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Daily news blog.

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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October 24, 2014 - 12:23am

Investor backs out of Glassbox Coffee

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

It seems that one of Ann Arbor’s newer businesses is walking on broken glass.

Glassbox Coffee & Juice shut down its two Ann Arbor locations after its main investor called for the shops’ immediate closing Wednesday night.

In an e-mail to employees Wednesday, storeowner Jason Friend explained the situation with remorse.

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October 24, 2014 - 12:22am

ROTC members to run from Big House to Spartan Stadium

BY AMABEL KAROUB

While hordes of University students are driving to Michigan State University for Saturday’s rivalry football game, a few are running there.

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October 24, 2014 - 12:20am

Sexual assault suspect in custody

BY SAM GRINGLAS AND AMABEL KAROUB

A 26-year-old man was arrested in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault on the Diag in September.

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October 23, 2014 - 12:31am

Student Voices: Real break-ins are not like CSI

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

LSA senior Trevor Dworetz and his roommates had all rolled back into their home by 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and after hanging out with one another for a brief while, they were all asleep an hour later.

At 8:15 a.m., one of his pals banged on his bedroom door. The report: their personal belongings had been stolen.

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October 22, 2014 - 7:06pm

Engineering student who passed away Friday was struck by Blue Bus

BY SAM GRINGLAS

Derek Tat, the 24-year-old engineering graduate student who passed away Friday, died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a University Blue Bus.

Tat lost control of the bicycle he was riding at about 10:39 a.m. Friday and entered the path of the bus near the 2400 block of Hayward Street on North Campus, according to University Police.

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October 23, 2014 - 12:42pm

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

BY STEPHANIE SHENOUDA

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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