Author: Rob Goodspeed

Inviting BAM-N To Speak

According to an email I was forwarded, the featured speaker at a fundraiser in for MARAL Pro-Choice Michigan in Ann Arbor Thursday is non other than Miranda Massie. Miranda was the lead attorney for one group of student intervenors (the law students – not the undergrad intervenors) in the Grutter v. Bollinger affirmative action case. […]

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A Perfect Storm Brewing in Ann Arbor?

Upon the request of summer Michigan Daily editorial page editor Donn Fresard, I adapted my recent blog post on the status of student power in Ann Arbor into a viewpoint for the Daily. In it, I point to the Ann Arbor blogosphere, new student and renter-oriented neighborhood organizations, and Eugene’s candidacy as three conditions which […]

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Craigslist for Everybody!

My friend Ed Vielmetti tipped me off that Craigslist has expanded to a whole slew of new cities, including Ann Arbor and a bunch of others like Fresno, Wichita and even the entire state of West Virginia. Thoughts? I am still waiting for Portland, Maine. Update: Maybe I missed it last night, but there’s now […]

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A2 News on Student for Council

I found this photo of Eugene Kang, a 21-year old U-M senior running for City Council, on his facebook profile. Kang was profiled in this week’s Michigan Daily. Readers of my blog will find some of these themes very familiar: “The only people who can live Ann Arbor are the extremely wealthy. Those in the […]

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