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Mental health Domino's Pizza Poetry
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WHERE: Michigan Union, Building
Anderson Room
International Screening

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WHAT: Music fit
for Confucius will be
performed in honor of
Confuscius week.
WHO: Confucius Institute
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to 12:45 p.m.
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Theatre & Dance

T HREE THiNGS YOU
SHOULD KNOW TODAY
1 The parents of Michael
Brown received a video
apology from Ferguson
Police Chief Thomas Jack-
son, The Huffington Post
reported. Jackson said he
was sorry for their loss and
for how the police handled
the subsequent protests.
The Michigan foot-
ball teams gets its
first crack at Big Ten
competition when Minne-
sota comes to town. But now,
the conference is the butt of
jokes, and not the power it
once was years ago.
* FOR MORE,SEE FOOTBALLSATURDAY
The body of a Clemson
University fraternity
pledge was found
under a bridge Monday, the
Greenville News reported.
Police are investigating
whether or not the death was
due to hazing.

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Housing website founded
by alumni sees rapid growth j47Lvi

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Cribspothas raised companies. month, the trio decided to quit
In addition to allowing their jobs, return to Ann Arbor
$600K in startup students to search through and transform ai undergradu-
thousands of houses and apart- ate homework assignment into
funds from local ments, the aggregator provides a foll-time occupation. The site
users with the option to pay officially launched as Cribspot
investors for rent online with a debit or in September 2013.
credit card. "The perception of startups
Each September, the stresses The startup originated as a has changed a lot so it's a lot
of a housing search kick in for marketing project at the Ross easier to take that jump," Okra-
thousands of University stu- School of Business, where stu- sinski said. "We're young and
dents. Cribspot, a startup that dents were required to engi- we have the opportunity to do
serves multiple universities, is neer a product to alleviate an that."
aiming to make the hunt easier. unsolved problem. After working closely with
University alumni Jason While Okrasinski and Jones venture capital firm Huron
Okrasinski, Tim Jones and quickly identified the college River Ventures over the sum-
Evan Dancer, each of whom housing search as a stressful mer, Cribspot raised $660,000
graduated in 2013, decided to process that could be easier, - completely funded by Mich-
work on a solution to the hous- developing a solution took some igan-based businesses and
ing problem they experienced time. During their senior year, investors. Okrasinski said many
year after year. Cribspot is an the team constructed a web- of the funds would not have
online aggregator that gathers site called a2cribs in a course. been acquired if it were not
and crowdsources a variety of By the time Okrasinski and for the connections made with
options for off-campus housing. Jones had finished the course other startups in the area.
The website focuses mainly on removed the website it had "It's actually a really grow-
the "mom and pop" landlords received 40,000 hits. ing community of startups in
whose apartment spaces are After graduating, the found- Ann Arbor and Detroit," he said.
more off the beaten path than ers pursued jobs and moved to "There's maybe a handful of
larger property management different cities. After about a startups, so it's a tightknit com-
munity and all together, it's just a
US E E really great place to start a busi-
ness and really start to grow it."
Cribspot has helped 56,000
renters - 15,000 of them local -
find leases since September 2013,
according to their website. The
7 8 1 9 site has also shared 1,600 sublets
submittedby its users.
6 4 Cribspot is headquartered
in-Detroit but has offices near
15 campuses including the Uni-
versity of Michigan, Michigan
State University, the Univer-
sity of Iowa, Pennsylvania State
University, Ohio State Univer-
6 8 1 2 sity, the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and the
S A University of Texas at Austin.
1 5 4 8 3 7 Though the company has
spread past state boundaries,
6 2 7 3 1 its leaders are trying to involve
current University students
interested in gaining business
experience or launching their
own startup. This past summer,
1 4 6 the Ann Arbor office hired 10
interns.
"We try to stay open and
get lots of students involved,"
Okrasinski said.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White
House in Washington, Thursday to announce Holder is resigning.
Eric Holder to step down
from post as Attorney Gen

Replacement to be
named in coming
months
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Eric Holder, America's first
black attorney general and an
unflinching champion of civil
rights in enforcing the nation's
laws, announced his resigna-
tion Thursday after leading the
Justice Department since the
first days of President Barack
Obama's term. He is the fourth-
longest-serving attorney general
in U.S. history.
Holder, the administration's
point man on the civil rights
investigation into the police
shooting of an unarmed 18-year-
old in Ferguson, Missouri, won't
leave until a replacement is con-
firmed, which means he could
remain in office for months.
Senate Republicans signaled
they were preparing for a con-
firmation fight after years of
battles with Holder. Said Senate
GOP leader Mitch McConnell:
"I will be scrutinizing the presi-
dent's replacement nominee to
ensure the Justice Department

finally returns to prioritizing
law enforcement over partisan
concerns."
In an emotional ceremony at
the White House, Obama called
Holder "the people's lawyer"
and credited him with driving
down both the nation's crime
and incarceration rate - the
first time they have declined
together in more than 40 years.
"Through it all, he's shown a
deep and abiding fidelity to one
of our most cherished ideals as a
people, and that is equal justice
under the law," Obama said.
Holder responded by speak-
ing of how he was inspired as a
boy by Robert Kennedy's leader-
ship on civil rights at the Justice
Department, his voice choking
as he expressed his thanks to
Obama and his own family. "You
got through it," Obama could be
heard telling Holder as the audi-
ence stood and applauded.
In a speech earlier this week,
Holder described the dual per-
spective he brought to the job
and how it applied to the Fergu-
son shooting, in which a young
black man was shot and killed
by a white policeman. He said
he had the utmost respect for

police as a former prosecutor
and the brother of an officer.
But, he added, "As an African-
American man who has been
stopped and searched by police
in situations where such actions
were not warranted, I also carry
with me an understanding of
the mistrust that some citizens
harbor."
Holder told The Associ-
ated Press in an interview that
he's not sure whether the Jus-
tice Department will finish its
investigation into the shooting
before he leaves. "I don't want
to rush them," Holder said. He
said once out of office, he will
direct attention to "issues that
have animated me" during his
tenure, including criminal jus-
tice and civil rights.
"If you asked me what my big-
gest regret was, I would say that
it was the failure to pass any
responsible and reasonable gun
safety legislation after the shoot-
ings in Newtown," Holder said.
He said he thought in the after-
math of the school shootings
in Connecticut that the nation
would embrace change that was
"not radical but really reason-
able" on gun ownership.

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