Written by me
B Belmont. “Why we feel cold“, The Michigan Daily, November 14, 2013.
B Belmont. “The problem with ghosts“, The Michigan Daily, October 31, 2013.
B Belmont. “Scalia and his devil“, The Michigan Daily, October 17, 2013.
B Belmont. “Asking the right questions“, The Michigan Daily, October 3, 2013.
B Belmont and I Dillingham. “Quiet giant: How the University of Michigan Health System tackles a changing landscape”, The Michigan Daily, October 2, 2013.
B Belmont. “Our bodies, our donations”, The Michigan Daily, September 19, 2013.
B Belmont. “I pledge no allegiance”, The Michigan Daily, September 9, 2013.
B Belmont. “A heartbreaking tale of slowness”, The Michigan Daily, September 4, 2013.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “A city in its own right: Downtown revitalization should be a priority for Ann Arbor“, The Michigan Daily, April 7, 2013.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Scientific accessibility: Obama opens up federally funded research to the public“, The Michigan Daily, March 1, 2013.
B Belmont. “The stories of science”, The Michigan Daily, February 27, 2013.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Dropping science (funding): Sequestration could seriously hurt University research“, The Michigan Daily, February 25, 2013.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Racism in disguise: Abolish offensive American Indian mascots locally“, The Michigan Daily, February 21, 2013.
B Belmont. “Science journalism: the boring and the bombastic”, The Michigan Daily, February 19, 2013.
B Belmont. “Parlez-vous Python?” The Michigan Daily, February 13, 2013.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Branded for life: Sex offenders need rehabilitation, not public shaming“, The Michigan Daily, February 5, 2013.
B Belmont. “Freedom from race”, The Michigan Daily, January 31, 2013.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Scout’s hypocrisy: Boy Scouts should end anti-gay policies organization-wide” The Michigan Daily, January 31, 2013.
B Belmont. “By the numbers”, The Michigan Daily, December 6, 2012.
B Belmont. “Keep science secular”, The Michigan Daily, November 29, 2012.
B Belmont. “Pseudoscience, real money”, The Michigan Daily, November 14, 2012.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “DIY government: Voting essential to maintain democracy“, The Michigan Daily, November 6, 2012.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “System of a down: Polarized politics limit democratic process“, The Michigan Daily, November 1, 2012.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Community service: Local post-secondary education deserves funding“, The Michigan Daily, October 26, 2012.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Driving toward the future: Driverless cars should be legalized, innovated in Michigan“, The Michigan Daily, October 10, 2012.
On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Internet opens education: Take advantage of free online courses“, The Michigan Daily, September 25, 2012.
Editorials in which I served as an Editorial Board Member
- Bring students together: Encourage international/domestic integration, November 9, 2012.
- Deserved defense: Legal counsel shouldn’t vary throughout Michigan, November 12, 2012.
- Time to follow suit: Same-sex marriage should be legalized nationally, November 13, 2012.
- Small steps to legalization: Regulate marijuana like alcohol on federal level, November 14, 2012.
- Students for regent: Board should amend its bylaws to allow oversight, November 15, 2012.
- Ban overturned: Affirmative action no longer prohibited in Michigan, November 16, 2012.
- Keep out the corporate: Next president must put student interests first, November 19, 2012.
- STEM surplus: More emphasis needed on other fields of study, November 20, 2012.
- Private mail: Drastic measures must be taken to save USPS, November 21, 2012.
- Too big to succeed: Big Ten is only benefitting financial interests, November 26, 2012.
- Stem cell support needed: Michigan should invest in innovative research, November 27, 2012.
- Suggested secession: CSG and RSG’s interests don’t always align, November 28, 2012.
- Improving education: Reform is needed to Michigan’s public schools, November 29, 2012.
- Picking the provost: Successor should follow Hanlon’s example, November 30, 2012.
- ‘Pure’ tourism: State should capitalize on natural resources, December 3, 2012.
- Working the system: Fraternity’s allegations serious cause for concern, December 4, 2012.
- A healthy exchange: State care exchanges provide perfect competition, December 5, 2012.
- Stricter gun control: Don’t allow open season for private sellers, December 6, 2012.
