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April 17, 2015 - 11:03am

Spartan statue in East Lansing vandalized with maize and blue paint

BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

Michigan State University’s bronze Spartan statue was found covered in blue paint with a maize block 'M' on its chest Thursday morning, NBC Sports reported. The people responsible for the vandalism are currently unknown.

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April 17, 2015 - 2:04am

Pipe burst leads to evacuation of Michigan Union

BY ALYSSSA BRANDON

Following a pipe break on the first floor, the Michigan Union was evacuated Thursday night.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m., a water main near the Anderson Room broke, causing flooding in the general area. After water began to drip into the basement, Union officials shut off the water and ordered everyone to evacuate the building.

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April 16, 2015 - 5:45pm

University ranked among richest public schools

BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

According to a report released Thursday by the credit rating firm Moody’s Investors Service, the University is the third-richest public university in the country with $11.5 billion in cash and investments.

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April 16, 2015 - 12:47am

Twitter Talk: Victors 2019

BY DAILY STAFF

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April 15, 2015 - 8:30pm

University study finds pizza is the most addictive food

BY KATIE PENROD

Craving a deep-dish slice from Pizza House? These cravings may connect to addiction more than one may think.

According to a new study by University researchers, certain foods have naturally addictive properties, which can prompt formation of unhealthy and habitual eating habits.

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April 15, 2015 - 7:52pm

University research finds physician incentive programs decrease costs

BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

College students aren’t the only people who appreciate awards for high performance.

A study by University researchers found an incentive program for primary care doctors in Michigan to be effective in improving quality of care and reducing costs.

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April 15, 2015 - 12:59am

In Other Ivory Towers: UCLA develops nutrition tracking necklace

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

UCLA develops nutrition tracking necklace

A wireless health lab at UCLA recently developed WearSens — a necklace that can track the amount of food and drink a person consumes.

The device connects to an application that recommends meal patterns and is able to track nutrition intake by monitoring the movement of neck muscles.

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April 17, 2015 - 3:03pm

Campus Voices: Maya Menlo

BY JACQUELINE CHARNIGA

Public Policy senior Maya Menlo is Ann Arbor Inter-Cooperative Council president and a board member for North American Students of Cooperation.

What prompted your involvement in a co-op living situation?

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April 12, 2015 - 11:36pm

This Week in History: Greeks pass alcohol policy to increase student safety

BY NEALA BERKOWSKI

16 years ago this week (April 15, 1999)

The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association passed a new alcohol policy for the Greek community. The measure was approved by a vote of 14 to 2 and 16 to 4 by Panhel and IFC, respectively.

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April 10, 2015 - 5:19pm

Three University professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

BY CARLY NOAH

Three University faculty members have been named recipients of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship award.

Christiane Gruber, associate professor of Islamic art, Howard Markel, professor of the history of medicine and Eran Pichersky, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, are among the 175 fellowship recipients nationwide.

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April 9, 2015 - 7:07pm

UPDATE: Tornado warning expired; tornado watch to continue

BY JENNIFER CALFAS

The tornado warning for Washtenaw County issued by the National Weather Service expired at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The University Police Department issued an all clear for the city of Ann Arbor. However, a tornado warning is still in effect until 11:00 p.m.

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April 8, 2015 - 4:40pm

Student launches petition to reverse decision to cancel UMix film showing

BY CARLY NOAH

Update:The Center for Campus Involvement announced on Wednesday plans to screen the film at an alternate venue. Details have yet to be announced.

Third-year Law student Rachel Jankowski launched a petition Wednesday calling on the University to reverse its decision to cancel a showing of “American Sniper” at a UMix event scheduled for Friday.

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April 8, 2015 - 2:01am

In Other Ivory Towers: Columbia University updates Rules of Conduct

BY MARLEE BREAKSTONE

Students at Columbia University raise several issues with initial proposal to change Rules of Conduct

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April 8, 2015 - 12:00am

University Nursing School joins efforts to limit health impacts from climate change

BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

Thirty colleges, including the University, will partake in efforts by the Obama administration efforts to limit health impacts from climate change, according to a White House press release Tuesday.

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