Snowflake Trauma Alert

May 16, 2017

At least one student at the University of Michigan thinks the wood paneling at the Michigan Union building needs to come down during a planned renovation. “Minority students felt marginalized by quiet, imposing masculine paneling,” according to the student who made the complaint.

The Michigan Union building was built in 1910. It’s distinctive wood paneling is throughout the interior. “[I]t doesn’t seem like the administration is taking the request very seriously. The paneling is expected to remain.