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October 31, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 22) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan has accepted an invitation to collaborate with the city of Detroit in building the Detroit Center for Innovation, it announced Wednesday morning. The $300 million research and education center will provide new programs and courses of study for both undergraduate and graduate students. University President Mark Schlissel explained in an email statement the location of the Center is key to furthering ...…

October 30, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 20) • Page Image 1

…Earlier this month, when California passed its Fair Pay to Play Act, allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness starting in 2023, mum was the word among Michigan’s football players. The would-be beneficiaries generally claimed ignorance. Some, like senior left tackle Jon Runyan Jr., were more forthcoming, saying they understand why some would benefit from the extra money that would come with the b...…

October 29, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 19) • Page Image 1

…Officials at the ACT — a college admissions test taken by more than 1.9 million students each year — announced a policy change earlier this month that will allow students to retake single sections of the five-part test rather than having to sit for the entire exam in hopes of improving their score. Typically, the test takes about three hours to complete. In an email to The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan spokesperson Rick ...…

October 28, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, October 28, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Washout Michigan makes statement in 45-14 beatdown of No. 8 Notre Dame, stomping the Fighting Irish in rain-soaked night. » Page 1B Read more at MichiganDaily.com The University of Michigan held a groundbreaking for its new $920-million-dollar hospital on Friday, featuring remarks from University President Mark S...…

October 25, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…On Oct. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard three cases that could end protections for LGBTQ employees in the United States. In each of the three cases brought up to the Supreme Court — Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, Bostock v. Clayton County and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC — the employers dismissed their employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. In both Zarda and Bostock, the employees Donald Zarda and Gera...…

October 24, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 137) • Page Image 1

…In order to address the housing crisis in Ann Arbor, stakeholders are proposing innovative solutions to address the issues of affordability and the growing influx of students while maintaining the city’s unique character. Rent control — legislation that sets caps on rents — is one such option the city council is considering. Rent control policy has been implemented statewide in California and in a few communities i...…

October 23, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

…In 2019, a record high of 22 startups spun out of the University of Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer, a unit responsible for the commercialization of U-M research. The number represents the most startups to come out of the University in a year and covers a wide range of industries, from circadian rhythm management and artificial intelligence video analytics to medicine and car safety. Kelly Sexton, associate vic...…

October 22, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 15) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Tuesday, October 22, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXIX, No. 15 ©2019 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CL A SSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 S U D O K U . . . . . ....…

October 21, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 6) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan Solar Car team placed third in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on Thursday afternoon after a five-day, 1,800-mile race through the Australian Outback. The team’s car, Electrum, reached the finish line in Adelaide, South Australia averaging about 49 miles per hour. The Belgian team, Agoria, placed first, followed by the Japanese team from Tokai University. Engineering junior Andrew Dickinso...…

October 18, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 14) • Page Image 1

…A court case focusing on Harvard University’s consideration of race in their admissions process could impact the University of Michigan’s future admissions policy. On Oct. 1, U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled that Harvard University’s admissions policy, which accounts for race, did not discriminate against Asian American applications and would be allowed to stay in place. Students for Fair Admis...…

October 17, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 13) • Page Image 1

…The Michigan Union celebrated its centennial on Wednesday with cupcakes and a birthday card on the Diag. The Union has been a gathering space for students on campus since its creation in 1919, but the building has been under construction and closed to visitors since April 2018. The Center for Campus Involvement hosted the event. LSA senior Sarah Hussain works as a program coordinator team lead with the Center for Campus Inv...…

October 16, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 12) • Page Image 1

…“Undergraduate women remain the most at-risk for experiencing nonconsensual touching or penetration since enrolling at U-M at 34.3 percent, down from 38.2 percent in 2015,” according to U-M Public Affairs. The survey also said there is a statistically significant difference in rates of “nonconsensual sexual contact” between heterosexual students and members of the LGBTQ+ community. “Non-heterosexual students (gay or les...…

October 11, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 10) • Page Image 1

…Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, spoke at Rackham Auditorium Thursday afternoon to an audience of more than 1,000 students and community members, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Michigan state Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. Clinton has spent decades in public service, serving as first lady from 1993 to 2001, U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009 and sec...…

October 10, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 9) • Page Image 1

…Garden City resident Aimee Stephens became a funeral director for one reason: to help people. Despite facing hardship in her personal life, Stephens found comfort in the knowledge she enabled individuals to memorialize those they loved. Stephens, a transgender woman, said she knew she was a woman from the age of five. After a lifetime of suppressing her identity, Stephens began to live as a woman, dressing as a man only wh...…

October 09, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 8) • Page Image 1

…Touted as the cannabis capital of the Midwest, Ann Arbor is no stranger to recreational marijuana use. However, the city’s marijuana market may be undergoing a dynamic shift. This past week, Deputy City Attorney Kevin McDonald presented a first draft proposal for a points- based scoring process for businesses seeking to obtain a permit to sell cannabis products. At a City Council meeting Monday, several councilmembers, ...…

