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Endowment explained: What the University does with $9.7 billion

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

The University’s most recent Report of Investments, released at the October Board of Regents meeting to reflect numbers as of June 30, 2014, shows an all-time high level of endowment funds: $9.7 billion. That’s nearly quadruple its value 15 years ago.

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Students hope to secure seats on Ann Arbor City Council

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Student City Council members have a short but interesting legacy in Ann Arbor. In 1973, University alum Kathy Kozachenko became the first openly gay or lesbian candidate to succeed in a bid for political office in the U.S. when she was elected to a Council seat. Preceding her in 1972 were two other student councilmembers: University alums Nancy Wechsler and Jerry DeGrieck.

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Panel discusses social science research

BY QUAN NGUYEN

Emphasizing the importance of open access to data, three University professors discussed the future of social science research in a panel held in the Hatcher Graduate Library on Thursday.
The panelists invited to present their suggestions included Psychology Prof. Nick Ellis, Assistant History Prof. Michelle McClellan and History Prof. George Alter.

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After lengthy search, City of Ann Arbor appoints new fire chief

BY WILL GREENBERG

The City of Ann Arbor has finally filled the vacant Ann Arbor Fire Chief spot with Larry Collins accepting the position Tuesday.

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Students, faculty discuss grand jury decision in Ferguson

Charles Kowalec/Daily

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

As the St. Louis County, Mo. prosecuting attorney announced a grand jury's decision that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the August death of teenager Michael Brown, about 40 students and University faculty members gathered in Tisch Hall to discuss the issues and watch the live television coverage together.

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SACUA discusses academic legislation

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BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

As students and faculty alike count down the hours until Thanksgiving Break, the Senate Advisory Committee for University Affairs convened for its weekly meeting in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building.

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Giving Blueday to encourage student donors

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Next Tuesday is about to be a whole lot more Blue.
The University aims to raise $1 million next Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Giving Blueday, the first University-wide one-day push for donations as part of its current major fundraising campaign, Victors for Michigan.

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On Call: A glimpse at the University's Survival Flight Program

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BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Forty minutes from the bustling streets of Ann Arbor, the Livingston County Airport plays a unique and critical role for the University of Michigan Health System and its most critically-ill patients.

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Quicken Loans offers internships to students

BY THERESE BREUCH

Over the past three summers, Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest mortgage lender, headquartered in Detroit, has taken approximately 17 percent of their interns from the University, making it one of the highest represented colleges in last summer’s internship program.

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After decision in Ferguson, anger and sorrow on Diag

BY EMMA KERR

More than 1,000 students and community members gathered in solidarity on the Diag Tuesday night following a grand jury decision Monday not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri. police officer with the August shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

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Election results indicate support for legalization

BY EMMA KERR AND JACK TURMAN

As more states and municipalities are voting to decriminalize recreational marijuana use, Ann Arbor could be closer to legalization.

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'U' looks to provide new, unplugged TV offerings

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

University Information and Technology Services doesn’t want students to rely on Netflix for catching up on their favorite shows. Rather, it’s ready to bring live TV on-campus — delivered directly to students laptops and smartphones.

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University releases first sexual misconduct report

BY MAX RADWIN

Following revisions to its Student Sexual Misconduct Policy in 2012, the University has released its first annual report devoted exclusively to incidents of sexual misconduct, which have been reported at an increasing rate in the last four years.

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School of Public Health to add Nutritional Sciences Department

BY AMABEL KAROUB

On Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents approved the creation of the Department of Nutritional Sciences within the School of Public Health.

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Schlissel names new leader of health system, pending regents' approval

BY AMABEL KAROUB

University President Mark Schlissel named his nomination for a new leader of the University of Michigan Health System Monday. Dr. Marschall Runge has been recommended to lead medical affairs at the University, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents at their regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 18.

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo speaks to University students

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, a University alum and speaker at the 2013 Spring Commencement, spoke Friday at the Ross School of Business in an event sponsored by Business fraternity Phi Chi Theta.

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National, state economic outlook topic of conference

BY LEA GIOTTO

The University hosted its 62nd Annual Economic Outlook Conference in Rackham Amphitheater Thursday and Friday.

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