"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
Eugene Robinson's First Day at Michigan (NPR Interview)
roughly 30 years after Robinson and the diversity that attracted him to U of M held for me as well. Hail to the expansion of the mind upon opening itself to new possibilities.
The lesbians and Jews are awesome too.
I've always liked that cat. I had no idea he is a Wolverine. Now I really like that cat.
But it makes me happy after reading ad watching him on msnbc many nights. Always good to have a Pulitzer winner among our ranks
I love NPR but missed this one. There was a nice article in the Daily much earlier this year about Eugene Robinson.
I was expecting a reason for his trip to the whore house the day before the Super Bowl. Damn.
What other political people went to MIchigan? Also wonder if there's a split that is more even across the political spectrum than you'd guess?
This is going to slide this conversation in the wrong direction (toward Politics), but I was shocked the first time I heard Ann Coulter was a Wolverine. UM is one of the great liberal institutions in the nation, yet we produced one of the most popular conservative voices. Go figure.
Just Law school though...right?
I can tell you that going to Michigan, for the very reason you said, was one of the best things to happen to me. It allowed me to hone what I think and why. Now I'm not as outspoken as Coulter, but I think it kind of makes sense that people like her come from places like Michigan (I remember reading a similar thing happening at Cal).
Off the top of my head, Harold Ford Jr. (law school), David Shuster, Valerie Jarrett, Dick Gephardt. I'm sure there are plenty more
Tom Hayden, Fred Upton in politics. In the media, Robin Wright and Mike Wallace. Many more that I'm sure others can add.
...(as opposed to any other school's sports blog), would you find a posting of an interview with Eugene Robinson, let alone Robinson drawing inspiration from radical lesbian street theatre at the U and discovering his love for journalism by "stumbling into the Daily one day"!
I love this blog and I love this school. Go BLUE!!
Eugene Robinson makes Joe Camel seem like a square.
Also, his new book sounds really interesting.
Robinson is one of my favorite political commentators. I did not know he was a fellow alum. Awesome.
holds true of all aumni