Mary Sue, Two.

I have been experimenting with enhancing the quotation indicators on TOC at the request of some readers. This post is the style I currently favor. The following post is another test example. Thoughts, anyone?

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has written a letter soliciting ideas for “developing fresh, innovative approaches to sustain and enhance diversity.” This is after she quoted George Wallace in regard to resisting the law.

Our University thrives on finding solutions to vexing societal issues. This is an historic moment, and an opportunity to apply our collective creative, energetic thinking to discover the most effective ways to support diversity. We will succeed only if we have thoughtful input from everyone in our community.

Today we are announcing the creation of a university-wide task force that will encourage innovative thinking among all segments of the University community and identify the best ideas developed through this process. The task force, called “Diversity Blueprints,” will be co-chaired by Teresa Sullivan, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Lester P. Monts, senior vice provost and special counsel to the president, and will include students, staff, faculty, alumni and administrators.

Coleman invites comments at this email address:

I have written asking that any meetings of the collectives committees involved begin with a plain text reading ot the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and end with a recitation of Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I have a dream” speech.

Just to provide some context, you know. Apparently “everyone in our community” doesn’t include exactly everybody. Especially those who voted incorrectly, either in the Congress in 1964 or in the last few days.

H/T Power Line