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University (of Michigan) caves: will provide $300K to renovate multicultural center ...
Campus Reform ^ | January 27, 2014 | Steve Larson

Posted on 01/28/2014 2:48:46 PM PST by Zakeet

Complete Headline: University caves: will provide $300K to renovate multicultural center, appease student group that threatened 'physical action'

The University of Michigan will allocate $300,000 to renovate the Trotter Multicultural Center, in order to comply with the at least one of the Black Student Union (BSU) demands.

The decision comes after members of the University’s administration and members of the BSU met Friday to discuss all seven of the group’s demands, according to The Michigan Daily. The group had originally demanded that a new multicultural center be built on campus—the Trotter Center is currently located several blocks away from campus—and threatened “physical action” if its demands were not met, but senior and BSU Speaker Tyrell Collier said he was happy with the move.

“I can say that was a satisfying conclusion for the Multicultural Center demand because I know a building cannot be built within the span of a year or something, I know it needs to be planned out, designed, all of that stuff,” Collier said, adding that he was “very pleased with the allocation of that money for the renovations while they figure out the new building.”

Multiple members of the administration were present at Friday’s meeting, including Elizabeth Barry, special counsel to the president; E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life; Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones and Provost Martha Pollack. Three members of the University’s Board of Regents were also present at the meeting in what the Daily describes as an “observatory capacity.”

BSU members said that the administration will further meet with them to discuss weekly status updates on each of their other demands, which include such things as “emergency scholarships” for black students in need of financial support and increasing black enrollment to ten-percent of the student body.

Prior to the BSU’s January 20th protest, the group conducted a viral Twitter campaign, Being Black at University of Michigan (#BBUM). Provost Pollack wrote a campus-wide email in response on the 16th, promising improvements to Trotter, a new administrative position dedicated to minority recruitment and retention, and a residence hall program focused on inclusion.

“We will start a broad conversation with students, staff and faculty to capture their best thinking as we collectively reimagine a future multicultural center,” she wrote.

That email resulted in a letter to the university’s president, Mary Sue Coleman, from the local chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), complaining the university focuses on diversity of race, gender, and religion over diversity of ideals.

In the letter, exclusively obtained by Campus Reform, the group asks that the university increase its libertarian and conservative course offerings, charging that a publicly funded institution such as the University of Michigan has an obligation “to represent all schools of political and cultural thought.”

“By and large, I don’t think you could find an Austrian [school of economics] professor here,” YAL President Derik Magill told Campus Reform.

“And that’s just in the Economics department. You can go to political science and, you know, you can’t really find a right-wing professor. You can go to the History Department, you can’t really find conservative-leaning professors,” he said.

TOPICS: US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: education; michigan; racism; university Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Zakeet

So they rewarded would-be criminals? How charitable of them. What do the muslim students get?

2 posted on 01/28/2014 2:53:20 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

wealth redistribution

3 posted on 01/28/2014 2:54:31 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Zakeet
Affirmative Action was to give people the opportunity, hence Equal Opportunity or Equal Employment Opportunity. The original idea was that once a person was selected and trained to do a job, they would become a valuable member of the workforce. Another goal was to allow for the inclusion of blacks into schools, organizations, and the workforce in numbers equal to their percentage of the general population.

This is not the result today.

If blacks, women, or Asian's are 25% of a certain county, city, or state should that locality adjust it's quota's to meet the goal of diversity; or should we as a nation demand each individual be held accountable for standards? Once we start down the road we are on, it is inevitable that one day White Males will be in the position to be afforded Employment and Educational opportunities due to their lack of participation....

4 posted on 01/28/2014 2:55:17 PM PST by Jumper
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To: Zakeet

Cheaper than paying Jackson and Sharpie $500,000 apiece.

7 posted on 01/28/2014 3:17:15 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Zakeet

multicultural center = building where no whites are allowed

8 posted on 01/28/2014 3:19:25 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Lakeshark

Ugggh, bad memories of the Regional Final.

10 posted on 01/28/2014 3:22:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

- “Maybe a little blow Baby-Daddy? How’s that back child support problemo workin’ out for you?”

12 posted on 01/28/2014 3:36:31 PM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: devolve
"The Black Student Union threatened "physical action" last week unless its list of seven demands was met..."

Sounds like it's time for DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!

13 posted on 01/28/2014 4:13:31 PM PST by Desron13
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To: Zakeet
University (of Michigan) caves

White (liberal) guilt.

14 posted on 01/28/2014 4:17:30 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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Let’s see what that group (YAL) gets- with their request for more Libertarian and Conservative courses....

Well knowing the U of M as well as I do- this was no brainer that they would give in to the demands of Black Group....

I work with white gal who told me last week that we white people have more advantages in life due to our skin color.

15 posted on 01/28/2014 4:26:10 PM PST by Engedi
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
This is why we need to vote tea partier Dr Dan Steele (and other republicans) to the UofM board of regents.

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16 posted on 01/28/2014 4:35:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

Renovate the place but kick out the ones who threatened the school.

17 posted on 01/28/2014 5:20:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: cripplecreek

At long last he is getting recognized I remember when MEDEFCO 2009 worked very hard to get him noticed I even posted on the FR Michigan forum but no one even cared,

18 posted on 01/28/2014 5:39:56 PM PST by restornu (Cure for Tooth Decay; ancient wisdom that was lost but now can be corrected through diet)
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To: restornu

I keep swinging that hammer.

Personally I think straight ticket voting hurts us in the down ticket races. If we vote straight ticket in Michigan, races with more candidates per party than seats,they are counted as no votes. (Unless you specifically vote in those races)

If as many people voted in the state level education races as voted for Romney, we could have literally taken every single one of those seats.

19 posted on 01/28/2014 5:56:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

Affirmative action one and only class offered no need for education

20 posted on 01/28/2014 6:54:23 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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