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04/14/2014 - 2:23pm One metric tracks # of VC

One metric tracks # of VC deals per 100K and the other tracks VC $ per 100K

04/14/2014 - 2:22pm Absolute dollars

While it's great that Ann Arbor is punching above its weight for VC dollars, I personally don't believe that a region/city will be recognized as a "hub" until the absolute value is in the upper echelons of the country. 

I'm not sure whether the authors used the Ann Arbor city population of ~115K or the metro area population of ~350K, but assuming the latter, that means the total VC investment into the Ann Arbor area was just under $90M.  To put that into context, San Francisco and Silicon Valley generated $6.7B and $4.0B of VC investment, respectively.  The #20 city on the list (Provo) received $160M of VC investment. 

02/01/2014 - 4:24pm Adam

Yep, had a couple of classes with Adam - bright guy and never seemed overwhelmed by football demands while being in BME

01/08/2014 - 6:21pm No muppets?

No muppets?

10/11/2013 - 2:56pm Make it 3

Make it 3

10/03/2013 - 9:38pm GERG!

Longest pass play in Iowa State history. Nice

09/25/2013 - 11:42am I've got a lot of problems

I've got a lot of problems with you people!

09/10/2013 - 9:52pm What's typical?

Any idea what's the average number of ejections/arrests/injuries/etc?

09/01/2013 - 12:04am 3 Days Ago

The B1G just approved the new rules 3 days ago. Maybe we give the video operator some leeway to change their procedures within 72 hours?

Also, not sure, but I highly doubt there were any really crucial replays In a game decided by 50 points.

08/26/2013 - 6:41pm failed post

nevermind

06/06/2013 - 10:12am No Texas/Texas A&M?  Granted

No Texas/Texas A&M?  Granted I may be biased having lived in Austin, but that has to be one of the most heated in-state rivalries.  Plus A&M occasionally (and recently) has some decent seasons, so they're not a perennial doormat.

01/09/2012 - 4:57pm Amir did not, but at least 2

Amir did not, but at least 2 of his sisters are Michigan alums. 

09/05/2011 - 12:00am posted from iPad

Still doesn't answer whether the stadium was responsive after it was struck by lightning. Hope it's okay!

08/21/2011 - 12:44am Agree with karpodiem, yes

Agree with karpodiem, yes you've got a great shot (although I'm hoping you were asking just for self-assurance and not evaluating your odds before deciding whether to apply - you should definitely apply).

With respect to the tuition difference between Michigan and State - granted I'm biased, but an in-state education at the University of Michigan is possibly the best value you can find in post-secondary education in the country.  Yes, it's more expensive, but the opportunities that will be opened for you at Michigan will be far greater than at State.  

Just look at the companies that recruit on campus at Michigan versus the ones that recruit at Michigan State - it takes much less effort to get in front of the recruiters at top tier organizations when you go to Michigan than when you go to Michigan State.  Not to say that it's impossible coming from Michigan State, but you have to be much more proactive and get "luckier" when reaching out to organizations that aren't recruiting on campus.

Best of luck to you!

08/11/2011 - 1:44pm In one game or over the

In one game or over the course of the season?

08/08/2011 - 12:17pm WOOOO!!

Woohoo!  

By the way, I think the "Stats" section might be pulling from Wayne Morgan's info.

05/26/2011 - 7:16pm Easy there.  I've got two

Easy there.  I've got two family members who are faculty there, one of whom has two degrees from Michigan and is a Michigan fan.  When you're in academia, you go where you can find a job (any industry really, but even moreso in academia).

03/27/2011 - 12:30am posted from iPhone

To be clear, that $2 million figure was from 2007 when an investor group initially acquired the website. The Cheezburger network (incl. Failblog, etc) recently raised $30 million in venture capital financing and I'm going to guess the pre-money valuation was significantly higher than $2 million.

02/08/2011 - 12:51pm The article itself

The article itself says:

"Well, Detroit, go ahead and let us have it: You are officially the most spitting-mad metropolis."

Methinks they have a poor numbering system and really did mean that 100th angriest = 1st angriest.  Plus, there's no way Burlington, VT is the angriest city.  You can't be angry in Vermont!

01/04/2011 - 11:05am And now we can start

And now we can start monitoring FlightAware!

12/05/2010 - 12:57pm Just because the buyout drops

Just because the buyout drops on Jan. 1, 2011 doesn't mean that the reduced buyout is only in effect for that day.  The buyout for the balance of 2011 remains at $2.5M (instead of the $4M that it was in 2010).  Therefore, the 30 day notice to RR can be given at any time as long as the termination occurs on or after Jan. 1.

Also, generally speaking the way severance/minimum notification terms work, as long as you get paid for the length of time in the contract, it really doesn't matter what you're asked to do during that period of time.  Often most employers prefer to just let the person stay at home and get paid since that employee may become a distraction to other employees in the company.

11/28/2010 - 7:25pm 2005

First of all we were 7-4 in the regular season that year and lost in the bowl game. Add a cream puff to the schedule and we would have been 8-4. We also beat MSU and gave Penn State their only loss of the season (a team that finished 3rd in the final rankings). On top of that, we were beating OSU in the 4th quarter before letting Troy Smith take over.
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<br>And despite those "high notes", that year was still called the "year of infinite pain" for a reason. That type of season-long performance was the exception, not the rule. Of course, we would take those results in a heartbeat this year.

10/27/2010 - 4:11pm But what does Dandy Don say?

