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Michigan Today encourages visitors to share their stories and opinions. As a publication of the University of Michigan we share the university’s commitment to free, open, and passionate debate. We do publish criticism of the university’s policies and decisions, provided it is related to story topics in Michigan Today.

All forums are moderated and vetted by an editor. All contributors must provide their full, real name. We will not publish personal attacks on our staff, faculty, alumni, or, especially, students. We expect that all opinions will be offered respectfully, no matter how strongly held.

Michigan Today reserves the right to edit submissions for length and typos.

We will not publish inappropriate material, which includes but is not necessarily limited to:

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