It seems the cicadas are hoping for a nuclear holocaust so they can finally inherit the earth. Well, once every 17 years in any case: “In a stunning scientific breakthrough, a team of entomologists from the world- renowned Magicicada Institute at the University of Michigan has deciphered the language of the periodical North American cicada. […]
A severe thunderstorm moved through Ann Arbor this evening. The graphic is from 1:47 AM Friday (via the Local 4 website), just after the storm had moved east of the city. The National Weather Service issued a series of alerts including a tornado warning for the City of Ann Arbor, which briefly activated the tornado […]
The 100,000 unionized employees of the SBC telephone company began a 4-day walkout today after being unable to negotiate a new contract to replace the old, which expired on April 3: “DETROIT — Union workers at Michigan’s largest telephone company began striking at midnight, but SBC Communications officials said most customers’ service would not be […]
A friend of mine received this cryptic email, which seems to indicate a flaw in the new Wolverine Access system might have made available the names, home addresses, and Social Security Numbers of some students – since last February. From: “Paul Robinson, University Registrar” Date: May 20, 2004 7:44:26 PM EDTSubject: Data Security Breach On […]
Nick Denton is the blog businessman who runs Wonkette and Gawker. He pays his bloggers $12,000 a year, and makes an estimated $250,000 in profit each year from the ads on his websites.
After nearly one month, graduate students at Columbia University have called off what had been an indefinite-length strike by their new union, which was seeking to be recognized by the administration: “Graduate Student Employees United announced Sunday that it is calling off its strike for union recognition at Columbia University at the request of City […]
Groups in New York City are organizing a “die-in” tomorrow at 8 AM at Rockefeller Center in order to “shut down 5th Avenue.” They have set up a website where participants with digital camera cell phones will be able to post photos directly from the street. > NYIMC: “May 21 Rockin’ Protest”> Rockefeller Protest live […]