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January 31, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 64) • Page Image 1

…With the renovation of the Michigan Union underway, stu- dents and faculty will decide on which three vendors will move into the space when it reopens in the winter of 2020. Members of the University of Michigan community expressed con- cern regarding the potential of Wendy’s moving back into the building due to employee labor conditions. Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers, a community and student-based group, has been lobby...…

January 30, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 64) • Page Image 1

…In light of sub-zero temperatures and extreme wind chills predicted for Wednesday and Thursday, the University of Michigan has decided to cancel all events and classes on campus, beginning 12 a.m. Wednesday and intends to resume activity 7 a.m. Friday. This will be the third time in 40 years the school has closed due to weather. The University Record announced classes were canceled at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The las...…

January 29, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 63) • Page Image 1

…Around 8 p.m. on Monday night, the Michigan Student Power Network created a petition called #UMichColdShoulder demanding the University of Michigan cancel classes. “The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor must close campus during harsh weather conditions - not just in extreme circumstances,” the petition reads. “A refusal to do so is classist and ableist, with disproportionate effects on workers, low income community memb...…

January 28, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 61) • Page Image 1

…More than 70 Michigan dispensaries operating under temporary licenses were forced to shut their doors at the beginning of 2019. In compliance with a set of bills passed in 2016, reforming the way the state regulates the production and sale of medical marijuana. The result was a shortage in medical marijuana, plaguing many areas in Michigan including much of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor is home to 20 dispensaries, only seven of which ...…

January 25, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 60) • Page Image 1

…Katie Wolberg returned to campus after winter break filled with anticipation. As a second- semester LSA freshman, she resolved to explore her developing interest in consulting, excited by the prospect of what joining a firm offered her: a network, a group of friends and a community at the University of Michigan. Despite Katie’s interest in data analytics and consulting, her anticipation quickly turned into disappointment when s...…

January 24, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 50) • Page Image 1

…Just in time for its 11th anniversary, Michigan-based craft beer bar HopCat rolled out a new name for its award- winning Crack Fries on Jan. 14. The newly deemed “Cos- mik Fries” were the center of anniversary celebrations Sat- urday, during which free fries and a fries eating contest were offered at each HopCat loca- tion. According to Joe Sonheim, director of marketing for Bar- Fly Ventures, the decision to change the name was made ...…

January 23, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 58) • Page Image 1

…About 50 students and faculty convened Tuesday evening in the Rackham Amphitheatre for the 2nd annual King Talks, a TED-talk style lecture. The event is part of the weeklong Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium celebration, which included a keynote lecture and more than 20 other events. The King Talks event featured four graduate student speakers who shared how their work and life experiences related to the legac...…

January 22, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 57) • Page Image 1

…More than 1,000 students and Ann Arbor residents filled Hill Auditorium on Monday to hear keynote speakers principal and co-founder of the James and Grace Lee Boggs School in Detroit Julia Putnam and anti-racism activist and writer Tim Wise discuss issues of inequality and injustice in America. The keynote memorial lecture is just one event in a two-week series of discussions, forums and events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and...…

January 18, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 56) • Page Image 1

…In partnership with the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, University of Michigan student organization Poverty Solutions took on nine, year-long projects in 2019 in an effort to combat the rising rates of poverty and evictions in Michigan using a cross-community collaborative approach. Numerous cities within the state of Michigan, including Muskegon, Saginaw, Battle Creek and Dearborn Heights, are among t...…

January 17, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 50) • Page Image 1

… Gwen Tessier, University alum and former Student Adminis- trative Assistant Intermedi- ate for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, alleges her employment was terminated as a result of reporting sexual harassment at the University of Michigan. Tessier worked for the Uni- versity from 1998-2004 and in ICPSR specifically from 2009- 2015. ICPSR is an international research consorti...…

January 16, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 54) • Page Image 1

…Photojournalist Rachel Woolf’s exhibit “Deported: An American Division,” which examines the impact of immigration policy on a local family, opened Tuesday at Weill Hall. Woolf’s photography depicts Lourdes Salazar Bautista and her family’s deportation from the United States to Mexico in 2017. The images capture the days before Bautista’s deportation hearing in Detroit and images of the family in Toluca, Mexico after their forced r...…

January 15, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 53) • Page Image 1

…U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Thursday she would be introducing legislation to crack down on drunk drivers in a speech to the House of Representatives. Issam Abbas, 42, his wife, Dr. Rima Abbas, 38, and their three children, Ali, 13, Isabelle, 12, and Giselle, 7, were driving home to Michigan from their vacation in Florida when they were struck by an oncoming pickup truck. The driver was intoxicated. After the tr...…

