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  • After University Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of “American Sniper” after the school pulled a showing when some students called it “anti-Muslim.” Shortly after coach Harbaugh’s tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong. See the rest of story here....
  • Jim Harbaugh sticks by 'American Sniper' amid Michigan controversy

    04/09/2015 11:37:03 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/9 | Nick Bromberg
    According to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, his team would have been watching 'American Sniper' no matter what Michigan's student life department had done this week. MY INSERT - (Harbaugh's Tweet)Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it! — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 9, 2015
  • ‘American Sniper’ too violent for U. of Michigan; students shown ‘Paddington’ bear flick instead

    04/08/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Michigan canceled a scheduled movie screening of “American Sniper” on Tuesday after nearly 300 students and others complained the film glorifies a “mass killer” and perpetuates anti-Muslim stereotypes. An online petition, titled a “collective letter from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Muslim students on campus,” accused the school of “tolerating dangerous anti-Muslim and anti-MENA propaganda” by showing the Chris Kyle biopic, The College Fix reported. “The movie American Sniper not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim and anti-MENA rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer,” the letter reads. “Chris Kyle was a racist who took a...
  • Citing Stigma, The University Of Minnesota Removes Race Descriptions In Crime Alerts

    02/25/2015 4:16:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities — particularly black men — the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. “This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of race in crime alerts causes for some members of our community,” the university, which has nearly 50,000 students and is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, said in a statement. “Moving forward, the University will use descriptions only when there is sufficient detail that would reasonably help identify specific...
  • United Methodist Church Group Sends $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    04/09/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Methodist Health Care Ministries whose logo claims they are serving humanity to honor God is giving money to the nation’s top abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Methodist Healthcare Ministries (unitedmethodistchurchMHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. MHM is one-half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare...
  • The real Obama is humble, high achieving and way cooler than Mitt Romney. Just ask David Brooks

    08/29/2012 1:34:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    David Brooks of the New York Times has written an alternative biography of Mitt Romney that makes for witty reading (“He was sent to a private school, where he was saddened to find there are people in America who summer where they winter.”) But in the course of doing some internet research about this Romney fella, I found out he’s running against someone called Barack Obama. Obama’s biography makes for fascinating reading, too. Barack Obama was born in 1961, the location marked by the appearance of a new star in the East. His mother lived on food stamps and his...
  • Can Mitt seize Ohio opportunity?

    08/19/2012 10:54:23 AM PDT · by NCjim · 43 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 18, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech. To onlookers, mostly press and staffers, the image was stunning. To the 2,600 family members gathered in the gravel parking lot or under tents, eating hot dogs and drinking pop, it was a moment of immense pride. This is what we do, said Tim Wiles: “We make things. We provide energy for the state, food for our families, and businesses are sustained around the county because they make money from us.” The 54-year-old...
  • VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions

    09/26/2011 9:06:31 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 56 replies ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Brittney Morrett
    Are students that promote the black panther ideology and the Office of Diversity in league together at the University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD)? It would would appear so in the video below. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by. Then, the leftists showed up to heckle. The young man in the video, Blair Jordon Moses,...
  • UM doctors get protection from lawsuits

    05/04/2011 9:12:41 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 04, 2011 | Patricia Mazzei
    In a long-sought move, the University of Miami won a legislative victory on Wednesday when Florida lawmakers agreed to extend state lawsuit protection to university doctors working in public hospitals. Gov. Rick Scott will likely sign the bill into law. Scott is also expected to sign another lawsuit-limitation bill that passed Wednesday that changes the way people can sue automobile makers. The vote to give “sovereign immunity” to UM has been years in the making. The state protects government hospital employees, residents and interns — including those at Miami’s Jackson Health System — from major medical malpractice judgments. But UM...
  • ELCA pastor drives ‘God talk’ initiative

