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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Editorials

From the Daily: Policing the police

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While the Garner case has proven body cameras alone can’t be expected to solve deeply rooted and systemic issues of police brutality, requiring officers to wear them has been statistically shown to create more accountability on all sides. Therefore, the Ann Arbor Police Department, the University of Michigan Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across the nation should adopt the use of body cameras as the first step in a multi-pronged approach to police reformation.

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From the Daily: Aggregating opportunity

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While there is potential in this technology to create a more personalized student experience, if the University were to implement a similar system, they should be aware of concerns regarding its possible invasiveness into students’ lives.

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From the Daily: More than a minor change

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University should be commended for expanding academics to include studies of different identities and it should find more ways to encourage students to take these classes.

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From the Daily: Drinking in the open

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

An approach of openness and comprehensive education offers the University the opportunity to shape the futures of Wolverines for years to come.

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From the Daily: A united approach

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The University of Michigan is in a unique position to deal with these controversies: the athletic director is currently undetermined. There is an opportunity to hire a director who is dedicated to protecting and providing for the student-athletes as they deserve; one who is willing to spearhead reform and reach out to other universities to band together — as the Big Ten and Pac Twelve conferences have — to improve the welfare of our student-athletes.

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From the Daily: Athletics over academics

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The NCAA and universities are responsible for their athletes’ educations, and must provide ways to make sure student-athletes aren’t left behind. Student-athletes should be given the chance to succeed and get the most from their college education, while engaging in their respective sports.

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From the Daily: Innovative learning

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

This commitment to engaged learning will allow the student body to reap the benefits that the University has to offer through a comprehensive education across the disciplines. However, the University should continue to develop new ways to incorporate these multidisciplinary instructional methods.

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From the Daily: The road to recovery

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

With the approval of its bankruptcy plan, Detroit has been granted a rare second chance and a pointed direction for growth. However thankful the city may be, this is not the time to relax.

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From the Daily: Postponing the inevitable

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Furthering the struggle to obtain marriage equality in Michigan, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 ruling Nov. 6 upholding the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. A final resolution by the Supreme Court may take time, but until then, the government should work to enact legislation that will award benefits to same-sex couples who are currently being denied the entirety of their rights.

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From the Daily: Nothing to hide?

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

While there are conflicting opinions about whether or not state document retention policies apply to the University, it’s also unclear why the school has taken itself to be an exception and is engaging in a larger pattern of behavior that obscures public transparency.

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Columns

Lauren McCarthy: Rolling Stone's disservice

BY LAUREN MCCARTHY

Erdely abused her privilege, and has failed both as a journalist and as an advocate of women's rights. Nonetheless, it is my hope as both a woman and a member of the media that this issue will be approached by journalists in the future with not only integrity, but also conviction and the utmost care.

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Avery DiUbaldo: Sleep in August

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

Some mornings, I would wake before work with a mysterious, lingering optimism, as if I had won a lottery in the night and then forgotten about it, and it wasn’t until I was halfway out of the shower that I would remember the dream of the previous night, the dream in which she had appeared among all the other half-formed and siren things which populate dreams, all the dark forests and crumbling teeth, and had offered her hand for mine to hold

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Victoria Noble: Ross and the rest

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

The University has a responsibility to ensure that the perceived (or actual) inequality of experiences or resources between LSA and special programs like the Business School is not contributing to students’ decisions to pursue any given major.

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James Brennan: The story of Frank Clark

BY JAMES BRENNAN

This is not to advocate for sympathy or pity for a man who hit a woman, but let us remember that the man who attacked his girlfriend last month was once a boy.

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Victoria Noble: Responsible reporting on sexual assault

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

Rolling Stone’s article should’ve never mattered in the way we allowed it to.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Michigan Religious Freedom as an excuse for ambiguous discrimination

BY GABRIELLE KIRSCH

I won’t be the first LGBTQ person from Michigan to leave if our rights fall to this level of disgrace. Only bigots will stay. What a loss that would be.

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Michigan in Color: The Equality Movement

BY VENIECE SESSION

Love is the source to pull from hate and create peace. Love has the ability to look beyond rage and grasp influence. Love has the ability to not only empathize but strategize and positively control and structure the myriad of negative feelings that are all human.

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Viewpoint: Hillel, Israel, and the changing face of American Judaism

BY MATAN KAMINER AND JOEL REINSTEIN

To honor the Jewish tradition of justice, there can be no exceptions to fighting oppression. There can be no tolerating the misappropriation of Jewish identity to defend apartheid. The new face of American Judaism is coming.

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Viewpoint: For marginalized students, a painful path

BY SARAH BARBER

As you reflect on how to honor the heritage of your own ancestors — whatever that may be — and help create a world that is more equal than the one they knew, I hope the opportunity to foster the next generation of leaders is one you’ll consider.

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Viewpoint: The Team, the Team and a Victim

BY NEEL SWAMY

It’s important to recognize that there’s more to our campus than The Team.

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Cartoons

Cartoon: Freshman year to senior year

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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Cartoon: Major in dreaming, minor in napping

BY VIRGINIA EASTHOPE

Virginia Easthope can be reached at vcehope@umich.edu.

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Eli Cahan: Of memory, learning and training

BY ELI CAHAN

Freshmen anticipate adding to their “bookshelf” of knowledge, whereas upperclassmen believe they’ll only need the knowledge the duration of the semester, and then POOF, out it goes with the spring cleaning. It’s not that the freshmen are wrong: in fact, they’re completely right in spirit. But, the upperclassmen know the practical phenomena of the classroom: whereby memory cycles operate on four-week intervals (unless, heaven forbid, the final is cumulative).

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