October 08, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 7) • Page Image 1

…Ann Arbor City Council had its first October meeting this Monday, discussing issues such as a Packard Road rezoning ordinance and marijuana legislation. The meeting began with a proclamation from Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor and Ann Arbor Fire Chief Mike Kennedy to kick off Fire Prevention Week. The Ann Arbor Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association are collaborating to promote the nati...…

October 07, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 6) • Page Image 1

…David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, electrical engineering and computer science professors at the University of Michigan, are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award, an honor given to University faculty who have both developed and marketed innovative ideas or technologies. The two professors will be recognized on Oct. 22 at Celebrate Invention, an event honoring inventions and entr...…

October 04, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 5) • Page Image 1

…More than 40 Ann Arbor residents gathered for food and drink at the home of Ann and Steve Arbaugh on Thursday night in support of former journalist Jen Eyer’s candidacy for the Ward 4 city council position in Ann Arbor. Those in attendance included Mayor Christopher Taylor; state Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor; Washtenaw County Commissioner Katie Scott, D-District 9; and former state Sen. Mitch Irwin. Former City Councilmem...…

October 03, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 4) • Page Image 1

…The Center of the City Task Force met at Larcom City Hall Wednesday afternoon to advance their public engagement plan. It was the fifth task force meeting for the 10-person municipal committee, created after local voters approved Proposal A to designate the library lot between Fifth Avenue and Division Street for plans to become a park and civic center commons. Community member and Pioneer High School senior Miles Klapthor ...…

October 02, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 3) • Page Image 1

…The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project hosted the Washtenaw County Opioid Summit on Tuesday, where various state and local stakeholders came together for the discussion focused on the county’s high, but declining, rate of opioid overdoses and the link between trauma and addiction. Participants learned about opioid use in the county, heard testimonials and attended breakout sessions relating to primary preve...…

October 01, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 2) • Page Image 1

…When Ari Paul, a University of Michigan alum, met his aunt’s husband William “Buzz” Alexander as a teenager, he recognized how special Alexander was right away. “Meeting him for the first time, you could tell he was someone of incredible experience and had an endless love of people,” Ari said. Janie Paul, Alexander’s wife and a School of Art & Design professor, met her husband in 1992 at the Blue Mountain Center, a community o...…

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...…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 30, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 19) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, October 30, 2017 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM “What can we do now?” was the question for many after President Donald Trump’s election win back in November, particularly at the Women’s March — a day after his inauguration in January — which saw thousands of women protest Trump’s policies and behaviors towards women and minorities. Many activists considered his ...…

October 27, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 18) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, October 27, 2017 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM The University of Michigan — which, in January of this year, was ranked last in overall social mobility in a report from the Equality of Opportunity Project website — has been aggressively ramping up its efforts to recruit a greater socioeconomic range of students. In June, the University presented its Go Blue Guar...…

October 26, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 17) • Page Image 1

…In a poll of students conducted by The Daily earlier this month, a majority said they were unfamiliar with Michigan’s gubernatorial candidates this year. The Daily talked to several major candidates to help provide a guide. The poll was sent to 500 students. Of the respondents, 32 percent of students said they are most likely to vote for Abdul El-Sayed, while 48 percent of respondents said they were unsure whom t...…

October 25, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 16) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, October 25, 2017 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Tim Retzloff, professor of history at Michigan State University and University of Michigan alum, connected LGBTQ history at the University of Michigan to the University’s bicentennial year in his lecture Tuesday, “Maize, Blue, and Lavender: Revisiting U-M’s LGBTQ Past.” As an undergraduate, Retzloff...…

October 24, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 15) • Page Image 1

…Students blared various demands for accountability and administrative action after weeks of racist provocations on campus earlier this semester, but one question echoed throughout all the protests. “What happens to racist students who get caught?” LSA senior Arlyn Reed asked at a de-stress event held by the Black Student Union last month to rounds of applause from the audience. “(A University of Michigan) investigati...…

October 23, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 14) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, October 23, 2017 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM UpRound, a new University of Michigan student organization for any undergraduate student interested in learning more about venture capitalism, hosted its first annual training and a competition on Saturday. Engineering sophomore Jonah Erlich founded the group along with LSA junior David Silverman, Business s...…

October 20, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 13) • Page Image 1

…University of Michigan hockey players will suit up Friday evening for the first time on the newly coined Red Berenson Ice Rink. The University’s Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to name the rink at Yost Ice Arena after Berenson, who served as the team’s coach for 33 seasons and retired this summer. The rink will feature his signature through the end of the calendar year, while center ice will change to display Ber...…

October 19, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 12) • Page Image 1

…After a tumultuous first month with racist incidents and controversial speakers, student governments on campus are taking steps toward finding possible solutions to amending the campus climate. LSA senior Anushka Sarkar, president of Central Student Government, released sent an email Wednesday afternoon announcing the first Diag Assembly, in which the CSG body will host its Tuesday night meetings on the Diag. The govern...…

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