Michigan Academician

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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer

Discovering the Peoples of Michigan & Dutch in Michigan & Ethnicity in Michigan: Issues and People & African Americans in Michigan & the Albanians in Michigan & the Amish in Michigan & French Canadians in Michigan. (Books)
Discovering the Peoples of Michigan, a series edited by Arthur W. Helweg and Linwood H. Counsins. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001-2002. (NOTE: The first two reviews below discuss items in the series published before summer 2002;...
Ecology and Management of the Indiana Bat in Michigan
ABSTRACT The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) is one of two mammals on the federal list of endangered species that consistently breed in Michigan. Most Indiana bats from Michigan winter in southern Indiana or Kentucky, but a few hibernate at Tippy Dam...
Paleocene Turtles and Crocodilians Directly above the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) Boundary in Pulaski County, Illinois
ABSTRACT During the earliest part of the Paleocene (Danian Age), the Mississippi Embayment extended into southern Illinois. Recently, fossils from this interval were found immediately above the K/T(Cretaceous/Tertiary) boundary in the Clayton Formation...
Perilous Precedents: The Unraveling of the Delicate Federal-State Balance in Great Lakes "Common Law"
There is an old adage that oil and water do not mix. The recent political furor over the proposed directional drilling for oil and gas under the Great Lakes reflects the wisdom of this phrase. For within this unique Great Lakes basin, containing nearly...
Political Clubs in Michigan Election Campaigns: A Comparison of the Pingree and Griffin Campaigns
INTRODUCTION This paper compares the use of candidate-centered political clubs in the campaigns of Hazen S. Pingree and Robert P. Griffin. Locally organized Republican Party clubs to advance national party interests in the 1888 elections were introduced...
Socrates' Practical Reply to the Learner's Paradox in the Meno
In Meno 80d4, an exasperated Meno, "bewitched," "beguiled," and "numbed" by Socrates' dialectical torpedoes, confronts Socrates with the famous "learner's paradox," in an attempt to derail Socrates' inquiry about what virtue (arete) is (and what objective...
Treasures by the Roadside: A Look at Centennial Farms of the Old Mission Peninsula Using the Michigan Rural Property Inventory
ABSTRACT The Michigan Rural Property Inventory (MRPI) is used to profile the Centennial Farms of the Old Mission Peninsula, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The value of the MRPI in establishing baseline information on vernacular architecture is...