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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Candidates for Ann Arbor mayor discuss policy positions

BY WILL GREENBERG

With less than a week to go before classes end, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje’s students tackled an unusual project — hosting a forum for the Ann Arbor mayoral candidates Wednesday afternoon.

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SAFE waits to approach Regents

BY KRISTEN FEDOR

Members of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality will not be present at Thursday’s University Board of Regents meeting. SAFE members initially expressed interest in taking their case to the regents after Central Student Government voted against a resolution in support of divestment from companies allegedly involved in human rights violations in Palestine.

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International professor recounts history of physicans in Africa

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BY TOM MCBRIEN

In his lecture “The Doctor Who Would Be King: Medical Utopias in the Colonial World,” Dr. Guillaume Lachenal discussed cases in which doctors were given control of certain regions of colonial Africa in the 20th century. Lachenal, a medical historian visiting from the Université Paris Diderot, discussed the origins and impacts of these colonies.

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BAMN urges admissions office to rethink policies

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BY WILL GREENBERG

Chants of “they say ‘Jim Crow,’ we say, ‘hell no,’ ” echoed across campus for the second time this semester as By Any Means Necessary partnered with Michigan high school students to protest the University’s admissions process.

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Lecture examines the use of affirmative action policy

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

A staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan discussed the history of and misconceptions surrounding affirmative action with University students and faculty Tuesday evening.

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Student-driven company aims to reach new heights

BY JOEL GOLDSTEIN

When LSA freshmen Andrew Jacob and Andre Najmolhoda were juniors at West Bloomfield High School, they started OverTheFly, a belt company. Today, OverTheFly belts are sold across Michigan, and Jacob and Najmolhoda are balancing running a company with their coursework.

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SACUA talks future deans and upcoming appointments

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BY ANDREW ALMANI

At the Senate Advisory Committee for University Affairs’ last meeting of the year Monday, the group discussed several upcoming dean appointments set to be finalized at the meeting of the University’s Board of Regents Thursday.

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Regents to appoint LSA Dean, new vice provost position

BY SAM GRINGLAS

When the University’s Board of Regents convene for their monthly meeting Thursday, they will vote on an agenda filled largely with personnel items, including the appointments a new LSA dean ; the vice provost for inclusion, equity and academic affairs and the chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Neumann to face array of challenges in new post

BY MAX RADWIN

One month after Robert Neumann was appointed the new chief of police for the University of Michigan Police Department, he was informed that his department would provide assistance for the security of the President of the United States.

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Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights begins on-campus interviews

BY SHOHAM GEVA

Officials from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights are on campus until today as part of an ongoing Title IX investigation at the University.

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Blue Leprechaun opens after renovations

BY CHRISTY SONG

The Blue Leprechaun has returned. After suffering extensive damage from a pipe burst in December, the sports bar reopened to patrons Monday.

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Creators Co-Op hosts RV tour, investors

BY AMIA DAVIS

Creators Co-Op, a student-run organization that strives to create a workspace for entrepreneurs to brainstorm and meet like-minded associates, hosted Drive Capital at their house on Wednesday.

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Hard drug use on the rise at the University

BY MAX RADWIN

Over the last decade, the University has seen an increase in the prevalence of harder drugs, specifically prescription stimulants and ecstasy, while drugs like heroin threaten to boom in the near future.

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University officials, BSU progress in discussions

BY CLAIRE BRYAN AND YARDAIN AMRON

Since the University’s Black Student Union staged a protest on the steps of Hill Auditorium in January, student organizers and administrators have met regularly to discuss the group’s seven demands aimed at increasing equity and di

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New CSG executives hold their first meeting

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

In its first meeting Tuesday night, the fourth Central Student Government assembly officially swore in its new executives and assembly members, all of whom pledged to “preserve and champion the all-campus constitution of the Ann Arbor student body.”

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North Campus, Ross to receive renovations

BY YARDAIN AMRON

At their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the University’s Board of Regents is set to approve several improvement and relocation projects. These renovation plans include a new Athletic Department center, revamping the Ross School of Business and a series of North Campus projects.

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New chief will draw on experience to lead UMPD

BY JACK TURMAN

Robert Neumann, the newly appointed chief of police for the University of Michigan Police Department, is no rookie.
Neumann, who first began his time on campus in 1982, the year he graduated from high school, has worked his way up the ranks to assume this position.

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LSA Student Government announces plans for next semester

BY KRISTEN FEDOR

Though there are still a couple weeks left in the Winter 2014 semester, the LSA Student Government is already planning for the fall.
In an e-mail sent to the student body Monday morning, LSA SG outlined a number of new initiatives and programs slated for launch in the Fall 2014 semester.

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