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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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EarthFest unites students in sustainability efforts

BY ARIANA ASSAF

Celebrating and protecting the planet has been promoted by the University for years, but Wednesday, Planet Blue injected new energy into the spirit of sustainability with its annual EarthFest — a “Party for the Planet” that included food samples, live entertainment and the chance to win an iPad.

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Pilot study uses texting to interact with Detroit residents

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

Though texting is generally used as a casual form of communication, University researchers are exploring the medium as a new means of collecting data and interacting with communities. Their pilot participants: low-income Detroit residents.

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New York Times reporter provides Constitutional analysis

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BY TAYLOR WIZNER

To honor the 227th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s signing, Adam Liptak, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, spoke Wednesday afternoon about the Roberts court and the Constitution’s role in public policy today.

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University reviews emergency procedures following alert

BY MAX RADWIN

Though last Wednesday’s emergency alert notifying students that someone was armed in the Chemistry Building turned out to be a false alarm, the event raised questions regarding the University’s preparedness for situations in which the lives of students, faculty and staff are in danger.

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Schlissel talks town-gown partnership

Infographic by Jake Wellins and Carolyn Gearig

BY EMMA KERR

As University President Mark Schlissel settles in on campus and in Ann Arbor, he brings with him a new perspective on how the University should interact with the city.

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University named top public institution in global survey

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

The University maintained its title as the top U.S. public university as determined by the QS World Rankings.. The same list ranked the University as 23rd among all higher education institutions, moving down one spot from last year.

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Regents to consider renovations for athletic campus and IM Building

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BY CLAIRE BRYAN

At their first meeting of the academic year this Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents is expected to vote on more than $180 million in capital projects related to varsity and intramural athletics.

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City Council encourages county-wide road maintenance tax

BY EMMA KERR

The Ann Arbor City Council is joining Washtenaw County in expediting the creation of a new revenue stream action to fix the city’s roads.

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Democrats and Republicans try to attract student voters for midterm elections

BY BEN ATLAS

As a potential shift in the balance of power in Washington looms with just 50 days until the midterm elections, both Republicans and Democrats have begun ramping up voter mobilization efforts with an eye towards a demographic historically not keen on showing up at the polls: young people.

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Despite waning attendance, students support new loyalty-based ticket policy

BY MAYA KALMAN

With two home games completed in the 2014 football season, student opinion regarding this season’s new ticketing policy is positive, with many hoping that it remains the same in the coming years.

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Ann Arbor sees uptick in luxury apartments and rent costs

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Traditional college housing — the rickety, aging homes and rarely renovated apartments that smell like Ramen noodles — has had competitors from new luxury apartment buildings near campus.

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Colombian professor talks country's struggles

BY EMMA KERR

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, stressed the need for leadership and new government strategies for understanding the country’s political conflict and its effect on Colombian communities.

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Resolution protests police violence in Ferguson, Missouri

BY TANAZ AHMED

At its weekly meeting Tuesday, Central Student Government introduced a resolution to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. against police brutality.

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County medical society hosts hopeful politicians

BY STEPHANIE DILWORTH

The Washtenaw County Medical Society hosted an all-candidate forum Tuesday night at the Ann Arbor City Club featuring individuals running for state and national level political seats in the upcoming November election.

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Alumna's book raises money for pediatric cancer

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Tightly packed between stacks of colorful books, about 50 University students and members of the Ann Arbor community shuffled into Literati Bookstore Monday evening to hear two cancer-surviving authors tell their stories featured in the recently published book Chronicling Childhood Cancer: A Collection of Personal Stories by Children and Teens with Cancer.

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Inclusive Language Campaign aims to show students that words matter

BY CHARLOTTE JENKINS

Monday, the University’s Expect Respect initiative officially launched the Inclusive Language campaign in the Michigan Union. Both the kickoff event and the campaign aim to raise awareness about the power of language in everyday discourse on campus.

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Public health alum discusses tribal epidemiology and public health careers at lecture

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

University alum Aley Joseph spoke to Public Health students Friday about epidemiology as part of the school’s alumni speaker series.

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BAMN marches in solidarity with Ferguson protesters

BY STEPHANIE DILWORTH

As the nation reflects on the protests in Ferguson, Mo. following the shooting of Michael Brown, 20 students gathered in front of the Michigan Union Friday afternoon to march against perceived police brutality.

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Students return to renovated Trotter Center

BY AMABEL KAROUB

Fresh paint and and upgraded facilities welcomed almost 100 students Thursday to the University’s Trotter Multicultural Center.

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