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1960s civil rights activists discuss current movements

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BY EMMA KINERY

A panel of three Jewish civil rights activists discussed their experiences combatting racism in the segregated South with about 100 members of the University community in Weill Hall Monday evening. The speakers paralleled their activism 50 years ago to current activist work centered around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Provost addresses grievance procedures

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BY CARLY NOAH

After members of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs raised concerns earlier this month with the University’s Office of Institutional Equity, University Provost Martha Pollack addressed the issue at the body’s meeting Monday.

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Ann Arbor's historic Old West Side maintains distinctive heritage, significant architecture

BY LARA MOEHLMAN

The neighborhood is bounded by the South Main and Ann Arbor railroad tracks to the east; Crest, Soule and South Seventh streets to the west; West Washington Street to the north; and Pauline Boulevard to the south.

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With litigation pending, Make Michigan wins CSG executive seats by five votes

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BY TANAZ AHMED AND EMILIE PLESSET

Litigation against both parties is still pending, including one counterclaim against Make Michigan lodged by The Team. In an interview Saturday morning, Law student Paige Becker, the University’s elections director, said based on the complaints that have been filed, it’s possible the result of ongoing litigation could still flip the election results in The Team’s favor.

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Students rally to support fossil fuel divestment

BY LINDSEY SCULLEN AND ALLANA AKHTAR

In the spirit of Vietnam War teach-in protests on campus 50 years ago, University students, speakers, local community members and parents of students encircled the Block ‘M’ on the Diag on Friday afternoon to rally for better treatment of the environment and divestment from fossil fuels, and to continue campus dialogue on the issue.

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University-wide dance party raises money for financial aid

BY SAMIHA MATIN

Students gathered at the University's Indoor Track and Field Building on Saturday to raise financial aid funds by dancing the night away.

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Committee discusses police oversight recommendations

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BY ANDREW ALMANI

The Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission’s Subcommittee on Civilian Police Oversight continued deliberations Wednesday evening about the proposed creation of an oversight board for the city’s police force.

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St. Fratty's Day festivities prompt police attention

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

The weekend that follows St. Patrick’s Day, frequently dubbed “St. Fratty’s Day,” is widely celebrated at the University.
In recent years, University officials, student organizations and law enforcement agencies have aimed to increase student safety on St. Fratty’s Day.

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Representatives debate Snyder budget

BY EMMA KINERY

The Michigan Legislature’s House and Senate Sub-Appropriation Committees on Higher Education each met Thursday morning to discuss the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal calendar year.

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Councilmembers discuss 2016-2017 budget options

BY LARA MOEHLMAN

If the city continues existing operations through the 2017 fiscal year, Ann Arbor will experience a $72,262 budget deficit.

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Income inequality increases in Washtenaw County

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

The Center for Labor and Community Studies at the University's Dearborn campus released a report Monday detailing the state of economic inequality in Washtenaw County, titled “Growing Together or Drifting Apart.”

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CSG election produces closest race of the last decade

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Make Michigan’s Cooper Charlton, an LSA junior, and Steven Halperin, an LSA sophomore, narrowly secured the Central Student Government presidential and vice presidential seats by five votes, making this year’s race the closest student government election in the past decade.

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Vagina Monologues add new emphasis on diversity

BY SAMIHA MATIN

The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” returned to campus Thursday and Friday to explore feminism and female sexuality.

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Research develops mini-lung structures

BY SANJAY REDDY

Stem cell research has long been seen as a new frontier for disease therapeutics. By coaxing stem cells to form 3D miniature lung structures, University researchers are helping explain why.

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Students from across the state march in Lansing

BY ISOBEL FUTTER

About 130 students from colleges across Michigan, including the University, congregated at the Lansing City Market Thursday morning for a march on the state capitol building.

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