Category: BAM-N

Affirmative Action Off 2006 Michigan Ballot?

One United Michigan is reporting in an email that the Michigan Board of Canvassers voted not to add a controversial ballot initiative to the 2006 ballot that would eliminate affirmative action by the government, including at public universities. The board cited concerns about the validity of the signatures collected. Like in many BAM-N controversies, it’s […]

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BAM-N Disrupts Board of Canvassers

This, thanks to the Gongwer News Service, a news company that covers Michigan politics. One of the many reasons mainstream groups should not work with them: Special Update, Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 1:07 pm PROTEST STOPS CANVASSERS MEETING What was expected to a be a pro forma meeting of the Board of State Canvassers to […]

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Michigamua Art Exhibit Thursday

This looks interesting, too bad I won’t be able to make it: Michigamua EXPOSED!!!!! An educational art exhibit sponsored by students from Art & Design 310 Thursday, December 15th 9 pm Michigan League Underground What is Michigamua? Why are they called a “secret society”? Why is it called racist? Why did students occupy the tower […]

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Good Urbanism In Downtown Detroit

When I was in Michigan last week on vacation I took a trip to downtown Detroit with my girlfriend Libby to go ice skating at Campus Martius Park and dine in Mexicantown in the city’s Southwest side. Campus Martius park re-opened in 2004 after undergoing a major upgrade to coincide with the recent opening of […]

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The Jack Lessenberry Show

Longtime Detroit journalist Jack Lessenberry, known in recent years for his acerbic Metro Times column Politics & Prejudice, has launched a new radio program on Michigan Radio called the Jack Lessenberry Show. In addition to the standard on-air broadcast the show has a comprehensive blog which features show audio and additional commentary from Jack and […]

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What is the Hobbit Hole?

Good question. It’s the apartment I lived in while in Ann Arbor, and now it is available to rent. This email is being circulated: Are you a hip activist on campus looking for an apartment for next year? The Hobbit Hole alums are looking for renters for next year that will carry on the Hobbit […]

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BAMN Criticized by Campus NAACP Group

Alex Moffett, vice president of the NAACP, said BAMN tokenized and presented black students in a bad light when it bused in hundreds of black middle- and high-school students from Detroit for the Thursday rally on the Diag. During the rally against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a proposal that could ban the use of […]

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