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06/06/2018 - 5:15pm First of all read the…

First of all read the article, as many people have pointed out they are just replacing their remedial math class that don't count towards your degree with classes that do.

Second, this is a trend in all of higher ed. Remedial classes are being identified as a major barrier for student success (degree attainment) across all of higher ed, i.e. students get stuck in an often long line of remedial pre-reqs before being able to take classes that finally count towards their degree. Students are placed in these classes as a result of high-stakes placement tests which a student can struggle on for a variety of reasons.

This leads to students being required to take classes that are very expensive and time consuming that don't even count towards your degree. Making matters worse is that poor and minority students usually make up a bulk of the remediation class population which thus widens the achievement gap if they are unable to pass.

I work in Higher Ed in California and the Community College and State University systems are essentially doing away with remediation altogether as a matter of equity. I can go on all day about this but the bottom line is that the data shows remediation doesn't improve a student's chance of succeeding in the following higher level classes, so they might as well start off in college level courses as an equitable use of their time and money.



08/22/2012 - 4:38pm This aggresion will not

This aggresion will not stand, man!

07/02/2012 - 3:58pm Don't get either, just wait

Don't get either, just wait for one of your friends to get bored with one and just borrow it

06/18/2012 - 1:28pm I was there at Olympic on

I was there at Olympic on Sunday and stayed on 18 almost all day where the crowd was fairly tame and didn't bother the players.  I would say it was a lack of security as how the crowd was structured around 18 he could have only come from one place (that being from the left of the interview).  Any ways it was a great tournament but I was dissapointed not to see Furyk give it up, but when you go 68-68 on the weekend at a course like Olympic, you deserve to win.  There was also some idiot dressed in a tiger costume the whole day which reminded me of The Peguin/Frankenberry Guy who went to Hockey games in my day.  Dressing up in a ridiculous costume at a college hockey game is acceptable and funny, dressing up at a golf event as a grown man is not.

05/06/2012 - 2:29pm Lance

My brother got me into watching cycling when I was a kid and I have watched every tour since right after Miguel Indurain's reign. I also grew up in the Bay Area and Barry Bonds was the only reason I became a baseball fan, and Miguel Tejada was my other favorite player.  After paying attention to the BALCO scandal and cycling, I know far too much about PED's. 

You are right about cycling, everyone Lance beat was doping their minds out and Lance's teammates have said he demanded they dope, There was Tyler Hamilton's accusation of the fridge full of blood, and Floyd Landis' claims of the team doping.  Of course these two guys were caught red-handed and thus had incentive to lie about Lance's PED use, and both were banned from international competition (with Landis getting his Tour title stripped). It must be noted that the French Government and European Press did everything within their power to catch Lance.  The US government investigated Lance for improper use of government funds, as using US Postal Service sponsor dollars to fund and cover up his alleged doping would have been a serious felony, and found nothing. But of course the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence and so forth.

Doping in cycling is unique as you stated it's not about increasing muscle mass, it's about carrying more oxygen in your blood which is what the PED EPO is designed to do (what Lance is most accused of taking). They even had to ban Viagra as a PED because it dilates artieries and allows better blood flow at higher elevations (very useful when you climb the highest mountain in europe on a bicycle. So Lance was either a freak of nature who used his battle with cancer to motivate himself to ingore pain, and to never stop pedaling, or he is the greatest cheater of all time. I prefer the former.

02/28/2012 - 4:27pm I believe Mr. Small was,

I believe Mr. Small was, quote: "Ridin' Dirty"

11/04/2011 - 9:38pm Reebok?

What's with the Reebok logo under the neck of the collar?

08/24/2011 - 4:46pm totally agree, Northside is

totally agree, Northside is by far the best breakfast place in town.  My dad took me there when I was kid on a visit and I've been hooked ever since, Maiden Lane no mayo....mmmm delicious

Anyone else find Jamaican Jerk Pit? its nestled in between the parking lot and Panera on Thayer, I am convinved it's  a drug front but the barbecue pork sandwich with sweet potato fries are hella good

08/21/2011 - 2:06pm Elbell field would be a good

Elbell field would be a good spot, right next to where the band starts out, but it will probably be where they had sportsnation last fall

08/15/2011 - 3:23pm whoa, there was a ccha

whoa, there was a ccha All-star game?

