February 2, 2022

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City of Ann Arbor, AAPS preparing for storm with 11 to 15 inches of snow

With Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas expecting between 11 and 15 inches of snow in the coming days, Ann Arbor Public Schools has announced that they will be holding virtual classes on Wednesday. Meanwhile, some U-M professors have switched classes to a remote format in anticipation of the inclement weather. Read for more details on the snowstorm and the local response.

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Students and faculty talk Black joy at opening ceremony of Black History Month

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs held an opening ceremony to commemorate the beginning of Black History Month on Tuesday. LSA Sophomore Benjamin Colding gave a spoken-word performance entitled “Joy is Pride” in reference to this year’s theme of Black Joy. “From dang near nothing, we built a culture that would sing its influence globally, and ain’t there power in that?” Colding said. “With our predecessors as our teachers have we gained a top-tier education, and ain’t there strength in that?”

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Parents and students express disappointment over AAPS bus cancellation and staff shortages

Since January, Ann Arbor Public Schools has faced staff shortages among both teachers and bus drivers, causing cuts to certain bus routes. “Teachers and counselor teams are running 10-15% absences above normal…” Swift said. “However, our operation staff team continued to struggle. (The) transportation team, (the) food and nutrition team and the custodial team continued to have a 20-30% shortage.” Read to learn about the details of the cancellations and responses from parents and students.

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What we can learn from Schlissel

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Mission accomplished

When Jon Vaughn, a survivor of the late University doctor Robert Anderson, began camping outside the President’s residence in October, he seemed like a major underdog in his battle against the administration. But in the aftermath of the firing of former University President Mark Schlissel, Vaughn’s protest is proof that real people can have an impact, even when the odds are seemingly stacked against them.

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Gov. Youngkin’s push for “parents’ rights” opposes the interests of children

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From The Daily: The potential of public power

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