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Albanian president addresses students at Rackham

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BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Albania, the latest candidate for European Union membership, made a small piece of history at the University Monday with a lecture given by the country’s president Bujar Nishani.

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SACUA talks newly proposed NCAA regulations

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BY CAROLINE BARRON

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met Monday afternoon to discuss a proposal to change the governance of the NCAA in Division I schools.

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Lecture commemorates legacies of female environmentalists

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BY IRENE PARK

Since the 1962 publication of her book “Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson has been considered one of history’s most prominent female environmentalists. But Dr. Robert Musil, president of the Rachel Carson Council, aimed to tell a more inclusive story through his book “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment” at a lecture Monday

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Meteorologists share their craft at WeatherFest

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BY LARA MOEHLMAN

Members of the Meteorological Society came to the Diag Sunday to teach passers-by about the field of meteorology. Society members hosted the event as part of an outreach effort to expose students and community members to research efforts currently underway at the University, as well as other institutions.

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Student comic's rush video goes viral

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

Some students participating in the rush process as part of Panhellenic Recruitment earlier this month were in for a surprise when they were joined by a unique potential new member.

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Blimpy Burger looks to reopen by end of next week

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BY WILL GREENBERG

Blimpy is back.
At its new location on Ashley and West Liberty streets, the historic, Ann Arbor-favorite Blimpy Burger held an operational soft-launch Thursday in preparation for an anticipated full opening late next week.

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Peters calls for loan reform, climate control

BY BEN ATLAS

With six-term Sen. Carl Levin’s (D–Mich.) retirement, the election for Michigan’s first open seat in the U.S. Senate race in 20 years is underway. In a midterm cycle that could spell the end of Democratic control of the Senate, Rep. Gary Peters (D–Mich.) hopes to keep the seat within his party.

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Probate Court candidates focus on experience

BY EMMA KERR

Following August’s five-way primary, two judges remain in contest for the Washtenaw County Probate Court judicial seat in the Nov. 4 election: incumbent Julia Owdziej and Tracy Van den Bergh.

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Theme Semester combines athletics, academics

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

As the University’s historically successful football program receives criticism from media and fans alike, the “Sport and the University” theme semester couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Trotter Center renovations total $650,000

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BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Though University officials pledged $300,000 in additional upgrades to the Trotter Multicultural Center last winter, the renovation’s cost ultimately totaled $650,000, according to officials familiar with the project.

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Schlissel interviewed live on C-SPAN

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BY CLAIRE BRYAN

C-SPAN’s Big Ten Tour rolled into town Monday morning for an interview with University President Mark Schlissel.
In a live, Q&A-style interview, Schlissel answered questions about a range of topics, though the conversation was dominated by questions regarding the accessibility and affordability of a University education.

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VIDEO: This Week at the Daily with Associate Professor Michael Gould

BY ANISHA NANDI AND ERICA GAVAN

Anisha Nandi sits down with Professor Michael Gould whose show "Remember Me" is currently on view at the Residential College's Art Gallery. Gould is an Associate Professor of Music and teaches classes like Afro-Cuban Drumming and Found Instruments through the Residential College.

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Law professor delivers lecture on affirmative action

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BY JOEL GOLDSTEIN

Discussions surrounding affirmative action continued Monday as University Law Prof. Richard Primus lectured on the history and constitutionality of the issue at the Ford School of Public Policy.
Primus is an expert on constitutional law and has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is also a four-time recipient of the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Literati Bookstore announces renovation plans

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BY CHRISTY SONG

Literature and coffee beans will make a new pairing in downtown Ann Arbor.

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Nuns on the Bus encourage political participation

BY EMMA KERR

Nuns on the Bus, a social activism advocacy group, made a stop in Ann Arbor Sunday to talk politics. As part of the event, the Roman Catholic sisters posed questions for the audience of about 100 voters and both political and religious activists.

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Students meet with senators on Africa aid

BY EMILIE PLESSET

The nation’s capital had its taste of some of the University’s leaders and best earlier this month when Music, Theatre & Dance junior Arian Shaw-Obasogie and LSA junior Robert Dickinson lobbied Congress to pass the Energize Africa Act, which aims to help provide affordable electricity to sub-Saharan Africans.

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