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Daily news blog.

July 23, 2014 - 3:21pm

New University research partnership to be headquartered in Detroit

BY SHOHAM GEVA

City officials announced Wednesday afternoon that Detroit will be the home of the headquarters of a new public-private partnership between the University, nonprofit manufacturing company EWI, and the Ohio State University.

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July 18, 2014 - 1:33pm

Fifth candidate joins Ann Arbor mayoral race

BY SHOHAM GEVA

University alum Bryan Kelly announced Thursday that he has gathered enough signatures to join the Ann Arbor mayoral race.

Kelly, who is running as the only independent, said his candidacy has been verified by the city clerk’s office. Candidates running for mayor are required to submit a minimum of 250 valid signatures and must have at least 50 from each of the city’s wards.

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July 14, 2014 - 10:48am

Craft beer bar and restaurant to open in former Borders building

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In a press release Monday morning, BarFly Ventures announced it would open a fifth location of their popular restaurant HopCat in Ann Arbor as a tenant in the former Borders building.

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July 12, 2014 - 9:16pm

Kerrytown No Thai! closes for renovations

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In a Facebook post Wednesday evening, local restaurant chain No Thai! announced that they are temporarily closing their Kerrytown location for renovations.

The post said the restaurant is set to reopen sometime in mid-August. Two other Ann Arbor locations on South University Avenue and on Plymouth Road will remain open.

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July 6, 2014 - 2:12pm

Witnesses say man brandished gun Sunday morning, AAPD reports

BY SHOHAM GEVA

An assault occurred at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on South State Street near North University Avenue, according to a crime alert issued by University police Sunday afternoon.

The alert stated a group of pedestrians reported to Ann Arbor Police a man in a silver Toyota 4-Runner, unknown to them, brandished a handgun at the group as he drove away. No injuries or shots fired were reported.

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June 25, 2014 - 6:01pm

Bill Nye visits Ann Arbor for conference

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Actor Bill Nye, famous for his educational television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy", stopped by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Wednesday afternoon to perform several experiments, as well as discuss science with the crowd.

Nye was in town for the LLamasoft Summer Con, a supply chain design conference, at which he was a keynote speaker earlier in the afternoon.

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June 20, 2014 - 7:31pm

University employee struck by Blue Bus passes away

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

The University employee who was struck by a Blue Bus early Thursday morning has passed away, University police confirmed Friday morning.

University Police spokeswoman Diane Brown identified the employee as Nancy Sanders, a 58-year-old woman from Belleville, Michigan who worked in University Housing.

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June 19, 2014 - 5:24pm

Regents approve UMHS operating budget

BY IAN DILLLINGHAM

At their monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon, the University’s Board of Regents approved a wide array of budget proposals, including the FY2015 operating budget for the University of Michigan Health System.

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June 20, 2014 - 10:49am

University employee in critical condition after being struck by Blue Bus

BY SAM GRINGLAS

A University employee was sent to the emergency room early Thursday morning after she was hit by a University Blue Bus.

University Police spokesperson Diane Brown said the woman is a 58 year-old staff member from Belleville, who remained in critical condition as of 10:15 a.m.

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June 17, 2014 - 8:14pm

Personnel evacuated from Comprehensive Cancer Center

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Allison Farrand/Daily

This story has been updated to reflect additional information from University Police.

Non-essential personnel were evacuated from the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Tuesday afternoon because of concerns over hazardous material, according to an MLive report.

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June 15, 2014 - 12:40pm

Armed robbery reported Saturday night

BY SHOHAM GEVA

An armed robbery occurred Saturday night at about 10:30 p.m. in front of the Detroit Observatory, according to a crime alert sent out by University police Sunday morning.

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June 14, 2014 - 10:23pm

Public Policy student passes away from heart disease

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In an email Saturday morning, Public Policy Dean Susan Collins informed undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty in the Ford School of the passing of public policy graduate student Kenneth Furlough from hypertensive heart disease earlier in the week.

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June 14, 2014 - 4:25pm

Pescovitz accepts position at Indiana-based pharmaceutical company

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Ora Pescovitz, former executive vice president for medical affairs, has accepted a position with Indiana-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co., Crain’s Business reported.

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June 13, 2014 - 11:05am

Funding increases for higher education approved in state budget

BY SHOHAM GEVA

In one of its last acts before the summer recess, Michigan’s state legislature approved several pieces of the fiscal year 2015 budget Wednesday night, including increases in higher education funding.

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June 11, 2014 - 11:29pm

Botanical gardens hosts talk on butterflies

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

This summer, the University’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens provides not only a place to visit and connect with nature, but also a center for education.

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