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April 28, 2014 - 12:55pm

University announces $7.7 million donation for cognitive science

BY SHOHAM GEVA

The University announced Monday that it had received a $7.7 million donation from University alum Marshall Weinberg for the creation of the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, which will be housed as a part of LSA.

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April 26, 2014 - 3:29pm

MegaBus discontinues some services outside of Ann Arbor

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Starting early next month, students may have to find new transportation when leaving Ann Arbor.

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April 25, 2014 - 3:46pm

Bomb threat determined to be prank

BY SAM GRINGLAS

After University Police received a bomb threat directed at an on-campus location early Friday, officials have determined the threat was likely a prank.

University Police received a call shortly before 1 a.m. indicating a vehicle parked in a campus structure contained an explosive. Officials searched the structure, but did not find any explosives.

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April 24, 2014 - 9:47pm

BSU executive and University regent speak out against Supreme Court’s decision in Detroit Free Press column

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

University Regent Mark Bernstein (D–Ann Arbor) and Black Student Union Speaker Tyrell Collier wrote a joint guest column in the Detroit Free Press Wednesday lamenting the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of Michigan’s ban on affirmative

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April 24, 2014 - 6:18pm

CSG approves four new LEAD scholarships

BY KRISTEN FEDOR

With the passage of two major resolutions, newly elected Central Student Government leadership took steps towards fulfilling campaign goals at CSG's last meeting of the academic year Tuesday evening.

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April 24, 2014 - 10:49am

Transportation service app Uber launches in Ann Arbor

BY SHOHAM GEVA

For about two weeks, students and Ann Arbor residents will have access to free transportation within the city and in the Ypsilanti area.

Uber, a transportation service that operates primarily through mobile devices, launched in Ann Arbor on Tuesday and is offering anyone who downloads its app 10 free rides worth up to $25 each during its first two weeks of operation.

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April 22, 2014 - 9:37pm

Three arrested following car crash in downtown Ann Arbor

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Three people were arrested, pending future investigation, in downtown Ann Arbor Tuesday afternoon following a car crash at the intersection of Liberty and Main Streets.

Both the Ann Arbor Police and the Michigan State Police responded to the crash.

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April 21, 2014 - 10:42pm

CAPS offers "Stress Relief Week" to students

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

As finals approach and stress levels rise across the University, students can find reprieve on the tail-end of the Center for Campus Involvement’s “Stress Relief Week.”

The event, which began April 18 and ends today, offered numerous “snack attacks” in surprise locations, in addition to free recreational events like rock climbing at the Intramural Sports Building.

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April 22, 2014 - 12:03pm

Order of Angell announces 2015 members

BY IAN DILLLINGHAM

Order of Angell announced its 2015 class in a press release late Sunday night. The society, which draws membership from student leaders across campus, claims to engage in a variety of projects across campus to promote social justice and diversity.

The press release highlighted the contributions that the society makes on campus, “often without the need for recognition.”

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April 21, 2014 - 8:36pm

Professor Profile: Endi Poskovic

BY MAX RADWIN

Endi Poskovic teaches at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and has a joint appointment with the center for Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in art and design and is a student adviser.

Tell me about the topic course you occasionally teach.

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April 21, 2014 - 6:02pm

Sexual assault reported on the Diag

BY MAX RADWIN

A sexual assault occurred on the Diag on Monday around 1 p.m. between the Kraus Natural Science building and Mason Hall. A student was walking in the Diag when a man, who she described as a Black male and 50 to 60 years old, approached her and forced his face into her chest.

The student pushed the man away and continued walking.

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April 20, 2014 - 11:28pm

Sweetland visits Econ class

BY AMABEL KAROUB

John Sweetland, who is a frequent donor to the University and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee since 1995, spoke to students in the Econ 108 section “Economics at Work.”

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April 20, 2014 - 11:25pm

Former University Provost Phil Hanlon calls on Dartmouth to fix 'extreme behavior'

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Former University Provost Phil Hanlon, the president of Dartmouth College, berated the Dartmouth community in a speech last week for failing to u

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April 20, 2014 - 11:01pm

This Week in History: University Athletic Department faces claims of illegal compensation

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Fifty-eight years ago this week (April 28th, 1956)

Edgar Harden, former Michigan State University Big Ten representative, discredited allegations made by The Ohio State University Alumni Advisory Board against the University of Michigan’s Athletic Department, which were based in part on remarks he made at a private gathering.

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April 17, 2014 - 12:11am

Alumni profile: Steve Hamilton

BY MAX RADWIN

Steve Hamilton graduated from the University in 1983 with a B.S. in computer science. He was a recipient of the Hopwood Award for undergraduate writing and has since written 11 crime fiction novels in his Alex McKnight series. He currently works at IBM.

Tell me about your time at the University.

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