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SACUA discusses Office of Institutional Equity's use of recording devices during investigations

BY ALAINA WYGANT

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday to discuss grievance procedures within the University’s Office of Institutional Equity.

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City Council discusses amendments to 2015-2016 budget

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BY ANDREW ALMANI

The Ann Arbor City Council met Monday evening at City Hall to discuss a multitude of proposed amendments to the city's 2015-2016 fiscal year budget, which takes effect July 1.
The proposed changes to funding related to the creation of outdoor ice rinks for public use, climate change initiatives and expansion of capabilities for processing organic waste in the city.

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Johns Hopkins assistant professor presents research on climate change

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BY COLLEEN HARRISON

In a special science lecture Monday afternoon in the CC Little Building, Ben Passey, assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University, presented his team’s research on clumped isotopes and climate change.
With around 30 people in attendance, Passey shared the work he has done, as well as some of the research in geology his graduate students have led.

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Dark matter recreated in visual simulation

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BY SAM COREY

An installation in the Media Union of the Duderstadt Center allows visitors to experience something often discussed in science fiction novels. Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible: An Experience of Dark Matter — which officially opened Wednesday and is open until Friday — offers the public the opportunity to witness something that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye: dark matter.

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Ann Arbor community members protest police brutality

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BY ALLANA AKHTAR

On May 1, which was International Workers’ Day in many parts of the world, community members protested for just policing policies for laborers of color.
Members of the group Ann Arbor to Ferguson organized the event to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in 1886, where workers who were peacefully protesting job conditions were beaten and killed by the police in Chicago.

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Treetops Resort announces plans to sue individual fraternity and sorority members involved in ski trip

BY CARLY NOAH

Tuesday afternoon, Treetops Resort announced it will file a civil lawsuit against individual members of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and former members of the University’s disbanded chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity for damages during their ski trip the weekend of Jan. 19.

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Stabenow discusses American citizenship in Public Policy Commencement address

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BY ALYSSA BRANDON

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D–Mich.) discussed the responsibilities of being an American citizen during her speech at the School of Public Policy commencement Saturday evening.

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Vigil honors victims of police brutality

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BY SAM GRINGLAS

Long rows of paper lanterns lined the Law Quad’s stone pathways Thursday night, each marked with a name and number written in black marker.

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University reflects after Yik Yak post draws attention to mental health

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BY EMMA KINERY

Yik Yak, an app that allows individuals to post anonymous 200-character messages that others within a 10-mile radius can read, was designed with college campuses in mind. Messages are often jokes and complaints about school, and can sometimes be negative.
On April 26, a post appeared that drew a stronger response than most.

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Supreme Court hears oral arguments on legality of same-sex marriage

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BY EMMA KERR

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a group of cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Michigan and several other states. The case — which will likely be decided by the end of the Court's session in June — has the potential to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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Harbaugh meets with students on 'American Sniper'

BY LAURA SCHINAGLE

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh met with Middle Eastern, North African, Muslim and South Asian students in a private meeting in the Michigan Union on Wednesday to discuss the University’s April screening of the movie “American Sniper,” a film based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle.

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Business School Dean Alison Davis-Blake to step down

BY LAURA SCHINAGLE

In an e-mail to Ross School of Business students Monday, Business School Dean Alison Davis-Blake announced she is stepping down.

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University grants $6.4 million for faculty projects

BY EMMA KINERY

To celebrate the University’s upcoming bicentennial, six University faculty projects received funding grants totaling almost $6.4 million from the University’s Third Century Initiative.

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Treetops Resort security told not to intervene, police report says

BY EMMA KINERY

A report from the Michigan State Police indicates that Treetops Resort security officers were instructed not to intervene while members of the disbanded Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and currently suspended Sigma Delta Tau sorority damaged the resort during their skip trip Jan. 16.

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Students and faculty discuss diversity of Great Books courses

BY RACHEL PREMACK

As students challenge the status quo of academic requirements at the University, one LSA Honors Program requirement is hardly unchanged since the program’s founding in 1947.

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Treetops Resort announces plans to sue individual fraternity and sorority members involved in ski trip

BY CARLY NOAH

Tuesday afternoon, Treetops Resort announced it will file a civil lawsuit against individual members of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and former members of the University’s disbanded chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity for damages during their ski trip the weekend of Jan. 19.

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White House news correspondent discusses new book at Ford Library

BY ALAINA WYGANT

May 7, Kenneth Walsh, a White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, spoke at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum about his book "Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and Culture of Stardom."

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University announces partnership with PNC Bank

BY EMMA KINERY

After TCF Bank announced in March it would end its 14-year partnership with the University, the University announced Thursday it will partner with PNC Bank, effective May 1.
In a statement to the University Record, University Treasurer John Sullivan said the University decided to work with PNC for a variety of reasons.

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Snyder will not run in 2016 presidential election

BY ALYSSA BRANDON

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will not run for president in 2016.
In a statement released Thursday, Snyder said he instead wants to focus his efforts on furthering Michigan’s development as a “comeback state.”

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Michigan voters reject Proposal 1 road tax plan

BY COLLEEN HARRISON

Tuesday night, a majority of Michigan voters rejected Proposal 1, the initiative to increase sales tax rates from 6 to 7 percent to raise money for road repair.

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