After pressure from SOLE, the University has established a committee to create guidelines for a new purchasing policy. I think from the administration’s perspective, committees are a good way to defuse activists’ vim and quietly find compromises. SOLE considers it a partial victory, something Julie Peterson seems almost too eager to concede. Unfortunately, it doesn’t […]
Making waves online is a story about an Intel programmer who has been detained indefinitely by the U.S. federal goverenment. His friends have created a “Free Mike Hawash” website. The Washington Post determined at least 44 others are in similar situations.
The Al Jazeera english website is back up.
The Ann Arbor Sucks weblog notes this Michigan Daily article, which documents the outragous prices charged in the University-owned convenience stores. Lest the collective memory forget, it was only a few years ago both South Quad and Bursley had grills serving a wide variety of inexpensive hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, ice cream, and other foods. […]
U-M Athletic Director Bill Martin is one step closer to being named head of the U.S. Olympic Committee after being lauded by an executive committee member in an internal email. Here’s an AP story with some background. Seven people have been charged with crimes in connection with last week’s rioting at MSU. Also, here’s a […]
MLive.com recently began asking visitors for their ages and zip codes, like the Washington Post and an increasing number of other news websites. My advice: click on “not in the U.S.A.”, or enter your birthdate as 1930.
FRIDAY SMORGASBORD! Details on noon protest on Mary Sue Coleman’s lawn A bored patient at the U-M Mott Children’s hospital is the subject of this story: “Police investigate after teen has sex with escort in hospital” An EMU radio DJ has been fired for his pro-war remarks on the air. Michigan Tech students are being […]