Ok, so I was kinda of bigger deal than the average UM student whilst an undergrad. By pure luck and happenstance, I was friends with Mark Snyder, Mike Rosenberg, and this Blog's dubious creator, Brian Cook...all at the same time! I knew Mark and Mike because I dated the EIC of the Daily back then (Mike's wife also worked for the Daily). I knew Brian because I was a performer in ComCo (Brian was a writer). I also happen to be facebook friends with all three as well.
I have to say, though, that all 3 were great people. While I think most of the board would agree with me on Brian, most would disagree with me about Mike and Mark. But it's true, they were good natured people. Now, I am not defending what they wrote, just wanted to give some food for thought, especially to those who want to do harm to either Mark or Mike.