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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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The Wire

Daily news blog.

October 22, 2014 - 12:08am

In Other Ivory Towers: ‘Breaking Bad’ actor visits alma mater, recounts performance experience

BY JACK TURMAN

Actor and Indiana University alum Johnathon Banks, most known for his turn as Mike on the popular television show “Breaking Bad,” spoke about his experiences in film and on television at the IU Cinema Monday, the Indiana Daily Student reported.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:40pm

Activist Alice Walker to return to the 'U' in November

BY JACK TURMAN

Alice Walker, the American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist, will deliver the 20th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Lecture Nov. 5. The University’s Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Center for the Education of Women are hosting this event.

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October 21, 2014 - 11:30am

Ann Arbor Fire Department responds to false alarm in Law Quad

BY CLAIRE BRYAN

Hutchins Hall in the University’s Law Quadrangle was cleared for reentry Monday evening after the Ann Arbor Fire Department received a report of a fire on the building’s third floor.

Upon inspection, authorities found no indication of smoke or flames in the building, according to Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the Division of Public Safety and Security.

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October 19, 2014 - 11:41pm

This Week in History: University and union fail to reach agreement

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week, Oct. 23, 1974

The University and the Graduate Employees Union failed to find common ground in a series of non-economic demands included in overall contract proposals.

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October 16, 2014 - 9:00pm

Unarmed robbery reported near North University Avenue

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

University Police reported Thursday that a student was “jumped” by two unknown males on Central Campus between the Randall Laboratory and the Dana Building near the 1100 block of North University Avenue.

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October 16, 2014 - 12:45am

Student Voices: An alarming morning

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

LSA freshman Mihir Patil was lathering himself with soap around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when a piercing noise interrupted his sudsy shower sanctuary in one of Alice Lloyd Hall’s third floor bathrooms.

“I was in the shower, and there’s this horrible sound, and then the lights start flickering,” he said.

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October 15, 2014 - 10:52pm

Police identify suspect in sexual misconduct case

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Ann Arbor Police have identified the suspect being sought for alleged sexual misconduct that occurred off-campus earlier this month.

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October 15, 2014 - 12:51am

University schedules transport of 250-year-old tree

BY SAM GRINGLAS

The University has scheduled the transplant of a 250-year-old bur oak tree on the campus of the Ross School of Business for Oct. 25.

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October 14, 2014 - 10:04pm

John F. Kennedy announced Peace Corps in historic Ann Arbor speech 54 years ago this week

BY EMMA KERR

Luna Anna Archey/Daily

Fifty-four years ago Tuesday, then-Senator John F. Kennedy stood on the steps of the Michigan Union and called on students to join his campaign initiating the Peace Corps.

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October 13, 2014 - 6:53pm

Court issues first conviction in DeWolf case

BY MAX RADWIN

One of the three men allegedly responsible for the death of University medical student Paul DeWolf was found guilty on five separate counts Friday.

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October 9, 2014 - 11:03pm

Clinton to campaign in Michigan

BY EMILIE PLESSET

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to campaign for Democrats Rep. Gary Peters and former Rep. Mark Schauer in Metro Detroit next Thursday, the Detroit News reported Thursday.

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October 9, 2014 - 10:18pm

Clinic offers free screenings for mental health disorders

BY JOEL GOLDSTEIN

The University joined mental health clinics across the country in providing free screenings for National Depression Screening Day.

Students and faculty had the option to be screened Thursday for depression, a condition that afflicts approximately 1 in 10 Americans.

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October 8, 2014 - 11:24pm

Student Voices: Family ties change perspective

BY TOM MCBRIEN

LSA senior Adam DesJardins has a unique viewpoint on professors. While many students see the 6,200-plus faculty members at the University through the lens of a professional relationship, a few, like Adam, know them as their mothers, fathers or friends. His father, Stephen DesJardins, teaches higher secondary education in the School of Education.

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October 7, 2014 - 11:19pm

Middle Earth gift shop to close after 47 years

BY RACHEL PREMACK

After 47 years of selling quirky wares and gifts, Middle Earth will close in December of this year, the Ann Arbor News reported Tuesday.

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October 7, 2014 - 10:33pm

AirBus will not run during fall break

BY TANAZ AHMED

AirBus, Central Student Government’s transportation service that takes students to and from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, will not be operating during Fall Break.

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