Stopped in its Tracks: Proposed Detroit-Ann Arbor-Howell Railway Causes Controversy

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s plan to implement a railway system to connect Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Howell has stopped in its tracks. Beginning in 2010, the Department of Transportation leased twenty-three passenger rail cars from Great Lakes Central Railroad.  The vacant cars, which emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, were to be utilized on […]

“Activism” Class at University of Michigan Teaches Capitalism Should Be “Overthrown”

A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan teaches that capitalism should be “overthrown” – claiming “capitalism means waste, poverty, ecological degradation, dispossession, inequality, exploitation, imperialism, war and violence.” The textbook, “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution,” is assigned as mandatory reading for “Organizational Studies 203: Activism,” a class at the […]

What is SAFE?

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) is an organization at the University of Michigan whose mission statement is to “advance the causes of freedom, justice, human rights and equality for all peoples” with a focus on Palestinian rights. Yet the group has ignored the most heinous crimes against humanity, especially those against Palestinians. Recently, […]

You’re Right, Professor: When You Act Like A Bratty Child, “We Can’t All Just Get Along”

By now, most of campus (and many other major publications) have probably picked up on the University of Michigan’s own communications department chair Professor Susan J. Douglas’ recent vitriolic attack against both the Republican Party in general and Republicans as individuals. She recently penned a piece, featured over at In These Times that leads with […]

VIDEO: Disgruntled Students Vandalize Review Columnist’s Apartment

Omar Mahmood, a Michigan Review columnist, reported that the doorway of his apartment had been vandalized with eggs, hot dogs, and disparaging notes on Friday night. Several of the notes, sporting interesting captions like “Everyone hates you, you violent prick!” were written on copies of Mr. Mahmood’s controversial editorial, Do the Left Thing, that subsequently […]