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+ BREAKING NEWS: Mary Sue Coleman actually lives in the house on South University.
+ Tired of waiting for a cab or bus after a night of partying? Well, Pedicab is the new vomit comet. Drunken freshman rejoice!
+ Crime Notes: A thief had the option of stealing a Toyota or textbooks. He picked the more valuable item–the textbooks.
+ The issue of repatriation has entered the alphabet soup phase. The CUHRC reported to SACUA about complying with NAGPRA. Oh bureaucracy, how I love you.
+ At the World Stem Cell Summit, Alfred Taubman will be honored for being a large sack of money. Luckily he donated his body to science.
+ Tyler Jones wants K-12 students to directly evaluate their teachers. I could say more but I will let his opinion be the joke.
Join the College Democrats for the 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast with special guests Congressman John Dingell and Debbie Dingell THIS SATURDAY from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Arbor Brewing Company.Â Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
For more information about the event, read the press release after the jump.Â We hope to see you there! (more…)
With the economic situation, nearly every state is facing a deficit as tax revenue decreases while demand for state services increases.Â And since states are bound by balanced-budget amendments, they don’t have the same leeway to adjust to the economic times that the federal government does.Â Taxes must be raised.Â Services must be cut.Â And here in Michigan, like throughout the country, it’s students’ necks who are on the chopping block yet again. (more…)
A new piece of legislation signed today by Governor Granholm offers a wonderful bright spot by creatign a public-private partnership that would offer tuition programs like the Kalamazoo Promise to low-income districts across the state.
The long-term solution for the economic malaise aflicting this state and this country is more education – a better ability to compete in the world economy.Â But despite our world-class universities the 25k/year tution is out of reach for many if not most students no matter how industrious, especially with the credit markets for student loans freezing up.Â Especially after Prop 2, without bold steps, the path to advancement will become open only to those already well-off and destroy the American Dream.Â Kudos to the Legislature and Governor Granholm for the best news to come out of Lansing in a long time.
In more recent news, the Obama transition team has approached none other than our CNN friend Dr. Sanjay Gupta – ever the dispenser of health advice in his appearance and his occasional TIME column – for the position of Surgeon General. Sure, most Americans tend not to hear about this position on a day to day basis, but perhaps such a visible figure as Gupta can make people pay attention. (Is that expecting too much?) Dr. Gupta confirmed this fact via Twitter. (Really, Gupta, come on.) A few hoped that Obama would “pick someone who is already a commissioned health officer” (NYTimes). You know, pick one of the own, right? Personally, I think it would be nice to get some new blood in there. Sure Sanjay Gupta is a bit of a celebrity figure, but he is definitely a person who commands attention. In addition, he still practices — which I think is absolutely a definite benefit when attempting to fight the health problems of this nation. Hey, there’s a diversity quotient too, if one really wants to go there.
And guess what? Dr. Gupta is a grad of the University of Michigan (undergraduate and medical). Rock on.
The Daily on Friday had an article discussing the Regent’s new request for a 10% increase in higher education funding for the 2010 budget.Â Regardless of the state budget situation the state legislature has a responsibility to fulfill the request.
A U-M professor has created microscopic Barack Obama faces from nanotubes.
“Each of the millions of hollow carbon cylinders that make up the incoming presidentâ€™s image is tens of thousands times smaller than a human hair, but stronger than steel â€” tiny stuff once of science fiction but now of Nobel prize-winning scientists.”
Nanobiden’s are forthcoming.
This is far too glorious to be real. Check out Paris Hilton’s new campaign spot from Funny or Die. Take that, “white haired dude.”
Turns out Kathy Hilton (the woman who spawned Paris Hilton) does not find McCain’s recent attack ad particularly “hot.” In an article for Huffington Post she said:
I’ve been asked again and again for my response to the now infamous McCain celebrity ad. I actually have three responses. It is a complete waste of the money John McCain’s contributors have donated to his campaign. It is a complete waste of the country’s time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs. And it is a completely frivolous way to choose the next President of the United States.
On a more humorous note, the Borrowitz Report decided to go ahead and speak on behalf of both Ms. Spears and Ms. Hilton–you know, since one lipsyncs and the other sounds like a toddler.
In their anti-McCain spot, the two starlets fight fire with fire, comparing Sen. McCain to the Joker from the smash-hit film “The Dark Knight.”
“It’s perfectly fair,” Ms. Spears said of the ad.Â “They both have pasty white faces and totally creepy smiles.”
I know it’s satire, but for some reason it doesn’t really feel like a joke.