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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Protection of Diag 'M' falls flat

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Early Wednesday morning, the ‘M’ was painted green, and the 15th “Defend the Diag” effort was stymied before it had even begun.

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Panel looks at international Ebola efforts

Abby Kirn/ Daily

BY PARISHA NOVA

The International Institute hosted a roundtable Wednesday exploring the multifaceted impacts of the deadly Ebola virus that has led to the deaths of more than 4,500 people across several West African countries in recent months. The panelists discussed the causes and consequences of the epidemic from both a local and global perspective.

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NYU professor warns of the dangers of antibiotic overconsumption

Amanda Allen/Daily

BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

With cold and flu season in full swing, students may be heading to medical professionals hoping to get a prescription for antibiotics and a quick and easy means of restoring good health.

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New Ferguson resolution to be considered by CSG

BY TANAZ AHMED

After a resolution to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson was introduced Sept. 16 and was voted down Oct. 7, a new resolution against police brutality was proposed during the Central Student Government meeting Tuesday night.

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Engineering student remembered for energy, spirit in research work

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Engineering graduate student Derek Tat passed away on Friday in a traffic accident.
Tat, 24, came to the University in January to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. He had previously received degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and had worked in the private sector.

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Mayoral candidate sets priorities for Ann Arbor

BY JACK TURMAN

As Ann Arbor’s mayoral election quickly approaches, City Councilmember Christopher Taylor (D–Ward 3) has been prioritizing the main issues he would like to resolve if elected as mayor in November.

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Dance Marathon kicks off fundraising with 5K in the Arb

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Gravel and orange leaves crunched under the shoes of about 120 University students and Ann Arbor residents Sunday afternoon as they ran through the Nichols Arb to raise money for the University chapter of Dance Marathon’s Third Annual 5K For the Kids.

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Public health symposium explores global engagement

Robert Dunne/Daily

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

About 200 people gathered at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building for the Fourth Annual Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health and Social Justice.

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Clinton emphasizes get out the vote, family in rally

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY SHOHAM GEVA

A week after First Lady Michelle Obama visited the state in a get-out-the-vote push for Democrats, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and former First Lady, spoke at a Democratic rally at Oakland University’s athletics center, the O’Rena, Thursday evening to deliver a similar message.

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Snyder touts Detroit future to Law School

James Coller/Daily

BY BEN ATLAS

Though less than three weeks remain until Election Day, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was not touting his work to revitalize Detroit to a mass audience at a campaign rally Thursday, but to a room full of University Law School students.

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SAPAC holds candlelight vigil for violence survivors

BY TOM MCBRIEN

Wednesday night, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center held a vigil on the Diag for those who have died as a result of intimate partner violence.

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Snyder's 'tuition restraint' contains cost of attendance

BY BEN ATLAS

When Republican Gov. Rick Snyder cut the state’s higher education budget by 15 percent in 2011, he also reintroduced a mechanism to incentivize state universities to limit the size of their annual tuition increases.

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Terri Lynn Land focuses campaign on family issues

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

As the 2014 U.S. Senate elections come around the corner, Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land will challenge U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D) in the race for the retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin’s seat.

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Mayoral candidates aim to keep young talent in Ann Arbor

BY EMMA KERR

While the possibility of attending one of the University’s many post-undergraduate schools may account for a number of these responses, city officials understand the need to retain the young professionals graduating from the University.

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Plans made for the unlikely arrival of Ebola at the University

BY QUAN NGUYEN AND JAMES SHIPMAN

Despite the unlikelihood that the Ebola virus will come to Ann Arbor, experts at the University of Michigan Health System, the School of Public Health and University Health Service are working to construct a response plan to the virus.

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University undergraduate enrollment increases slightly

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

The University’s undergraduate enrollment increased slightly this year, according to figures released early Monday morning.

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City Council to expand Ann Arbor's non-discrimination ordinance

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

The Ann Arbor City Council unanimously approved amendments to both the city’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance and the Living Wage Ordinance at their meeting Monday.

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Verbena sets new tone for campus clothing stores

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

The Ann Arbor business scene is known for its turnover — and boutiques are no exception.

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After 40 years, Services for Students with Disabilities celebrates campus role

BY JULIA LISS

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities continued a yearlong celebration of 40 years of service with an all-day conference Friday at the Hatcher Graduate Library.

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Detroit Marathon draws record-breaking entries

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

DETROIT — Thousands of runners paced anxiously on the cold, brisk October morning on W. Fort Street. In the dark, donning disposable layers and gloves, the runners awaited the horn to signal the beginning of the end of their months of tireless training: the start of the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon.

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