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Daily news blog.

February 27, 2015 - 2:25am

Resolution recommends professors add sexual misconduct policy to syllabi

BY TANAZ AHMED

In the last two weeks, both the LSA Student Government and the Engineering Student Government passed resolutions supporting the inclusion of the University’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy on course syllabi.

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February 25, 2015 - 1:29am

In Other Ivory Towers: MSU announces Biomedical Engineering program

BY MARLEE BREAKSTONE

MSU is one of the last Big Ten schools to establish a Biomedical Engineering program, The State News reported. The program was approved by the MSU Board of Trustees in October 2014 and officially became part of the program on Jan. 1, 2015.

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February 22, 2015 - 11:59pm

This Week in History: Juvenile delinquency rises in Ann Arbor

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

61 years ago this week (February 25, 1954)

Figures from Detective George Simmons of the Ann Arbor Police Department revealed a steady rise in juvenile delinquency in Ann Arbor. In 1954, 878 juveniles were arrested for violating the law, and the majority were male and 16 years old.

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February 20, 2015 - 1:18pm

University ranked top public institution in the country

BY EMMA KINERY

The Business Journals has named the University the top public university in the country in their annual ranking of public colleges.

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February 19, 2015 - 1:54pm

Twitter Talk: LSA celebrates President's Day

BY DAILY STAFF

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February 18, 2015 - 3:16pm

University student selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

BY CARLY NOAH

Out of 755 initial U.S. students who applied for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, two University students received recognition by the program.

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February 18, 2015 - 1:31pm

University in top five for schools producing Peace Corps volunteers

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

For the 15th consecutive year, the University has appeared on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing universities. The agency announced Wednesday that the University produced 51 undergraduate alumni volunteers worldwide, the eighth-most of any American university.

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February 18, 2015 - 3:46am

Armed robbery reported on North Campus

BY SAM GRINGLAS

A student reported he was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening on North Campus, according to a crime alert released by the Division of Public Safety and Security.

The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on a pathway between parking lots NC28 and NC46 near Hayward Ave.

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February 17, 2015 - 2:23am

Campus Voices: Wyatt Frank

BY MARLEE BREAKSTONE

LSA sophomore Wyatt Frank is president and founder of the University’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras. Since forming last semester, the organization has fundraised money to help build schools in Honduras and empower youth through education.

What is SHH?

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February 16, 2015 - 1:38am

This week in history: Former English professor arrested and taken into custody

BY ALYSSA CHOJNACKI

Seventeen years ago this week (Feb. 23, 1998)

Former English Prof. Gayl Jones was arrested and taken into custody in Lexington, Ky. She and her boyfriend, Bob Higgins, fled Ann Arbor in 1983 after Higgins evaded arrest for waving a gun at protesters during a gay rights rally.

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February 12, 2015 - 6:53pm

Ann Arbor solar installation stalled

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

An installation of DTE Energy solar panels at the Ann Arbor municipality airport is facing its first obstacle.

The Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees has blocked the proposed plans, The Ann Arbor News reported Thursday.

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February 10, 2015 - 1:57am

Campus Voices: Santiago Colas

BY EMILY MIILLER

Santiago Colas, associate professor of comparative literature, has taught at the University since 1992. In 1991 he received a Ph.D in Literature from Duke University. This semester, he is teaching “The Cultures of Basketball,” a course in the Residential College and “Writing the Sporting Body,” a comparative literature course.

What inspired you to become a professor?

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February 9, 2015 - 8:29pm

University's interim vice president for research appointed to National Academy of Engineering

BY AMABEL KAROUB

S. Jack Hu, the University’s interim vice president for research, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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