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External candidates tapped for deanships

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Whereas dean selections frequently come from within the institution, both of Thursday’s selections were external hires.

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University and state focus on retaining international students

BY SHOHAM GEVA

As a new push in the state to increase immigration to promote economic prosperity increases, international student retention has become a key focus, leading to involvement from many colleges in the state, including the University.

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Professors' research to improve STEM teaching

BY TOM MCBRIEN

The program, called REBUILD — Researching Evidence Based Undergraduate Instructional and Learning Developments — received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to study evidence-based educational practices and institute the findings in introductory science courses that affect more than 8,000 students per term.

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Candidates for Ann Arbor mayor discuss policy positions

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BY WILL GREENBERG

With less than a week to go before classes end, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje’s students tackled an unusual project — hosting a forum for the Ann Arbor mayoral candidates Wednesday afternoon.

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SAFE waits to approach Regents

BY KRISTEN FEDOR

Members of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality will not be present at Thursday’s University Board of Regents meeting. SAFE members initially expressed interest in taking their case to the regents after Central Student Government voted against a resolution in support of divestment from companies allegedly involved in human rights violations in Palestine.

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International professor recounts history of physicans in Africa

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BY TOM MCBRIEN

In his lecture “The Doctor Who Would Be King: Medical Utopias in the Colonial World,” Dr. Guillaume Lachenal discussed cases in which doctors were given control of certain regions of colonial Africa in the 20th century. Lachenal, a medical historian visiting from the Université Paris Diderot, discussed the origins and impacts of these colonies.

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BAMN urges admissions office to rethink policies

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BY WILL GREENBERG

Chants of “they say ‘Jim Crow,’ we say, ‘hell no,’ ” echoed across campus for the second time this semester as By Any Means Necessary partnered with Michigan high school students to protest the University’s admissions process.

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Lecture examines the use of affirmative action policy

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

A staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan discussed the history of and misconceptions surrounding affirmative action with University students and faculty Tuesday evening.

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Student-driven company aims to reach new heights

BY JOEL GOLDSTEIN

When LSA freshmen Andrew Jacob and Andre Najmolhoda were juniors at West Bloomfield High School, they started OverTheFly, a belt company. Today, OverTheFly belts are sold across Michigan, and Jacob and Najmolhoda are balancing running a company with their coursework.

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SACUA talks future deans and upcoming appointments

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BY ANDREW ALMANI

At the Senate Advisory Committee for University Affairs’ last meeting of the year Monday, the group discussed several upcoming dean appointments set to be finalized at the meeting of the University’s Board of Regents Thursday.

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Project to rethink North Campus aesthetics

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

At the University’s monthly Board of Regents meeting Thursday, the board approved the North Campus Grove project, which will transform the area’s outdoor space.

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With CSG presidency concluded, Proppe reflects on tenure

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Proppe said CSG was hit with a number of “surprises” that necessitated the recalibration of his goals as president.

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Five things you missed at Thursday's regents meeting

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BY SAM GRINGLAS

1. University President-elect Mark Schlissel attended his first monthly regents meeting Thursday afternoon. During brief comments, he told the regents he appreciated the warm welcome he’s received on campus.

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Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights begins on-campus interviews

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Officials from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights are on campus until today as part of an ongoing Title IX investigation at the University.

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Blue Leprechaun opens after renovations

BY CHRISTY SONG

The Blue Leprechaun has returned. After suffering extensive damage from a pipe burst in December, the sports bar reopened to patrons Monday.

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Creators Co-Op hosts RV tour, investors

BY AMIA DAVIS

Creators Co-Op, a student-run organization that strives to create a workspace for entrepreneurs to brainstorm and meet like-minded associates, hosted Drive Capital at their house on Wednesday.

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Hard drug use on the rise at the University

BY MAX RADWIN

Over the last decade, the University has seen an increase in the prevalence of harder drugs, specifically prescription stimulants and ecstasy, while drugs like heroin threaten to boom in the near future.

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University officials, BSU progress in discussions

BY CLAIRE BRYAN AND YARDAIN AMRON

Since the University’s Black Student Union staged a protest on the steps of Hill Auditorium in January, student organizers and administrators have met regularly to discuss the group’s seven demands aimed at increasing equity and di

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New CSG executives hold their first meeting

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

In its first meeting Tuesday night, the fourth Central Student Government assembly officially swore in its new executives and assembly members, all of whom pledged to “preserve and champion the all-campus constitution of the Ann Arbor student body.”

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North Campus, Ross to receive renovations

BY YARDAIN AMRON

At their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents is set to approve several improvement and relocation projects. These renovation plans include a new Athletic Department center, revamping the Ross School of Business and a series of North Campus projects.

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