08/04/2011 - 7:18pm I'm a big 49ers fan and love

I'm a big 49ers fan and love this pickup. Troy Smith is no longer on our roster so that's not a problem. I was sad that we let David Baas go but then we signed Jonathon Goodwin so it evened out and we also cut Nate Clements's lame-ass so we came out way ahead in my book.

It will be interesting to see if Braylon can push Crabtree as he's a bigger diva than Braylon and he hasn't even done anything the NFL, so we'll see if that has an effect.

Lose Nate Clements/Troy Smith, Gain Braylon, J Goodwin, and Harbaugh good offseason for Wolverine/Niners fans!

07/23/2011 - 4:47pm thanks!

for the info, this was an immeadiate purchase.  As I have said before there's reason to believe The Dude went to UM as he says he was one of the authors of the original Port Huron Statement (not the compromised second draft) and we all know SDS started in Ann Arbor so this might not be OT.

"He thinks the carpet pissers did this?"

"Well dude we just don't know"


This agression WILL NOT STAND man!

07/20/2011 - 9:26pm He's got big time academic

He's got big time academic problems, I work in a academic center at a FCS school in northern california keeping kids eligible and I can say with certainty that the only way this kid is such a big academic liability is that he completely screwed up his own situation.

The only way he could be deemed ineligible for the bowl game and then become such a big liability for his next school is that he completely screwed up in a few way:

1.He must have had an ugly freshman year, which would be somewhat understandable as adjusting to college in the first place is hard, much less in a place like Michigan which is not academically easy, and then adjusting to living in a different state, and then being expected to carry the load of a new offense by a coach know for not being very sympathic to young kids' needs.

2. Because of that bad first year, he must of been on some kind of academic probation or special watch list, and knowing what kind of reporting system we have at my school, I'm sure UM's support system for its student-athletes is just as good, meaning I'm sure he had at least one personal academic mentor within the student-athlete academic center who then had at least one supervisor asking him every other day how Tate was doing and then performing grade checks and most likely speaking personally to his teachers. So even with this amount of support he was still screwing up. (Once again I have no personal knowledge of UM's academic support system, but this is what we do at my school which has nowhere near the same resources or standards as UM so I feel it is safe to assume UM has the same if not more support practices).

3. Because of the attention paid to him by the athletic department I'm sure he worked up quite a reputation for himself amongst the faculty who I'm sure don't like to give breaks to athletes, so he was on double watch.

4. He then proceeded not to go to class, do any homework, not show up for tests, and ignore any advances from his teachers (if there were any). This would have the effect of his teachers giving him straight F's (or E's as we do at UM) instead of incompletes which would help facilitate his transfers much easier.

5. He therefore must of been lying to his mentor, teachers, and coaches about his schoolwork and burnt every last bridge at UM.

6. Talk to any regular student who has had similar academic trouble with UM and they can tell you they can be rather vindictive to students who burn bridges and make it hard for them to find a new school.

7.  Add this all up and Tate has dug himself a very deep hole which his athletic ability will not help him get out of, and he has put himself in this position.

8. Finally if UH denied him so quickly he must have serious issues, this the same school who took in Colt Brennan who had much more serious problems AFTER he went to a JC so it seems like Tate has few other options if any.

07/17/2011 - 1:01am I've been watching the tour

I've been watching the tour since the late 90's from the days of Richard Virenque and Jan Ulrich, I even watched the tour when Marco Pantani was doped out of his mind to dominate the race, and this year has been somewhat unispiring.  I've mostly enjoyed Thor Hushovd hanging around the top of the GC which is uncommon for such a big sprinter.  I have to agree that Contador's hurting from the Giro but the lack of PED's has most likely played  a part.  This is all gonna come down to Alp D'Huez and the individual TT which I think are back to back before they head to Paris.

