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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University Party member and MSA member Paul Scott wrote me an email defending the “U-Party” against my criticisms. In it, he writes: “I want to be clear that even though we are against passing resolutions which have the ability to divide this University on controversial and non-campus issues, we by no means are going to […]

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Yesterday, I was told in a meeting with Michigan Daily editor-in-chief Louie Meizlish that three recent posts to this website constituted ‘Daily-bashing,’ something prohibitied under the newspaper’s bylaws. As you may know, I was fired by previous editor-in-chief Jon Schwartz after I disagreed with him on a private email list. (He was threatening to sue […]

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University of South Florida and U-M Conference on Palestine participant Sami al-Arian has been arrested by federal agents on charges of supporting “terror.” Here’s a BBC News piece summarizing his history. I’ll be discussing the al-Arian case tonight on WCBN (88.3 FM) at 6:00 PM with Christian Knudson on our radio show Focus on the […]

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The ‘University Party,’ I mentioned in a post below had a viewpoint in today’s Daily. Their introduction seems a watered down version of Blue Party and Paul Scott idology, (if those could be watered down) with such bold innovative statements like this: “We are the University Party, a new political group dedicated to restoring credibility […]

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Well, it appears MSA has indeed voted to support the University’s affirmative action lawsuits after a tortured meeting last night. The Michigan Student Assembly is the only governing body I know of that has trouble taking a point of view. Fortunately, more responsible minds prevailed over the likes of Mr. Wilson who believes “MSA has […]

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