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Provost announces plan to curb over-enrollment

BY SAM GRINGLAS

This fall, the University enrolled 6,532 freshmen — an increase of 307 over last year — and about 500 more than University officials had intended.

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Democratic attorney general candidate aims to aid student debt

BY BEN ATLAS

It has been 60 years since an incumbent attorney general in Michigan has lost a bid for reelection, but Mark Totten, Michigan State University law professor and Democratic nominee for that spot, is hoping to bring that streak to an end. Totten, 40, has both a law degree and Ph.D. in ethics from Yale University and his past experience includes stints as a staff attorney for the U.S.

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University pioneers connected vehicle research

BY IRENE PARK

The University’s new Mobility Transformation Center aims to cure some of automobile transportation’s more dangerous pitfalls — most of which are, in fact, caused by people.

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EarthFest unites students in sustainability efforts

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BY ARIANA ASSAF

Celebrating and protecting the planet has been promoted by the University for years, but Wednesday, Planet Blue injected new energy into the spirit of sustainability with its annual EarthFest — a “Party for the Planet” that included food samples, live entertainment and the chance to win an iPad.

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Pilot study uses texting to interact with Detroit residents

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

Though texting is generally used as a casual form of communication, University researchers are exploring the medium as a new means of collecting data and interacting with communities. Their pilot participants: low-income Detroit residents.

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New York Times reporter provides Constitutional analysis

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BY TAYLOR WIZNER

To honor the 227th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s signing, Adam Liptak, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, spoke Wednesday afternoon about the Roberts court and the Constitution’s role in public policy today.

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University reviews emergency procedures following alert

BY MAX RADWIN

Though last Wednesday’s emergency alert notifying students that someone was armed in the Chemistry Building turned out to be a false alarm, the event raised questions regarding the University’s preparedness for situations in which the lives of students, faculty and staff are in danger.

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Schlissel talks town-gown partnership

Infographic by Jake Wellins and Carolyn Gearig

BY EMMA KERR

As University President Mark Schlissel settles in on campus and in Ann Arbor, he brings with him a new perspective on how the University should interact with the city.

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University named top public institution in global survey

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

The University maintained its title as the top U.S. public university as determined by the QS World Rankings.. The same list ranked the University as 23rd among all higher education institutions, moving down one spot from last year.

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Regents to consider renovations for athletic campus and IM Building

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BY CLAIRE BRYAN

At their first meeting of the academic year this Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents is expected to vote on more than $180 million in capital projects related to varsity and intramural athletics.

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CSG joins White House's nationwide campus sexual assault prevention campaign

BY TANAZ AHMED

The National Campus Leadership Council, a non-profit organization, invited the University’s Central Student Government in the summer to participate in the campaign in an effort to involve University and all of its student leaders.

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Pussy Riot talks protests, government repression

BY RACHEL PREMACK

Students and Ann Arborites lined East Liberty Street Thursday night to see two members from Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock protest group that’s made international headlines since their 2011 inception.

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Regents approve new athletics facility and update to IM Building

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents approved $18.7 million in renovations to the Intramural Sports Building and the construction of a $168 million South Campus athletics facility — one of the largest sports-focused construction projects in decades.

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Schuette hopes to keep attorney general seat

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) will ask Michigan’s voters to elect him to a second term this November.

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Ann Arbor sees uptick in luxury apartments and rent costs

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Traditional college housing — the rickety, aging homes and rarely renovated apartments that smell like Ramen noodles — has had competitors from new luxury apartment buildings near campus.

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Colombian professor talks country's struggles

BY EMMA KERR

Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, stressed the need for leadership and new government strategies for understanding the country’s political conflict and its effect on Colombian communities.

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Resolution protests police violence in Ferguson, Missouri

BY TANAZ AHMED

At its weekly meeting Tuesday, Central Student Government introduced a resolution to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. against police brutality.

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County medical society hosts hopeful politicians

BY STEPHANIE DILWORTH

The Washtenaw County Medical Society hosted an all-candidate forum Tuesday night at the Ann Arbor City Club featuring individuals running for state and national level political seats in the upcoming November election.

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