From my experience the bast two climbs the tour goes through are Alp D'Huez and Mon Venteux, both sites of great Lance rides, and as I said they go up Alp D.Huez just before they head to Paris so that will seperate the men from the boys.  I'm pulling for Andy Schleck for the main win and hope Mark Cavendish holds on to the Green Jersey unless Thor can pull through in the TT. 

Voekler has been one of my favorite riders since he pulled off that massive breakaway a few years back.  Other than Lance, my favorite rider was Erik Zabel who dominated the Green Jersey for a number of years and its good to see they increase the amount of sprints through the mountains so sprinters just can't slack through the high climbs.

07/16/2011 - 2:14pm One of my favorite things to

One of my favorite things to do in AA is run through the arb at night while its snowing, that eeire red glow lights your way and is one of my best experiences at college, some of the paths ice over so its best to go just as it starts to snow, the complete silence and the sight of the snow falling is just too awesome not to experience

07/16/2011 - 1:08am Maize and blue prayer

while getting giddy myself over the start of the season in a few weeks, I started worrying over certain things which are common before the season, but more so this year, so I ask every true blue faithful to utter this prayer every night before you sleep to aide in our quest:

Our Farther, Bo in Heaven, hallowed be thy name

Thy Defense come, thy Mattison's will be done

On field as it was in '97

Give us this day our daily Spread

And forgive us our sanctions,

As we forgive those who led us to 3-9

Lead us not into irrelevance,

But deliver us from losses to OSU


07/15/2011 - 4:20am to quote LaMarr Woodley from

to quote LaMarr Woodley from his facebook page:

Why do people make such a big deal about harry potter??

I expect people from state to read at a middle school level but we should hold ourselves to a higher standard of literary maturity

07/14/2011 - 11:25pm I bet your family didn't have

I bet your family didn't have a ear-to-ear grin standing next to the deceased, stay classy ohio...

I plan to put some of my father's ashes on the field at the Big House at the spot where Desmond struck the pose so he will never miss a game, hopefully this will be many many years from now

07/13/2011 - 3:38pm if you havent already, turn

if you havent already, turn off the helpers the auto-sprint might prevent a QB from running behind the LOS, I havent had a problem with it so far,

07/12/2011 - 3:28am and Biran Griese, Barry

and Biran Griese, Barry Larkin

07/04/2011 - 5:24pm Joey Chesnut is the pride of

Joey Chesnut is the pride of the Bay Area!

06/29/2011 - 7:01pm he'll probably end up playing

he'll probably end up playing wide reciever for Norte Dame, then ruin his athletic career by playing baseball for the cubs as some lame-ass reliever who likes to give up home runs like a certain douchebag

06/29/2011 - 6:59pm 51 Mich

49 Neb


51 Mich

49 Neb

around 124,000 votes!

06/29/2011 - 6:56pm Pretty much all modern day

Pretty much all modern day music sucks, its either Justin Bieber disney propaganda, or some rapper with lil' in front of his name so that makes him cool, or whiny ass singers like cold play or Linkin Park. I hate most country music but it really bothers me that there's a popular band called Lady Antebellum, as any history major knows, the term "antebellum" is a euphemism for describing the South under slavery, so their name should be "Lady Slavery," but I guess their fans like that sort of thinking.

agree completely with Maximinus above, but at least dave matthews actually plays instruments, still don't like him.  I think Red Hot Chilli Peppers was the last good band to really do anything, just look at the highest grossing tour acts for the past few years, Bon Jovi and U2 still lead the way..

It also makes me mad that things like Glee and High School musical have more hits and album sales than real bands like the beatles and stones

06/17/2011 - 2:22pm Not a bad bet on YE Yang, I'm

Not a bad bet on YE Yang, I'm a big fan of Yang, I went to the last Buick Open a few years ago and saw this Asian guy wearing some ridiculous outfit, and saw him land a buker shot right next to the pin right in front of me and became a fan.  Then he beats Tiger at Hazeltine!

