The opinions below are only those of Joeseph P. Smith. Reader discretion is advised.
On the third day of April, after a weak storm, Joe Smith rose from political hibernation to give you this Daily Daily.
- Once again, it was reiterated that the Umich is primarily a research institution, being the top ranked in research expeditures among public Us, and second across all public and private institutions. John Hopkins U tops Umich on the latter. Interesting tidbit about them: nearly half (or at least a good chunk) of their sponsorship funding
goes for defense research. More info.
- The CSG elections go on… Our own Brendan Campbell is quoted!
- Political Activity is on the rise ahead of the November elections. The Daily appears to have put random names and quotes in a jar and drew some for parts of the article. “This is my first election… ” “It’s something that I am really passionate about… ” “We’re just campaigning on the Republican ideal and what any Republican candidate really would offer versus a Democrat candidate… it is not about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, it’s about them and their country.” I’m so inspired. (Just go vote when the time comes folks) As an aside, Pavitra Abraham, from the OFA and with whom we work with closely, is mentioned in the article!
- Crime notes: I would be careful when headlining a report with “Rack City”.
- Opinion section: nice note on the Detroit Action Commonwealth, an argument for tuition equality, the Daily wants Ryan’s Budget rejected, and a note on the Violence Against Women Act.
- Sports: Umich baseball (non-Daily note: Tigers opening day is THURSDAY!!!), and a retrospective on men’s basketball for the year
- Disco is given a plug in the music column… I suppose its few remaining fans need an outlet.
- In the music notebook: complaints about bears taking over the musical kingdom.
Other non-daily notes: hope you all appreciated the April Fool’s Day shenanigans throughout the interwebs. The popular and controversial site Reddit came out with a humorous timeline going back to the big bang. Google had a basket full of stuff: sponsorship of NASCAR for driverless races, some morse code attachment for the computer, but the doozy was a retro rendition of Google Maps, which if you watch the video promoting it, they use the Japanese version of the old Nintendo, and some pointers from the classic role playing game Dragon Warrior. There is a bit of worry for calling it Google Maps Quest, as Mapquest may complain. But who cares, it was awesome.
I apologize for the geekiness, but my goodness April Fools Day was a
good one for nerds.
Have a good one!!!