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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Editorials

From the Daily: Too little, too late

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

In order to rectify the situation, the University administration and the Athletic Department must restructure their priorities to include the safety and well-being of student athletes while also keeping the input of all students in mind.

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From the Daily: A private investigation

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University should expand the resources, such as the SANE program, implement new emergency responses and clarify existing investigation methods.

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From the Daily: A crisis of ignorance

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Gender roles and sex are shaped by societal norms, and the effect this has on student perception of sex and women cannot be understated. Combating sexual crimes means addressing ignorance, and the University has an opportunity now to lead the way in sexual education and prevent rape and assault on campus.

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From the Daily: It's on all of us

5 hours ago

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

As President Obama begins to combat sexual assault from a national level, it is important to remember that everyone can and should help. This is a crisis that has persisted for too long, and it's on all of us.

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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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Columns

Maja Tosic: How I learned the value of being a Womyn from dave brandon

BY MAJA TOSIC

These insults and messages have been laid upon all of the students at the university. They have filled our backpacks and weighed us down. They have taught others and me the way Womyn are viewed by those more powerful. And they have taught me the value dave brandon and his institution imparts onto Womyn.

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Victoria Noble: The future in our hands

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Understanding the current world is key to determining what kind of world we want to live in later down the road — and how to build that world.

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Avery DiUbaldo: Send them in

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

Understanding the current world is key to determining what kind of world we want to live in later down the road — and how to build that world.

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Devin Eggert: The true price of a ticket

BY DEVIN EGGERT

I wasn’t going to write a column about Michigan football. In fact, I had half an article on education reform typed up and ready to go. But, I suppose my journalist senses were telling me to strike while the iron was hot — or in this case not — and talk about some long needed reforms in Michigan football.

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Haya Alfarhan: Let's talk about the 'F' word

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

My issue is not with the values of feminism but who gets approved to represent it in the public sphere. There’s a painful pattern that defines who is allowed to associate with feminism and who doesn’t.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: An open letter to Bobby Dishell

BY GARRETT KESSLER

Mr. President, you are one of the only people on this campus with enough clout to actually make something happen. Your administration was able to change general admission so why are you shying away from this? Being president of the student body means going to bat for us — it means making waves.

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Viewpoint: To Dave Brandon (and President Schlissel)

BY CHARLES ZHOU

With the team’s poor performance in recent games, many people are calling for Coach Brady Hoke to be fired. I am not one of those people, and those losses are in no way your fault. However, there needs to be a fundamental change in the University Athletic Department, and that begins with you.

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Viewpoint: Police militarization

BY SAMUEL WEISS

A militarized police department like the one we saw in Ferguson would have responded to Ann Arbor's history of civil disobedience with battle fatigues, grenade launchers full of tear gas and assault rifles drawn. The University of Michigan is too good for such a response. We don’t need militarized police.

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Viewpoint: Happy anniversary Hyde

BY CARLY MANES

In the name of abortion rights, human rights and reproductive justice, it is time to repeal Hyde. Reproductive rights activists often focus on abortion’s legality and physical accessibility — where women can receive abortion care and how far along into a pregnancy the procedure is legal; but the fight for safe and legal abortion means nothing if it isn’t accessible to everyone.

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Viewpoint: When students vote, Democrats win

BY TREVOR DOLAN

Our capacity to affect our country’s political future is significant, and we all have a responsibility to acknowledge this capacity by exercising our right to vote. The right to vote gives students a voice.

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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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