Allison Donahue

Allison Donahue

Allison Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues for Michigan Advance, an affiliate of States Newsroom. 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.

Boxes of sealed papers from an influential anti-immigrant activist have been stored at university for years. So what’s in them?

By: - January 6, 2021

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 […]