    08/17/2010 2:00:48 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    United Methodist News Service ^ | 16 Auguat AD 2010 | Susan Hogan
    ELCA pastor drives ‘God talk’ initiative By Susan Hogan* A UMNS Report CHICAGO – Can Christians discuss the language of faith without it becoming a battle over political correctness or theological orthodoxy? The National Council of Churches hopes so. To begin the conversation, its Justice for Women Working Group brought 28 people to Chicago in August for a three-day symposium, “Language Matters.” S. Kim Coffing, the lone United Methodist participant, did not know what to expect. “The issue of how we talk about God and faith stirs up pain for many people,” said Coffing, an executive with the denomination’s Commission...
  • Squad seeks tips in death of researcher

    01/10/2005 2:06:42 PM PST · by FourtySeven · 15 replies · 483+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | MIKE WELLS
    A retired research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia died of multiple stab wounds before firefighters found in his body in the trunk of a burning car Friday. Boone County Medical Examiner Valerie Rao said after an autopsy that Jeong H. Im, 72, of Columbia was stabbed several times, but she declined to elaborate. MU police yesterday named Im as the victim. His body was found in the trunk of his burning white, 1995 Honda inside the Maryland Avenue parking garage, MU police Capt. Brian Weimer said. The case was under investigation by the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad. No...
  • Um, Did Google Just Quietly Launch A Web-Based iTunes Competitor? Yep.

    05/20/2010 10:08:38 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 32 replies · 661+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | May 20, 2010 | MC Siegler
    Today at Google I/O, Vic Gundotra introduced Froyo, aka Android 2.2. But he also went a bit beyond Froyo. Coming soon, is a way to download an app through the Android Market over the web — and have it automatically download on your Android devices too. But that’s not all. Gundotra also showed off a new section of the Market — Music. Yes, an iTunes competitor on the web from Google. Details are sparse at the moment, but here’s how this basically works. You go to the Market on the web, find a song you like, click the download button,...
  • Obama Press Conference -LIVE THREAD

    02/09/2009 5:01:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies · 2,855+ views
    2-9-08 | tcrlaf
    The MEssiah has deigned to speak to his strongest supporters, the sheep of the liberal media... Join in the fun as the amateur president stumbles and bumbles!!
  • Obama Wants To Be Absolutely Clear on Who Is Israel's Friend(Quote of the Day)

    07/22/2008 2:45:02 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 95 replies · 306+ views ^ | July 22, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    "Let me be absolutely clear," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said today at a press conference in Amman, Jordan. "Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change."
  • Memphis No. 1 for first time in 25 years

    01/21/2008 12:34:37 PM PST · by RDTF · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 21, 2008 | AP
    Memphis replaced North Carolina as the No. 1 team in college basketball Monday, the Tigers' first appearance in 25 years at the top of The Associated Press poll. Kansas, the nation's only other undefeated Division I men's team, moved up to No. 2 while the Tar Heels dropped to fifth after their loss to Maryland. Drake and Baylor were two new entries to the rankings, joining the Top 25 for the first time in a long time. Memphis' only other appearance at No. 1 was as short as possible - a one-week stint in 1983. "We've got one extra day...
  • ENG 317: "How Not To Be Gay" (University of Michigan Course Offering)

    01/13/2008 5:58:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 2,108+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jan 9, 2008 | Mike S. Adams
    I’ve been studying higher education for a long time, but I’ve never seen anything quite as queer as a new course being taught at the University of Michigan. Section Two of English 317 is titled “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation.” Taught by Instructor David Halperin (, the course is worth three credit hours to Wolverine students interested in exploring learned gayness. For years, I’ve been hearing that gayness is a function of some sort of gay gene but, apparently, I’ve been over-simplifying the issue. Here’s what Halperin has to say: “Just because you happen to be a...
  • New Trenches Await: Lineman Woods to Leave Maryland Early to Serve in Army

    12/22/2006 6:37:14 AM PST · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington comPost ^ | Friday, December 22, 2006 | By Marc Carig
    Maryland offensive lineman Donnie Woods is healthy, recovered from a head injury that required him to be airlifted from the playing field earlier this season. He remains on track to graduate with a criminal justice degree thanks to a full-ride scholarship earned with his aptitude for a game he started playing at age 7. He smiles easily under a mop of scruffy dark hair and has a face that looks as if it hasn't seen a razor since spring camp. And unlike where he's going, nobody will yell at him for it. It's one of the perks that comes with...
  • Dead Schembechlers End 16 year Run

