I am disappointed to see that The State News has given such a prominent place and uncritical treatment of the recently released study by the Center for Equal Opportunity ( Study: med college racist, SN 6/14). Your article reports the findings of this report with little or no critical analysis of the data or the organization that produced it.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.So begins Charles Dickens French Revolution-era novel A Tale of Two Cities. So also begins my segue into a discussion I had with a fellow radio-show host Friday (Incidentally, this is in no way intended as any sort of shameless self-promotion.
Who is David Manning and why is he causing such a commotion in Hollywood and across the country? The answer: He is the figment of the imagination of an employee at Sony Pictures who has given out good reviews for movies produced by Sony Pictures. Its bad enough to hear hundreds and hundreds of critics run their mouths about what movies they think should get a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Although the Michigan Supreme Court is highly likely to overturn a previous Court of Appeals ruling, it should do the right thing and put concealed weapons legislation to a voter referendum. The law, which would make a concealed weapons permit easier to obtain, is scheduled to take effect July 1.
President Bushs visit to Europe is a good way for his administration to kick off good relations abroad, but his focus appears skewed. Bushs five-day tour began Tuesday in Madrid, Spain, where he met with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia before a private session with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. Items on Bushs agenda in Europe include defending his position on the Kyoto treaty and the proposed missile defense system.
The MSU College of Education is planning to discontinue the program preparing special education teachers for K-12 students who are blind, visually impaired and deaf blind (Blind decision, SN 6/4). This development has arisen with the departure of a faculty member who served as the primary administrator of the program.