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Dave Brandon Steps Down as AD

The people are finally getting what they want. Earlier today, President Mark Schlissel announced that Dave Brandon had resigned as athletic director at the University of Michigan. Schlissel has named former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett as the interim athletic director in the wake of Brandon’s resignation. Schlissel’s initial statement was firm and clear. “Dave feels that it would be in …

Steve LampertDave Brandon Steps Down as AD
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Fire Dave Brandon? Not So Fast

Contra rallies in the Diag, not all of the students at the University of Michigan want Dave Brandon fired. I did not sign the petition calling for his dismissal nor did I participate in the protest calling for his termination, because both measures are imprudent, if not extreme, measures (Coach Hoke is another story). Although the protestors’ concerns may be …

Derek DraplinFire Dave Brandon? Not So Fast
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Firing Hoke: A Financial Non-Factor

The University of Michigan tends to spend money on some fairly outrageous things that the student body does not necessarily want or care about – i.e. spending $400,000 to relocate a tree. Tuesday’s rally and petition, however, made one thing abundantly clear – we want Brady Hoke and Dave Brandon fired. While the state of Dave Brandon’s job is a …

Jonathan RosenhanFiring Hoke: A Financial Non-Factor
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NETANYAHU OUSTS ABBAS’ BLOOD LIBELS ABOUT ISRAEL

On September 26, Mahmoud Abbas could have used his moment before the UN General Assembly to make a conciliatory statement – to extend his hand for a genuine peace deal as Anwar Sadat did in 1979. Instead, he used this moment to throw meat at a predatory crowd hungry for Israeli blood. The nations among these Israel haters, most of …

Samuel ShragoNETANYAHU OUSTS ABBAS’ BLOOD LIBELS ABOUT ISRAEL
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Leaders and Best? Michigan Football’s Latest Episode Has Many Questioning Those In Charge

Starting any football season at Michigan with a 2-3 record would normally cause enough chaos to make the leaders of the Michigan athletic department endure sleepless nights without question. With Michigan trailing 27-7 into the 4th quarter of their contest against Minnesota, it was clear that coach Brady Hoke and potentially even athletic director Dave Brandon would have to endure …

Steve LampertLeaders and Best? Michigan Football’s Latest Episode Has Many Questioning Those In Charge
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Che Guevara was evil.

That doesn’t stop Occupy UMich from proudly displaying a quote from him on their Tumblr page. And that doesn’t stop hundreds of students from wearing his iconic profile on their t-shirts, often without a clue to who Che really was. It is very ironic that on a campus that stresses individual expression and diversity, there are groups and individuals that …

Grant StroblChe Guevara was evil.
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Modern Gnostics and Modern Witch-hunts

“She turned me into a newt!” shouted John Cleese, as the Monty Python crowd cried that they had found a witch. Admittedly, as Cleese did, “I got better.” Remember witches burn because they are made of wood; wood floats on water; and as Graham Chapman pointed out, ducks also float on water. So if she weighs the same as a …

Ryan ShinkelModern Gnostics and Modern Witch-hunts
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The Review Gets Criticized For ‘Violent & Wrong’ Image

Following our report on the student protest that called for Dave Brandon to be fired, an adjunct professor demanded we remove the accompanying picture of Brandon being beheaded by the mob. The College Fix reports on the criticism: On Tuesday, a massive protest engulfed the campus quad, known in those parts as the Diag. News crews – even overhead helicopter …

Michigan ReviewThe Review Gets Criticized For ‘Violent & Wrong’ Image
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FOOTBALL FALLOUT: STUDENTS PROTEST TO FIRE DAVE BRANDON

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hundreds of students rallied at the Diag on Tuesday evening to protest Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon in light of his department’s handling of the Shane Morris injury. Morris, who wasn’t taken out of Saturday’s game versus Minnesota despite nearly fainting after taking a brutal hit, is now said to have a “probable, mild concussion.” Now …

Michigan ReviewFOOTBALL FALLOUT: STUDENTS PROTEST TO FIRE DAVE BRANDON
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U-M: WITHHOLDING SEX, DISCOUNTING FEELINGS ARE ‘SEXUAL VIOLENCE’

Examples of abuse listed on the University of Michigan’s domestic violence awareness website say “sexual violence” includes “withholding sex and affection” and “discounting the partner’s feelings regarding sex” – definitions that have come under fire by some men’s rights activists. The terms, found under the heading “definitions,” also suggest verbal or psychological abuse include: “insulting the partner; ignoring the partner’s feelings; withholding …

Derek DraplinU-M: WITHHOLDING SEX, DISCOUNTING FEELINGS ARE ‘SEXUAL VIOLENCE’