Tag Archives: University of Michigan

Wait, Wait, Don’t Forget Who Brought You Here

It would seem that WEMU, as part of their 50th anniversary celebration, brought Peter Sagal’s weekly NPR quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me to Michigan. The thing is, the show ended up being all about the University of Michigan, and nary a mention was made of Eastern Michigan University or WEMU. In fact, Sagal […]

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The Center for Michigan: in campus hospitals, beds full of drinking casualties

Last year, on a football Saturday in Ann Arbor just before Thanksgiving, I drove myself to the hospital with chest pains. As it turns out, I hadn’t had a heart attack, just a lot of stomach acid backing up into my lungs, but it took nearly 24 hours to come to that diagnosis. So I […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Cassie Byrd

It took a long time, but my persistance paid off, and I was finally able to track down the very busy Cassie Byrd for her mandatory immigration interview. Cassie, for those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of making her acquaintance, is a relatively recent transplant from San Francisco, and a veritable whirlwind […]

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U-M pulls a screening of American Sniper, coach Harbaugh responds

We all knew it was just a matter of time before Harbaugh exerted himself. Well, it’s happened. CONTEXT: Earlier this week, the University of Michigan announced a campus screening of the controversial film American Sniper. As one might expect, the announcement was met with a significant student protest. UM, in response, cancelled the screening. Then […]

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SAE, the only national fraternity to have its roots in the antebellum South, is once again at the center of a story on racism

As I’m sure you know by now, a video surfaced a few days ago of well-dressed, white University of Oklahoma fraternity members singing together on a bus about how there will never be a black person in their frat – Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE). “There will never be a nigger at SAE,” the men sang […]

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