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April 15, 2014 - 11:43pm

In Other Ivory Towers

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

George Washington undergraduate spits on policeman, arrested

The GW Hatchet reported that a male George Washington student allegedly spit on a University Police Department officer after a minor confrontation.

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April 15, 2014 - 10:41pm

MDCC bus route adds a stop

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

The MDetroit Center Connecter is scheduled to add a stop at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens as a part of their weekly bus routes between Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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April 15, 2014 - 10:40pm

Wolverine Fund has another successful investment

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Silverpop, a company initially funded in part by the investments made by University students, is currently under agreement to be acquired by IBM.

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April 15, 2014 - 10:15am

Daily alum awarded Pulitzer

BY MAX RADWIN

University alum Stephen Henderson, a member of the class of 1992 and former editorial page editor for The Michigan Daily, won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary writing Monday afternoon.

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April 14, 2014 - 9:21pm

Professor Profile: Arthur Verhoogt

BY MAX RADWIN

Classical Studies Prof. Arthur Verhoogt teaches Papyrology and Greek in the department. He is the author of five books and seven edited volumes. Verhoogt is the recipient of several fellowships, including LSA’s Arts Excellence in Education Award and Arts John Dewey Award, both of which he received in 2013.

What is Papyrology?

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April 14, 2014 - 8:02pm

Armed robbery reported Sunday night

BY MAX RADWIN

An armed robbery occurred near the 500-block of Church Street Sunday night around 1:50 a.m.

According to a crime alert sent out by University Police Monday afternoon, Ann Arbor Police were told the victim was approached from behind by three men, who were described as Black and around 20 years old spanning heights of six feet and six feet, three inches.

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April 13, 2014 - 8:59pm

This Week in History: Regents deny knowledge of upcoming housing shortage

BY SHOHAM GEVA

39 years ago this week (April 15th, 1975)

Members of the University’s Board of Regents said they did not have previous knowledge of a housing shortage for the next year.

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April 10, 2014 - 12:56am

Alumni profile: H. Clifford Lane

BY MAX RADWIN

H. Clifford Lane is the deputy director for Clinical Research and Special Projects at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, MD. He received his B.A. in 1972 and M.D. in 1976, both at the University. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from 1979 to 2008.

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April 8, 2014 - 10:39pm

In Other Ivory Towers: Harvard Law School faces federal investigation

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

A complaint filed against Harvard Law School over its handling of sexual assault is still under investigation by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, The Crimson reported Tuesday.

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April 8, 2014 - 11:38am

President-Elect Mark Schlissel inauguration scheduled for September 5

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Ruby Wallau/Daily

Let his term begin.

The University has scheduled the official inauguration of University President-elect Mark Schlissel for Sept. 5 in Hill Auditorium.

Though Schlissel will begin his presidency July 14, the event will celebrate the beginning of his tenure as the University’s 14th president.

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April 7, 2014 - 11:31pm

Rivalry sparks violence on Diag

BY SAM GRINGLAS

The Michigan — Michigan State rivalry turned not so friendly early Sunday morning.

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April 7, 2014 - 9:08pm

Professor Profile: Mario Mateo

BY AMIA DAVIS

Mario Mateo is a professor of astronomy specializing in instrumentation and the spectroscopy of stellar bodies in the universe. He received his BA at Rice University and Ph.D at the University of Washington. He completed Carnegie and Hubble fellowships at Carnegie Observatories and has worked at the University for 21 years.

What classes do you teach?

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April 6, 2014 - 11:43pm

Watermelon Bust raises money for Food Gatherers

BY JULIA LISS

Saturday afternoon, the brothers of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity hosted a fundraiser called Watermelon Bust to raise money for their philanthropy cause, Food Gatherers.

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April 6, 2014 - 11:33pm

CSG approves trial extension for IMSB hours

BY KRISTEN FEDOR

Students who use the Intramural Sports Building to work out in the mornings can start setting their alarms a little earlier this month. From Monday, April 7 through Friday, May 2, the IMSB will be open at 7 a.m. Currently, the IMSB, the only gym on South Campus, does not open until 9 a.m.

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April 6, 2014 - 8:39pm

This Week in History: University Hospital Director resigns over misuse of funds

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week (April 12th, 1974)

University Hospital Director Edward Connors resigned following an audit of his travel expenses, which revealed misuse of expense account funds.

The initial reports from the audit, which went back five years, turned up approximately $8,000 of improperly used funds. A more thorough report was expected after four to six weeks.

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