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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Gayz Craze shows support for LGBTQ community

BY EMMA KERR

Gayz Craze returned to campus for another year Monday to promote education and community for LGBTQ students and their allies.

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UMOJA Fest encourages campus cultural awareness

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BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

University students were given a taste — and sight and sound — of other cultures Monday at UMOJA Fest, a day-long event dedicated to promoting cultural awareness through traditional food, music, and dance.

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City Council to discuss zoning, affordable housing

BY EMMA KERR

The City Council will meet Tuesday to consider resolutions concerning zoning and ridesharing companies. The Council will discuss the operation of Uber and Lyft companies in Ann Arbor, as well as a fund transfer in support of a continuing affordable housing effort and various zoning proposals.

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Ross establishes new initiative to encourage startup growth

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

The Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering unveiled their newest entrepreneurship venture, the Desai Family Accelerator, on Aug. 19.

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State legislators and Democratic candidates rally for increased K-12 funds

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Ann Arbor education and local government leaders joined with residents Thursday to advocate for increased funding for the city’s public schools.
Held in Liberty Plaza in downtown Ann Arbor, the rally highlighted statewide budget cuts on K-12 and higher-level education and the declining reputation of Michigan public schools.

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SACUA addresses the release of student data for research

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BY JOSH QIAN

During the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs’ regular meeting Monday, the committee spoke with James Hilton, vice provost for digital education initiatives and the dean of libraries, regarding the use of student information and data for research and teaching purposes.

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Ann Arbor Chronicle to close in September

BY EMMA KERR

Minutes after co-editors Dave Askins and Mary Morgan announced their decision to end the Ann Arbor Chronicle’s local coverage on its website Friday morning, messages of sadness and loss began pouring in, expressions from a community that has grown to depend on the Chronicle for thorough, reliable reporting on local government.

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University appoints new director of Public Affairs

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Rick Fitzgerald, associate director of the Office of Public Affairs and a University spokesman, has been appointed the office’s new director.

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University pulls students out of Israel

BY SHOHAM GEVA

The University pulled out several students in Israel on University-related business late last month and are currently monitoring the situation in the area to determine whether it will impact programs in the area for the fall and beyond, the University confirmed in a statement Tuesday evening.

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City Council approves Delta Chi demolition

BY EMMA KERR

At the Ann Arbor City Council meeting Thursday night, council members approved University fraternity Delta Chi's plans to grow and rebuild on campus after a 2002 recolonization.

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Students aid in new president's transition

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

The Michigan Daily is publishing an article each day this week to cover the start of University President Mark Schlissel’s first semester. He will be formally installed as the University's 14th president during a day of inauguration festivities Friday.

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Shokar steps down as CSG VP

BY SHOHAM GEVA

LSA junior Meagan Shokar, Central Student Government vice president, announced in a statement Friday afternoon she would be stepping down from her position in CSG.
Shokar was elected last winter by the student body, along with her presidential running mate, Public Policy senior Bobby Dishell, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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'U' professor appointed to lead international research consortium

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

As tensions continue to escalate following the United States’ and European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia, the scientific community appears immune to the effects.

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Schlissel makes first remarks to freshmen at New Student Convocation

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

When University President Mark Schlissel approached the podium in the Crisler Center for the first time in his new role, he was in good company. In front of a crowd of several thousand freshmen at the New Student Convocation on Friday, Schlissel delivered his first formal remarks to University undergraduates.

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Schlissel hosts first Welcome Week open house

BY YARDAIN AMRON AND CLAIRE BRYAN

Thursday was a sunny afternoon fit for ice cream and, conveniently, University President Mark Schlissel was serving.

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State political parties nominate candidates for regent

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Amid the commotion of nominating candidates for several high-profile races, the state’s political parties selected their nominees over the weekend for two seats on the University’s Board of Regents.

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City Council to discuss Uber and Lyft

BY EMMA KERR

City Council meets this week to approve multiple land-use and zoning-related resolutions, consider a deer management plan, and discuss the first readings of taxicab ordinances that will directly affect the future of Uber and Lyft, car pick-up services using non-professional individuals as drivers, in Ann Arbor.

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University forest plot added to global network

BY IRENE PARK

Tuesday, a 57-acre forest research plot in the University’s Edwin S. George Reserve was added to the Forest Global Earth Observatory, an international effort to study forest ecology through the Smithsonian Institution.

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