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September 9, 2014 - 6:18pm

Noted author speaks on conspiracy theories at Hatcher

BY JOEL GOLDSTEIN

University alum Jesse Walker discussed the history of conspiracy theories in the United States during his talk Monday afternoon at the Hatcher Graduate Library. Walker is the books editor of Reason magazine and recently published The United States of Paranoia, a book that tries to connect public anxieties and the conspiracy theories they give birth to.

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September 9, 2014 - 5:19pm

Professor Profile: Lisa Hammer

BY RACHEL PREMACK

Lisa Kay Arel Hammer is a clinical assistant professor and pediatrician in the University of Michigan Health System. She is also an international board-certified lactation consultant. Late last August, she and a cohort from the University visited Brazil to study its breast milk bank network.

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September 8, 2014 - 3:09pm

Pussy Riot to speak at Michigan Theatre

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk rock group, will speak at the Michigan Theater on Sept. 18. The group received international attention in 2012 when three of its members were imprisoned after they performed a protest song critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's most important cathedral.

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September 8, 2014 - 1:25pm

Congressman Dingell admitted to hospital

BY EMILIE PLESSET

U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D–Mich.) was admitted to the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with abdominal pain Monday morning.

A statement released by Dingell’s office states that the congressman is in good spirits and expected to be released later this week.

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September 7, 2014 - 10:33pm

This week in history: University looks for new women's advocate

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Forty years ago this week (September 11, 1974)

The University re-opened the post of woman’s advocate, a post previously closed because the last advocate left the position for “personal reasons.”

The re-opening followed much debate over whether the University still needed an advocate for women, leading to a lengthy re-evaluation of the position.

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September 6, 2014 - 10:55pm

Storm leaves swath of destruction in Ann Arbor

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

High winds and thunderstorms struck Ann Arbor Friday night in one of the most damaging storms of the season, leaving trees uprooted, cars damaged and many residents without power.

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September 4, 2014 - 10:53pm

Debate on the Diag

BY STEPHANIE DILWORTH

Outspoken preachers wielding signs and blow horns have been staple figures on the University’s campus for years.

However, on Thursday, more than 100 students gathered in the Diag to watch an individual reciting Bible verses and an activist dressed in striped clown clothes trade jabs in a vocal argument over religion and free speech.

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September 4, 2014 - 12:24am

Student files OCR complaint against University

BY TOM MCBRIEN

A University student and former resident adviser filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, alleging that the University failed to protect him after another student threatened him with rape, and fired him when he complained about the situation.

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September 3, 2014 - 11:16pm

Student Profiles: the good, the bad and the UgLi

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Our new rotating item, ‘Student Profiles,’ will chronicle the experience of students on campus this fall.

LSA freshman Mac Levin’s first week at the University was pretty standard. He met new friends and went to some “fun parties.” His only regret: “Having to go back to school and hit the books.”

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September 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

Schlissel sends students message for first day of classes

BY SAM GRINGLAS

University President Mark Schlissel sent the University’s students off to their first day of classes with a welcome back video message.

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