Category Archives: Ann Arbor

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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If all goes well, in a few days, I’ll be meeting a man whose father built the secret tunnels beneath Harry Bennett’s castle on the Huron River

Every now and again, as I’ve written about him a few times in the past, I get an odd call about infamous Ford enforcer Harry Bennett, who built a fortress not far from here in 1930 to protect him from his many enemies. Not too long ago, as you might recall, a man contacted me […]

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Does this safety pin make you feel unwelcome or unsafe?

After Trump’s victory of last week, as incidents of racial intimidation started to become more commonplace across the United States, some on the left began wearing safety pins as a sign of solidarity with members of those communities most at risk that. [This practice, for what it’s worth, was borrowed from British progressives, who began […]

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If you need something to feel good about, Clinton won Washtenaw County by over 77,000 votes, holding the Republican ticket to an historic low

I’m not one to take solace in the fact that, when all was said and done, more Americans voted for my candidate. While it may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that, because we didn’t work hard enough across the country to turn out the Democratic vote, we lost, putting a man like Donald […]

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