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Monday, April 20, 2015

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Common headlines SpringFest

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Throughout Friday night’s concert, rapper Common reminded students the importance of diversity and inclusion.
“Music matters. We matter. All lives matter,” he told the crowd.

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Former surgeon general talks politics, public health

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

Richard Carmona, former surgeon general of the United States, spoke to a full auditorium Friday morning in the School of Public Health.

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Student entrepreneurs compete during 'The Startup'

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BY JING JING MA

Three teams of student entrepreneurs presented their business plans Friday afternoon in hopes of winning first place and a $15,000 prize in the final round of The Startup competition. The final showcase took place in the Stamps Auditorium in front of a panel of judges and an audience of student voters.

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Raising the money: A look at the University’s donors and development efforts

BY DAILY STAFF

The Michigan Daily's reporters spent the last two months exploring the state of the University’s development efforts. Following a multi-decade slide in state appropriations for higher education, University development officials are increasingly working to make up the difference with private donations.

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Students hold vigil on Diag for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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BY ALYSSA BRANDON

In honor of Yom HaShoah, the National Holocaust Remembrance Day, students gathered on the Diag on Wednesday and Thursday for an annual 24-hour reading of the names of those killed during the Holocaust.
Members of Hillel’s Conference on the Holocaust invited passersby to read quotes from several Holocaust survivors while student volunteers read a number of victims’ names every hour.

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Regents talk upcoming construction projects

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BY ALLANA AKHTAR AND GEN HUMMER

Despite an early interruption by a protest by the affirmative action advocacy organization By Any Means Necessary, the University’s Board of Regents meeting Thursday continued as planned — leading to the approval of numerous construction projects and brief mention of last week's

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'U' Researchers Study Toxic Species in Lake Erie

BY KATIE PENROD

Last August, 400,000 Toledo, Ohio residents lost access to drinkable water after efforts to control nutrient levels in Lake Erie broke down.

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Ann Arbor City Council candidates talk housing, police

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BY ANASTASSIOS ADAMOPOULOS

The Ford School of Public Policy hosted a debate Wednesday between seven Democratic candidates running for City Council, addressing topics from affordable housing, police, traffic congestion and the electoral system in Ann Arbor.

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Harper, Regent Diggs talk diversity during Trotter chat

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BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

E. Royster Harper, the University’s vice president for student life, and Regent Shauna Ryder Diggs (D) sat down with 20 students to discuss diversity on campus.
Held in the Trotter Multicultural Center, the event was the second in a series of talks hosted by Harper called “Keepin’ It Real with VP Harper.”

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Dialogue explores mental health for South Asian students

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BY JACQUELINE CHARNIGA

Students gathered in Angell Hall on Wednesday to engage in a conversation about the stigma associated with mental health on campus.

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Major University donor A. Alfred Taubman passes away

BY SHOHAM GEVA

A. Alfred Taubman, one of the top donors in the University's history, passed away Friday night at age 91. His funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

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By the numbers: Transferring to the University

BY SAMANTHA WINTNER

Last fall, 7,546 new undergraduates enrolled at the University. Apart from an incoming freshmen class of 6,505 students, 1,041 of these new enrollees were transfer students, according to data provided by the University’s Office of Public Affairs.
These transfer students represent roughly 14 percent of incoming undergraduates.

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Third breast cancer panel draws 500 to campus

BY ALEX JUNTTI

University researchers and doctors, as well as cancer survivors, emphasized the importance of early diagnosis on Saturday as nearly 500 people gathered for the third annual Breast Cancer Summit.
Held at the North Campus Research Complex, the event was sponsored by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology and Community Outreach programs.

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Eight BAMN protesters arrested minutes into regents meeting

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

Update: This story has been updated to include additional information about arrests made at Thursday's regents meeting.

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In first year, LSA dean focuses on student engagement

BY COLLEEN HARRISON

The end of this academic year also marks the end of LSA Dean Andrew Martin’s first year at the University.
Martin, who previously held a vice dean position at Washington University in St. Louis, was appointed last April by the University’s Board of Regents for a five-year term.

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Students present entrepreneurial projects at optiMize

BY TANAZ AHMED

Students across campus presented their entrepreneurial projects at the third annual optiMize Social Innovation Showcase in Rackham Auditorium on Thursday.
OptiMize is a student organization which focuses on social entrepreneurship. The organization provides funding, mentorship and other resources to students who are interested in creating projects and startups to help improve lives.

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University on forefront of space camera project

BY DYLAN BENNETT

Imagine a massive 3D camera that can map 30 million galaxies’ worth of the universe.

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