Allison R. Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues for the Michigan Advance. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.
A few weeks ago, I was talking with one of my friends and mentioned my upcoming appointment to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a healthy 23-year-old, I patiently waited for my age group to be eligible for the vaccine, which wasn’t made available to all Michiganders 16 years and older until […]
In 2016, Virginia-based immigration lawyer Hassan Ahmad sent the University of Michigan a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to access sealed papers donated to the university by John Tanton, a prominent anti-immigration activist from Michigan. But the public university denied the request until 2035. After years of lower court battles and lawsuits, the issue […]