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  1. #1 Minority students marginalized by historic building’s ‘imposing, masculine’ paneling 
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    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
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    I don't know where UM got the money to do this. They are also building a huge new sports complex on the fringe of their campus, that's got to have cost a lot, too. Plus, they are paying their football coach $45 million on a 5 year contract. All this in a public university!

    On the other hand, they are probably going to offer my niece a full-ride academic scholarship, she scored 1450 on her SAT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post

    On the other hand, they are probably going to offer my niece a full-ride academic scholarship, she scored 1450 on her SAT.
    That is if you want her to learn what they teach.
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    Wood frightens me , Good God.
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    Hence forward, all government building walls must be painted lavender, pink, or magenta! No white or blue allowed!
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    I'm guessing they would feel less marginalized with this kind of wall treatment


    than they are of this kind of decor, that for some reason bugs the shit out of them


    fucking worthless snowflakes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Wood frightens me , Good God.
    Not just wood... masculine paneling.
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    Hah!

    What they really could do with is rubber walls throughout the entire building for the fools!

    What is wrong with these people? Why don't they just calm down, try to fit in, and appreciate the beauty of the fine old wood?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    No just wood... masculine paneling.
    So they think it was made out of a tree's penis , or something?
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    You have to have some sympathy. You have all these victimologists, but nobody is victimizing them. Rather than change their I-Am-A-Victim worldview and identity, they start fantasizing (or hallucinating) oppressions from neutral inanimate objects. But I suppose rubber walls may really be the proper decor for them.
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