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November 20, 2014 - 1:44am

Student Voice: Not too chatty

BY RACHEL PREMACK

LSA junior Patrick Goodney doesn’t think he’s too important, apparently.

So just to start off, if you could be a pretzel, what kind would you be?

(Pause.) Is this an actual question that would you put in paper or this a warm up?

No, this is a real question.

That’s kind of a ridiculous question.

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November 17, 2014 - 2:13am

This Week in History: Regents vote down student seat

BY SHOHAM GEVA

39 years ago this week (Nov. 22, 1975)

The University’s Board of Regents voted against creating a non-voting student seat on the board and against endorsing student involvement in other parts of the University’s policymaking process.

In a short statement, Regent David Laro (R), characterized the idea of a non-voting student member as “inappropriate.”

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November 14, 2014 - 5:06pm

Indecent exposure reported outside South Quad

BY SAM GRINGLAS

A man exposed himself to a female student outside South Quad Residence Hall early Friday morning.

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November 13, 2014 - 1:40am

Student Voice: Student engages in upcoming conference

BY LARA MOEHLMAN

This weekend, Engineering senior Ki-Joo Sung will be attending the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Conference in Atlanta to present research she did over the summer. The AIChE promotes networking in the field of chemical engineering industry and academia, and holds annual student conferences that are attended by chemical engineers from all over the U.S.

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November 12, 2014 - 8:34pm

DPSS officials join Command Officers Association of Michigan

BY MAX RADWIN

Fifty-five members of the Department of Public Safety and Security in supervisor roles will join the Command Officers Association of Michigan after voting to unionize Oct. 31.

The decision passed with a vote of 27-9, according to a University press release.

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November 12, 2014 - 12:51am

In Other Ivory Towers: Columbia announces finalists for campus improvement grants

BY CARLY NOAH

Three finalists for Barnard College’s Student Government Association Endowment Grants are left with the chance to have their proposals for campus improvement become reality, the Columbia Spectator reported Tuesday.

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November 11, 2014 - 4:51am

Professor Profile: Dario Gaggio

BY JAMES WHITE

Dario Gaggio is an associate history professor. Gaggio graduated from the University of Florence in Italy in 1992 and received his Ph.d in History from Northwestern University in 1999. In 2007, Gaggio published a book about the social capital and economic changes in Italian gold jewelry districts. He is now preparing to publish his second book, “Beyond the Tuscan Sun.

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November 9, 2014 - 11:46pm

This week in history: Black undergraduate enrollment drops

BY BECKY WEILAND

70 years ago this week (Nov. 12, 1944)

Due to a drop in membership caused by war conditions and accelerated programs, the Pan-Hellenic Board announced that several houses including Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha were approved to hold an informal rush process.

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November 4, 2014 - 9:29pm

Off-campus home invasion reported Monday

BY JACK TURMAN

An off-campus home invasion was reported Monday between midnight and 5 a.m., according to a Crime Alert distributed Tuesday morning by University Police.

The home invasion occurred on the 1000 block of Cedar Bend Drive, which is north of Fuller Road across from Mitchell Field.

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November 3, 2014 - 2:04am

This Week in History: Clerical workers unionize

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week (Nov. 2, 1974)

University clerical employees voted to join the United Auto Workers in a five-day election that asked staff to choose between joining the UAW and remaining without a union. The vote followed almost a year of efforts on the part of the University’s 3,200 clerical workers to form a union.

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October 30, 2014 - 10:35pm

Taylor Lewan pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

Former Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Thursday, the Ann Arbor News reported. Lewan, who currently plays for the Tennessee Titans, appeared in a Washtenaw district courthouse.

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October 30, 2014 - 9:09pm

Six University faculty members appointed to Institute of Medicine

BY AMABEL KAROUB

Earlier this month, six University faculty members were appointed to one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country.

The Institute of Medicine is a nonprofit organization whose membership provides authoritative guidance for policymakers on a variety of issues related to health and the medical sciences.

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October 30, 2014 - 12:23am

Student Profiles: Planning the perfect Halloween costume

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Halloween in college is an event to behold. Creatively titled parties abound, as do performances and events hosted by student organizations. But before one attends any of these, for many, the costume is the pinnacle of the night. Some are driven by puns; others are directed by aesthetic appearance. Regardless, costumes are important — here are three students’ plans for Halloween costumes.

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October 28, 2014 - 2:08pm

Jonas Salk, creator of polio vaccine, celebrates 100th birthday

BY JACK TURMAN

Daily Archive Photo, 1955

Former University researcher Jonas Salk, the developer of the first safe and effective polio vaccine in 1955, would have been celebrating his 100th birthday today.

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October 26, 2014 - 9:00pm

This week in history: Famed physician speaks at 'U'

BY LEA GIOTTO AND SHOHAM GEVA

Forty years ago this week (Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1974)

University clerical workers voted in a runoff election to determine whether they would unionize.

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