- Sit down, Brandon: Athletic director must listen to advisory board, December 7, 2012.
- Don’t talk and drive: Cell phone law not comprehensive enough, December 7, 2012.
- Right-to-work won’t work: Consequences for unions may be dire, December 10, 2012.
- In transit: Regional plans should benefit all counties, December 11, 2012.
- Make resolutions a reality: New goals for leaders at all levels, January 9, 2013.
- Only part of there equation: Calculation of colleges’ rankings are flawed, January 10, 2013.
- Community first: Make renewable energy an inclusive process, January 11, 2013.
- Timely transit: Federal funding for railway is a good start, January 14, 2013.
- Keep going green: Obama must keep promises on the environment, January 15, 2013.
- Purely partisan: Right-to-work and Pure Michigan don’t mix, January 16, 2013.
- Blurry vision: Snyder needs to be more concrete in 2013, January 17, 2013.
- Insuring cooperation: New state department should boost economy, January 22, 2013.
- Straighten priorities, not roads: Snyder misplaces $1 billion in Michigan roads, January 22, 2013.
- A clear option: ‘U’ should invest in higher resolution cameras, January 23, 2013.
- Up in (fire)arms: Gun ownership should stay public information, January 24, 2013.
- Advanced (dis)placement: Denial of AP credit at Dartmouth will cost students, January 25, 2013.
- Acknowledged service: Women in combat is progressive, but precautions needed, January 28, 2013.
- Saved by the Belle: State management of Detroit park may boost economy, January 29, 2013.
- Equal funding, unequal opportunity: Comprehensive education reform is needed in Michigan, January 30, 2013.
- Scout’s hypocrisy: Boy Scouts should end anti-gay policies organization-wide, January 31, 2013. (Written by me.)
- Let’s get high: New high-rise apartment buildings can benefit Ann Arbor, February 1, 2013.
- InterVarsity inclusion: Regardless of faith, club leadership should be open to all, February 4, 2013.
- Branded for life: Sex offenders need rehabilitation, not public shaming, February 5, 2013. (Written by me.)
- Costly duplicates: A central grant database for public research should be created, February 6, 2013.
- In the driver’s seat: Issuing IDs is just the beginning of immigration reform, February 7, 2013.
- Open for debate: Universities should promote forums for controversial issues, February 8, 2013.
- Breaking down the budget: Snyder’s proposal has potential, but some funding is misplaced, February 11, 2013.
- Funding the future: Gov. Snyder needs to redirect budget emphasis on education, February 12, 2013.
- Stating the obvious: Obama’s speech demands common sense from Congress, February 13, 2013.
- ¿Adios, español?: Michigan students need a globalized learning experience, February 14, 2013.
- Legislative misfire: Michigan Republicans want concealed weapons in schools, February 15, 2013.
- Quality over quantity: CSG should focus on broad, progressive goals in the future, February 18, 2013.
- A higher purpose: Michigan Supreme Court’s rigid ruling will hurt patients in need, February 19, 2013.
- Open(er) housing: Gender-neutral options should be campus-wide, February 20, 2013.
- Racism in disguise: Abolish offensive American Indian mascots locally, February 21, 2013. (Written by me.)
- Prevent Pell Grant fraud: Colleges and universities must create policies to stop abuse, February 22, 2013.
- Dropping science (funding): Sequestration could seriously hurt University research, February 25, 2013. (Written by me.)
- Juvenile, but harmless: Controversy surrounding Pike pictures misses the point, February 26, 2013. (The same issue in which President Barack Obama submitted a Viewpoint.)
- Keep Ann Arbor weird: Restructuring of art program preserves the city’s vibrant culture, February 27, 2013.
- Own up to reality: University policies must accept severity of sexual assault, February 28, 2013.
- Scientific accessibility: Obama opens up federally funded research to the public, March 1, 2013. (Written by me.)
- Misguided management: Emergency financial manager wrong decision for Detroit, March 11, 2013.
- Scoring the scorecard: White House tool is a good step, but incomplete and misleading, March 12, 2013.
- Essential expansion: Michigan Republicans should follow Governor Snyder’s lead and expand Medicaid, March 13, 2013.
- Aiding financial aid: The University should direct donations to combat tuition costs, March 14, 2013.
