo a massive, $85.2 million renovation project, and as part of that process architects have sought the input and advice of students.

That’s because the union houses many offices shared by dozens of student organizations, and Wibbelman made her comments as the student government discussed the latest developments for the renovation project, expected to launch next spring.

The union building, a student center for hosting events and orientation, is expected to see major updates to multiple rooms, changes in the floorplan, and a refurbished courtyard.

Students have voiced their opinion regarding the renovation, weighing in on which rooms will be restored and how the building’s floorplan should be redesigned.


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mochajava76 | May 25, 2017 at 10:53 am

“Time enough I think for a piece of wood”
“Slide one; The Larch”

These students are infants. They haven’t reached thelarche yet.

The picture you have is of the UM Law Quad. The Union is across the street, and more of a red brick building.

If paneling marginalizes them, they are really going to be marginalized when they get into the real world and have to produce something useful.

Yeah I want to see a picture of the paneling.

nordic_prince | May 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Oh, for God’s sake!

The Friendly Grizzly | May 26, 2017 at 12:34 am

Perhaps they’d be more comfortable with cinder-blocks, concrete walls, or iron bars?

johnnycab23513 | May 26, 2017 at 9:19 am

Many minority students are marginalized by their self imposed victimhood.

pilgrim1949 | May 26, 2017 at 9:27 am

Wooden you know it….

Victims of the world, unite! (If you think your oppressors will permit it…)

Most “minority victims” don’t seem to be inhibited from wielding *wooden* clubs, though, yes?