Author: Rob Goodspeed

The Chronicle on Liberal Academe

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting free story about the University of Georgia, concluding the school’s more liberal tendancies cause fewer tensions with the mostly Republican state government and student body than expected, and the University actually has good relations with state government. In my experience to a lesser extent the same is […]

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‘We Are Marie’

An immigration reform organization is highlighting the plight of a young activist who faces deportation due to bad legal advice to lobby for badly needed immigration reform. Go sign the petition or read about the DREAM act. Marie has a blog. —–

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Student Running for A2 City Council

Another student is running for Ann Arbor city council. Although I don’t know much about Kang, my friend Scott recently met him and seems to think he’d be a good candidate: Kang definitely seems like he’s on the same page as I (and my cohorts) in terms of development, and how it relates to affordable […]

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A Cry in the Blogosphere

I am looking for any information about a now defunct organization called the Center for Campus Organizing. I would also like to get in touch with either of the staffers listed on this website: Bill Capowski or Nikki Morse. If you can help please email (address to the left) or leave a comment. Thanks! They […]

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Google Looks for A2 Real Estate

Via Murph on Arborupdate, the Detroit News reports Google is looking for space in Ann Arbor. 200,000 square feet of space for 1,000 jobs – in a state that badly needs them. Remember all the backlash in the last year against Richard Florida and his Cool Cities theory? According to the News: “Boston and Boulder, […]

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Academic Freedom Under Fire in New York

A man selected to be chair of the Sociology Department of Brooklyn College has withdrawn his name from consideration after there was a conservative media firestorm in New York over an online essay he authored. What were the controversial views he aired: was he anti-Semitic? Communist? Worse: he’s an athiest. … Besides, so what if […]

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Restoring Jesus in Ohio

A letter in the Plains Dealer: “To the Editor: A member of my church gave to me a copy of the Ohio Restoration Project. This project is led by so-called Christians who have a plan for Ohio. The project will target 2,000 pastors throughout the state to become “patriot pastors.? These patriot pastors will be […]

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