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Saturday, February 28, 2015

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New multicultural lounge celebrates Arab heritage

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

Nearly one year ago, students from the UM Divest movement hung a sign on the door of Central Student Government chambers as part of a weeklong protest to occupy the room.

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"Take Back the X" seeks to empower students and alumni

BY KATIE PENROD

When he started to speak Thursday inside Rackham Amphitheatre, Lester Spence choked up and wiped tears from his eyes. As one of the speakers in “Taking Back the X, Bringing Back the Love,” Spence, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, helped wrap up the University’s series of Black History Month events. Spence said this experience was an emotional one, because he felt so personally connected to the University.

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Nursing professor receives 2015 Golden Apple award

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

About 30 minutes into his lecture Wednesday morning, Nursing Prof. Stephen Strobbe was caught off-guard by a group of students who offered congratulations and presented him with a bouquet of flowers, balloons and an apple.

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University study finds similar addictive properties in junk food, drugs

Zach Moore/Daily

BY SANJAY REDDY

Despite efforts to curtail fast food consumption in the United States, junk food remains in popular demand — and new University research released last week suggests this resilience is in part due to the nature of the foods themselves.

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University program may assist in fight against Ebola spread

Delaney Ryan/Daily

BY CARLY NOAH

Students, professionals and faculty University-wide joined forces to generate solutions to some of the challenges faced by Ebola patients.
Finding innovative solutions specific to the Ebola outbreak was the focus of a recent three-day design and planning period hosted by the School of Art and Design.

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SpringFest to extend to two days in April

BY TANYA MADHANI

The annual SpringFest outdoor festival will expand into three different areas and, for the first time since its start in 2011, will cover multiple days.

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SAFE launches campaign to encourage divestment

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BY EMILY MIILLER

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality — the University chapter of the activist group Students for Justice in Palestine — read a new divestment resolution Tuesday during the Divestment and Sanctions Symposium. Organizers intend to bring before the Central Student Government.

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Snyder promotes career and technical education

BY EMMA KINERY

When Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State address in January, he discussed career technical training programs, associate's degrees, dual enrollment and other higher education pathways.

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Last CSG meeting before break finalizes ‘Hail and Unite’ support

William Lynch/Daily

BY ALYSSSA BRANDON

In its final meeting before Spring Break, the Central Student Government Assembly cemented its support of the “Hail and Unite” spirit song, in addition to listening to a proposal for the body to fund promotional materials for a new food donation program.

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Path forward for higher education funding under Snyder unclear

BY JACK TURMAN

After cutting education funding by 15 percent upon assuming office, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) incrementally increased higher education funding in each subsequent year, though the final dollar amount still remains lower than it was when he took office.

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CSG vice presidential nominee was on ski trip

BY ALYSSA BRANDON

LSA sophomore Matt Fidel, The Team’s candidate for Central Student Government vice president, participated in a ski trip during which members of his fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu, as well as sorority Sigma Delta Tau, reportedly caused at least $85,000 in damages, campaign manager Jacob Abudaram, an LSA junior, confirmed to The Michigan Daily last week.

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Students could see impact from stalled White House immigration reforms

BY ISOBEL FUTTER

Earlier this month, a federal court stalled an expansion of an executive order that would have expanded the provisions for some undocumented immigrants to remain in the country — including some students.

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Professor leads push for lung cancer screenings

BY JACKIE MILLER

After a push led by a University professor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized coverage guidelines this February for individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer, allowing them the ability to receive lung-screening CT scans with no co-pay.
CMS is the federal agency that administers Medicaid and Medicare.

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New program seeks to promote use of technology in classroom

BY COLLEEN HARRISON

As digital education moves to the forefront of innovation initiatives on college campuses, the University has launched a new digitally minded program this semester.

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State funding trends impact affordability efforts

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Over the course of half a decade, the state of Michigan has severely limited its higher education funding. In an effort to fill the gap, the University has resorted to other sources for revenue — namely, raising student tuition.

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Video games could impact learning in classrooms

BY SARAH KHAN

While multiplayer, online, battle-type games will not be used in most classes in the near future, a new study by University researchers shows how digital game use in the classroom can help teachers track student learning.

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Board of Regents approves appointment of new Comprehensive Cancer Center director

BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

Radiation Oncology Prof. Theodore Lawrence, the newly approved director of the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, said he intends to expand the center’s focus on precision medicine.

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In Lansing, Schlissel lobbies for state funds

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

University President Mark Schlissel spent Tuesday afternoon in Lansing meeting with members of the state Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Higher Education.

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Platform aims to shift basis for class grades

BY CARLY NOAH

When Education Prof. Barry Fishman walks into one of his classes, he uses a program called GradeCraft in which students begin with a grade of 0 percent and have the ability to build up their grade as high as they desire.

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Student announces candidacy for City Council

BY EMMA KERR

In a city where the City Council wards split Ann Arbor’s student population five ways, LSA senior Zachary Ackerman declared his candidacy Tuesday for a seat on the Ann Arbor City Council.

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