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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Editorials

From the Daily: Yes means yes

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Given the surge of sexual assault cases, the state of Michigan and the University should review their current policies on sexual assault and implement elements of California’s legislation in order to create a safer campus environments across the state.

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From the Daily: Never too safe

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Emergencies are unpredictable and maybe even inevitable, but with continual improvements to DPSS communication systems and proper training for University faculty, tragedies can be prevented.

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From the Daily: The housing headache

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While there are University programs in place to help students with off-campus housing, there remains a need for additional assistance. Furthermore, Ann Arbor must more closely monitor leasing practices in the city’s housing market.

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From the Daily: A full house

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The challenges faced during the recent housing dilemma should and could have been avoided by proactive planning. The University can prevent future crises by improving interdepartmental communications and planning contingencies for inevitable errors.

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A New Year, An Open MiC: Letter from the Editors

Illustration by Teresa Mathew

BY MICHIGAN IN COLOR EDITORS

Welcome back to Michigan in Color, a space for People of Color (PoCs) on the University of Michigan campus to facilitate change by sharing their stories and voices.

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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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Columns

Sierra Brown: Sleep and beauty

BY SIERRA BROWN

Women, however, are not the only ones who wake up irritable in the morning. I rarely do. However, if we do, we are not compelled to stay mad 24/7. Are we to assume that men always wake up happy and full of life? I think not. Everyone has bad mornings.

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Eric Ferguson: The power of place

BY ERIC FERGUSON

All of us at Michigan face a question: If not Ann Arbor, where?

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Lauren McCarthy: Defining the Michigan Man

BY LAUREN MCCARTHY

This campus is littered with unsung heroes and passionate leaders who deserve the recognition of the student body as well as student publications. They may not be lead scorers or team captains, and nonetheless the contributions they make to the University are oftentimes significantly more pertinent than almost winning a national championship.

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Yardain Amron: Diversity divide

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Statistical Diversity in the end is semi-superficial. Real Diversity is more personal, more interpersonal, more challenging. It demands we change ourselves, and consciously rethink and relearn the ways we perceive, act and interact with each other across all color and cultural borders.

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Avery DiUbaldo: The lady with the dog

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

But the truth is not made of particulars, nor is it on particulars that this “true” story depends.

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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: Uncomfortable

BY HEMA KARUNAKARAM

I should be above all these superficial notions about ideal complexion by now. But part of me clings to them — clings to the insecurity I’ve had since I was a little girl about the color of my skin, clings to my subsequent obsession with lightening my skin and changing people’s perceptions of me.

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Viewpoint: A Rick's night gone wrong

BY MARIS HARMON

It seems like every day I read articles in the paper about the movement to create justice for rape victims on campuses, to create movements to teach men not to assault women. We need to learn. We need to fight. We need to protect our women.

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Michigan in Color: Identity as a Michigan Student

BY MEKAREM ELJAMAL

People spend the whole summer preparing for their first days at Michigan. They’ve got everything for their dorm, books for their classes, plenty of nerves in their stomachs and the words of tour guides, old friends and University administrators running through their minds. But quite often there are some lessons that they’ve never been told.

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Viewpoint: Let's talk about money

BY ERICA WATSON

College has been a completely different experience for me than it has for many of my peers. For many, coming here was the first time they ever had to deal with things on their own. For me, I had been working since I was old enough to do so and helping to pay rent since I was 16 years old. For me, college was freeing because it meant I had less to take care of, not more.

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Viewpoint: What's a survivor to do? Options for post-assault care

BY ALEXANDRA DULIN

Currently in the United States, there is a charged discussion surrounding sexual assault. However, much of this discussion has focused on the perpetrators and does not consider the view of survivors and what they desire.

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Cartoons

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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