It appears the student interveners won’t be addressing the Supreme Court. They claim the University’s lawyers went back on their word. It’s no surprise – the corporate law firm hired by the University also does work for the company that runs the S.A.T.. (A cornerstone of the intervener’s argument is that the SAT is racially […]

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Tim Wise will be holding a workshop from 12:00-2:00PM in MSA chambers, and speaking in 220 Hutchins Hall at 8:30 PM tonight. The ‘U’ is preparing tight security for Salman Rushdie, according to this Ann Arbor News article. Or is this just empty small-town hype? You decide. Here’s a little something to send your friends […]

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Local news I’ve been neglecting: 4 break-ins over break, and this neat story about Ann Arbor’s towing industry. The Student Strike Against the War recieved national press: CNN: “Students Pencil In Iraq protest”, BBC: “U.S. Students Protest Against War”, among others. Also, members of the Royal Shakespeare Company participated at the Anti-war rally at noon […]

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Students First and the University Party have updated their websites. Note the lack of any significant ideology from either party. (How’s this for an idea: Taco Bell on campus.) At least Students First seems to represent something more than the interests of wealthy whites fed up with too many parking tickets from driving to class […]

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While it may have been spring break here, for the rest of the world it was Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, as usual. Here on campus, Anti-War Action! is gearing up for their big student strike Wednesday, and the Ann Arbor Committee for Peace has a billboard on I-94. The Observer (London) reported yesterday on a leaked […]

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I recently posted a page on the Planada Apartment building, which the University has purchased and plans to tear down. Also, I will be in Nogales, Arizona and Mexico until Sunday, March 2 on Ian Robinson’s class on Mexico’s maquiladoras with the Borderlinks program. Have a great spring break!

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I was interested to see that among the demands made by the organizers of the March 5 Student Strike Against the War was the request that the U-M “Declare that the campus will not host the newly proposed Army Biotechnology Center.” And restore a clause prohibiting University weapons research, something the University did in response […]

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