Author Archives: Daniel Strauss

How Football Programs Bring Prestige

October 5th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

(Yale’s mascot is the bulldog) There was back and forth recently between Matthew Yglesias and Jon Chait of The New Republic (and a


Michigan is a Gay-Friendly School

October 5th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Gawker has an informal list of ten gay-friendly colleges and Michigan is on it! Woot! They also describe Michigan perfectly (in


Why Do I Have Apple Products Again?

September 29th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Enter The Playbook, a challenger to Steve Jobs’s iPad empire. The Playbook is made by the guys who make the Blackberry,


Excessive Drinking Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

September 28th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

It’s been a year now since the University started an online alcohol education program for incoming freshman and I’m still skeptical.


The Perils of Political Idolatry

September 27th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

The best piece of political commentary all week is easily this Lexington column in The Economist about idolatry of the Founding Fathers:


Stephen Colbert Goes To Washington

September 24th, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

And testifies at a subcomittee hearing. Need I say more? –Daniel Strauss


Professors Shouldn’t Be Dropping Lots Of Cash On Politicians

September 23rd, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Every once in a while you’ll hear that a professor is conservative or liberal and usually that means that if


Why is the Obama Administration So Out of Touch On Education?

September 22nd, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Pedro Noguera has an excellent piece in The Nation on education policy and Obama’s Race to the Top program.  Basically,


Frankenfish? Mmmmmm Yummy

September 21st, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

There’s a short piece on Esquire’s website today in defense of the consumption of genetically modified salmon.  Katherine Mangu-Ward thinks


Why Can’t We Sell Denard Robinson Jerseys?

September 21st, 2010 | by Daniel Strauss

Disclaimer: I know nothing about football and even less about college sports. Even though the Michigan Daily seems to have



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