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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Snyder lauds judge's involvement in Detroit financial crisis

BY EMMA KINERY

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) delivered opening remarks at a breakfast honoring Judge Steven Rhodes in Ann Arbor Wednesday morning for his work as presiding judge throughout the 17-month financial crisis in Detroit.

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UROP Symposium features student research projects

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BY ISOBEL FUTTER

Students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program presented their work in the Spring Research Symposium on Wednesday in the Michigan League. Participants shared posters that showcased the research they did throughout the year.

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Special Feature: University alums start Detroit-based businesses

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BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY NEWS STAFF

In the series, we profile small businesses started by University alums to get a better idea of the diverse range of opportunities in Detroit.

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OSCR report shows increase in alcohol-related misconduct violations

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

According an April 23 press release from the University, while the total amount of reported violations of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities decreased slightly from the 2012-2013 academic year to the 2013-2014 academic year, the number of alcohol- and drug-related violations increased significantly.

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Two University professors granted Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

BY CARLY NOAH

Two University professors are included in the inaugural class of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program, which the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced Wednesday.

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University officials discuss sexual misconduct, alcohol use

BY JACK TURMAN

Though national reports may illustrate a correlation between alcohol use and sexual assault, recognizing the problem is just half the battle for universities trying to create a safer campus.

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Schlissel announces new measures to enhance safety in University’s research community

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

In an e-mail distributed to the University community on Monday, University President Mark Schlissel announced a number of measures to enhance the culture of safety in the University’s research community.

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Regents' report shows decline in research funding

BY JACKIE MILLER

Research funding for the University has decreased in the past year, with funds declining to $1.31 billion for the 2014 fiscal year, down from the $1.33 billion worth of funding for the 2013 fiscal year.

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State representatives introduce open meeting resolution

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

A group of Michigan state representatives introduced a proposal earlier this month that would require records belonging to governing boards be open for public inspection. Furthermore, the resolution would change the wording that requires “formal sessions” of governing boards be open to the public, to all “meetings.”

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Faculty senate talks changes to OIE policy

BY CARLY NOAH

During the Senate Assembly’s final meeting of the academic year Monday afternoon, the faculty governance body discussed concerns with Office of Institutional Equity procedures, reviewed a number of standard practice guidelines and discussed the potential for fossil fuel divestment.

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City Council reviews budget, development proposals

BY EMMA KINERY

The Ann Arbor City Council met Monday night to discuss the city’s budget proposal, as well as a consider the future of a Washtenaw Avenue redevelopment plan and a proposal to add a new sewer system to parts of Geddes Road.

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State residents to vote on roads proposal

BY EMMA KINERY AND JACK TURMAN

Beyond repairing Michigan’s roads, the proposal also aims to raise funds to improve the state’s mass transit system, increase the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit and provide additional resources to cities and schools, among other provisions.

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Major University donor A. Alfred Taubman passes away

BY SHOHAM GEVA

A. Alfred Taubman, one of the top donors in the University's history, passed away Friday night at age 91. His funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

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By the numbers: Transferring to the University

BY SAMANTHA WINTNER

Last fall, 7,546 new undergraduates enrolled at the University. Apart from an incoming freshmen class of 6,505 students, 1,041 of these new enrollees were transfer students, according to data provided by the University’s Office of Public Affairs.
These transfer students represent roughly 14 percent of incoming undergraduates.

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Third breast cancer panel draws 500 to campus

BY ALEX JUNTTI

University researchers and doctors, as well as cancer survivors, emphasized the importance of early diagnosis on Saturday as nearly 500 people gathered for the third annual Breast Cancer Summit.
Held at the North Campus Research Complex, the event was sponsored by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology and Community Outreach programs.

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Eight BAMN protesters arrested minutes into regents meeting

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Update: This story has been updated to include additional information about arrests made at Thursday's regents meeting.

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