For those accustom to my usual topics about urbanism and D.C., permit me a brief digression about a University of Michigan “leadership” society with a controversial history, that recently re-named themselves from Michigamua to The Order of Angell. The Ann Arbor blog Left Behind in the Fishbowl has posted what appears to be a copy […]
Michigan Daily Editor to Join Controversial Society
Michigan Daily Editor in Chief Donn Fresard has announced he plans join the controversial University of Michigan senior secret society formerly known as Michigamua. Fresard told the Daily for their own story he decided it was the “the right thing to do,” adding he found “nothing objectionable” about the group after their recent announced changes. […]
Michigamua Publishes Names, Commits to Reforms
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 […]
Name Michigan’s Premier Secret Society!
That’s right folks, you’ve got the chance to name a secret society! According to my sources, the premier University of Michigan secret senior honor society has recently voted to abandon the name Michigamua. The change is apparently in an attempt to convince the community they have “changed” and to distance themselves from a 90+ year […]
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.
links for 2006-03-19
Michigamua Documentary Trailer (.mov) Jamie Shenk has released a new trailer for a short documentary on Michigamua. He’s unearthed some great archival footage of the group’s induction ceremony, and the trailer includes a short piece of his interview of me. So, what’s the point of SWSX? My friend Michael ponders the meaning of the recently […]
Michigamua’s Broken 1989 Promise
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 […]