The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies organizes an annual symposium to discuss the legacy of the three Black Action Movement strikes held by activists between 1972 and the late 1980s, which played a role in the creation of an academic department, 9 minority-cultural lounges, at least three student support offices, and arguably the University’s affirmative action policies: a few short, second-page stories in the Daily. A late 1960s white radical involved in an organization which took over an administration building once and dug some bomb craters on the diag before splintering (a spin off of which bombs the pentagon and a number of other government buildings) holds a poorly-attended meeting: front page of the Daily, with a photo. Lest anyone be confused with my criticism: they’re both worthy of celebration.
Also, the Daily editorialized about SAPAC yesterday: “The changes to SAPAC will prove detrimental to both the program and its clients.”
And Ari Paul isn’t too upset with the bankruptcy of Tower Records in his column: “One fallen tower I’m not crying about”.
Also of note:
> AANews: “Feds seek U-M abortion files”