The University of Michigan's No Thai! restaurant has earned the ire of the school's Thai Student Association, which claims the unwelcoming name is offensive to customers of Thai descent and has asked the establishment to change its name. The restaurant's owner, Noerung Hang—whose nickname is "No"—has offered to post a letter explaining the context of the name but balked at the idea of a new moniker, calling a change "unrealistic."
Students have formed the "No Taste Campaign," complete with Facebook group, to raise awareness of the "issue," and have already discussed their concerns at a multicultural campus forum. In related news, university officials are considering increasing the workload of all students—some clearly have way too much time on their hands.