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Warrior-Scholar Project helps vets transition from military to academic life

BY AMABEL KAROUB

This past week, the national program that prepares United States veterans for the academic rigors of an elite university visited campus for the first time.

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University names new Trotter director

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BY IAN DILLINGHAM

E. Royster Harper, hoping to shift focus from facilities to programming, appoints former Spectrum head Jackie Simpson as director of the Trotter Multicultural Center.

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Detroit Beat: General Motors CEO Mary Barra in midst of difficult summer

BY KATIE BURKE

General Motors CEO Mary Barra began the summer in the Big House, delivering a speech to University graduates that offered advice for the future.

Last week, she appeared in front of Congress for the fourth time in four months, addressing an audience that was much less welcoming than the class of 2014.

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City Council proposes new charter requirements

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BY EMMA KERR

Amid a City Council meeting Monday heavily focused on the city's charter and infrastructure development, discussion was frequently interrupted by protesters.

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Schlissel brings new leadership style during first week

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BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Schlissel's role as a facilitator may already be shifting University dynamics, in particular the relationship between the President and University Athletic Department.

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Biden speaks on key issues, importance of passion in Detroit

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BY SHOHAM GEVA

Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden visited Michigan to speak at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.

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Art Fair and Ann Arbor strengthen ties

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BY SHOHAM GEVA

Monday, two days before the Art Fair hit downtown Ann Arbor, the organizers of the original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair held a party.

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Peace Corps revamps application process

BY MICHAEL SPAETH

In the wake of declining application numbers, the Peace Corps is making substantial changes to its application process, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.

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DETROIT BEAT

Students find future and opportunity in the city

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BY PAIGE PFLEGER

Detroit is almost 140 square miles in size, large enough to fit Manhattan, San Francisco, and Boston inside of its borders.

Some of those square miles live up to Detroit’s reputation. There are vacant lots, crimes, blight, and distressed conditions. However, the remainder that makes up the city’s center could be referred to as an almost second Detroit

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Campus, state community welcome new University president on social media

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BY SHOHAM GEVA

During his first day on the job, new University president Mark Schlissel received a warm social media welcome both on campus and beyond.

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Election Commission continues to discuss misprinted ballot issues

BY SHOHAM GEVA

The city’s Election Commission met Friday morning to discuss continued issues stemming from a misprint on 392 absentee ballots, and to test tabulation equipment for Wards 2 and 3.

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New University research could help design better HIV vaccine

BY IRENE PARK

Sunday, a research team headed by Wei Cheng, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and faculty member at the College of Pharmacy, published a study in the online journal Nature Nanotechnology showing that HIV viruses differ from one another in their protein composition.

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Nonprofit surveys candidates on the arts

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Wednesday, nonprofit group the Arts Alliance released the results of a survey sent out to electoral candidates about their involvement in and stance on support for various aspects of the arts in Washtenaw County.

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International programs to move to Dennison after renovation

BY MICHAEL SPAETH

The home of physics and astronomy — the David M. Dennison Building — is set to receive both a physical makeover, as well as a change of tenants.

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Art Fair wraps up 55th year

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Nearly 1,000 artists flocked to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor Wednesday through Saturday to display their work at the 55th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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Orientation Issue: Surviving Welcome Week

BY JESSE KLEIN

His name was Jory, but honestly I don’t remember ever calling him that. During my first Welcome Week at the University, he was “Jor-Master of Directions.”

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Boycott Israel protest held throughout Art Fair

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Protesters marched around the Diag and through the Ann Arbor Art Fair for several hours Friday afternoon to encourage a boycott of Israel and raise awareness of the current loss of life in the Middle East following escalated conflict in Gaza and Israel.

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SAFE holds candlelight vigil for Gaza

BY EMMA KERR

University student group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality organized a candlelight vigil in honor of the lives that have been lost in the conflict and to raise awareness of the issue among students and the Ann Arbor community.

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