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. https://heatst.com/culture-wars/university-of-mich...

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.