Category: Public Policy

Michigan ‘MCRI’ Would Hurt Women, Minorities, Poor

The University of Michigan-based Center for the Education of Women has released a major study examining what the impact of the anti-affirmative action ballot initiative MCRI would have on the state if it is passed in Michigan in November: The [CEW] study also found that the California amendment led to significant decreases in government contracts […]

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BAM-N Launches Organizing Drive in DC

Thought this was interesting. As usual, the issues they talk about are very important. Their usual tactics are another question; hopefully the DC organizers will be more democratic and civil than the Detroit group. Dear DC Public School Advocates, Iíve had the privilege of working with many of you in the DC Full Funding Campaign, […]

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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Trotskyites

Affirmative Action “victim” from the Gratz v. Bollinger case, Jennifer Gratz is accusing BAMN/Revolutionary Works League organizer Luke Massie with threatening her with a knife. Having failed in the courts, Gratz is currently heading an effort to ban affirmative action through a ballot initiative. Whether or not there’s any truth to the story, it underscores […]

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Trotskyites On the March

According to media reports, leaders of the Trotskyite organization the Revolutionary Workers League (RWL) have been active in Lansing, Michigan, organizing a counter-protest to a Nazi rally there over the weekend. The Lansing State Journal reported about 100 counter-protestors turned up at the peaceful April 22 rally. I found one local blogger, historymike, who posted […]

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A Note

According to friends, University of Michigan graduate Ellen Kolasky passed away late Friday due to a recently diagnosed illness. Ellen graduated from the university in 2005 and was heavily involved in the student organization Students for PIRGIM as well as the Residential College, where she was a student. Her family will be holding a memorial […]

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Luxury Boxes at the Big House?

My father pointed me to this article in the New York Times from a couple weeks back (I found a free copy on a blog here, but with editorializing) about a controversy over a proposal to add luxury boxes to Michigan Stadium. The idea has been floated as a means to produce additional revenue for […]

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Michigamua Publishes Names, Commits to Reforms

The Michigan Daily published yesterday the names of the 2006 and 2007 Michigamua classes, and reported that the organization would be abandoning their name. The list includes several members which will no doubt provoke some controversy: MSA President Nicole Stallings and LSA Student Government President Andrew Yahkind. Missing from the list was Michigan Daily Editor-In-Chief […]

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