I also hope that Rory can hold on and win this, he seems pretty determined to right the atrocity that was the Masters and winning the US Open would certainly do that. If he does win that would be two Nothern Irelanders to win our championship in row so that would make some history.

06/11/2011 - 9:10pm damn, I live off Howe near

damn, I live off Howe near the river, on La Riviera by any chance?

06/11/2011 - 8:59pm Anything with Steve McQueen:

Anything with Steve McQueen: Bullit, Le Mans, TThe Sand Pebbles, The Getaway (where he actually did slap the shit out of Ali MacGraw).

Also agree with the Die Hards and Francis Ford Coppola movies.

My final vote though goes to Saving Private Ryan, just imagine being one of those guys storming the beaches and try not shitting yourself.

Also include Band of Brothers and The Pacific

06/11/2011 - 8:43pm I live in Sacramento now

I live in Sacramento now after growing up in Saratoga (in the Bay Area) and going to UM 05-09, my suggestion would be to look for some place in Folsom as Sactown is not very nice.  I work at Sac St with the football team and live right near campus and the immeadiate area is not very nice.  Imagine the crappy overpirced apartments that never get inspected in AA and add in a not very nice area and thats what living in Sac is like, except you can find very low rent.

I would advise staying near folsom and looking for a nice place as many places  near Sac St. are not very nice.  Sac St. is a big commuter school so there is not that great a atmosphere for young people, well not great compared to AA but it is still good.

Michigan bars I am not aware of, the Alumin club out here gets together and watches the game, but they meet at Chris Webber's restaurant so I choose not to patronize that establishment.  Being sinlge is a good thing, there is a wide variety of very pretty girls here of every type, and they're not as stuck up as Bay Area/Socal girls.  As for the nighltife, I'm a homebody so I'm not very knowledgable on that but there's always something going on if you're looking for it.

All things considered, living in Sacramento is not the nicest experience of Northern California but it is still Cali and is therefore awesome.   You're only  2 hours from Tahoe and snow, and 2 hours from the beach, and all the outdoor sports you can want.

Let me know if you want so more info as I've lived up here since I graduated and am working and going to school here and therefore staying for a while. The only major drawback of living out here, get used to waking up at 9 am to watch the game and no BigTen network HD!!!!

06/09/2011 - 8:54pm I can't help but think/hope

I can't help but think/hope this has got to involve their basketball team as well, you're telling me Greg Oden/Evan Turner/Mike Conley weren't driving around the same cars that Pryor was, we'll see though

06/08/2011 - 3:28pm Didn't the agent who gave

Didn't the agent who gave Bush the money end up suing him and his family for it while the NCAA just sat there and waited a few years to give USC the notice of allegations?

My main point for why USC is worse is simple: they hired Ed Orgeron

06/08/2011 - 2:10am Pryor leaving?  I am Jack's

Pryor leaving?  I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

05/28/2011 - 4:55pm The Machinist with Christian

The Machinist with Christian Bale,he did this movie in between Equilibrium and Batman Begins so the had to gain and lose a lot of weight in 3-4 yrs. crazy

05/25/2011 - 5:24pm What is the viewpoint from

What is the viewpoint from the recruits?  Why would you accept an LOI if you know you're signee #30 or so?  I get this is why Saban is such a douche about oversigning because he coaches for Alabama and can do whatever he wants to these poor kids, but there has to be some kind of accountability from these kids.

A chance to play at a place like Alabama or anywhere in the SEC is a special oppurtunity, but is it really worth risking the rest of your career for a slim chance at early playing time? And what happens to you when the coach who recruited you and told you that you can be the next big thing signs 30 kids the next year, a few of them the same position as you.  Competition for your position is a must, but where is the equity in having to cut a few kids every year or forcing them to go St. Saban Memorial Hopsital.

