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Students and athletes rally on Diag before MSU game

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

As performances, motivational speeches, slam poetry and chants filled the brisk Thursday night, a few hundred students gathered on the Diag for Maize Night Madness, an event geared toward increasing school spirit and morale before the Michigan football team faces Michigan State this weekend in East Lansing.

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GOP challenger Terry Bowman aims to take Dingell House seat

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In February, U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D–Mich.) announced his retirement, leaving his seat open after 58 years of service. Vying to replace him are two candidates — Democrat Debbie Dingell, his wife, and Republican Terry Bowman.

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Bernstein speaks with students at Union forum

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

Metro Detroit attorney Richard Bernstein, a University alum, returned to his alma mater Thursday evening to speak and field questions from a short panel hosted by the University’s chapter of the College Democrats.

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Protection of Diag 'M' falls flat

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Early Wednesday morning, the ‘M’ was painted green, and the 15th “Defend the Diag” effort was stymied before it had even begun.

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Panel looks at international Ebola efforts

Abby Kirn/ Daily

BY PARISHA NOVA

The International Institute hosted a roundtable Wednesday exploring the multifaceted impacts of the deadly Ebola virus that has led to the deaths of more than 4,500 people across several West African countries in recent months. The panelists discussed the causes and consequences of the epidemic from both a local and global perspective.

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NYU professor warns of the dangers of antibiotic overconsumption

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BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

With cold and flu season in full swing, students may be heading to medical professionals hoping to get a prescription for antibiotics and a quick and easy means of restoring good health.

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New Ferguson resolution to be considered by CSG

BY TANAZ AHMED

After a resolution to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson was introduced Sept. 16 and was voted down Oct. 7, a new resolution against police brutality was proposed during the Central Student Government meeting Tuesday night.

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Engineering student remembered for energy, spirit in research work

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Engineering graduate student Derek Tat passed away on Friday in a traffic accident.
Tat, 24, came to the University in January to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. He had previously received degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and had worked in the private sector.

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Mayoral candidate sets priorities for Ann Arbor

BY JACK TURMAN

As Ann Arbor’s mayoral election quickly approaches, City Councilmember Christopher Taylor (D–Ward 3) has been prioritizing the main issues he would like to resolve if elected as mayor in November.

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Dance Marathon kicks off fundraising with 5K in the Arb

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Gravel and orange leaves crunched under the shoes of about 120 University students and Ann Arbor residents Sunday afternoon as they ran through the Nichols Arb to raise money for the University chapter of Dance Marathon’s Third Annual 5K For the Kids.

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Non-discrimination ordinance to expand protections

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

With a new revision to Ann Arbor’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance, the City Council is aiming to extend legal protections to a broader spectrum of the city’s residents.

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Women share their stories at Abortion Speak Out

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Developing an inclusive and supportive space for those who have had one or more abortions in their lifetime isn’t easy. But, on Thursday evening, the Abortion Speak Out did just that.

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Clery Act revisions bring crime reporting updates

BY MAX RADWIN

The U.S. Department of Education announced final rules last Friday for new provisions to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which ensures that universities comply with certain campus safety and security policies. The revisions were enacted as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act in Congress, which included changes to the Clery Act.

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SAPAC holds candlelight vigil for violence survivors

BY TOM MCBRIEN

Wednesday night, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center held a vigil on the Diag for those who have died as a result of intimate partner violence.

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Snyder's 'tuition restraint' contains cost of attendance

BY BEN ATLAS

When Republican Gov. Rick Snyder cut the state’s higher education budget by 15 percent in 2011, he also reintroduced a mechanism to incentivize state universities to limit the size of their annual tuition increases.

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Terri Lynn Land focuses campaign on family issues

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

As the 2014 U.S. Senate elections come around the corner, Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land will challenge U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D) in the race for the retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin’s seat.

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Mayoral candidates aim to keep young talent in Ann Arbor

BY EMMA KERR

While the possibility of attending one of the University’s many post-undergraduate schools may account for a number of these responses, city officials understand the need to retain the young professionals graduating from the University.

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Plans made for the unlikely arrival of Ebola at the University

BY QUAN NGUYEN AND JAMES SHIPMAN

Despite the unlikelihood that the Ebola virus will come to Ann Arbor, experts at the University of Michigan Health System, the School of Public Health and University Health Service are working to construct a response plan to the virus.

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University undergraduate enrollment increases slightly

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

The University’s undergraduate enrollment increased slightly this year, according to figures released early Monday morning.

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