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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Outside investors pair with University entrepreneurs

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

In an effort to secure a more sustainable cycle of funding and donations, the Center for Entrepreneurship has paired with two different venture capital firms to continue supporting entrepreneurial endeavors throughout Ann Arbor and Michigan.

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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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Public health symposium explores global engagement

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BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

About 200 people gathered at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building for the Fourth Annual Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health and Social Justice.

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Clinton emphasizes get out the vote, family in rally

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BY SHOHAM GEVA

A week after First Lady Michelle Obama visited the state in a get-out-the-vote push for Democrats, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and former First Lady, spoke at a Democratic rally at Oakland University’s athletics center, the O’Rena, Thursday evening to deliver a similar message.

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Snyder touts Detroit future to Law School

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BY BEN ATLAS

Though less than three weeks remain until Election Day, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was not touting his work to revitalize Detroit to a mass audience at a campaign rally Thursday, but to a room full of University Law School students.

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Latina sorority event celebrates diversity

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BY TANYA MADHANI

Drawing attendees from across the state, Delta Tau Lambda, a Latina sorority at the University, hosted its 21st annual “Salute to Latinas” event in the Michigan League Ballroom.

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Lecture discusses role of music in Michigan athletics

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BY TOM MCBRIEN

At a mixed lecture and open-table discussion hosted by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the Hatcher Graduate Library Wednesday night, more than 100 University students and Ann Arbor residents interacted with a panel well-versed in college athletics and music.

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University Health System named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

BY EMMA KERR

The Healthcare Equality Index released its annual 2014 survey results Wednesday, naming the University of Michigan Health System a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.

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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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City Council to expand Ann Arbor's non-discrimination ordinance

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BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

The Ann Arbor City Council unanimously approved amendments to both the city’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance and the Living Wage Ordinance at their meeting Monday.

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Verbena sets new tone for campus clothing stores

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

The Ann Arbor business scene is known for its turnover — and boutiques are no exception.

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After 40 years, Services for Students with Disabilities celebrates campus role

BY JULIA LISS

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities continued a yearlong celebration of 40 years of service with an all-day conference Friday at the Hatcher Graduate Library.

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Detroit Marathon draws record-breaking entries

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

DETROIT — Thousands of runners paced anxiously on the cold, brisk October morning on W. Fort Street. In the dark, donning disposable layers and gloves, the runners awaited the horn to signal the beginning of the end of their months of tireless training: the start of the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon.

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Council to discuss ordinance changes

BY JACK TURMAN

This week’s Ann Arbor City Council meeting will include discussion of resolutions regarding the closure of North University Avenue for a University of Michigan homecoming block party, approval of a state grant for improving routes to local schools and an ordinance to amend the city’s non-discrimination ordinance.

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Conference looks at racism, 'achievement gap' in Michigan

BY AMABEL KAROUB

The Union Ballroom was hushed as members of the Minority Student Achievement Network received their handouts entitled, “Guidelines for Dialogue.” The first guideline: confidentiality.

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Board talks diversity, endowment at meeting

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

FLINT, Mich. — Aside from athletics, the University’s Board of Regents discussed several other topics at its monthly meeting Thursday, including ongoing diversity efforts and the University’s annual investment report.

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