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Daily news blog.

October 26, 2014 - 9:00pm

This week in history: Famed physician speaks at 'U'

BY LEA GIOTTO AND SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week (Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1974)

University clerical workers voted in a runoff election to determine whether they would unionize.

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October 24, 2014 - 12:23am

Investor backs out of Glassbox Coffee

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

It seems that one of Ann Arbor’s newer businesses is walking on broken glass.

Glassbox Coffee & Juice shut down its two Ann Arbor locations after its main investor called for the shops’ immediate closing Wednesday night.

In an e-mail to employees Wednesday, storeowner Jason Friend explained the situation with remorse.

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October 24, 2014 - 12:22am

ROTC members to run from Big House to Spartan Stadium

BY AMABEL KAROUB

While hordes of University students are driving to Michigan State University for Saturday’s rivalry football game, a few are running there.

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October 24, 2014 - 12:20am

Sexual assault suspect in custody

BY SAM GRINGLAS AND AMABEL KAROUB

A 26-year-old man was arrested in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault on the Diag in September.

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October 23, 2014 - 12:31am

Student Voices: Real break-ins are not like CSI

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

LSA senior Trevor Dworetz and his roommates had all rolled back into their home by 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and after hanging out with one another for a brief while, they were all asleep an hour later.

At 8:15 a.m., one of his pals banged on his bedroom door. The report: their personal belongings had been stolen.

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October 22, 2014 - 7:06pm

Engineering student who passed away Friday was struck by Blue Bus

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Derek Tat, the 24-year-old engineering graduate student who passed away Friday, died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a University Blue Bus.

Tat lost control of the bicycle he was riding at about 10:39 a.m. Friday and entered the path of the bus near the 2400 block of Hayward Street on North Campus, according to University Police.

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October 23, 2014 - 12:42pm

In Other Ivory Towers: ‘Breaking Bad’ actor visits alma mater, recounts performance experience

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

Actor and Indiana University alum Johnathon Banks, most known for his turn as Mike on the popular television show “Breaking Bad,” spoke about his experiences in film and on television at the IU Cinema Monday, the Indiana Daily Student reported.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:40pm

Activist Alice Walker to return to the 'U' in November

BY JACK TURMAN

Alice Walker, the American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist, will deliver the 20th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Lecture Nov. 5. The University’s Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Center for the Education of Women are hosting this event.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:30am

Ann Arbor Fire Department responds to false alarm in Law Quad

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Hutchins Hall in the University’s Law Quadrangle was cleared for reentry Monday evening after the Ann Arbor Fire Department received a report of a fire on the building’s third floor.

Upon inspection, authorities found no indication of smoke or flames in the building, according to Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the Division of Public Safety and Security.

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October 19, 2014 - 11:41pm

This Week in History: University and union fail to reach agreement

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week, Oct. 23, 1974

The University and the Graduate Employees Union failed to find common ground in a series of non-economic demands included in overall contract proposals.

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October 16, 2014 - 9:00pm

Unarmed robbery reported near North University Avenue

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

University Police reported Thursday that a student was “jumped” by two unknown males on Central Campus between the Randall Laboratory and the Dana Building near the 1100 block of North University Avenue.

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October 16, 2014 - 12:45am

Student Voices: An alarming morning

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

LSA freshman Mihir Patil was lathering himself with soap around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when a piercing noise interrupted his sudsy shower sanctuary in one of Alice Lloyd Hall’s third floor bathrooms.

“I was in the shower, and there’s this horrible sound, and then the lights start flickering,” he said.

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October 15, 2014 - 10:52pm

Police identify suspect in sexual misconduct case

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Ann Arbor Police have identified the suspect being sought for alleged sexual misconduct that occurred off-campus earlier this month.

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October 15, 2014 - 12:51am

University schedules transport of 250-year-old tree

BY SAM GRINGLAS

The University has scheduled the transplant of a 250-year-old bur oak tree on the campus of the Ross School of Business for Oct. 25.

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October 14, 2014 - 10:04pm

John F. Kennedy announced Peace Corps in historic Ann Arbor speech 54 years ago this week

BY EMMA KERR

Luna Anna Archey/Daily

Fifty-four years ago Tuesday, then-Senator John F. Kennedy stood on the steps of the Michigan Union and called on students to join his campaign initiating the Peace Corps.

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