This webpage is no longer being updated and retained for historical interest. Many colleges and universities have secret leadership societies. For example, the movie ‘The Skulls’ is based on Yale’s famous ‘Skull and Bones’ organization. The largest and oldest society at the University of Michigan was known as ‘Michigumua’ from 1902 until 2007, when the […]
The Michigan Daily published yesterday the names of the 2006 and 2007 Michigamua classes, and reported that the organization would be abandoning their name. The list includes several members which will no doubt provoke some controversy: MSA President Nicole Stallings and LSA Student Government President Andrew Yahkind. Missing from the list was Michigan Daily Editor-In-Chief […]
Sources say they’ll simply refer to themselves as “The Pride of 2007” for the time being, and there is talk of a new name. The final turnover to the new class is tonight.
Much of the talk about Michigamua, and the crux of the lawsuit filed last week in Washtenaw County Court, is a 1989 agreement between the university, Michigamua, and Native American students, that the organization would abandon all references to Native American Culture. In 2000, 11 years after that agreement was signed, the Student of Color […]
Below, for your reading pleasure, is the complete text of a lawsuit filed against Michigamua and the University of Michigan last week in Washtenaw County Circuit Court. The formatting is a bit screwy — sorry, this was a rush file conversion job.
[7/12/06: Welcome Romenesko readers. Please click here to read all my recent posts about Michigamua, or click here to view a slightly outdated page about the group.] Ok, people, I’m trying to give the old ‘gamua beat a break, but with big news, I just can’t resist: Ann Arbor News: Suit claims U-M, secret society […]
This story in today’s Michigan Daily has people talking about Michigamua. To my surprise, I recieved a tip about a member via anonymous text message, a first for me. A reader also left this comment on an earlier post: “I was listening to the radio tonight and I heard the debate on Michigamua. My friend […]