Alls fair in love and war, but as this election proves, definitely not in politics. Since Tuesday, I have been trying hard to figure out if I have been observing a presidential election or a small town beauty pageant where the least talented contender wins because her mom paid the judge.
The accusations of the plaintiffs in Gratz v. Bollinger, an upcoming trial concerning affirmative action problems at the University of Michigan, are unfair.In October 1997, the Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit against the U-M College of Literature, Science and Arts, U-M President Lee Bollinger and former President James Duderstadt.The plaintiffs, Jennifer Gratz, who applied to the university in 1995, and Patrick Hamacher, who applied in 1996, were both denied admission.
Tuesdays presidential election will be remembered as a watershed moment for the electoral process, changing the way voters and the media look at American politics. Because of the tightness of the race, neither of the major presidential candidates, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov.
This letter is in response to Greg Browns letter about high school football (Football is killing countrys youth, SN 11/6). While Brown is entitled to his opinion, I would like to offer my side of the argument in this, the season of political propaganda. Unfortunate incidences happen in all areas of life - work, play and even academics.
For the first time in my more than three and a half years at MSU, I went down to the Red Cedar River to feed the ducks. This isnt something I would normally do, but my friends 4-year-old daughter was here for the weekend, and with the choice of watching MSU get slaughtered in a football game or feeding the ducks, I chose the latter. My roommate and I made some popcorn, grabbed a bag of hamburger buns and were on our way.
A verdict by a federal circuit court judge may provide Florida smokers with a breath of fresh air, but the $145 billion verdict against Big Tobacco is still an unreasonable amount to pay.Judge Robert Kaye said the award did not violate Florida law that prevents a punitive verdict from bankrupting a defendant.