I recently received a message from the a student in South Africa asking "where did the term red tape come from?".
According to Herbert Kaufman's Red Tape, Its Origins, Use, and Abuses (Washington, D.C., Brookings Institution, 1977), the term red tape derives from the ribbon once used to tie up legal documents in England. [See Red Tape, Issue 1, Jan.-Feb. 1979]
Janet Schneider has retired from the Schoolcraft College Library. I've been working with documents in various ways since 1969 and I admit that one of the reasons I applied for the job at Schoolcraft 15 years ago was because of the depository position. You are a great group of people. I have learned so much from so many of you and I have really enjoyed being part of the Michigan federal documents community. For those who wish to contact her in the future, she has provided the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Teens who get too old for the foster care system need better support to survive on their own.
Volunteer mentoring and tutoring programs to help kids aging out of the foster care system are sponsored by private agencies including Catholic Social Services of Lansing/St. Vincent Home, Lutheran Social Services, and Child and Family Services-Capital Area. Michigan State University has started a scholarship fund for students who leave foster care.
Stephen Vanderhoff’s life story reflects the Great American Dream. The 33-year-old son of Dutch natives who immigrated to Michigan in the 1960s, Mr. Vanderhoff grew up on a farm that had just five cows. Today he owns nearly 6,000 of them.