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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Editorials

From the Daily: Opening the doors

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University and the Board of Regents must be more transparent with the public and stop directly violating the Open Meetings Act.

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From the Daily: Drying out Detroit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While it’s important that DWSD receives funds to make up for their deficit, the department must also keep the lives of Detroit residents in mind when implementing programs to collect water bills.

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From the Daily: Fighting Molly (and other drugs)

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University can address this troubling trend by supporting students who may be suffering from drug dependence or abuse by better advertising the extensive resources for students.

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From the Daily: Keeping it clean

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan should continue to work closely with the Canadian government and regulatory agencies to prevent the development of the proposed facility and formulate viable alternatives for the disposal of nuclear waste.

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From the Daily: Registration information

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While having students register for the entire year may not be the answer, the University should provide course information for the entire year in order to help students plan their academic careers.

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From the Daily: Awarding artistic expression

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Accolades Achievement in the Arts will recognize the accomplishments of student arts groups by announcing the winners of 18 different awards as determined by student votes. The event is a positive way to promote and recognize student arts groups, and similar events should be considered in the future.

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From the Daily: Renovating Detroit

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Duggan’s proposal to grant $25,000 in forgivable loans to owners of 79 vacant homes in the Marygrove neighborhood is worthy of praise. It’s an efficient form of blight removal and control because it maintains salvageable homes and also works with community members to guide the process.

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From the Daily: Celebrating mental wellness

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

CAPS has helped make a positive change in the community and encouraged discussion of a difficult topic with this event. The University should continue to promote and strengthen CAPS in order to maximize their ability to affect change and reach out to students.

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From the Daily: A matter of morals

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Business Leaders for Michigan have recently thrown their support behind the banning of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation based on economics. While this rationalization is sound, an economic argument shouldn’t be the only reason for the banning of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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From the Daily: Bad business

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Business School should make its grading policy consistent with other undergraduate schools and programs within the University.

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Columns

James Brennan: To live and die on the left

James Brennan/Daily

BY JAMES BRENNAN

I don’t blame anyone for failing to do this, because it’s hard — our minds crave simplicity. But the worst problems are often the most complex, and the left has to unite and search for real solutions instead of tearing itself apart fighting straw men.

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Victoria Noble: The problem with feminism

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

At the end of the day, equality isn’t about advancements for one gender or another. It’s love and support for everyone, no matter who they are.

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Zak Witus: A cigar isn't just a cigar

BY ZAK WITUS

A cigar is never just a cigar, except when we must pretend that it is.

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Harleen Kaur: Beautifully messy politics

BY HARLEEN KAUR

Advocates can make change by not only voicing concerns for discriminatory policies, but also by making sure they are at the table. The moment you’re in a Congressional office and someone discusses an issue that is pertinent to you, you will no longer be the protester on the street or the lobbyist on the phone, you will be the expert at the table who’s ready to advise your peers on this legislative action.

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Victoria Noble: Putting performance before beauty

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

We can’t give acceptance a gender. For a while, the trends were for both genders to face body scrutiny. That trend is dangerous and unacceptable, and it goes without saying that everyone deserves to love their bodies. It’s time that we throw that trend in reverse, and it’s refreshing to see ESPN doing so — but improvement isn’t just for the guys.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: The muddling of religion and politics

BY MELISSA SCHOLKE

A decision of women’s health rests exclusively with the woman affected by it and the beliefs she follows.

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Viewpoint: In response to "Hard drug use on the rise at the University"

BY NICK ZETTELL AND KATHLEEN PARKS

While the reporter attempts to uncover information about drug use on campus do not go unappreciated, his coverage exacerbates harmful discourse on an already delicate and controversial topic.

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Michigan in Color: Diary of a mad Black dude

Courtesy of Dan Green

BY DAN GREEN

Throughout my time here, I have learned in many classes and events about the stratification of resources in this country and the decimation of Black bodies abroad.

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Viewpoint: What about the color green?

BY KRISTEN ANDERSON

My experiences at Michigan sometimes dilute my perception of wealth distribution. But my studies at Michigan have taught me that even being a dull shade of green still means being exponentially more privileged than the vast majority of others throughout the rest of the state, country and world.

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From the Daily: Eradicating HIV

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

In order to decrease the number of new infections, the county, state and national governments must work to emphasis the severity of the disease to younger and more racially diverse audiences.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: #Graduation

BY MEGGIE RAMM

Meggie Ramm can be reached at roseramm@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Freshman year to senior year

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Major in dreaming, minor in napping

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia Easthope can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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