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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Students gather to call for Brandon's termination

13 minutes ago

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

At 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Diag looked no different than it does on any other school day. By 6:15 p.m., it was flooded by hundreds of students calling for the removal of Athletic Director David Brandon after the department’s widely criticized response to Sophomore quarterback Shane Morris’ concussion in Saturday’s football game against Minnesota.

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Albanian president addresses students at Rackham

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BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Albania, the latest candidate for European Union membership, made a small piece of history at the University Monday with a lecture given by the country’s president Bujar Nishani.

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Congressman calls for NCAA investigation

11 minutes ago

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

The controversial situation surrounding sophomore quarterback Shane Morris has now garnered the attention of the U.S. Congress, after it was confirmed he suffered a mild concussion during Saturday’s game against Minnesota, but continued to play the remainder of the game. U.S.

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Noted Arab-Israeli writer speaks at Alumni Center

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BY CHARLOTTE JENKINS

Prominent Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua spoke Tuesday evening at the Alumni Center as part of an event titled the “Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israel.”

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SACUA talks newly proposed NCAA regulations

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BY CAROLINE BARRON

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday afternoon to discuss a proposal to change the governance of the NCAA in Division I schools.

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Lecture commemorates legacies of female environmentalists

BY IRENE PARK

Since the 1962 publication of her book “Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson has been considered one of history’s most prominent female environmentalists. But Dr. Robert Musil, president of the Rachel Carson Council, aimed to tell a more inclusive story through his book “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment” at a lecture Monday

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Meteorologists share their craft at WeatherFest

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BY LARA MOEHLMAN

Members of the Meteorological Society came to the Diag Sunday to teach passers-by about the field of meteorology. Society members hosted the event as part of an outreach effort to expose students and community members to research efforts currently underway at the University, as well as other institutions.

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Student comic's rush video goes viral

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

Some students participating in the rush process as part of Panhellenic Recruitment earlier this month were in for a surprise when they were joined by a unique potential new member.

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Blimpy Burger looks to reopen by end of next week

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BY WILL GREENBERG

Blimpy is back.
At its new location on Ashley and West Liberty streets, the historic, Ann Arbor-favorite Blimpy Burger held an operational soft-launch Thursday in preparation for an anticipated full opening late next week.

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Peters calls for loan reform, climate control

BY BEN ATLAS

With six-term Sen. Carl Levin’s (D–Mich.) retirement, the election for Michigan’s first open seat in the U.S. Senate race in 20 years is underway. In a midterm cycle that could spell the end of Democratic control of the Senate, Rep. Gary Peters (D–Mich.) hopes to keep the seat within his party.

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Student petition calls for Schlissel to remove Athletic Director Dave Brandon

1 hours ago

BY WILL GREENBERG

A University student petition calling for Athletic Director Dave Brandon to be relieved from his post has collected 10,101 signatures as of 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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Wallenberg winner reflects on Holocaust experience

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BY EMILIE PLESSET

Nearly 1000 members of the University and Ann Arbor community gathered at Rackham Auditorium Monday evening to celebrate Agnes Heller, internationally recognized philosopher and Holocaust survivor. She presented the Wallenberg Lecture and received the Wallenberg Medal.

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CSG reaffirms support for student athletes

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BY TANAZ AHMED

Student athletics, police brutality and the Central Student Government budget were discussed during the CSG meeting Tuesday.
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Healthcare coalition aims to educate youth on ACA

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

Get Covered America, a national health care enrollment coalition, launched the Michigan Youth Outreach Advisory Council last month in an effort to educate young adults and encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

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Trotter Center renovations total $650,000

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Though University officials pledged $300,000 in additional upgrades to the Trotter Multicultural Center last winter, the renovation’s cost ultimately totaled $650,000, according to officials familiar with the project.

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Schlissel interviewed live on C-SPAN

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

C-SPAN’s Big Ten Tour rolled into town Monday morning for an interview with University President Mark Schlissel.
In a live, Q&A-style interview, Schlissel answered questions about a range of topics, though the conversation was dominated by questions regarding the accessibility and affordability of a University education.

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VIDEO: This Week at the Daily with Associate Professor Michael Gould

BY ANISHA NANDI AND ERICA GAVAN

Anisha Nandi sits down with Professor Michael Gould whose show "Remember Me" is currently on view at the Residential College's Art Gallery. Gould is an Associate Professor of Music and teaches classes like Afro-Cuban Drumming and Found Instruments through the Residential College.

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Law professor delivers lecture on affirmative action

BY JOEL GOLDSTEIN

Discussions surrounding affirmative action continued Monday as University Law Prof. Richard Primus lectured on the history and constitutionality of the issue at the Ford School of Public Policy.
Primus is an expert on constitutional law and has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is also a four-time recipient of the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Literati Bookstore announces renovation plans

BY CHRISTY SONG

Literature and coffee beans will make a new pairing in downtown Ann Arbor.

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