- Bad business: Grading policies should be consistent across campus, March 15, 2013.
- Consequential inaction: Congress needs to compromise and pass a budget, March 18, 2013.
- Online learning, to a degree: Michigan should give college credit for MOOC completion, March 19, 2013.
- Colleges, not corporations: University presidents need to focus on education first, March 20, 2013.
- Vote Osborn and Sakwa: forUM platform commits to activism and student life, March 21, 2013.
- Give students a say: Selecting commencement speakers should be more inclusive, March 22, 2013.
- Politics over sound policy: School funding is once again at risk in the state of Michigan, March 25, 2013.
- Communicating safety: Federal law didn’t serve students best in stopping crime, March 26, 2013.
- Take the ‘U’ out of fossil fuel: New CSG leadership must focus on sustainability, March 27, 2013.
- Equal work, equal tuition: Regents should put tuition equality debate behind them, March 28, 2013.
- Put a pause on fracking: The public and researchers need to be better informed of risks, March 29, 2013.
- Petty politics: CSG should focus on serving students, not suits, April 1, 2013.
- Keep speech free: Colleges shouldn’t stifle dialogue – offensive or not, April 2, 2013.
- Funding mental health: The University and CSG need to make sure CAPS is well-funded, April 3, 2013.
- Coding for success: University should introduce more creative interdisciplinary courses, April 4, 2013.
- Enabling the disabled: The University needs to make a clear effort to accommodate all students, April 5, 2013.
- A city in its own right: Downtown revitalization should be a priority for Ann Arbor, April 8, 2013. (Written by me.)
- Covert (in)action: Transparency should guide administrative decisions, not cover-ups, April 9, 2013.
- Artificially intelligent writing: Essay grading systems shouldn’t replace human judgment, April 10, 2013.
- Don’t block the vote: Legislation limiting the college vote is misguided, April 11, 2013.
- Consistency with contraception: States should be more committed to reproductive rights, April 12, 2013.
- Students for city council: Mixed Use Party may fill a void in Ann Arbor politics, April 15, 2013.
- ‘Illegal’ no more: Changes in Associated Press style guide on the right side of history, April 16, 2013.
- Restore democracy: Dingell’s bill to prohibit corporate campaign financing deserves support, April 17, 2013.
- Time to build a better Michigan: Regents should support recreational facilities renovation, April 18, 2013.
- Strike the drones: Michigan’s legislature should put a ban on drone use, April 19, 2013.
- On the wrong side of history: Public college requirements should encourage broad learning, April 22, 2013.
- ’12–’13 Edgar Awards, April 23, 2013.
- The summer, condensed: Wrapping up the last four months of University city and state news, September 3, 2013.
- Common Core, common sense: It’s time to focus on educating students and end ideological debates, September 4, 2013.
- Thank you, Mr. Ross: Moving forward, development focus must be financial aid, September 5, 2013.
- Unfair and under-regulated: The University needs to. take initiative toward unpaid internships, September 6, 2013.
- Shifting the burden: New sexual misconduct policy gives more responsibility to ‘U’, September 9, 2013.
- Sobering guidance: Intervention, not punishment, is key to helping addicted students, September 10, 2013.
- New search, no students: Students must pressure administration for a voice in big decisions, September 11, 2013.
- Dismiss stop-and-frisk: Racially divisive policy has no place in Detroit, September 12, 2013.
- Invest in second chances: Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative shouldn’t be cut, September 13, 2013.
- Don’t adopt this bill: State-funded agencies shouldn’t be allowed to discriminate, September 16, 2013.
- Are all donations equal?: Donors’ wishes should align with student preferences, September 17, 2013.
- Success with social bonds?: Michigan should be cautious with this program, September 18, 2013.
- Encourage entrepreneurship: Universities should offer [to] financially support student innovation, September 19, 2013.
- Tying funding to income: The Texas State Technical College’s plan is detrimental to education, September 20, 2013.
- Another change, no input: Consulting students on policy changes shouldn’t be an afterthought, September 23, 2013.
- (Don’t) shut it down: Political ultimatums are a poor excuse for politics and governance, September 24, 2013.
- Bad policy, bad logic: Michigan’s defense of ban on adoption by same-sex couples is baseless, September 25, 2013.
