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The Republican tax plan puts graduate students, scientific research and the future of America in peril

As we’ve discussed, House Republicans have passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that, if signed into law, would, among other things, take health care coverage from 13 million Americans and raise taxes on the middle class. You would think those two things alone would be enough to motivate people to call their elected officials and […]

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The University of Michigan, with an increasingly wealthy student body, sets out to return the “common man” and increase economic diversity

Politico has a really interesting piece today about the increasingly wealthy University of Michigan student body, what that means in practical terms when it comes to economics and politics in the state, and what University leaders are doing to reverse the trend, and increase economic diversity on campus. And, interestingly, they’ve decided to tell the […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Forest Juziuk

Back in 2011, I interviewed a young man by the name of Forest Juziuk about his planned relocation from Ann Arbor to San Francisco, California. As it turns out, it would be the first in a long series of exit interviews I’d conduct here, which, in turn, would spawn a second series of interviews with […]

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My young friend Josh still believes in Obama, do you?

A young friend of mine named Josh Chamberlain, just had the opportunity to shake hands with Obama a few days ago, when the President was in Ann Arbor, speaking about college affordability, student debt, and the economy. Josh, who is presently finishing up high school at Washtenaw Community College, was there, covering the event for […]

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My sign idea for Friday’s Obama visit

I can’t make it out to Obama’s campaign speech on college affordability this Friday, so I’m offering up my sign idea to whomever would like to use it. (You don’t have to dress like a bear, by the way.) I debated going with a sign calling attention to one of the many issues I have […]

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