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Student family income could impact campus jobs

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

This article is part of a Michigan Daily effort to increase coverage of issues related to diversity, inclusion and identity on campus. Read more about the initiative here.

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Candidates appeal to women voters with advertisements

BY TANYA MADHANI

Since October, the College Republican National Committee has funded a campaign to encourage women to vote for GOP candidates. The commercial imitates the TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress” and features a group of young women shopping for a wedding dress.

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Parties vie for women voters before elections

BY LEA GIOTTO

In most states, including Michigan, college students make up a large proportion of the voting demographic. While candidates rely on TV commercials to voice their platforms to the majority of voters, fewer college-aged voters are watching TV, decreasing the effectiveness of this strategy.

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Mayoral candidates weigh in on city debt, affordable housing

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

With the election just around the corner, the two candidates for mayor of Ann Arbor — City Councilmember Christopher Taylor (D-Ward 3) and independent Bryan Kelly — weighed in on some of the issues not at the forefront of discussion in recent months.

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Protest calls on the University to improve approach to sexual assault

Abigail Kirn/Daily

BY EMMA KERR

Early Wednesday morning, a list of seven demands covered the block ‘M’ on the Diag, calling on the administration to improve the University’s approach to sexual assault on campus.

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BAMN protests drop in minority enrollment

BY WILL GREENBERG

In response to the release of the Fall 2014 enrollment numbers, By Any Means Necessary returned to campus Wednesday to protest the declining representation of minority students on campus.

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Regent candidate stresses wealth of political experience

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Though Ron Weiser has a large office on Main Street, he does his work on a small table in the corner of the room. Most of the office is adorned with University wrestling medals, Slovakian artifacts, pictures with former U.S. presidents and senators and other memorabilia from his past.

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Experts weigh in on ISIS threat and ideology

Rita Morris/Daily

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

Despite a summer of increasing fear concerning the spread of the terror group ISIS in the Middle East, some University professors argue the global threat might be relatively minimal in the long term.

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University relocated State Street crosswalk to handle changes in traffic flow

BY LARA MOEHLMAN

In a collaborative effort with the city of Ann Arbor, the University is relocating the crosswalk outside the LSA building on South State Street to a location just north of the Union. Construction on the roughly $20,000 project began Saturday, Oct. 25 and is set to be completed today.

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Schlissel talks athletics in lunch with Honors Program

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

The lunch fare was light but the conversation was substantive as students in the LSA Honors Program were invited to spend an hour dining and engaging in a discussion with University President Mark Schlissel Tuesday afternoon.

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University Police urges safety during Halloween, Homecoming

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

With Halloween and Homecoming this weekend, University officials are encouraging students to keep safety in mind while celebrating during these festivities.

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White recounts experience while seeking third term

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Regent Kathy White (D), the 2014 chair of the University’s Board of Regents, is running for her third consecutive term on the board with the goal of continuing what she has started.

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Hoping for 300,000 new jobs, Snyder talks economic program

BY EMMA KINERY

As the election approaches, the self-proclaimed “comeback kid” of Michigan, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, hopes to return for a second term.

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Tobacco whistleblower talks cigarette policies

BY CARLY NOAH

Jerry Wigand, the former vice president for research and development of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, caused significant public outrage when he exposed the company’s intentional attempt to increase the carcinogenic and addictive components in its cigarettes. Since then, he’s traveled the world just to talk about it.

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Taylor's work to DDA part of plans for development

BY JACK TURMAN

City Councilmember Chris Taylor (D–Ward 3), the Democratic mayoral candidate for mayor, has talked about taking a balanced approach to city issues if elected. However, Taylor has repeatedly highlighted the importance of downtown Ann Arbor in both the first post-primary debate Oct. 7 and in an interview with the Daily Oct. 16.

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University continues to struggle with minority enrollment

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Minority enrollment at the University has shifted dramatically in the past decade, following two court cases over the University’s race-conscious admission policies and a successful statewide referendum that banned the consideration of race in a public higher education admissions decisions.

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In Senate race, Land struggles with narrative

BY SHOHAM GEVA

She’s bringing in significant amounts of money — her campaign raised a total of $11 million in contributions as of the last quarter, more than her Democratic challenger — and she’s not short on airtime, running multiple ads in the lead-up to elections. This week, she concluded an expansive bus tour of the state, covering 3,181 miles over the course of three months.

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