I feel the scholarship as a one-year renewable contract is the bigger issue in oversigning as there is little accountability in keeping a kid so he can actually get a degree. But I understand that is a much larger issue than oversigning in college athletics.

Young recruits and their parents need to look at the big picture and think about how a coaches previous recruiting practices can affect their career and lives

05/04/2011 - 3:24pm I can not agree more that

I can not agree more that this is the only hat a Michigan man needs to wear:

04/30/2011 - 3:37am Sharks!

Benn Ferriero in your face!!! this is just the start of a long war,  Go SHARKS!!!

04/24/2011 - 11:50pm fear the beard

you bring in your closer for the 9th for the simple reason that his facial hair is more intimidating than your other relievers, see:

and I remind you Wilson led the NL in saves and closed out the WS, before you mock him I will also remind you: CHAMPS! Fear the Beard,  Go Giants

04/22/2011 - 10:16pm Cock


04/22/2011 - 3:42am The Big Lebowski OVER THE

The Big Lebowski OVER THE LINE!!!

Caddyshack, The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it

Ace Venture: Pet Detective, I came to Confess, I was the second gunman on the grassy knoll

Liar Liar, I've Had better

Also would agree with Super Troopers and Trading Places, and would also suggest the Hot Shots! movies, a hilarious documentary called American Movie, and all the Naked Guns, Machete is also ridiculous.

Gotta have The Big Lebowski, it's a classic, and there's reason to believe The Dude attended Michigan as he claims he is one of the authors of the Original Port Huron Statement (not the compromised second draft) and we all know SDS started in Ann Arbor, damn hippies.

04/20/2011 - 9:30pm I have to admit I simply sat

I have to admit I simply sat next to the guy with the whiteboard, it was the section 17 side, but we still all picked a fight with the Howell band leader, I'll also never forget when you wrote JMFJ on the board and we yelled at him for about 10 minutes untill he acknowledged us, great times!

04/20/2011 - 2:20am almost forgot, the one game I

almost forgot, the one game I went to this year was the Illinois 3OT game, but Rich Rod/Tate mems are inherently too painfull

04/20/2011 - 2:18am mine

1. Michigan - Penn State 2005: best One second of my life. (thats what she said)

2. Every game at Yost, if Football wasn't my religion, i'd say I had more fun at UM Hockey games AND  Mr. Johnson was the only person who danced. Was also one of the people with the whiteboard along the glass who picked a fight with the Howell Band leader. JMFJ, Hensick, Porter, Kolarik, Patches were too awesome.

3. 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, most beatiful golf course in the world with the worlds best golfers, you don't even need to be a golf fan to appreciate how 'effing good they are. Also standing 2 feet away from Tiger Woods a few times was awesome.

4. Moto GP at Laguna Seca, coolest sport on the planet, even more awesome when 1000cc motorcycles are screaming past you about 10 feet away. You also can't appreciate how fast and how low they lean those bikes into turns without seeing it in person.

5. Sharks- Red Wings spring break 09.  Went to Nemo's before the game and braved the Joe wearing my Sharks jersey, never in my life have I had so much shit talked directly to my face and if I wasn't 6'5" 300lbs, I probably woulda got my ass kicked. My Sharks lost but it is something I'll never forget.

6. Michigan - Miami OH - went to Oxford with my roommate who had a friend who went there.  Stood in line with the Miami students and used some freshman's ID to get in with everyone screaming "second form of id" while I unzipped my jacket and revealed my Michigan shirt.  After they intro'd Porter I yelled HOBEY BAKER, and got about 500 extremely dirty looks from those artards from Ohio, too awesome, And we blanked them 4-0 in the first period. Screaming OH ITS GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE with my boy in the state of Ohio is one of my proudest acheivments.

7. NHRA Nitro-Drag races at Sonoma, the loudest thing you will ever hear and feel in you entire life, even if you hate all forms of car racing you need to experince an NHRA drag race just once.

