Lest Ann Arbor’s ruling class think they’ve got it figured out: “Cities across the state have lost large numbers of adults age 25-34 from 1990 to 2000. According to the census: – Lansing lost 12,067, or 54.7 percent from 1990 to 2000; – East Lansing lost 27.6 percent or 4,601; – Ypsilanti fared better, losing […]
Yes folks, it’s a bourgeois contradiction: the rich Ann Arbor homeowners slugging it out with rich Ann Arbor developers over the mayor’s “Greenbelt” iniative, a modest and much-needed proposal not without some drawbacks. Meanwhile, the residents of the low-income housing units at the Y, the people who live in Ypsilanti and are forced to ride […]
The Michigan blog scene continues to expand, but not in so much in Ann Arbor. From Ypsilanti, there’s the political if eye-straining “The Bunker,” and a similar site “Seat of the Revolution.” I’ve also stumbled across something called “Hyaline Skies,” offering a sensitive portrait of freshman year, for those who thought that impossible.
The Ann Arbor News runs an update story about the long-expected purchase of the current YMCA building after that organization moves into their new building which will be located west of Main Street at the former location of the Technology Center. Athough the two organizations are in negotiations, the article hints at what might be […]
Officials in Ypsilanti were suprised by the large turnout of applicants for Section 8 rent vouchers issued to people who meet certain criteria as the working poor in Washtenaw County. Rent vouchers are an often overlooked way for the government to help provide low and middle income housing in places like Ann Arbor, where anti-student, […]
The University has created this website with information about the impact of the blackout, saying on Saturday that: “The Central Power Plant has been providing limited cooling and electricity to our highest priority buildings since the regional power outage began.” The AAPD is offering $500 for information about “A large spray-painted swastika symbol, obscene phrases […]
This week’s Michigan Daily, includes among its three news stories a lengthy write-up about the 6-year dispute between University administrators and Prof. William Kauffman: “Intellectual frad trial against ‘U’ postponed” “The trial comes after at least one failed attempt between the parties to settle, in which the University offered Kauffman $300,000 on the conditions that […]