Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Former Ypsi CIty Planner Richard Murphy weighs in with data on gentrification

Last night, prompted by the social media dustup over news that Ann Arbor’s Babo would be opening a location in Depot Town, I posted something here about the looming threat of gentrification in Ypsilanti. I’d encourage you, if you haven’t already, to read through the comments, as, for the most part, they’re pretty thoughtful. Here, […]

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OK, Ypsilanti, let’s talk about gentrification

In a text I received today, someone I know referred to Depot Town as “little Ann Arbor.” My sense, given the ensuing exchange, is that he didn’t intend it to be a compliment. He asked me if, since I took a stand way back when about the Quizno’s that had opened in Depot Town, I’d […]

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The trickle down anti-Semitism of the Bannon, Gorka White House

For some reason, in spite of the fact that we have Donald “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life” Trump as our President, we seem to be experiencing a wave of anti-Semitic acts across the country. Last week, over 170 gravestones were toppled at an historic Jewish cemetery […]

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The University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel says U-M won’t be releasing the immigration status of its students

I’m proud to see that my alma mater, the University of Michigan, was quick to issue a statement this evening, in light of President Trump’s most recent executive action to ban individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries, to say that they would not be releasing the immigration status of their students. The following comes from the […]

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Today in Resistance: safeguarding valuable climate data in Ann Arbor

With the new administration taking aggressive action against climate researchers on several fronts, a group calling itself Ann Arbor Data Rescue has announced that, this Friday and Saturday, they will be coordinating volunteers at the University of Michigans’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library, as part of the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities Data Refuge Project, to […]

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