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Silent vigil honors victims of police violence and profiling

BY JACK TURMAN & STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

Hundreds of University students, faculty and staff members, as well as students from other universities gathered in the Winter Garden at the Ross School of Business for a silent vigil for Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who recently lost their lives in police-related violence. The event was organized by students in the Black Business Student Association to show solidarity for victims of racialized violence.

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CSG passes resolution to support onsite admissions

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BY ALYSSA BRANDON

At the Central Student Government meeting Tuesday night, the assembly passed a resolution supporting an onsite admissions process in Detroit schools, swore in new representatives and elected new vice chairs for the Finance Committee and for the Resolutions Committee.

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Library receives additional support for homeless clients

BY JACK TURMAN

Though local warming shelters are expanding their accessibility this year, the city’s homeless community has come to rely on the Ann Arbor District Library for warmth during the winter months, leading officials to implement a program to provide extra support for library staff.

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Center for Entrepreneurship adds graduate program

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

The University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is spearheading a new graduate program to prioritize alternate forms of learning. Mikhail Zolikoff, the recently-appointed director of Graduate Programs, will lead the new program with David Wentzloff, co-director of Graduate Education in CFE.

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Schlissel addresses safety, athletics in fireside chat

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BY ALLANA AKHTAR

University President Mark Schlissel joined 30 students in the Michigan Union on Thursday for his fourth and final fireside chat of the semester.

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'Therapaws' dogs return to provide exam relief

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BY PARISHA NOVA

A number of dogs were on hand at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library on Monday to provide some extra love to students stressed by impending final exams.

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Legislation proposes extending bar hours to 4 a.m.

BY BEN ATLAS

The Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that would allow bars to sell liquor until 4 a.m. on weekend nights. Under the proposed law, bars located in “central business districts” would still need approval from a local legislative authority by obtaining an extended hours permit for an annual fee of $10,000.

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Health experts debate merits of circumcision

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BY IRENE PARK

The National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers of Michigan sponsored an event Sunday, titled “New Perspectives on Circumcision,” at the Michigan League in order to discuss the merits and pitfalls of the debated practice.

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University hosts Twitter chat on social media in journalism

BY IRENE PARK

The University hosted a live Twitter chat event Friday titled “The Power of Social Media in Journalism Today” with three panelists: Gregory Anderson, editorial director at Yahoo and Knight Wallace Fellow; Martha Jones, professor of history and Afroamerican and African studies; and Jennifer Calfas, 2015 Editor in Chief of The Michigan Daily.

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University says regents complied with Open Meetings Act

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

November’s University Board of Regents meeting did not go according to schedule.

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act could challenge Ann Arbor law

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Passed by the Michigan House last week, the Religious Freedom Resoration Act has potential impact on two proposed amendments that seek to include LGBTQ protections to the state’s Elliott-Larsen civil rights act.

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Daily staff elects 2015 class of editors

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

After nearly a month of publication-wide elections, The Michigan Daily staff has chosen its editor-in-chief, managing editor and managing section editors for the 2015 calendar year.

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Startup career fair planned for January

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

Though finals are almost here next semester;s activities are just around the corner. And one these is the annual MPowered Startup Career Fair.

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Concussion concerns overstated, professor says

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

When sophomore quarterback Shane Morris was pulled out of the Wolverines’ Sept. 27 game against Minnesota, media attention was immediately drawn to his “probable, mild” concussion and the people responsible for the care of players on the sidelines.

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African Scholars program hosts annual symposium

BY TANYA MADHANI

The U-M African Presidential Scholars Program held its Research Symposium for the fall semester in the Rackham Assembly Hall Monday. The program was established in 2008 following former University President Mary Sue Coleman’s visit to Ghana.

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University planetarium aims to bring stars in full focus

BY KRISTEN ANDERSON

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History offers the program “Star Talk: The Sky Tonight” year-round on Saturdays and Sundays. Small groups attend each program, which runs about 45 minutes long and takes place in the museum’s 36-seat planetarium.

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