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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Special Feature: University alums start Detroit-based businesses

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY NEWS STAFF

In the series, we profile small businesses started by University alums to get a better idea of the diverse range of opportunities in Detroit.

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University officials discuss sexual misconduct, alcohol use

BY JACK TURMAN

Though national reports may illustrate a correlation between alcohol use and sexual assault, recognizing the problem is just half the battle for universities trying to create a safer campus.

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Students produce videos to learn about genomics

BY KATIE PENROD

Since the beginning of the semester, students in Biology 144 have been creating documentary projects related to genomics. The documentaries will be uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday.

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Common headlines SpringFest

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BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Throughout Friday night’s concert, rapper Common reminded students the importance of diversity and inclusion.
“Music matters. We matter. All lives matter,” he told the crowd.

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Former surgeon general talks politics, public health

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

Richard Carmona, former surgeon general of the United States, spoke to a full auditorium Friday morning in the School of Public Health.

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Student entrepreneurs compete during 'The Startup'

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BY JING JING MA

Three teams of student entrepreneurs presented their business plans Friday afternoon in hopes of winning first place and a $15,000 prize in the final round of The Startup competition. The final showcase took place in the Stamps Auditorium in front of a panel of judges and an audience of student voters.

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Raising the money: A look at the University’s donors and development efforts

BY DAILY STAFF

The Michigan Daily's reporters spent the last two months exploring the state of the University’s development efforts. Following a multi-decade slide in state appropriations for higher education, University development officials are increasingly working to make up the difference with private donations.

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Students hold vigil on Diag for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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BY ALYSSA BRANDON

In honor of Yom HaShoah, the National Holocaust Remembrance Day, students gathered on the Diag on Wednesday and Thursday for an annual 24-hour reading of the names of those killed during the Holocaust.
Members of Hillel’s Conference on the Holocaust invited passersby to read quotes from several Holocaust survivors while student volunteers read a number of victims’ names every hour.

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State representatives introduce open meeting resolution

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

A group of Michigan state representatives introduced a proposal earlier this month that would require records belonging to governing boards be open for public inspection. Furthermore, the resolution would change the wording that requires “formal sessions” of governing boards be open to the public, to all “meetings.”

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Paige Pfleger/Daily

Special Feature: University alums start Detroit-based businesses

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY NEWS STAFF

In the series, we profile small businesses started by University alums to get a better idea of the diverse range of opportunities in Detroit.

Full Story |

Rita Morris/Daily

Faculty senate talks changes to OIE policy

BY CARLY NOAH

During the Senate Assembly’s final meeting of the academic year Monday afternoon, the faculty governance body discussed concerns with Office of Institutional Equity procedures, reviewed a number of standard practice guidelines and discussed the potential for fossil fuel divestment.

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State residents to vote on roads proposal

BY EMMA KINERY AND JACK TURMAN

Beyond repairing Michigan’s roads, the proposal also aims to raise funds to improve the state’s mass transit system, increase the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit and provide additional resources to cities and schools, among other provisions.

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Allison Farrand/Daily

Major University donor A. Alfred Taubman passes away

BY SHOHAM GEVA

A. Alfred Taubman, one of the top donors in the University's history, passed away Friday night at age 91. His funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

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By the numbers: Transferring to the University

BY SAMANTHA WINTNER

Last fall, 7,546 new undergraduates enrolled at the University. Apart from an incoming freshmen class of 6,505 students, 1,041 of these new enrollees were transfer students, according to data provided by the University’s Office of Public Affairs.
These transfer students represent roughly 14 percent of incoming undergraduates.

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Third breast cancer panel draws 500 to campus

BY ALEX JUNTTI

University researchers and doctors, as well as cancer survivors, emphasized the importance of early diagnosis on Saturday as nearly 500 people gathered for the third annual Breast Cancer Summit.
Held at the North Campus Research Complex, the event was sponsored by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology and Community Outreach programs.

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Eight BAMN protesters arrested minutes into regents meeting

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Update: This story has been updated to include additional information about arrests made at Thursday's regents meeting.

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