- Divest Ann Arbor: Reducing investments in fossil fuels should be University, city priority, September 26, 2013.
- Poorly performed funding: Wayne State is being punished for its unique student body, September 27, 2013.
- One successful nerd?: Snyder should stand up against the Tea Party for moderate values, September 30, 2013.
- Know your debt: Students should learn about loan repayment options early on, October 1, 2013.
- Sufficient funds yet lack of safety: The Athletic Department should ensure that their programs are safe, October 2, 2013.
- Dollars for dining: Targeted scholarships address needs of lower-income students, October 3, 2013.
- No city left behind: The state of Michigan needs to take the lead in repairing Detroit, October 4, 2013.
- New president, new priorities: Mary Sue Coleman’s replacement, October 7, 2013.
- Retain and revitalize: New bill can help prevent outsourcing of Michigan’s college graduates, October 8, 2013.
- Federal inaction, local effects: The shutdown could have huge ramifications for higher education, October 9, 2013.
- Recalculating route …: New off-campus bus plan is step in a safe direction, October 10, 2013.
- A minor compensation: Alternative solutions should be created for young athletes, October 11, 2013.
- Closing channels, adding burdens: The U.S. Supreme Court should favor inclusive governance, October 16, 2013.
- (Over)protecting student privacy: Reasonable access to student data is beneficial to education research, October 17, 2013.
- Ignoring research, wasting time: Studies show same-sex marriages aren’t harmful to children, October 18, 2013.
- Survey says…:Athletic Department should seek student input proactively, October 21, 2013.
- Don’t get testy: A bill to tie unemployment to drug testing goes too far, October 22, 2013.
- The battle for donor equality: A federal ban on gay men donating blood is scientifically flawed, October 23, 2013.
- New York, New York: Regents trip to NYC further diminishes students’ involvement, October 24, 2013.
- No more NERD: Snyder’s refusal to disclose donor names fails public obligation, October 25, 2013.
- Lowering tuition, expanding opportunities: Wayne State’s new policy will boost student population in Detroit, October 28, 2013.
- What the frack?: Fracking regulation isn’t an alternative for alternative energy, October 29, 2013.
- Show me the money: Ads with anonymous donors are problematic in elections, October 30, 2013.
- Move forward fairly with FAFSA: Lack of transparency leaves some students at a disadvantage, October 31, 2013.
- An unnecessary gamble: Detroit is not in the position to take on more debt at this time, November 1, 2013.
- Vote Hayner, Kunelsman, Westphal, YES on Proposal 1, November 4, 2013.
- Don’t idle on idling: City Council needs new tactic to spread anti-idling campaign, November 5, 2013.
- Keep your head in the game: Neurologists should be on standby for all NCAA football games, November 6, 2013.
- Restoring trust in Detroit’s leaders: The mayor is still the chief administrator and proponent of the city, November 7, 2013.
- Communicating responsibilities: Tenants will now be ticketed directly for any accrued fines, November 8, 2013.
- Following cities’ lead: Anti-discrimination legislation should be adopted at all levels, November 11, 2013.
- Listening to the homeless: Long- and short-term solutions needed for persistent problem, November 12, 2013.
- Taking a stand on trafficking: State’s efforts to end the human rights violation warrant support, November 13, 2013.
- Interdisciplinary innovation: One-credit mini-courses give students exposure to real-world issues, November 14, 2013.
- Transparency through information freedom: Bill provides citizens with realistic access to government records, November 15, 2013.
- Uprooted without engagement: University administration shouldn’t suppress staff input, November 18, 2013.
- Fair use(ful): Greenlighting Google Books keeps education open and accessible, November 19, 2013.
- Smarter streets: Local ordinance dangerous to both drivers and pedestrians, November 20, 2013.
- Claiming the court: Shifting power away from Ingham County court is a political move, November 21, 2013.
- Re-evaluating R&E requirement: The University should require a freshman class on identity issues, November 22, 2013.
- Statewide student safety: School evacuation plans should be comprehensive and accessible, November 25, 2013.
- Universal security standards: The University should develop a program to increase party safety, November 26, 2013.
