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Daily news blog.

July 6, 2014 - 2:12pm

Witnesses say man brandished gun Sunday morning, AAPD reports

BY SHOHAM GEVA

An assault occurred at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on South State Street near North University Avenue, according to a crime alert issued by University police Sunday afternoon.

The alert stated a group of pedestrians reported to Ann Arbor Police a man in a silver Toyota 4-Runner, unknown to them, brandished a handgun at the group as he drove away. No injuries or shots fired were reported.

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June 25, 2014 - 6:01pm

Bill Nye visits Ann Arbor for conference

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Actor Bill Nye, famous for his educational television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy", stopped by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Wednesday afternoon to perform several experiments, as well as discuss science with the crowd.

Nye was in town for the LLamasoft Summer Con, a supply chain design conference, at which he was a keynote speaker earlier in the afternoon.

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June 20, 2014 - 7:31pm

University employee struck by Blue Bus passes away

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

The University employee who was struck by a Blue Bus early Thursday morning has passed away, University police confirmed Friday morning.

University Police spokeswoman Diane Brown identified the employee as Nancy Sanders, a 58-year-old woman from Belleville, Michigan who worked in University Housing.

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June 19, 2014 - 5:24pm

Regents approve UMHS operating budget

BY IAN DILLLINGHAM

At their monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon, the University’s Board of Regents approved a wide array of budget proposals, including the FY2015 operating budget for the University of Michigan Health System.

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June 20, 2014 - 10:49am

University employee in critical condition after being struck by Blue Bus

BY SAM GRINGLAS

A University employee was sent to the emergency room early Thursday morning after she was hit by a University Blue Bus.

University Police spokesperson Diane Brown said the woman is a 58 year-old staff member from Belleville, who remained in critical condition as of 10:15 a.m.

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June 17, 2014 - 8:14pm

Personnel evacuated from Comprehensive Cancer Center

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Allison Farrand/Daily

This story has been updated to reflect additional information from University Police.

Non-essential personnel were evacuated from the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Tuesday afternoon because of concerns over hazardous material, according to an MLive report.

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June 15, 2014 - 12:40pm

Armed robbery reported Saturday night

BY SHOHAM GEVA

An armed robbery occurred Saturday night at about 10:30 p.m. in front of the Detroit Observatory, according to a crime alert sent out by University police Sunday morning.

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June 14, 2014 - 10:23pm

Public Policy student passes away from heart disease

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In an email Saturday morning, Public Policy Dean Susan Collins informed undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty in the Ford School of the passing of public policy graduate student Kenneth Furlough from hypertensive heart disease earlier in the week.

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June 14, 2014 - 4:25pm

Pescovitz accepts position at Indiana-based pharmaceutical company

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Ora Pescovitz, former executive vice president for medical affairs, has accepted a position with Indiana-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co., Crain’s Business reported.

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June 13, 2014 - 11:05am

Funding increases for higher education approved in state budget

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In one of its last acts before the summer recess, Michigan’s state legislature approved several pieces of the fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday night, including increases in higher education funding.

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June 11, 2014 - 11:29pm

Botanical gardens hosts talk on butterflies

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

This summer, the University’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens provides not only a place to visit and connect with nature, but also a center for education.

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June 6, 2014 - 3:09pm

Michigan Union evacuated after West Quad construction fire

BY ALLANA AKHATAR

A fire broke out Friday morning in West Quad’s Cambridge House, prompting the evacuation of both the dormitory and the Michigan Union.

Susan Pile, director of the Michigan Union, said the fire resulted from a malfunction when construction crews in West Quad were removing a pipe.

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June 6, 2014 - 1:15pm

Peregrine falcons nesting at University Hospital named Mary, Sue and Coleman

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Everyone’s tweeting about it.

The three peregrine falcons nesting at the University Hospital have been named Mary, Sue and Coleman.

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May 23, 2014 - 2:05pm

University receives record number of applications

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Undergraduate applications to the University arrived in record-breaking numbers for the eight consecutive year. The University received 49,731 applications for the 2014-2015 academic year, marking a 6.3 percent increase in applicants over the previous year’s figures.

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May 20, 2014 - 10:52pm

Longest serving professor in University history retires

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

The longest serving faculty member in the University’s history is retiring.

Marilyn Mason, a professor of organ and the former chair of the Department of Organ in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, has retired after 67 years at the University.

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