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Experiential learning class plans springs trip to Brazil

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BY WILL GREENBERG

Add this to the list of nominees for coolest class of the year.

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Obama pushes for student tax credit changes

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BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Several education initiatives announced by President Barack Obama in his annual State of the Union address earlier this month have garnered both negative and positive reactions from the higher education community.

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University leads effort to digitize thousands of Old English texts

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

After a 16-year University-led effort, the earliest printed texts of modern era writers will now be available online and for free.

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Survey finds support for federal emission limits

Infographic by Emily Schumer

BY EMMA KINERY

According to a University survey released earlier this month, 67 percent of Americans support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, a framework for curbing carbon emissions.

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Safer lithium battery shell developed in University program

BY CARLY NOAH

In 2013, the lithium-ion battery on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner caused a fire.
Though no one was harmed in the accident, the issues still needed a solution.

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Israeli writer discusses nation's internal politics

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BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

Ari Shavit, an Israeli author and columnist for the newspaper Haaretz, one of the nation's most influential newspapers, spoke to a group of about 300 people in the Union on Tuesday about Israel’s political strife and the role Jewish-Americans can play in alleviating the country's challenges. The University's Hillel sponsored the event.

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LGBTQ panelists examine job search

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BY JING JING MA

LGBTQ individuals and allies at the University gathered Tuesday to discuss personal and public issues facing LGBTQ graduate students searching for employment.

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Award-winning filmmaker talks inclusion, diversity

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BY EMILY MIILLER

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen spoke Tuesday as part of the University’s month-long symposium honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Senate Assembly approves confidentiality resolution

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BY CARLY NOAH

After discussing digital learning and affordability with University Provost Martha Pollack during their monthly meeting Monday, the Senate Assembly approved a resolution discouraging faculty from signing confidentiality agreements or orally agreeing to not disclose information from

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First patient leaves UMHS with artificial heart

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

For a man without his heart, Stan Larkin is in good spirits.
The University’s Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center recently provided 24-year-old Stan Larkin with a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that has allowed him to return home while waiting for a regular heart transplant.

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Legality of Uber, Lyft in Ann Arbor still unresolved

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BY LARA MOEHLMAN

Across Michigan, local governments have placed regulations on two prominent rideshare companies operating in the state, Uber and Lyft.

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New organization aims to increase financial literacy

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BY SAMANTHA WINTNER

After nine months of preparations, the national organization Moneythink has made its Michigan debut at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor.

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City Council set to discuss amicus brief to Supreme Court

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BY LARA MOEHLMAN

At the Ann Arbor City Council meeting Monday, members will discuss filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the DeBoer v. Snyder case, along with the construction of an airport solar installation and a resolution to approve zoning changes for a new Plum Market.

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University lab makes new E. Coli discovery

BY ALAINA WYGANT

University researchers have discovered CsgC, a protein made by the gut bacteria E. coli, which may one day play a role in treating dieses such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

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Urban health expert talks community partnernships

BY JACKIE MILLER

Inside several Brooklyn barbershops and salons, stylists are beginning to talk not only about hair, but also health.
Wednesday afternoon, Ruth Browne, CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health, lectured on the Community Health Empowerment model, of which the Institute’s barbershop programs are just one example.

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DPSS talks classroom emergency responses

BY ANDREW ALMANI

Inside Angell Hall last week, a lecture hall full of students took a break from earth science to discuss a very different topic — how to respond to an active shooter situation.

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CSG approves installation of UGLi outlets

BY LEA GIOTTO

The Central Student Government Assembly focused on two initiatives Tuesday night: enacting its Winter 2015 budget and voting on a previously proposed resolution to increase the availability of power outlets in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

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Graduate student's auto hybrid project shown at Detroit Auto Show

BY ALYSSA BRANDON

The Flintstones’ foot-operated vehicles may not be so archaic after all.

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