First time I’ve heard about this: Tent State University is a campaign that started in 2003 at Rutgers University and has been taken on by about 10 other schools so far. It is the realization of an alternative university in the midst of the old university. It symbolizes our dissatisfaction with the direction of the […]
Blogger Chetly Zarko wrote to me earlier this week to point out the so-called “Michigan Civil Rights Initiative,” which would ban affirmative action in Michigan, will appear on the ballot in November in that state. Another friend reminded me of this story which the Detroit Metrotimes printed in January, but I forgot to post here, […]
Faz Husain, who passed away last week, will be remembered at a memorial service in Ann Arbor at Pioneer High School on Thursday, March 23rd at 7.30 pm. Friends have set up a memorial website at www.SayHelloToFaz.com.
A reader wrote to ask me to post this news story. Faz Husain, the popular owner of Ann Arbor pizza store Hello Faz Pizza, passed away last week from lung disease. I have re-posted the Ann Arbor News story below.
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.
The headline says it all. And guess who seems to be behind the effort? None other than my friends at the ACLU of Michigan, where I interned in 2002. A number of journalists and organizations, ranging from Christopher Hitchens to Greenpeace, have joined the lawsuit.
MCRI Spokesman and frequent commenter sent me this link — the Michigan Court of Appeals has overridden a vote of the Board of State Canvassers and ordered the Secretary of State to put the proposal on the ballot. MCRI opponents are expected to appeal the decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.