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 […]
Longtime readers of this blog will know that although I had a somewhat tumultuous history with the institution on the whole I enjoyed my time at the Univeristy of Michigan’s student newspaper the Michigan Daily. One of the people I met there was Nick Woomer, whom I had the opportunity to catch up with briefly […]
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 […]
I began thinking about digitization recently after hearing a presentation recently about the National Archives and Records Administration’s Electronic Records Archives, their huge project to design a system to capture and retain digital records produced by the federal government. While the initiative (referred to as ERA, apparently the acronym is back up for grabs in […]
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.
I was recently emailed by someone looking for the newest University of Michigan employee salary data, as this website was the first place to post the data in an electronic format. (The Michigan Daily has for years published a special print “supplement” at the end of the school year.) I noticed the Daily has posted […]
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 […]