Author Archives: Matt Friedrichs

Our Emergency Manager…

March 13th, 2013 | by Matt Friedrichs

There is a lot to talk about from Detroit this week, but as the title reveals I have chosen the


February 20th, 2013 | by Matt Friedrichs

This is my second post as an alumni blogger and a trend has begun to emerge.  Since graduating I have moved

Detroit’s M-1 Line

January 30th, 2013 | by Matt Friedrichs

Finally, a serious conversation about bring some public transportation back to Detroit.  On July 18th, the US transportation secretary announced that the department had

Costly Communication

December 5th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

In our brave new world we can communicate without effort and reach out to more people than ever before, but have we lost the ability to truly connect to people in the process?

Want to Frack?

November 28th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

In addition to providing many environmental activists with a creative play on the f-word, fracking (short for hydrofracking, which in

Off With the Head!

November 14th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

In an article entitled “The Republicans” in this past week’s Economist, former GOP nominee hopeful, Michelle Bachmann, is quoted as saying if she

Finding a Job

November 7th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

This year, like every other, everyone is scrambling to find a job.  In the past it’s been fun to see who

A Different Kind of Diversity

October 31st, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

In The Washington Post this past Saturday, there was an interesting article on the increasing diversity of sub-urban neighborhoods in the DC area.  While


October 24th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

Kill-a-Watt, a new student program to encourage energy reduction in the residents hall does just that. Starting just this past Wednesday (Oct. 19th) Kill-a-Watt is a month long energy reduction competition between 9 residence halls here on campus

Something Isn’t Right Here…

October 17th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

In a recent bold move to cut expenditures, Topeka, Kansas set 30 domestic violence offenders free. The debate is over who– the city or the county – should pay for the processing of these misdemeanors.

A Brother’s Response

October 10th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

It is possible to have a short, exciting, respectful, pleasurable, and enjoyable sexual experience without being manipulative. But, the thought I had while reading your letter was that you seem to have spent a lot of time talking about what I, as a male, but have spent little time addressing how to improve our actions

President Coleman’s Sustainability Speech

October 3rd, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

At the culmination of a multi-year effort to assess the opportunities for sustainable development on this campus, Mary Sue Coleman,

Troy Davis

September 23rd, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

Walking through the Diag yesterday, you may have seen a few of your fellow students wearing black and trying to raise awareness about another issue. We may often be saturated with groups raising awareness about many topics, but I think this one deserves a note. Wednesday night at 9:08pm a man named Troy Davis was executed in the state of Georgia


September 19th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

Sometime long ago, it was my intention to start off my blog writing for this semester by making our readers aware of a community on that truly lives on the edge of acceptable human conditions but lies only 45 minutes away from campus. I forgot about it at first, but now I will take a little time to tell you about Delray


September 12th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

As the 2011-2012 academic year has come rolling into Ann Arbor I have been struck and disappointed by the overcrowding of my classes. Sure, my particular concentration has been growing in popularity, but that is no excuse for a failure to provide adequate academic facilities

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