    11/18/2006 7:18:07 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies · 1,720+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | Saturday, November 18, 2006 | Aaron Beck
    Dead Schembechlers End 16 year Run Last show’s proceeds will go to charity Saturday, November 18, 2006 Aaron Beck THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Bo Biafra, front, announces the demise of his band at the Newport Music Hall, where the Dead Schembechlers played their final show last night. It might be a long-running joke, but even Columbus’ most popular "Michigan hatecore" band knows to draw the line when its namesake dies. For three gravely serious minutes yesterday in the lobby of the Newport Music Hall, the Dead Schembechlers, who have played before the Ohio State-Michigan game every year since 1990, announced that...
  • Football in state of Florida somehow has become pointless

    09/20/2006 5:47:13 AM PDT · by elc · 15 replies · 360+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | September 20, 2006 | Mike Bianchi
    Once upon a time, in a Florida far, far away, the lakes were translucent lagoons, teeming with fish and fowl. The landscape was a tropical Eden, saturated with guava fruit, papaya, coconut and mangoes. And, most importantly, the football fields were filled with magnificent touchdown prances and end zone dances. These days, something awful and alarming is happening to our beloved land. The lakes now teem with slime and sludge. The landscape is covered in strip malls and T-shirt shops. And, worst of all, the football fields are barren wastelands, devoid of offensive imagination and innovation. Who unplugged our scoreboards?...
  • Local probe may have federal link (Trac Phones Used for Untraceable International Calls)

    08/15/2006 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 7 replies · 1,000+ views
    Marietta Times ^ | August 10, 2006 | Brad Bauer
    Local probe may have federal link By Brad Bauer, Airport security information and airline manifests were among the items seized from two Michigan men arrested Tuesday in Marietta, now being held on felony terrorism charges. Federal authorities were working Wednesday evening to determine the significance of the documents. “We also found instructions detailing how to access certain airline databases,” said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks. “We passed all that information along to the FBI, and they’re reviewing it as we speak.” Although the findings have caused authorities some concern, the documents do not relate to terrorism charges filed Wednesday...
  • Voices from the Frontlines

    05/12/2006 2:10:10 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 3 replies · 196+ views
    5/12/06 | me
    My wife bought me this about a week ago. Another 50 year old, white, fat, hip-hop convert. If you want to get in good with your teenage kids, get them this. It will show them that most of the problems they have aren't even close to being big, that they have the same feelings as people they haven't met yet, AND that the old man can be cool at times, getting them tunes that no one else has heard yet. Plus, the money that goes to Operation AC will make you feel good even if you don't quite roll with...
  • Ewww! A desk more nasty than a toilet?

    02/22/2006 5:58:16 PM PST · by fanfan · 54 replies · 563+ views
    Leader Post ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | Gillian Shaw
    VANCOUVER -- If you think your office makes you sick, you could be right. The average desk can harbour 400 times more germs than a toilet seat and, if that's not enough to make you gag, pick up the telephone and you'll be grabbing a whopping 25,127 microbes per square inch. That's a warning from the office supply company Grand & Toy, which launched a national "healthy office" promotion Tuesday aimed at convincing workers to step up their office hygiene by doing everything from using sanitizing wipes to antimicrobial mice. "What we're trying to do here is bring some education...
  • U. of Michigan Becomes 10th College to Join Boycott of Coke

    12/31/2005 4:50:52 AM PST · by summer · 119 replies · 2,942+ views
    The NYT ^ | December 31, 2005 | MELANIE WARNER
    ...The university, which has 50,000 students on three campuses, on Thursday became the 10th college to stop selling Coca-Cola products... ...Labor activists have said that Coca-Cola, through its Latin American bottlers, has been complicit in the deaths of eight union leaders and in continued harassment of unionized employees. In India, a different group of activists have accused Coke of polluting the soil and groundwater near several bottling plants, of severely reducing groundwater levels in drought-prone areas and of failing to install adequate filtration systems that would remove pesticides from the water used to make its products. The activists, led by...
  • University of Michigan Suspends Coca-Cola Sales