8. A few Tigers games in 2009, not a Tigers fan but went with some friends, I was there for the Ryan Raburn AND Clete Thomas Walkoff wins, also so Chris Chelios at Chelli's before the game while getting hamered.

9. Every Giants game at AT&T Park, in case you haven't notcied I'm from the Bay Area, and AT&T is the best looking ballpark in the country, Sometimes got to sit a few rows back from the 3rd base line so my Boy Barry Bonds was right in font of me!

10. Mich - Texas Rose Bowl. I've been to three Rose Bowls and if we hadn't lost all three (2 L's to USC, Leniart catching the QB wheel route td, and Dwanye Jarret pwnage)  they'd be number 1 as the Rose Bowl is the best sporting event I've been to. Vince Young had my jaw dropped twice as he slipped about 4 tackles AND outran our entire secondary. And of course I've been to two OSU games, but ...yeah......

can't wait for: First Sharks Stanley Cup finals, 2012 F1 Grand Prix in Austin, First Rose Bowl/Big Ten Championship game  Under Hoke (hopefully with Denard)

04/10/2011 - 10:51pm Hard to raise interst when

Hard to raise interst when the last two American World Champs were Mario Andretti and Phil Hill in 60's-70's. And no American constructor doesn't help eitther

04/10/2011 - 10:47pm It was a good race, I agree

It was a good race, I agree Vettel is starting to look like a young schumacher, but as in years past one team usually starts out well, then the other teams catch up.  I'm not the biggest fan of DRS/KERS, passing should not be up to a push of a button  but it does seem to be improving the show a little bit. 

Yeah that Kubica crash was insane, pity he got hurt in that rally car earlier this year, It would be interesting to see what he could do with this year's Renault considering that he's a much better driver than Heidfeld or Petrov. Looks like Renault are just getting over losing Briatore and Pat Symonds.

Red Bull are insane. Adrian Newey is the aerodynamicist you're talking about and that guy is probably the most valuable person in the pit lane. He's egineered, most single-handidly, some of the most dominant F1 cars in history, he knows what he's doing. I can't believe the huge amounts of money he has turned down from Ferrari fom time to time, but I sure Dieter Mateschitz pays him fine.

F1 is an awesome sport and if you're interested in watching a sport where almost 3 billion dollars is spent to make a race car go an extra tenth of a second, and where the competition is as heated as the politics, you have a very interesting sport.  

04/09/2011 - 12:43am Sorry but this sounds like an

Sorry but this sounds like an average night for a Spartan/Buckeye

04/01/2011 - 3:28pm I consider The Wolverine

I consider The Wolverine Season Preview issue my major dose of methadone during the summer, even though this here blog does alot of good reporting anyway, I still feel the preview issue helps us all cope.  My dad saved the '97 preview issue and I read the article about Charles every once in awhile to make me feel good.

also, nobody a motorsport fan? Formula 1 and MotoGP are too cool to ignore see:

03/30/2011 - 1:03pm "other inticements"

another article lists the other benefits at Colombus as "sexual favors," now when I think of sexual favors on a recruiting trip I think of Jesus Shuttlesworth banging two white girls, so I think OSU can cook up something a little better. 

In other NCAA compliance news it seems like Dez Bryant is getting into a reggie bush-like situation:

somewhere T. Boone Pickens is crying....or paying Bryant's bills

03/21/2011 - 9:16pm Some official Big Ten banners

Some official Big Ten banners are going to look damn good hanging from the rafters of Yost

03/19/2011 - 8:21pm hell yeah

good for him.  I knew that guy he beat, Borislav was a beast in Bay Area wrestling and I'm sure is a very good college wrestler. GO BLUE!!!

03/18/2011 - 6:22pm boo devils

We got a chance, but well discplined teams that shoot well give us problems, especially ones that have played against our offense before. Saying that I fully expect us to shoot %60  from three-point land to win.

Boo Kyrie Irving

03/18/2011 - 6:17pm White Man Can Jump!

C'mon it is without question Stu Douglass' throw down, that had some authri-tah!