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Daily news blog.

October 3, 2014 - 3:02pm

Sexual assault reported on Church Street

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

University Police reported Friday that a female student was sexually assaulted early Friday morning between 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

The student told the Ann Arbor Police she was approached by an unknown male near the 600 block of Church St. The man took the student to a private area where she was sexually assaulted.

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October 3, 2014 - 4:14pm

Data Analysis: Students are a minority of petition signatures

BY AUSTEN HUFFORD

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, more than 11,100 people had signed an electronic petition calling for the removal of Athletic Director Dave Brandon due to his policies that have, in the words of the petition, “alienated the current student body.” However, according to an analysis of the first 10,746 signatures, fewer than half are currently enrolled students.

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October 1, 2014 - 12:21am

University prof. named interim CEO of AAATA

BY JACK TURMAN

Robert Guenzel, lecturer at the Ford School of Public Policy, was appointed Monday to be the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s next and interim chief executive officer.

Following AAATA CEO Michael G. Ford’s announcement of his intentions to leave the organization, Guenzel will serve as a part-time CEO in his place until a long-term successor can be found.

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September 30, 2014 - 8:34pm

In Other Ivory Towers: Northern Cyprus foreign minister speaks with Yale students

BY MAYA SHANKAR

Five student organizations at Yale sponsored a talk given by Ozdil Nami, the Foreign Minister of the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the Yale Daily News reported Tuesday.

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September 30, 2014 - 1:02am

Professor Profile: Scott Campbell

BY JOSH QUINN

Scott Campbell is an associate professor of communication studies and the Constance F. and Arnold C. Pohs professor of telecommunications. His research focuses on emerging media and mobile communications. Campbell’s research articles are published in a wide variety of journals including the Journal of Communication and Communication Research.

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September 28, 2014 - 10:05pm

This week in history: Title IX complaint filed over Michigamua

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Thirty-eight years ago this week (September 28, 1976)

Amy Blumenthal, Michigan Student Assembly vice president, and former MSA member Anita Tanay filed a complaint of sex discrimination against University honor society Michigamua, now known as the Order of Angell, under Title IX.

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September 26, 2014 - 12:13am

University to hire sexual misconduct program manager, release new report

BY SAM GRINGLAS

The University is looking to fill a new position in the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, the unit charged with leading the University’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct.

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September 25, 2014 - 12:33am

Student voices: A mice story

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

The story goes, “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.” In the case of LSA senior Clara Jones, if you give a student a mouse, she’s going to treat it like her own it.

For a while, Jones and her roommates had been talking about getting a pet.

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September 24, 2014 - 11:58pm

UMHS to expand surgery department

BY AMABEL KAROUB

The University of Michigan Health System is making moves to meet increasing patient demand.

The University’s Board of Regents approved a plan last Thursday to build four new operating rooms in the UMHS Department of Surgery. The renovation will cover more than 24,000 square feet and cost about $23 million. The expansion is due to be completed in Spring 2016.

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September 23, 2014 - 10:55pm

In Other Ivory Towers: UCLA receives donation for Center for Israel Studies

BY JACK TURMAN

UCLA receives donation for center for Israel Studies

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September 21, 2014 - 10:46pm

DPSS reports several violations at Saturday's matchup against Utah

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Following Michigan’s football game against Utah Saturday, which featured a stadium evacuation late in the fourth quarter due to lightning concerns, the University’s Division of Public Safety and Security reported several medical responses and arrests.

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September 21, 2014 - 10:07pm

This week in history: University addresses mold concerns

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Eleven years ago today: (September 22, 2003)

The University announced that it was having a mold problem. That information was acquired through an “abnormally high” number of reports complaining about the issue.

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September 18, 2014 - 12:57am

Student Voices: AAA rescues pre-law hopeful

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Having your car break down while wearing high heels in the middle of a weeknight is a less than ideal start to the semester, LSA junior Starr Ford can attest.

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September 18, 2014 - 12:55am

University professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Associate English Prof. Khaled Mattawa received the esteemed MacArthur Fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation Wednesday.

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September 30, 2014 - 6:34pm

Student chosen as finalist for NatGeo grant

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Update: After an online voting process, Engelman was announced as the winner of Expedition Granted $50,000 award on Sept. 30, 2014.

Soaring above the trees of Northern California, LSA senior Charlie Engelman aimed his camera at the trees below his paramotor, gathering footage for another segment of his online video series — at least, that’s the dream.

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