- More meals, less flexibility: The University should offer more options for student dining plans, November 27, 2013.
- Accessible AP: Michigan needs to open college preparatory courses to diverse students, December 2, 2013.
- Abort the special interests: Legislature should defer to voters on health insurance proposal, December 3, 2013.
- Higher wages, better living: Raising the minimum wage can revitalize Michigan’s economy, December 4, 2013.
- Protecting Detroit’s retirees: Bankruptcy decision threatens the future of the pension program, December 5, 2103.
- Cutting the ties: It’s time for the dissolution of the EAA and EMU’s involvement, December 6, 2013.
- A healthier transition: Michigan’s Medicaid expansion gives needed support to ex-inmates, December 9, 2013.
- Reevaluating evaluations: Centralizing course information has benefits for professors and students, December 10, 2013.
- Improving prison life: Michigan must reassess living conditions and sentencing guidelines, December 11, 2013.
- Buying democracy: Snyder introduces bill that reduces transparency in campaign donations, January 8, 2014.
- Risk without reward: Michigan’s DEQ needs to redefine its environmental standards, January 9, 2014.
- Failing ‘Pure Michigan’: Governor Snyder must block the shipment of tar sands across the Great Lakes, January 10, 2014.
- Supporting student-athletes: Closing the graduation gap requires personalized support for athletes, January 13, 2014.
- Investing in the future: The state’s budgetary surplus is an opportunity to invest in the future, January 14, 2014.
- Immunizing Michigan: The University should require vaccinations for the safety of students, January 15, 2014. (Written by me.)
- Life after parole: Michigan bill will certify parolee employment eligibility, January 16, 2014.
- Emergency re-evaluation: The ‘U’ needs to have a definitive policy in place for emergencies, January 21, 2014.
- Yale blues(book): Universities should create student friendly course databases, January 23, 2014.
- Our view: A leader eager for a challenge, January 27, 2014. (Front page, first time as first-named Board Member)
- Fueling Detroit’s comeback: Governor Snyder should not allow Detroit to flounder without state aid, January 28, 2014.
- A suspect separation: In order to clear itself of suspicion, the ‘U’ must be transparent, January 29, 2014.
- Moving ‘forward’ again: Obama must follow through on issues affecting University students, January 30, 2014.
- A shameful response: The University’s failure to respond to public pressure is unacceptable, January 31, 2014.
- Opening the door to Detroit: Snyder’s plan to issue 50,000 visas will help Detroit grow, February 3, 2014.
- Student-athletes deserve a voice: The NCAA needs to listen to and address the concerns of athletes, February 4, 2014.
- Readdressing life sentences: The state legislature should approve resentencing hearings for juveniles, February 5, 2014.
- Clearing the air: Smoking ordinance should be approved to promote community health, February 6, 2014.
- Bridging a lack of access: The NITC is a necessary investment for Michigan’s future, February 7, 2014.
- A good first step: Snyder’s budget plan increases funding, but leaves green energy behind, February 10, 2014.
- Expand educational excellence: Snyder must encourage schools to adopt the IB programme, February 11, 2014.
- Strengthening LGBTQ support: The ‘U’ should fortify and increase advocacy programs on campus, February 12, 2014.
- A slippery situation: Ann Arbor should re-evaluate sidewalk clearance laws, February 13, 2014.
- Equal treatment for all students: Transgender children must be respected in public school policies, February 14, 2014.
- A SMART(er) option: Michigan should pass bill for a more affordable student loan plan, February 17, 2014.
- Cultivating the economy: Farm bill will improve Michigan agricultural sector, February 18, 2014.
- A better balance: Universities should ensure researchers can effectively teach classes, February 19, 2014.
- Predatory banking: The ‘U’ needs to be transparent in its partnership with TCF, February 20, 2014.
- Standardizing medical dosage: The initiative to normalize medicine must be backed by Snyder, February 21, 2014.
- Donating to school priorities: The regents need to push donors to fund University priorities, February 24, 2014.
- Pedaling to a better future: The ArborBike program will benefit students and reduce pollution, February 25, 2014.
- Changing Greek party culture: The University should better educate students on alcohol dangers, February 26, 2014.
- Pushing past Prop 2: The ‘U’ must do more to raise minority enrollment despite legal barriers, February 27, 2014.
