Phi Beta Cons

Michigan Blegs

From today’s Detroit News:

Two weeks after Michigan voters banned the use of race in college admissions, the University of Michigan launched a task force charged with ensuring diversity on campus.
Called “Diversity Blueprints,” the group of students, faculty, staff and alumni will brainstorm creative solutions to sustain a “diverse learning community” within the confines of Proposal 2, which authorized an amendment to ban government affirmative action. The best ideas will be backed by “significant resources,” according to an e-mail to the university community….
Proposal 2 is slated to take effect Dec. 22. Community members can share their ideas by writing to Others who have questions on how Proposal 2 will affect the university can write to

Let ‘em know what you think!

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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