    12/30/2005 10:49:58 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 66 replies · 1,622+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/30/05 | Associated Press
    The University of Michigan suspended sales of Coca-Cola products on its three campuses over allegations that the company permits human rights and environmental abuses abroad. The suspension, which begins Jan. 1, will affect vending machines, residence halls, cafeterias and campus restaurants. Coke's contracts with the university are worth about $1.4 million. The university and the company said they will continue to negotiate. "The University of Michigan is an important school, and I respect the way they worked with us on this issue," said Kari Bjorhus, a spokeswoman for The Coca-Cola Co., told the Detroit News. "We are continuing to try...
  • Redefining affirmative action

    06/21/2005 4:18:56 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 4 replies · 300+ views
    The nation needs to "move toward another kind of affirmative action, one in which the emphasis is on opportunity and the goal is educational equity in the broadest possible sense," said Richard Atkinson, president emeritus of the University of California (UC) system, as he delivered the third annual Nancy Cantor Lecture on Intellectual Diversity May 18 in Rackham Auditorium. "We need a strategy grounded in the broad American tradition of opportunity because opportunity is a value that Americans understand and support," Atkinson said. "We need a strategy which makes it clear that our society has a stake in whether every...
  • U-M study shows devotion to Islam is not linked to terror

    06/21/2005 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 29 replies · 618+ views
    News Service ^ | June 6, 2005 | Diane Swanbrow
    Islam is not to blame for suicide bombings, a U-M study shows. Personal devotion to Islam is unrelated to support for suicide bombing among Palestinian Muslims, according to the study presented May 27 at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in Los Angeles. But the more often Muslims attended mosques, the more likely they were to support suicide terrorism. “The frequency of suicide terrorism is growing exponentially, motivated by a fusion of religious and political goals,” says Jeremy Ginges, a researcher at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). At least 70 percent of more than 300 suicide attacks...
  • Progressives vs. Democrats (Leftist infighting)

    05/11/2005 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 24 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michigan Daily ^ | 5-8-05 | Jesse Singal
    Progressives vs. Democrats By Jesse Singal: Stem the Tide May 09, 2005 Much has been made in the months since the 2004 election about the inability of the Democratic Party to understand the values of the average voter; in fact, many pinned John Kerry’s loss on a severe divide between the values of the general population and the ideals of the party. What’s being lost in all this talk is the squelching of an important, young subset of Kerry voters: the so-called “progressive” camp. “Progressive,” like any other ideologically-charged term, is thrown around frequently and sloppily, and therefore it has...
  • Then Vietnam; today Iraq (Mr. Jane Fonda - Tom Hayden)

    03/25/2005 8:24:43 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 10 replies · 772+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 3-25-05 | Jo Collins Mathis
    Then Vietnam; today Iraq U-M marks 40th anniversary of first teach-in Friday, March 25, 2005 BY JO COLLINS MATHIS News Staff Reporter Tom Hayden sees parallels between the 1960s, when he joined the early protest movement against the Vietnam War on the University of Michigan campus, and 2005, when there are relatively few students protesting the war in Iraq. Hayden, the keynote speaker at Thursday night's 40th anniversary commemoration of the U-M faculty's teach-in against the Vietnam War, said it's time for students to speak up and end education, politics and business as usual. Speaking to an auditorium filled mostly...
  • (Vanity) Michael Moore - TAKE OFF THAT MICHIGAN STATE HAT!!!!