January 14, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 52) • Page Image 1

…‘The University of Michigan Athletics Department announced Sunday night it was ending its “consulting relationship” between Rhonda Faehn and the Michigan women’s gymnastics team. Faehn, a former senior vice president of USA Gymnastics who left amid the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal, joined the coaching staff on Thursday, Jan 10. In the Department’s public statement disclosing the termination of Faehn’s contract, the Un...…

January 11, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 51) • Page Image 1

…The last few winters have not been favorable for deer in Ann Arbor. Since City Council approved a deer management program in 2015 to reduce the size of the local population, 274 have been killed and 78 surgically sterilized. The city’s fourth deer cull began Jan. 2, closing parks across Ann Arbor with the aim of killing up to 150 deer by the end of the month. Sharpshooters from White Buffalo Inc., the Connecticut-base...…

January 10, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 50) • Page Image 1

…Dean of Students Laura Blake Jones called out the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of Michi- gan in a message to MLive published Dec. 17. Blake Jones said “several gen- erations” took part in haz- ing activities at the Theta chapter and the fraterni- ty’s national headquarters turned a “blind eye” to haz- ing. On. Nov. 7, the University terminated the fraternity for hazing infractions with opportunity for recoloni- zat...…

January 09, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 49) • Page Image 1

…City Council voted down a resolution Monday that would have directed the city attorney to investigate the actions of the protesters who sought to disrupt Ann Arbor’s annual deer cull. The measure, which was defeated in a 6-5 vote, would have required the city attorney to “take any and all appropriate responsive actions, including issuance of citations and the filing of lawsuits seeking an injunction or such other relief th...…

January 31, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 66) • Page Image 1

…In the first hours of the University of Michigan’s West Quad Residence Hall’s armed robbery in early December, residents and staff grew concerned with the sudden unexplained presence of police vehicles outside of the dorm and officers in the building. Many residents turned to social media and their friends to make sense of the situation, and very rapidly, a rumor about an active shooter spread through campus. Fortunately for...…

January 30, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 65) • Page Image 1

…On Monday, The Michigan Daily sat down for an interview with E. Royster Harper, the University of Michigan’s vice president of Student Life. During a time of national conversations surrounding many important and polarizing issues, we asked Harper for her take on current Greek life reforms, sexual assault and misconduct, and free speech in the context of white supremacist Richard Spencer’s possible visit to campus next sem...…

January 29, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 64) • Page Image 1

…Reinventing Urban Transportation and Mobility aims to revolutionize public transit through an online app that turns transportation into an on-demand service. The app, which serves travelers on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, first launched this month on January 16. While no timeline is set in place yet, the developers hope to eventually expand the service to the University as a whole. RITMO, partnering with t...…

January 26, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 63) • Page Image 1

…Morgan McCaul entered Michigan State’s medicine clinic at the age of 12. At the time, McCaul — now an LSA freshman at the University of Michigan — was an aspiring ballerina with tears in both hip flexors. She went to East Lansing in search of world-renowned doctor Larry Nassar with hopes he could provide her with the help she needed to return to dance. Nearly five years later, McCaul realized she had been sexually a...…

January 25, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 62) • Page Image 1

…Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to serve 40 years to 175 years in state prison Wednesday afternoon at the conclusion of a week-long trial. More than 150 survivors of sexual assault delivered statements over the course of the week, testifying to the molestation and abuse they suffered at the hands of Nassar under the guise of medical treatment over the past 30 ...…

January 24, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 61) • Page Image 1

…The duality of the First Amendment as a powerful political weapon for both marginalized groups and their oppressors presented itself as a reality this past semester. The ongoing negotiation between the University of Michigan administration and white supremacist Richard Spencer regarding Spencer’s request to speak at the University, as well as planned University events in response to the speech, has roused divided opinio...…

January 23, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 60) • Page Image 1

…LSA junior Anna Tushman took an AP economics in high school and loved it. She came to the University of Michigan expecting to major in math but decided to take Econ 101 and found herself fascinated by its rational, logical thought process. Her 101 class had a fair mixture of women and men, but as she progressed through the major, she found the number of female students in her classes leveling off. Out of boredom one day in her e...…

January 22, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 59) • Page Image 1

…On Friday afternoon, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke to a full house of University of Michigan students and community members at Stamps Auditorium. As part of the class Entrepreneurship 407: Entrepreneurship Hour, Emanuel discussed entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing both on his past and present experience in politics. Emanuel was elected as mayor in 2011, and before served in Congres...…

