October 20, 2022
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UMich class of 2026 by the numbers: From winter woes to this year’s dream dorm

7,050 students, 15 dorms, a 3.70 predicted median GPA and one not-so-highly-anticipated winter. These are just some of the statistics that represent the University’s class of 2026. For more on the newest members of the U-M community, check out The Daily’s annual “by the numbers” series on this year’s freshmen class.

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What’s on the ballot in Michigan this November?

For voters across the country, the Nov. 8 midterm election is right around the corner. Here in Michigan, there is certainly no lack of seismic elections and initiatives on the ballot. Voters will decide elections for major congressional and state legislature seats, as well as those for attorney general and governor. Additionally, voters will decide on ballot initiatives like Proposal 3, which gives Michiganders the opportunity to codify reproductive rights in Michigan’s constitution. Learn more about what will be on the Michigan ballot here.

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Bill in state legislature might undermine Ann Arbor’s short-term rental regulation effort

The Michigan Daily found that 50 Ann Arbor restaurants closed in 2020 alone. From high rents to utility costs, beloved Ann Arbor businesses have had to close their doors despite owners’ best efforts to keep the business alive. Ann Arbor is not immune to the nationwide worker shortage either, and small business owners say they have struggled to raise wages amid the pandemic which has caused a lower number of customers.

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‘Frozen,’ fairy tales and my fascination with tragedy

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From the ‘U’ archives: Halloween, through the decades

Maybe it’s the parties, maybe it’s the excuse to transform into something new. Either way, something about Halloween has always made for a novel and unique time here at the University of Michigan. In the 1900s, nursing students were witches with a skeleton. In the 1970s, students set up haunted houses fundraisers to donate to UNICEF. In 2022, what will Halloween look like?

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America’s obsession with staying young

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In conversation with Groundcover: Ann Arbor’s street paper

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