University of Michigan

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Bother With College?

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:] Dear Andrew, I'll be graduating from high school in a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Columbia Student Jiwon Lee Still Missing After Almost One Week

    Twenty-nine-year-old Jiwon Lee, a standout student in her final year at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine, disappeared on Tuesday. She was last seen leaving her Upper West Side apartment; according to her family, Lee's phone registered a signal from Washington Heights before going dar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Domino's Founder Sues Over Contraceptive Mandate

    Domino's Pizza founder and Roman Catholic activist Tom Monaghan filed a lawsuit in federal court last week, suing the government over its contraceptive mandate. Monaghan does not currently own Domino's -- he sold the company back in 1998 -- but the 75-year-old is bringing attention to the fact that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Doesn't Prompt Kids To Smoke Pot, Study Finds

    More kids are using pot, but that doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana legalization, according to a just released study. Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver looked at data from 1993 to 2009 and found that there's no evidence linking prescription pot to increased hard or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Zombie Apocalypse: A Primer on The Undead

    A rash of recent news reports about flesh-eating humans -- the tally has hit at least seven in the last week -- has had a lot of people asking: Are we entering the zombie apocalypse? Two key things people do not seem to have asked (but should!): So what the fuck are zombies, anyway? And: Do zombie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    How Is Bill Ayers Related To The Weathermen Bomb Factory?

    The Voice brought you news yesterday that the townhouse located at 18 West 11th Street, which served as a bomb factory for the Weather Underground until an accidental explosion, was on the market for $11 million. We went a bit into the building's storied history, but the Voice's Graham Rayman brou ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2012

    Obama to Grad Students: Pay Up

    To save student-loan programs, the White House has saddled master's and Ph.D. candidates with added debt.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Roving Armadillos Are Heading for the East Coast

    This just in to add to your terrifying end-times-esque tales of animal takeover (see also: Crabs in Antarctica! Mountain lions in Connecticut! Ladybugs on Long Island!). Thanks to climate change, so say the scientists, the ole armadillo, 'dillo for short, is moving on from his Texas home, where he a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    SAT Cheating Ring Brings Organized Nerd Crime Back to the American Consciousness

    Sam Eshaghoff​Sam Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old student at Emory University, has been busted as the alleged kingpin in an SAT cheating ring after apparently taking the text for at least six students from Great Neck North High School in Mineola, Long Island, making between $1,500 and $2,500 a pop. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Robert Sklar, 1936-2011

    ​The New York film community was shocked and saddened this past weekend upon receiving news that Robert Sklar, longtime pillar of NYU's Department of Cinema Studies, had died of injuries suffered in a cycling accident while vacationing in Spain. Distinguished as he was, Bob Sklar was less ivo ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2011

    Class Struggles at a Bronx Charter School

    Bronx Success Academy 1 may not quiet its critics, but it's doing a good job making its kids shut up and pay attention

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Millennials Should Be Proud to Love an Ego Boost

    ​Do "the twenty-somethings" care more about sex, food or getting a pat on the head? A "compliment or a good grade on a paper" is what they really want, according to a report last week in the New York Times entitled "Sex, Pizza, or Self Esteem?." Students were polled about about their various " ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2010


    Heating up Michigan, beat by beat

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Injustice! Employers Discriminate Against Boozing Job Applicants

    ​There are certain times in our worklife that we imagine boozing might be almost a requirement of our job -- writers are by and large some of the drinkingest people out there, after all; a little whiskey hones our already razor-sharp wits, while only ever-so-slightly decreasing our type speed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Study: College Kids Are Getting Meaner. How About You?

    ​A new University of Michigan study says that such old-fashioned traditions as "being nice" and "kindness to others," may be things of the past, scoffed at and probably mocked mercilessly by today's apparently vicious college grads. According to Sara Konrath, a researcher at the University of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Grey Dog Takes Another Bite Out of New York

    Lily Hodges​The Grey Dog has fetched its way into Chelsea with a new opening on West 16th Street, near Eighth Avenue. The creation of brothers Dave Ethan and Pete Adrian, the Grey Dog's Coffee is a cozy restaurant-coffeeshop, kind of like your mother's kitchen if your mother was young, artsy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Medical News of the Day: Kids with Chronic Headaches, "Freshman 15," Job-Fear-Related Illnesses

    ​Nationwide Children's Hospital tells us that "Kids' Headaches, Migraines Increase as New School Year Begins." We are much more surprised to learn that "more than a third of children suffer from recurrent headaches." They counsel that kids "get plenty of sleep and minimize caffeine intake." Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Bones' Beat: Destroy All Monsters at Printed Matter

