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Solar car team wins national title

BY MICHAEL SPAETH

The University’s Solar Car Team won its fifth consecutive national title in the American Solar Challenge, continuing a legacy of first place victories in the competition.

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Democratic mayoral candidates talk University, finance

BY EMMA KERR

In first time in 14 years without an incumbent running, as the Ann Arbor Democratic mayoral primary approaches on August 5, both the price tag for the race and the stakes for the University are higher than ever.

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Warrior-Scholar Project helps vets transition from military to academic life

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BY AMABEL KAROUB

This past week, the national program that prepares United States veterans for the academic rigors of an elite university visited campus for the first time.

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Independent mayoral challenger sparks discussion

BY EMMA KERR

As both the only non-City Council member and non-Democrat running for mayor, Bryan Kelly has already begun generating conversation and debate after announcing his candidacy for mayor of Ann Arbor as an independent.

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Orientation Issue

Eat, drink and be merry

BY GIANCARLO BUONOMO

A few months ago, a friend of mine posted on Facebook lamenting her inability to find fried chicken in Ann Arbor. The very next day, one of my housemates came home with a white takeout box filled with … fried chicken!

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City Council proposes new charter requirements

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BY EMMA KERR

Amid a City Council meeting Monday heavily focused on the city's charter and infrastructure development, discussion was frequently interrupted by protesters.

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Art Fair wraps up 55th year

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BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Nearly 1,000 artists flocked to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor Wednesday through Saturday to display their work at the 55th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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Schlissel brings new leadership style during first week

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BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Schlissel's role as a facilitator may already be shifting University dynamics, in particular the relationship between the President and University Athletic Department.

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Biden speaks on key issues, importance of passion in Detroit

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BY SHOHAM GEVA

Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Michigan to speak at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.

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University move-in shortened in on-campus safety push

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Freshmen and others students living in the residence halls this coming year will see several changes to move-in this August as part of a University initiative to increase on-campus safety.

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Detroit Beat: Regents strengthen University's relationship with Detroit

BY SAM GRINGLAS

When the White House announced last winter that a site in Canton, Mich. had been selected to house a previously announced lightweight metals manufacturing institute, one of several institutes set up nationwide to encourage public-private partnerships for innovation in manufacturing technology, some people wondered why it wasn’t Detroit.

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Rec Sports building hours extended following CSG pilot

BY EMMA KERR

Tuesday, Central Student Government announced that following a pilot program in the winter semester, hours at the Intramural Sports building, as well as the Central Campus Recreation Building and North Campus Recreation Building, would be extended starting in the fall.

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Election Commission continues to discuss misprinted ballot issues

BY SHOHAM GEVA

The city’s Election Commission met Friday morning to discuss continued issues stemming from a misprint on 392 absentee ballots, and to test tabulation equipment for Wards 2 and 3.

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New University research could help design better HIV vaccine

BY IRENE PARK

Sunday, a research team headed by Wei Cheng, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and faculty member at the College of Pharmacy, published a study in the online journal Nature Nanotechnology showing that HIV viruses differ from one another in their protein composition.

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Nonprofit surveys candidates on the arts

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Wednesday, nonprofit group the Arts Alliance released the results of a survey sent out to electoral candidates about their involvement in and stance on support for various aspects of the arts in Washtenaw County.

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