UM: State Funding

The Detroit News reports that UM’s connection with the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan – through a UM School of Social Work internship in community activism at the center – might be putting some of the university’s state funding at risk. Students were involved in protests organized by the center against the Andiamo restaurant in Dearborn. From the report: “Tucked in the House education budget at the request of the Michigan Restaurant Association is a provision prohibiting universities from collaborating with ‘a non-profit worker center whose documented activities include coercion through protest, demonstration or organization against a Michigan business.’” [Source]