    01/25/2005 10:00:42 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 387+ views
    Moore - You have no business wearing that hat!!! You ain't worthy of that hat! Especially when you are a dropout from U-M Flint. Wear a scUM hat!!!!!!! #$@&#$@@$&@&$$@#&$@_(&$_($@_^@($(_@&(@_$@^#$@#$&@$&@$&
  • Democratic lawmakers say law keeps college students from voting (No it doesn't and Wahhhhhhhhhhhhh)

    09/26/2004 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    AP ^ | 9-26-04 | David Eggert
    Democratic lawmakers say law keeps college students from voting 9/26/2004, 8:22 a.m. ET By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kurtis Hussler, an 18-year-old Michigan State University sophomore welcoming any excuse for a study break, heard a knock on his dorm room door the other night. The visitor was a member of the MSU College Democrats who, after a brief introduction, asked: "Are you registered to vote?" Hussler signed up within minutes. Though he had wanted to vote in November, the Cass City electrical engineering major admitted he would not have gotten around to registering. "I...
  • New Info Indicates Corruption in Judicial Confirmation Process

    04/07/2004 4:15:58 AM PDT · by kattracks · 57 replies · 960+ views ^ | 4/07/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - A government watchdog group says it knows who wrote an incriminating memo to Sen. Ted Kennedy, recommending that he delay the confirmation of one of President Bush's judicial nominees -- apparently to influence the outcome of an important pending case. According to The Center for Individual Freedom, two of Sen. Kennedy's former aides -- in a memo dated April 17, 2002 -- recommended that he delay the confirmation of Judge Julia Smith Gibbons to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. The reason? To influence the outcome of the University of Michigan affirmative action cases, then...
  • U-M Loses Minority Applicants (Barf Alert)

    02/10/2004 6:01:18 AM PST · by Kieri · 8 replies · 160+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 02/10/04 | Brad Heath
    <p>ANN ARBOR — The number of minority high school students seeking a spot at the University of Michigan dropped sharply this year, and school officials attribute the decline in part to court-ordered changes in its admissions policy and a brewing battle over the future of affirmative action.</p>
  • U-M Sees Dive In Minority Applications

    02/10/2004 4:39:28 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 24 replies · 152+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | February 10, 2004 | Maryanne George
    <p>Minority applications are down 23 percent and admissions of those students have dropped 30 percent at the University of Michigan, the school said Monday as it released preliminary admissions data.</p> <p>School officials said one of the reasons for the sharp declines is the chilling effect of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the university's point system that gave some students a boost.</p>

    01/11/2004 10:34:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 2,375+ views
    San Jose Business Journal ^ | Fri, Jan. 09, 2004 | Jessica Portner
    <p>Diners who are partial to salmon should avoid most farm-raised varieties, which often contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing contaminants, according to a major new international study that compared commercially bred salmon with their wild counterparts.</p> <p>The orange-fleshed fish can harbor so many toxic substances that salmon eaters in the San Francisco area should ration their intake to one eight-ounce farmed salmon steak every two months, the researchers found. The two-year study, published today in the journal Science, found that farm-raised salmon has about 10 times the level of environmental toxins of wild fish -- largely because the farmed variety are fed other fish harvested from waters close to sources of industrial runoff.</p>
  • A Blow Against Islamic Extremism-Campus Watch shuts down Univ of Michigan's window to Wahhabism

    10/20/2003 5:47:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 297+ views ^ | October 20, 2003 | Jonathan Calt Harris
    Campus Watch has stopped an incident of extremism being forwarded by a North American university. At the behest of CW, the University of Michigan’s federally subsidized Center of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) in September removed its embedded web links to a Wahhabist site. The site is vitriolic and extremist. Answering the question, whether Muslim Americans may serve in the U.S. armed forces in Iraq, it replies: "This is one of the most evil of evil things. It is not permissible to give them anything that may give them [U.S. forces] the slightest help against the Muslims."[1] Because...
  • A Blow Against Islamic Extremism

    10/20/2003 2:25:01 PM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies · 194+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 10/20/03 | Harris
    Campus Watch has stopped an incident of extremism being forwarded by a North American university. At the behest of CW, the University of Michigan's federally subsidized Center of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) in September removed its embedded web links to a Wahhabist site. The site is vitriolic and extremist. Answering the question, whether Muslim Americans may serve in the U.S. armed forces in Iraq, it replies: "This is one of the most evil of evil things. It is not permissible to give them anything that may give them [U.S. forces] the slightest help against the Muslims."[1] Because...
  • Mich. Students Learn Art of Kissing (and you wonder why junior can't read)