January 19, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 58) • Page Image 1

…One LSA freshman, who requested to remain anonymous, said he has paid almost $200, and will pay about another $400 in courts costs and up to $1,000 in probation fees. He also has to complete five days of community service, and though the student foresees a judge accepting his plea and giving him six to 12 months of reporting probation, combined with regular drug and breathalyzer tests, the repercussions aren’t over. This ...…

January 18, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 57) • Page Image 1

…Ann Arbor startup May Mobility successfully tested their fleet of driverless cars on the streets of Detroit in October, and now plan to expand the testing to Florida and Texas. Edwin Olson, the CEO of May Mobility, started out working with Toyota’s autonomous vehicles program, and then decided he could make more of a difference by creating his own company. In January 2017, Olson created May Mobility. “I think that too ...…

January 17, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 57) • Page Image 1

…REMY FARKAS Daily Staff Reporter Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of news blog HuffPost, discussed her relationship with journalism and the way in which her past affects her vision of present-day America in her lecture entitled “Who gets to define American Values,” given as part of the University of Michigan’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. The Wallace House program, as well as the Knight-Wallace Fellowship and L...…

January 16, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 56) • Page Image 1

…We often think of movements or even advocacy in general as something visible. If we can’t see it, we don’t feel it’s happening. Oftentimes movements are visible or at least have some tangible components. What do you remember about the civil rights movement? Probably Rosa Parks refusing to be moved from her seat, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. We hardly ever think of all the p...…

January 12, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 55) • Page Image 1

…University of Michigan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science courses have developed extensive waitlists due to growing enrollment rates, graduate students registering for undergraduate classes, and limited numbers of faculty — giving students stress about being able to complete their requirements on time. The department’s administration is working to hire more full- time faculty and acquire larger lecture halls to...…

January 11, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 54) • Page Image 1

…To mark the beginning of the University of Michigan’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium, the Institute for Social Research held a panel Wednesday afternoon discussing the various effects of gentrification in Detroit and across the United States. The University’s theme for this year’s MLK symposium is “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” which Dory Knight-Ingram, a senior editor for the Institute of Social Research, explained rela...…

January 10, 2018 (vol. 126, iss. 53) • Page Image 1

…Zeta Beta Tau’s International Headquarters voted to remove recognition of the University of Michigan’s Eta chapter on Tuesday. According to an official statement from the organization, ZBT staff, along with the University’s Office of Greek Life and Division for Student Life, conducted an extensive membership review to determine the future of the chapter. “Through the course of this investigation it became clear that m...…

January 09, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 52) • Page Image 1

…To deter suicides by jumping or falling off of Ann Arbor parking structures, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority is further committing to constructing more permanent fences on city parking structure rooftops. Installment of the fences began last fall when city officials noticed a pattern of attempted or successfully completed suicides by individuals jumping or falling off of the garages in the last three yea...…

January 08, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 51) • Page Image 1

…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada are investigating the source of a recent E. coli outbreak that has infected 58 people and resulted in two deaths in the United States and Canada. This particular strain, called E. coli O157:H7, has been linked to leafy greens and romaine lettuce. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 8, the disease spread to 13 sta...…

January 05, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 50) • Page Image 1

…This spring, the city of Ann Arbor will welcome a cohort of 25 residents for its inaugural “Citizens Academy”. The program aims to broaden civic understanding and offer Ann Arbor residents a perspective into the functioning of local government. Over the course of six weeks from March 28 to May 2, participants will have the chance to attend weekly sessions covering topics ranging from the mechanics behind city b...…

January 04, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 49) • Page Image 1

…The Interfraternity Council at the University of Michigan will begin to restore social event privileges to fraternities this semester, according to a statement released on the organization’s website Wednesday morning. The announcement comes after a two-month self-imposed ban. Recruitment this semester for the IFC fraternities will continue as scheduled. “IFC will begin a phased process of restoring social event p...…

January 03, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 48) • Page Image 1

…The Ann Arbor Police Department is beginning 2018 with a new addition to its force. Tuesday, Jason Forsberg began his tenure as Deputy Chief of Police of the AAPD. Forsberg joins current Deputy Chief Robert Pfannes and will be in charge of the support services division, which includes the administrative services, professional standards and special services sections. The department typically has two deputy c...…

January 31, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 19) • Page Image 1

…President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Monday that placed a hiring freeze on the federal government, with the exception of military, national security and public safety personnel. The two-page order, which was promised during his campaign as a part of his “Day One” agenda, is meant to cut government payrolls and ensure a more efficient government. According to Trump’s contract with the American voter, the fr...…

