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Friday, November 21, 2014

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BAMN protestors shut down regents meeting

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Carrying signs and shouting “Open it up, or shut it down,” about two dozen members of the organization By Any Means Necessary shut down the University’s Board of Regents monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.

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Investigative journalist talks media coverage of tobacco industry

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BY IRENE PARK

Inside the Biomedical Science Research Building on Thursday, investigative journalist Charles Lewis discussed the history of investigative journalism in the tobacco industry during a lecture titled “The Truth About the Lies.”

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Campus votes in mid-term student government elections

BY TANAZ AHMED

From 12:00 a.m. on Nov. 19 until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 20, students across campus voted in fall elections for Central Student Government representatives, as well as on a variety of individual issues.

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Councilmembers discuss recent shooting as case investigation goes to state level

BY JACK TURMAN

Following the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Aura Rosser of Ann Arbor by police Nov. 9, the investigation is now being conducted by the Michigan State Police.

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Panel talks feminism on the Internet and new media

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BY EMMA KINERY

The School of Information’s entrepreneurship program and the University’s chapter of the American Library Association hosted a panel Thursday highlighting women in technology.

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Shorter Welcome Week leads to decreased alcohol use

BY MAX RADWIN

According to data compiled by the University’s Division of Public Safety and Security, this year’s Welcome Week saw a general decline in on-campus alcohol-related activity, but an uptick in off-campus neighborhoods.

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Technology company's director discusses global businesses

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Students from the Ross School of Business, StartUM Entrepreneurship and TAMID Israel Investment Group at Michigan continued their missions to encourage innovation on a global scale, all while learning about tech startups Tuesday.

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Schlissel talks sexual assault prevention, repairs and renovations

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BY BECKY WEILAND

In the Pond Room of the Michigan Union, about a dozen randomly-selected students from around campus gathered Monday evening to discuss issues with University President Mark Schlissel and E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life, during their monthly Fireside Chat.

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Confidentiality agreement constricts athletics advisory board

BY AUSTEN HUFFORD

The University’s Advisory Board on Intercollegiate Athletics, the only body charged with providing faculty, student and alumni input to the Athletic Department, is restricted by a wide-ranging confidentiality and fiduciary agreement with the department, causing some faculty members to call into question the board’s independence and influence.

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Administrators say Texas 10 percent plan not a good option

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Despite the adoption of similar plans in Texas, California and Florida, it’s unclear whether such a policy would be feasible in Michigan.

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Regents approve renovations to Dennison Building

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

The University’s Board of Regents approved designs for the new Biological Science Building and renovations for the David M. Dennison Building, as well as projects on the second floor of Lorch Hall and improvements for Yost Ice Arena.

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Vigil on the Diag honors missing Mexican students

BY TAYLOR WIZNER

Two months after 43 students went missing after being taken from Iguala, Mexico by police during a protest, University students commemorated the missing students’ lives during a vigil on the Diag Thursday evening.

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Legal status of gender identity and expression protections unclear

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Among the many points of contention between the two amendments to the state’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act currently before the Michigan legislature, a primary one is the inclusion of gender identity and expression.

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Campaign to end sexual assault promotes dialogue

BY EMILIE PLESSET

In a three-night roundtable policy discussion examining and critiquing the University’s approach to sexual assault, about 70 University students joined the conversation held on campuses nationwide.

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Grad student claims wrongful suspension from Social Work, prepares legal action

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

After being suspended from completing an internship in July, Social Work student Ta-Kara Roquemore and those representing her say she is now prepared to take legal action against the University unless she is allowed to continue the job.

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What The F magazine hosts TEDx on gender norms

BY EMMA KINERY

In an effort to examine gender from a different perspective, about 50 students attended a TEDx event on Wednesday titled “Deconstructing Gender Assumptions,” organized by What the F, a feminist magazine on campus.

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CSG proposes resolution to sponsor the Golden Apple award and lecture

BY TANAZ AHMED

A resolution to sponsor the 2015 Golden Apple Award and lecture was proposed by CSG President Bobby Dishell, a Public Policy senior, along with finance committee chair Jacob Ruby, an LSA junior, and finance committee vice-chair Chris McCurry, a Business sophomore.

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