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October 01, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 1) • Page Image 1

…Students and faculty convened Sunday in the Annenberg Auditorium for the first annual WeListen fall conference, a day-long event focused on maintaining open communication among individuals from different political backgrounds. WeListen, a University of Michigan student organization aimed at bridging the political divide through bipartisan discourse on pertinent political issues, supports healthy po...…

October 02, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 2) • Page Image 1

…Jay Crisostomo, assistant professor of assyriology, studies the languages and history of Mesopotamia with a focus on the information old texts reveal about communication and social structure in the ancient Middle East. Though several University of Michigan grants and one external organization sufficiently fund his research, Crisostomo said GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. ...…

October 03, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 3) • Page Image 1

…This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The proposal aims to end the practice of “gerrymandering,” or strategically creating districts to GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know....…

October 04, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 4) • Page Image 1

…Over the past several years, University of Michigan-based startup Moxytech has been developing an app that lets medical patients explain their pain to a doctor by drawing it on a 3-D model. Founded in 2014, the company allows users of the app GeoPain to highlight which areas hurt and indicate how much pain they are in to professionals. Moxytech Co-Founder Alexandre DaSilva, director of the University’s Headache and Orofacial ...…

October 05, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 5) • Page Image 1

…There were a few Snapchatt- able moments on campus Thursday. One of them was a visit from University alum Steve Horowitz, vice president of technology at Snapchat, who gave the annual School of Information’s Homecoming lecture as part of the William Warner Bishop Lectureship Fund. Horowitz discussed the tech provider’s new advancements and his professional experience. In his lecture, attended by more than 2...…

October 08, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 6) • Page Image 1

…Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Samantha Kao and three other girls piled into a gray Volkswagen on a Saturday afternoon in the fall. These strangers were making their way to the grocery store. In order to fill their pantries, University of Michigan students living off campus have created grocery carpool trips and discovered food distribution resources from Facebook pages and student organizations. Besides these studen...…

October 09, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 7) • Page Image 1

…The Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan hosted a panel featuring leading figures in current electoral reform, bringing together nearly 100 students and community members for a discussion on the future of Michigan’s electoral system and midterm proposals on Monday. The event consisted of several panelists organized to discuss the costs and benefits of two specific ballot initiatives to be voted o...…

October 10, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 8) • Page Image 1

…Georgetown University faculty Sherry Lee Linkon, English and American Studies professor, and John Russo, visiting scholar at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and Working Poor. Linkon and Russo focused on patterns of voting among the working class with an eye on the 2018 midterm elections. The lecture, “Don’t Blame the Working-Class: Understanding Working- Class Politics and Culture in the Trump Era,” ste...…

October 11, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 9) • Page Image 1

…University of Michigan students gathered to hear former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speak Wednesday evening about her experience as an activist and organizer as well as her advice on how to mobilize Democratic voters. The University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats, along with Students for Whitmer, hosted Richards, who was in town to help with Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer’s campaig...…

October 12, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 10) • Page Image 1

…Following the defeat of a citizen task force’s proposal for a police oversight commision at a City Council meeting on Oct. 1, legal questions remain regarding aspects of the citizens’ draft and changes in Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor’s counter- proposal. The citizen task force drafted a proposal that would create a citizen-led police oversight commission with the power to subpoena records and officer testimony, as well as t...…

October 17, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 711) • Page Image 1

…About 60 people convened Monday at Palmer Commons for a Senate Assembly forum to discuss University of Michigan Board of Regents candidate platforms for the upcoming Nov. 6 election. Incumbents and first-time candidates covered topics such as financial aid, academic freedom, the recent reprimanding of Prof. John Cheney-Lippold for his refusal of a recommendation letter and more throughout the event. The forum was designed t...…

October 18, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 13) • Page Image 1

…Two prominent educational and professional institutions — the American Association of University Professors and the American Political Science Association — are urging the University of Michigan to reconsider sanctions imposed on American Culture professor John Cheney- Lippold. Cheney-Lippold recently became ineligible for a salary raise for one year and ineligible for sabbatical credits for two years after res...…

October 19, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 13) • Page Image 1

…Four years ago, the Black Student Union launched the online campaign #BBUM, or Being Black at the University of Michigan, and gave the University seven days to respond to seven demands. Some of the demands included more affordable campus housing, an increase in Black representation on campus and a digitization of documents in the University’s Bentley Historical Library. Now, four years after BSU put forward its initi...…

October 22, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 14) • Page Image 1

…LSA senior Kia Schwert was captivated by the research opportunities at the University when she attended the Michigan Community College Summer Research Fellowship as a fellow in 2017, inspiring her to transfer to the University to study sociology and women’s studies. She got involved as a research assistant in Profs. Elizabeth Armstrong and Sandra Levitsky’s Title IX lab in the Sociology Department, which involved LS...…

October 23, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 15) • Page Image 1

…bv A University of Michigan student reported being sexually assaulted by her Graduate Student Instructor this summer in June. She filed the report, met with a U-M Title IX investigator and submitted evidence to back up her claim months ago. But the University’s investigation of the student’s case has been ongoing for almost four months now — and she’s running out of patience. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance...…

October 24, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan Central Student Government met Tuesday night and discussed the introduction of many resolutions including reducing meal prices for Pell Grant students. Public Policy senior Alexandrea Somers, the author of the resolution, said she hopes to pass this resolution by early November after modifications are made by the assembly. The resolution proposed would be a pilot program to combat food i...…

October 25, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 17) • Page Image 1

…With 13 days until the general election, tensions were high as Michigan’s gubernatorial hopefuls convened for their final debate Wednesday night. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, former state Senate minority leader, and Republican Bill Schuette, state attorney general, exchanged blows over immigration, higher education, environmental issues and infrastructure. Whitmer’s campaign frames her as a pragmatist, is currently ...…

October 26, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…The Michigan Daily Administration News Beat will be conducting interviews with the incumbent and challenging candidates for University of Michigan Board of Regents prior to the November midterm elections. Our second interview is with incumbent Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R). Newman is an alum of the University and has served on the board for the last 24 years. Recently retired, Newman was senior vice president of Govern...…

October 29, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 17) • Page Image 1

…Throughout much of her life, Ciara Sivels had dreams of becoming a chef. Now she is the first Black woman to get a doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan. “I really had no idea (about engineering) until my junior year of high school,” Sivels said. “I had a teacher suggest I look into engineering because I had always been at good at chemistry and math, and I constantly excelled in all my classes.”...…

October 30, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 20) • Page Image 1

…begin to accept applications and deposits during the fall semester. For many freshmen, the search for off-campus housing can begin only a few months into their college careers and can present many obstacles for those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of securing and negotiating housing contracts. “We’ve been working really hard to correct a misperception that you have to rush and be in a hurry to make a decision about yo...…

October 31, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 21) • Page Image 1

…With another record number of applications submitted for the fall 2018 freshman class, the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor campus enrollment has seen increased economic diversity and higher numbers of underrepresented students, according to a report published by University Public Affairs. The University received an 8 percent increase in applications for the fall 2018 freshman class. More specifically, 64,917 appli...…

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