    10/17/2003 10:41:11 AM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 14 replies · 502+ views
    earthlink news ^ | 10-16-03
    DEARBORN, Mich. - The challenge wasn't getting students to show up for a lecture given by a kissing expert, it was recruiting volunteers to demonstrate for the group. Of the 200 students who showed up Wednesday to see author Michael Christian speak at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, just five - three men and two women - were willing to lock lips. Christian implored those jammed into the auditorium: Who else will volunteer? And then, a nervous 17-year-old from Eastpointe raised her hand, spoke briefly with Christian and filled an empty seat next to the young man without a partner. The...
  • Judge's misconduct cited in U-M case [democrap judge rigged panel to favor affirmative action]

    06/06/2003 12:51:57 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 42 replies · 336+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 6-6-2003 | Jodi S. Cohen
    <p>A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge has found evidence of judicial misconduct that [in all likelihood] helped ensure the University of Michigan's lower court victory in a lawsuit against its admissions policies.</p> <p>In a rare acknowledgement that a court did not follow its own rules, acting chief judge Alice M. Batchelder said the way the chief judge assigned the case and other irregular procedures "raise an inference that misconduct has occurred," according to a May 28 order from the court.</p>
  • NCAA orders postseason ban for Michigan (And scholarship loss)

    05/08/2003 10:20:27 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 192+ views
    AP ^ | 5-8-03 | Larry Lage
    NCAA orders postseason ban for Michigan By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press 5/8/03 12:46 PM ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's basketball team was barred from the next postseason by the NCAA on Thursday for rules violations stemming from the Fab Five era. The team also will lose one scholarship a year for four years, beginning in 2004-05, and was put on probation. Michigan held itself out of tournament play last season. The NCAA infractions committee called the university's self-imposed penalties "meaningful" but determined they were not enough. The penalties stem from a years-old scandal involving a now-deceased former booster....
  • Students push for conservative club

    05/03/2003 9:01:17 AM PDT · by MsGail61 · 2 replies · 210+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 5/02/03 | BY CHARLES RABIN
    When it comes to free speech at the University of Miami, four UM students say it doesn't exist -- at least if it's a conservative voice trying to spread around campus. The three freshmen and one sophomore say they have petitioned the university's Committee on Student Organizations three times since December to try and form a conservative club on the campus of the private Coral Gables university. They were turned down every time, the students say. UM administrators would say only that the students have submitted a fourth application that will probably be decided on during the fall semester. But...
  • LECTURER SPEAKS ABOUT EVILS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Says act is 'demoralizing' to minority students

    05/01/2003 11:32:43 AM PDT · by madfly · 8 replies · 255+ views
    Arizona State Univeristy Web Devil ^ | May 1, 2003 | Lynh Bui
    Ward Connerly, American Civil Rights Institute chairman, claimed at a lecture on campus Wednesday that affirmative action is a form of racism and is immoral. "We have to get beyond the point where we stop making excuses and presume black and Hispanic students just can't make it without affirmative action," Connerly said. "Affirmative action is terribly demoralizing." Affirmative action attracted attention recently when the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed two cases involving the University of Michigan's admissions standards. Michigan, along with other universities around the nation, awards applicants "pluses" or "points" if they are members of "underrepresented" ethnic or racial...
  • U-M's admissions policies at a glance

    04/01/2003 2:09:33 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 157+ views
    AP ^ | 4-1-03
    U-M's admissions policies at a glance The Associated Press 4/1/03 2:37 PM The University of Michigan's undergraduate admissions policy includes a 150-point "selection index" that assigns a numerical value to each of several factors. That score is sometimes, but not always, the basis for the final admissions decision. Previous academic performance counts for up to 110 points. Other factors "that indicate an applicant's potential contribution to the university" account for up to 40 points. Those include: --Membership in an underrepresented minority group, socio-economic disadvantage, attendance at a predominantly minority high school, athletics or the provost's discretion (20 points). --Michigan residency...