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March 27, 2014 - 3:04pm

Alumni Profile: Diana Chen

BY KAITLIN ZURDOSKY

Diana Chen, a 2011 graduate of the University who majored in Political Science and Philosophy is a third-year law student at Loyola University Chicago Law School. She is also the founder of LawStud.io, an online crowdsourcing platform for startups and small businesses to find affordable legal help.

How did you conceptualize the idea of LawStud.io?

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March 27, 2014 - 12:09am

Nancy Kaplan announces Ward 2 candidacy

BY EMMA KERR

Nancy Kaplan, Ann Arbor District Library trustee, announced her candidacy for the 2nd Ward City Council seat.

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March 27, 2014 - 12:07am

Pro-choice and pro-life groups protest on Diag

BY AMIA DAVIS

Campus organizations Students for Life and Students for Choice shared the Diag Wednesday morning to share their differ perspectives with students about Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood.

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March 27, 2014 - 9:23am

Coleman travels to Washington for award, congressional breakfast

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Add another plaque to the list.

University President Mary Sue Coleman traveled to Alexandria, Virginia Tuesday to accept the Institutional Leadership Award from the International Economic Development Council.

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March 26, 2014 - 11:51pm

Nancy Kaplan announces Ward 2 candidacy

BY EMMA KERR

Nancy Kaplan, Ann Arbor District Library trustee, announced her candidacy for the 2nd Ward City Council seat.

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March 26, 2014 - 12:07am

Same-sex marriages halted in Michigan until further court notice

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

A 2-1 majority opinion issued by a federal appeals court will halt same-sex marriages in Michigan for a while longer.

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March 25, 2014 - 11:22pm

In Other Ivory Towers: Yale solidifies collaboration with leading Chinese institution

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Yale University announced an official collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a leading research institution, The Yale Daily News reported Monday.

Yale President Peter Salovey and SJTU President Zhang Jie signed the agreement last week in Shanghai.

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March 24, 2014 - 11:14pm

Student-run fund invests in local startups

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Though startups in Ann Arbor and within the University community are notably diverse, they have a familiar source of funding to turn to.

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March 25, 2014 - 8:34am

What is divestment and why is there a sit-in in the CSG chambers?

BY WILL GREENBERG

While many students have been involved in and following the #UMDivest campaign over the past week, some may still be unclear on what exactly the Students Allied for Freedom and Equality and its partners are asking for, what divestment is and how it works. Let’s break it down.

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March 24, 2014 - 7:14pm

Professor Profile: Maureen Devlin

BY MAX RADWIN

Maureen Devlin is an assistant professor of anthropology, specializing in how bones adapt to certain environments. She earned her master’s in anthropology from George Washington University and her Ph.D. from Harvard University, She has been with the University for two years.

How exactly do bones adapt?

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March 23, 2014 - 10:05pm

This Week in History: University clerical staff begins to unionize

BY SHOHAM GEVA

40 years ago this week (March 27, 1974)

A group of University secretaries began efforts to organize the University’s clerical staff of 3,000-plus into a union.

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March 20, 2014 - 10:54pm

BAMN event focuses on minority enrollment and CSG elections

BY AMABEL KAROUB

Members of the student organizations Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, BAMN and the Defend Affirmative Action Party came together to “put the University on trial” during an event held Thursday evening.

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March 20, 2014 - 12:53am

Alumni Profile: Vince Chmielewski

BY AMIA DAVIS

Vince Chmielewski graduated from the University in 2002 with a B.S. in Computer Science and is the president and founder of Visual Compass Web Design. Located in Ypsilanti, the company offers a variety of web services, including hosting, designing and maintenance.

Can you tell me about Visual Compass Web Design and your role at the company?

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March 18, 2014 - 11:43pm

In Other Ivory Towers: University of Iowa officials express concerns over sexual misconduct policy

BY ALLANA AKHATAR

Though University of Iowa officials have headed calls to crack down on sexual misconduct, the Daily Iowan reported a lack of communication persists between the university and the schools where expelled students end up.

But between 2011 and 2013, eleven people were suspended from the university for sexual misconduct.

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March 18, 2014 - 11:38pm

Campus group asks students what’s missing from the college experience

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

When passing through the Diag, it’s not unusual to see groups passing out flyers or recruiting new members for a campus club.

But on Tuesday, members of Beyond Bounds — a yearlong program designed to help students make the most of their college experiences — spent the day asking passersby about their passions.

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