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November 9, 2014 - 11:46pm

This week in history: Black undergraduate enrollment drops

BY BECKY WEILAND

70 years ago this week (Nov. 12, 1944)

Due to a drop in membership caused by war conditions and accelerated programs, the Pan-Hellenic Board announced that several houses including Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha were approved to hold an informal rush process.

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November 4, 2014 - 9:29pm

Off-campus home invasion reported Monday

BY JACK TURMAN

An off-campus home invasion was reported Monday between midnight and 5 a.m., according to a Crime Alert distributed Tuesday morning by University Police.

The home invasion occurred on the 1000 block of Cedar Bend Drive, which is north of Fuller Road across from Mitchell Field.

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November 4, 2014 - 2:10am

Professor Profile: Michal Zochowski

BY EMMA KINERY

Michal Zochowski is a professor of physics and biophysics at the University, and a physicist and neuroscientist by education. Zochowski’s work focuses on how the neurons in the brain function to create complex networks. His most recent published work is “Local Dynamics of Gap Junction Coupled Interneuron Networks.” Zochowski will be teaching Physics 135 next semester.

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November 3, 2014 - 2:04am

This Week in History: Clerical workers unionize

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week (Nov. 2, 1974)

University clerical employees voted to join the United Auto Workers in a five-day election that asked staff to choose between joining the UAW and remaining without a union. The vote followed almost a year of efforts on the part of the University’s 3,200 clerical workers to form a union.

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October 30, 2014 - 10:35pm

Taylor Lewan pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

Former Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Thursday, the Ann Arbor News reported. Lewan, who currently plays for the Tennessee Titans, appeared in a Washtenaw district courthouse.

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October 30, 2014 - 9:09pm

Six University faculty members appointed to Institute of Medicine

BY AMABEL KAROUB

Earlier this month, six University faculty members were appointed to one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country.

The Institute of Medicine is a nonprofit organization whose membership provides authoritative guidance for policymakers on a variety of issues related to health and the medical sciences.

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October 30, 2014 - 12:23am

Student Profiles: Planning the perfect Halloween costume

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Halloween in college is an event to behold. Creatively titled parties abound, as do performances and events hosted by student organizations. But before one attends any of these, for many, the costume is the pinnacle of the night. Some are driven by puns; others are directed by aesthetic appearance. Regardless, costumes are important — here are three students’ plans for Halloween costumes.

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October 28, 2014 - 2:08pm

Jonas Salk, creator of polio vaccine, celebrates 100th birthday

BY JACK TURMAN

Daily Archive Photo, 1955

Former University researcher Jonas Salk, the developer of the first safe and effective polio vaccine in 1955, would have been celebrating his 100th birthday today.

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October 27, 2014 - 8:54pm

Professor Profile: Jonathan Freedman

BY LINDSEY SCULLEN

Jonathan Freedman is a professor of English, American Culture and Judaic Studies. While teaching English, he focuses on late-19th- and early-20th-century literature. His American Culture and Judaic Studies courses focus on the relationship between writing about Jews and writing about what he calls “other others,” including Asians, Latin@s and people identifying as queer.

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October 27, 2014 - 12:49am

Forty years ago this week (Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1974)

BY SHOHAM GEVA AND LEA GIOTTO

University clerical workers voted in a runoff election to determine whether they would unionize.

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