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Autonomous vehicle testing site "Mcity" opens on north campus

BY LARA MOEHLMAN

On Monday morning, Michigan's leading auto-industry experts and government officials, alongside University leaders, gathered in a brand new city, “Mcity,” the world’s first controlled vehicle test site designed to research and refine automated vehicle technology. The project aims to pave the way for mass-market driverless cars.

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Council members endorsed by members of community

BY LEA GIOTTO

The primary election for seats on Ann Arbor’s City Council will take place on August 4th, with candidates from four of the city’s five wards – including wards 1, 3, 4 and 5 — hoping to secure a seats for the next two years.

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Eda U. Gerstacker Grove project begins construction

BY ALYSSA BRANDON

Construction on North Campus is underway as renovations to The Eda U. Gerstacker Grove kick off near the North Campus Diag.

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“Women in Science” Exhibit to Launch at Museum of Natural History

BY KATIE PENROD

Inspired by her work with middle school girls, Ann Marie Macara, a graduate student in her fifth year at the University, designed an exhibit at the University’s Museum of Natural History titled, “Women in Science.”

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Snyder cuts state's film incentives program

BY EMMA KINERY

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed Public Act 11 117 of 2015, a bill effectively ending film incentives in the state of Michigan on July 10. The move has many questioning the future of filming in the state.

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University study shows medical marijuana users are more addicted than illicit users

BY ALAINA WYGANT

According to a recent University study, if you use medical marijuana and you’re a high school student, you are more likely to become addicted to the substance than from the use of non-medical marijuana.
The authors of the study used data from another study, Monitoring the Future, an ongoing look at drug use among American adolescents.

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Munger Graduate Residences to open in August

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BY EMMA KERR

If you’re a graduate student living in the new Munger Graduate Residences, climbing through dorm windows at night to get a strictly prohibited rooftop view will not be part of your residential life experience.

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The 56th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair returns to the city

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BY JACKIE CHARNIGA AND LARA MOEHLMAN

After a year of intense collaboration between local officials and event organizers, the 56th annual award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fair returns to Tree Town Wednesday.

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LSA announces transfer students will be able to defer enrollment

BY LEA GIOTTO

The School of Literature, Science and the Arts announced last week that students who transfer into the college at the University from another college or university will have the option to defer enrollment for up to one year.

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Schlissel travels to China for first University visit abroad

BY MAYA SHANKAR

While many in Ann Arbor enjoyed the generally pleasant weather of the past few days, President Schlissel experienced a typhoon halfway across the world.
Schlissel spent the past week in Beijing and Shanghai, meeting with Chinese research partners, University alumni, students and faculty on his first international visit as president of the University.

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Gofundme created to cover University student's medical costs

BY IRENE PARK

After diving into shallow water to retrieve a volleyball at Lake Sherwood in Commerce Township, rising business junior Taylor Janssen broke his neck at the C5 vertebrae. Janssen was taken to the University Hospital, where he was treated in the intensive care unit until Wednesday, when he was transferred to a general hospital room to focus on physical therapy and talking.

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University student awarded prestigious engineering scholarship

BY ALEX JUNTTI

Lieutenant Jesse Hermsen, an engineering officer recruiter for the Navy, said Klee is a well-groomed student ready to take on the many challenges the NUPOC program has to offer.

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$1.1 million distributed to Southeast Michigan to increase graduation rates

BY JACKIE CHARNIGA

Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters proposed this month that $1.1 million will be awarded to Southeast Michigan students to increase graduation rates. The plan is funded by the Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services Program, an outreach resource dedicated to assisting students from underprivileged backgrounds.

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University alum Sam Zell donates $60 million to Ross School of Business

BY LEA GIOTTO

The Zell Family Foundation donated $60 million to the Ross School of Business Monday morning. This donation will bring the Zell family’s total contributions to the University to over $150 million.

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Settlement reached in University disabilities lawsuit

BY LARA MOEHLMAN

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, a decision was reached in the lawsuit against the University concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Wednesday.

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Obama nominates University professor to Federal Reserve Board

BY ALYSSA BRANDON

President Barack Obama announced his nomination of School of Public Policy and economics professor Kathryn M. Dominguez to serve on the Federal Reserve Board Monday afternoon.

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Open carry rights activist sues University for restricting gun possession on campus

BY EMMA KINERY

After igniting controversy at Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School in March for openly carrying a gun to his little sister’s choir concert, Ann Arbor resident Joshua Wade advocated for the right to open carry again by suing the University for restrictions on bearing arms on campus.
The lawsuit, filed in June, claims the University’s ban of guns on campus to be unconstitutional.

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Pieology pizzeria opens on East Liberty

BY JENNIFER LIANG

Pieology Pizzeria, which offers custom salads and pizzas with unlimited toppings, opened its doors at 620 East Liberty St. June 28. This is the California-based restaurant’s first location in the state of Michigan.
Mike Morgan, General Manager of Pieology, said Ann Arbor was a good location for the restaurant because of the city’s food-loving population.

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University professors discuss Pope's trip to Latin America

BY EMMA KINERY

Pope Francis finished his eight-day tour of the Latin American countries of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay on Sunday.
Although Latin America contains the largest Catholic population in the world — nearly half of the world’s believers live there — Pope Francis has only visited once before when he attended Brazil’s World Youth Day in July of 2013.

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