But what does Dandy Don say?

10/22/2010 - 5:15pm Out of curiosity, is it

Out of curiosity, is it really that easy to take the SAT for someone else?  How'd you pull it off?  I seem to remember that the ID checks when I took the test would have made it very difficult for anyone to pose as someone else.

09/29/2010 - 12:36pm I really hope you didn't

I really hope you didn't start dating her when you were in high school

09/26/2010 - 1:29am River Styx! That's

River Styx! That's origami?!?!  Very impressive

09/20/2010 - 12:38pm Good news from the University

Annual research spending grew 12% to a whopping $1.14 Billion this past academic year:

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=7988

Two years in a row where research spending is above $1B.  Just gives you a sense for how big a deal the University is.  Not clear how much of the $1.14B was spent on leather-bound books or making offices smell of rich mahogany.

09/20/2010 - 12:14am I say we get at least 3.

I say we get at least 3.  Maybe, in a best case scenario we end up with 13.  But probably something between 3 and 13.  

I like to go out on a limb.

09/18/2010 - 6:50pm Minnesota just screwed anyone

Minnesota just screwed anyone who was betting on SC.  Gotta hate those last second meaningless touchdowns!

09/16/2010 - 4:16pm Slightly off-topic.  I'm

Slightly off-topic.  I'm surprised that under "Examples of different speeds" nobody has yet entered the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow. 

09/16/2010 - 4:12pm Must have gone on the "2

Must have gone on the "2 pizzas right before bed" diet.  

09/16/2010 - 1:30pm Most of them don't have any

Most of them don't have any alternative

09/16/2010 - 12:22pm What? No "I am Webber"?!?!?

What? No "I am Webber"?!?!?

09/15/2010 - 5:42pm So, how long is it going to

So, how long is it going to take before people can stop writing "formerly Division I-AA" in parentheses after FCS?  

08/27/2010 - 5:50am Very telling...

Very telling...

08/25/2010 - 6:13pm I thought I read somewhere

I thought I read somewhere that the Cass Tech guys worked out on their own this summer and didn't do a great job getting into shape.  Not sure if that was just conjecture or a known fact.  Hopefully Barwis can get them back into shape quickly here and that they've all learned their lesson going forward.

08/20/2010 - 3:35pm Not travel rewards, but the

Not travel rewards, but the Charles Schwab Invest First credit card puts 2% into your Schwab brokerage account.  That's a pretty good rewards rate.  

I believe you can compare credit card programs at www.creditcards.com

08/17/2010 - 3:58pm Jeremy Bloom?

Hmm...it seems like it might be a little more complicated than that because Jeremy Bloom was declared ineligible by the NCAA because of his skiing career.  

I don't remember the details of that case, but I wonder if the NCAA draws a distinction for salaries drawn from another sport versus advertising income (which may potentially be strongly linked to another sport, but ultimately leverages the popularity of the athlete overall).

07/13/2010 - 3:38pm Looks great, although it

Looks great, although it seems like there is a time zone adjustment being made.  I'm in central time and it's counting down to 3:30 pm CT

07/01/2010 - 2:11pm VC Here

I'm a VC down south, but always happy to see Michigan VC and entrepreneurship gaining momentum.  

What I've noticed is that a key piece to the success of some regions over others is in having an entrepreneurial mindset.  In places like Boston, SV and Austin, entrepreneurs are celebrated and people who leave a job at an established company to start up their own are viewed with admiration.  In some places, that person would be laughed at for throwing their career away and that creates real hurdles in attracting top level talent to start up companies.  

Certainly hope that Michigan and Detroit are successful in creating the right atmosphere and environment for entrepreneurial success.

12/11/2009 - 7:56pm Living in Austin, I would

Living in Austin, I would obviously love to see UT in the Big Ten since Michigan would then actually play down here. Howeva, there's no way in hell UT is leaving the Big 12. It just makes no sense at all for them.

12/11/2009 - 7:31pm WVU's not strong enough

WVU's not strong enough academically. Pitt has the academic reputation to make it work.

11/25/2009 - 11:01pm Big Will doesn't have the

Big Will doesn't have the speed to play slot. Oh, did you mean...

11/23/2009 - 8:35pm Wow, you pulled off the

Wow, you pulled off the legendary "quad post"...now that's an accomplishment

11/23/2009 - 3:04pm I don't think I want to know

I don't think I want to know what you were searching for when you found this.

11/17/2009 - 10:05am Wow, you know it's bad a

Wow, you know it's bad a thread when even bouje calls you out!

Just playin, you're my boy bouje!

11/08/2009 - 11:29pm Unfortunately, Sherrill also

Unfortunately, Sherrill also resigned after the NCAA found major violations, including the dreaded "lack of institutional control", in 1988. So, yes, he won 3 titles and had a winning record against UT, but he was cheating and is still considered a punchline down here in Texas.

Here's to hoping that RR won't have the same ultimate trajectory here.

11/04/2009 - 11:11am Doesn't need the helmet.

Doesn't need the helmet. Just paint the wings directly on his head.

11/04/2009 - 10:39am At first, I thought you

At first, I thought you wanted him to major in Electrical Engineering...the scary part is I thought that would be a good idea for a second.

11/03/2009 - 12:05pm Support your local businesses!

There's a local company trying to develop a supposedly superior mouthguard:

http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/ann-arbor-firm-aims-to-find-nic…

It's only $29.99 for a three pack! No claims about increased range of motion, though.