January 30, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…The Ann Arbor community reacted negatively to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the travel and resettlement of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States that was issued last Friday. Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor issued a statement on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon condemning the actions of the Trump administration thus far, saying people must stand up and fight the president’...…

January 27, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 17) • Page Image 1

…Recently, the University of Michigan Central Student Government has been working with Ann Arbor City Council to increase student political participation in city elections, especially following concerns on campus about how the council’s decisions affect University students. Efforts by CSG in 2015 resulted in a town hall proposal to City Council to place election reform proposals on the upcoming November ballot for...…

January 26, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

…After his only opposition dropped out on Sunday, University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser (R) is expected to be approved as the Michigan Republican Party chairman in February. With Weiser soon to balance positions in both the University and the state GOP, accusations of conflict of interest and defenses have risen from members of both parties. Weiser unseated former Regent Laurence Deitch (D) last November to br...…

January 25, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 15) • Page Image 1

…More than 150 students, faculty and community members gathered Tuesday in Palmer Commons to hear five panelists address possible concerns regarding the future of environmental sustainability under President Donald J. Trump. Panelists began by each giving a brief statement regarding the challenges environmental scientists and activists might anticipate under the new administration, including encouraging cit...…

January 24, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 14) • Page Image 1

…Members of the University of Michigan’s Senate Assembly passed a resolution on Monday brought forth by the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee regarding salary cuts as a way to demote faculty. The meeting was also a chance for the assembly to hear last remarks from outgoing Provost Martha Pollack and initial remarks from incoming Interim Provost Paul Courant, a public policy professor. The faculty began t...…

January 23, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 13) • Page Image 1

…Last winter, Engineering sophomore Sam Greeley developed a severe case of Achilles tendinitis, an ankle injury confining her to crutches for weeks, adding unexpected challenges to her daily life. After receiving attention from the University of Michigan Hospital, Greeley was not informed of the accommodations available to her from Services for Students with Disabilities. It was not until two days after her hospit...…

January 20, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 12) • Page Image 1

…As a result of a new partnership between the Ross School of Business’s Center for Social Impact in Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan- Flint’s Office of University Outreach, the sixth annual Social Impact Challenge will take place in Flint this semester instead of Detroit. In previous years, the Center for Social Impact has held its Social Impact Challenges in Detroit, where teams partnered with different ...…

January 19, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 11) • Page Image 1

…This semester, in honor of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, LSA is carrying on its tradition of a themed semester by offering over 20 classes centered around the 200th anniversary of the University. The classes, offered in several different LSA departments with an overarching theme of Making Michigan, focus on the school’s place in important events of the past 200 years and where it lies in the current ...…

January 18, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 10) • Page Image 1

…Panelists at the University of Michigan met Tuesday afternoon to discuss Poverty Solutions — an initiative introduced by University President Mark Schlissel in October 2016 — and review nine research projects funded through a new grant program operated by the initiative. The projects, totaling $200,000, represent the initiative’s first investments in research and model testing aiming to use research about poverty to ...…

January 17, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 9) • Page Image 1

…According to author Claudia Rankine, the inception of her book-length poem, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” began with the question: “How did that happen?” Something of an investigation, the poem opens with secondhand prose poetry cataloguing the lived experience of racism among Rankine’s friends and colleagues. “I just wanted to see if people were sensitive to the fact that every day in small ways, they were themselves engage...…

January 13, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 8) • Page Image 1

…M-Write — a program promoting conceptual learning through writing housed inside the Digital Innovation Greenhouse in the Office of Digital Education — continues to grow as it introduces writing and a peer review program to introductory-level STEM- oriented and social science courses, though this is the third semester of its use. M-Write will be utilized in three courses during the winter 2017 semester: Ec...…

January 12, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 7) • Page Image 1

…On Wednesday, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spoke to a crowd of students, staff and faculty during a fireside chat with Alec Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering, at the Chrysler Center on North Campus. Fanning met with University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel earlier in the day. During the talk, Fanning focused on the importance and versatility of public service careers, as well as his path to becoming ...…

January 11, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 6) • Page Image 1

…A federal district court dismissed a lawsuit filed by an former University of Michigan student who violated the University’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. A final opinion dated Jan. 5 declared the plaintiff’s claim of a due process violation was inaccurate. According to court records, U.S. District Judge David Lawson upheld the reasoning behind the appeals board’s decision to expel the plaintiff because it...…

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