    Any even slightly exhibitionistic art student knows the ground rules to starting a band: do some serious hanging out, pick a name, make a noise, and bring that noise with supreme gusto to a group of people in a basement or a cafeteria. It's simple and satisfying. Perhaps one in five art school ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Quick Hits

    "WMITF?" twitpic via dvdquotes. Whenever NYPD comes up in the news, we like to include comments from Thee Rant, formerly NYPD Rant. Apparently they've noticed. "They are not on our side," says one poster, "and will look for stuff that fits their image of cops, which ain't good." "The Village Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    James Earl Jones, Barbara Harris, Edward Albee -- It's Obies 1962!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 31, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 32 Obies 1962 By Jerry Tallmer James Earl Jones, 31, born Tate County, Mississippi, raised by his grandparents on a wilderness farm near Jackson, Michigan, the second of his family and first of his high-school gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Valentine's Day Suggestions: Heart-Healthy Snacks, Medical Intervention

    It's never too early to worry about Valentine's Day. An alarming number of releases we've received take a recessionary angle. For example, from February 10 through February 15, participants in T.G.I. Friday's "Give Me More Stripes" promotion will receive free Spiced Up Cupcakes with the purchase of ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 16, 2008

    Ray-Gun Kelly

    Stopping-and-frisking (and now tasering) his way to becoming New York's next mayor?

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Signs of the Times: The Latest Times Building Climber

    When David Malone scaled the Times building in the wee hours of Wednesday morning...

  • Dance

    March 25, 2008

    In Memoriam: Amanda Smith (1944-2008)

    An elegy for a fellow dance critic

  • Art

    November 6, 2007

    The Big Clean-Up

    Has performance art lost its edge? Is that a bad thing? A visit to Performa 07.

  • Film

    September 18, 2007

    Love, Actually, Isn't Like This

    Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about

  • News

    December 13, 2005

    Life Lesson

    He took a gig with Teach for America in New Orleans and ended up working for FEMA

  • News

    December 13, 2005

    No Matter Who Wins, Iraq Falls Apart

    Parliamentary elections will usher in an era of dissolution

  • News

    December 14, 2004

    Getting To Abs

    Skilled chef moonlights in the gym

  • News

    October 26, 2004

    Bin Laden's Bid

    From terrorist mastermind to savvy statesman, in one easy video

  • Books

    October 26, 2004
  • News

    April 13, 2004

    Combo Platter

    Going from videotapes to discs is a snap with two-in-one vhs/dvd machines

  • Music

    December 16, 2003

    Once Upon a Time

    New World's five-disc set brings back memories of a music simmering with rebellion

  • News

    July 22, 2003

    Sandra Day O'Connor's Elitist Decision

    Another Three-Card Monte Game

  • News

    July 15, 2003

    What the Supreme Court Left Out

    The Smoking Gun in Grutter v. Bollinger

  • News

    June 24, 2003

    Race Counts ... Just Don't Say How Much

    Affirmative Action: A Court of Two Minds

  • Dance

    April 22, 2003

    Digital Bodies in Real Time

    Choreographers Inspire Other Artists to Electronic Experiments

  • Art

    April 15, 2003

    Orienting the East

    U. Michigan Psychologist Richard Nisbett Asks: Do Asians and Westerners Think Differently?

  • News

    April 8, 2003

    Who Decides Who's Black or Hispanic?

    Should Individuals of More Than One Race Be Preferred?

  • Specials

    April 1, 2003
  • News

    March 25, 2003

    How Much Diversity Is Enough?

    Does a White Mother on Welfare Count?

  • News

    March 18, 2003

    Left Out of Affirmative Action

    Unequal Protection of the Laws

  • News

    November 12, 2002
  • News

    May 22, 2001
  • NYC Life

    January 9, 2001

    Honest Admissions

    Race Is Not a College Qualification

  • News

    July 18, 2000

    Misguided Multiculturalism

    Our Historical Illiteracy

  • News

    January 18, 2000

    Take This Down

    Unauthorized Lecture-Note Sites Draw Profs’ Fire

  • News

    August 3, 1999

    Brain Drain

    Morphing student techies into a modern-day breakfast club 

  • News

    July 20, 1999

    Long-Ball Basics

    The Anatomy of a Home-Run Swing

  • News

    May 4, 1999

    The Movies Made Me Do It

    How much are 'Natural Born' Killers affected by film violence?

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