- Updating an outdated law: Michigan must include the LGBTQ community in the ELCRA, February 28, 2014.
- A modern family: Michigan’s ban on gay marriage is outdated and overdue on reform, March 10, 2014.
- Removing the R-word: Michigan legislature commendably removes term to promote inclusion, March 11, 2014.
- An edible alternative Medical marijuana should be available in non-smokable forms for patients, March 11, 2014.
- Opening closed doors: University decisions should be made in the public sphere, March 12, 2014.
- Pothole problems: Michigan needs to allocate more funding to maintain Michigan roads, March 13, 2014.
- Expanding community college access: Michigan needs to expand financial aid to increase accessibility, March 14, 2014.
- An alternate (PATH)way: Community service should be another option to maintain welfare benefits, March 17, 2014.
- A punishment to fit the crime: The ‘U’ needs to adopt stricter sanctions for forced sexual penetration, March 18, 2014.
- (Re)duding prenatal care: Michigan should fund both roads and infant mortality prevention, March 19, 2014.
- Prioritizing minors’ health: E-cigarette sales to minors should be banned, but not classified as tobacco, March 20, 2014.
- Let’s talk about race: University departments should open discussion on race, March 21, 2014.
- Investing in the environment: The University should consider proposal to divest from fossil fuels, March 24, 2014.
- A presumptuous policy: The state legislature should focus on employment rather than drug testing, March 25, 2014.
- Vote FORUM: The Michigan Daily editorial board endorses Manes and Abraham, March 26, 2014.
- An ethical investment: The ‘U’ must monitor the moral consequences of its financial commitments, March 27, 2014.
- Staying behind the times: Michigan’s government should support same-sex marriage decision, March 28, 2014.
- Turning a new page: The ‘U’ should utilize open-source textbooks, March 31, 2014.
- Enabling campus: The ‘U’ should provide more resources and information on disabilities, April 1, 2014.
- Focus on the issues: The trivial antics during CSG elections are detrimental to students, April 2, 2014.
- Keep the lakes great: Michigan needs to enact stricter legislation on oil transportation, April 3, 2014.
- Building Detroit’s foundation: The new bankruptcy plan addresses important basic needs for the city, April 4, 2014.
- Credit where credit is due: University policy on transfer credit will help students economically, April 7, 2014.
- Recognizing gifted students: Developing academic talent is imperative to Michigan’s future, April 8, 2014.
- Investing in safety: The University should promote and enforce ethical business practices, April 9, 2014.
- A matter of morals: Michigan shouldn’t need need an economic basis to ban discrimination, April 10, 2014.
- Celebrating mental wellness: The University should help CAPS expand its event offerings, April 11, 2014.
- Renovating Detroit: Duggan’s proposal will strengthen and help the Detroit community, April 14, 2014.
- Awarding artistic expression: The University should continue recognizing its student groups, April 15, 2014.
- Registration information: The U should provide more support and information during backpacking, April 16, 2014.
- Keeping it clean: Michigan should invest more money into clean energy research, April 17, 2014.
- Fighting Molly (and other drugs): Education and treatment are the best way to combat drug use on campus, April 18, 2014.
- Renovating campus connections: The new North Campus Grove project will promote a sense of community, April 21, 2014.
- ’13-’14 Edgar Awards: Throwing shade and underpaid since 2003, April 22, 2014.
- A full house: The ‘U’ should plan ahead for student overflow, September 10, 2014.
- The housing headache: As students scramble, help is needed to navigate the housing market, September 11, 2014.
- Never too safe: Additional emergency precautions can save lives in future crises, September 12, 2014.
- “Yes means yes”: New policy and legislation can prevent future sexual assaults, September 17, 2014.
- It’s on all of us: The sexual assault epidemic has persisted for far too long, September 23, 2014.
- A crisis of ignorance: Sexual assault on campus can be reduced through education, September 24, 2014.
- Evaluating our policies: The process of investigating sexual assaults lacks transparency, September 26, 2014.
- Too little, too late: The ‘U’ must make students its first priority on and off the field, October 1, 2014.
- A cohesive strategy: White House must provide tangible actions against sexual assault, October 2, 2014.