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November 27, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 36) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, November 27, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM At about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, 12 people traveled to U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Dearborn office to continue protests to urge Dingell to sign the Green New Deal. They were met with police blocking them from entering the building. After occupying U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell’s, D-Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti office for nearly ...…

November 26, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 35) • Page Image 1

…For the last time before her retirement in January, The Michigan Daily sat down for an interview with E. Royster Harper, the University’s vice president for Student Life. In the interview on Friday afternoon, Harper discussed IFC-affiliated fraternities recruiting freshmen against University policy, controversy surrounding the senior honor society Order of Angell, protests against the University’s sexual misconduct...…

November 25, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 34) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, November 25, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Tuned and ready Michigan dispatches of Indiana with ease, 39-14, officially sets its sights on bout with Ohio State next weekend. » Page 1B Faculty directors of the Semester in Detroit program, an initiative that allows University of Michigan students to study and intern with community- based organizations in th...…

November 22, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 33) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, November 22, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Ypsilanti is following Ann Arbor’s lead in drafting a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2035. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Ypsilanti City Council decided to draft a plan on how the city could become carbon neutral in 15 years. The draft plan will be presented on March 31, approaching the 50th anniversar...…

November 21, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 32) • Page Image 1

…About 50 students protested Wednesday afternoon in the “Human Chain for Survivors” event on the Diag in front of Hatcher Library. The protest contested the University of Michigan’s interim Title IX policy requiring a peer-to- peer cross-examination in all Title IX cases, including cases of sexual misconduct and assault. The policy has been highly contested since it was implemented in December 2018. Roe v. Rape as well as t...…

November 20, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 31) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, November 20, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM The Diag was occupied by more than 30 students Tuesday night participating in the first “One Night Without a Home” sleep-out in Ann Arbor. The event, hosted by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, as well as student activist organizations MReach and CURIS - Public Health Advocacy, comes as one of many...…

November 19, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 31) • Page Image 1

…In November 2018, Michigan voters amended the Michigan Constitution by passing Proposal 2, which places legislative and congressional redistricting in the hands of a 13 member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Monday night, the Ford School of Public Policy hosted a panel discussion with Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State, and other experts to discuss this new approach to redistricting and particu...…

November 18, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 30) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, November 18, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Statement made Michigan runs away from its in-state rival, 44-10, sending Michigan State into further despair in a disastrous year. » Page 1B More than 100 Ann Arbor residents and students marched Sunday to raise awareness about affordable housing issues in the city. Gathering initially in Liberty Plaza, many m...…

November 15, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 29) • Page Image 1

…Students have a love- hate relationship with their Michigan Marriage Pact matches. The results of the questionnaire, which was developed by University of Michigan students for a class project, were released Tuesday evening. The pact used an algorithm to find students their future spouse, and the match-ups generated a flurry of discussion on campus and online groups. After being open to undergraduate students at...…

November 14, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 28) • Page Image 1

…Ahead of the start of contract negotiations between the Graduate Employees’ Organization and the University of Michigan, approximately 200 GEO members and supporters convened on the Diag for a rally Wednesday morning. Demonstrators marched to the Michigan League, where contract negotiations began. GEO president Emily Gauld, a Rackham student, said GEO is taking part in a nationwide campaign to improve the accessibili...…

November 13, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 27) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, November 13, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM In the weeks leading up to the Ohio State University football game, University of Michigan staff and students are participating in the 38th annual campus-wide “Blood Battle” blood drive to out-donate OSU. Though the University suffered a defeat against the Buckeyes on the field last year, Michigan students secu...…

November 12, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 27) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan recently conducted an internal investigation into sexual harassment in Michigan Medicine, termed #MedToo, per the recommendations of a 2018 National Academies study. The National Academies report investigated how women are treated in science, technology, engineering and math fields, now that more women are entering historically male- dominated spaces. The report found that th...…

November 11, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 26) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, November 11, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Blanked Michigan takes just one of six points against Minnesota on the weekend as offensive struggles come to a head. » Page 1B Michigan Movement, a University of Michigan student organization, held their annual Project Connect event this Sunday. Project Connect is a six-hour long event modeled after Tent City i...…

November 08, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 26) • Page Image 1

…In the five years since the 2014 police shooting death of Ann Arbor resident Aura Rosser, the city’s law enforcement has worked to undertake reform and increase transparency. While certain city leaders and activists have since left town or moved to new positions, work to increase accountability for law enforcement continues, both in Ann Arbor and elsewhere. Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor was sworn in less than 24 hours a...…

November 07, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 22) • Page Image 1

…Around two hundred people gathered in Weiser Hall Wednesday night to hear Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, speak on the world’s greatest challenges to human rights. Sociology Professor Kiyoteru Tsutsui, director of the Donia Human Rights Center, said the Distinguished Lecture series invites speakers to campus who have both experience in human rights and the ability to s...…

November 06, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 20) • Page Image 1

…Editor’s Note: The Michigan Daily has used several anonymous sources to report this story. As stated in the article, we are honoring our sources’ requests to be quoted anonymously due to fears of retaliation from their fraternity brothers or the greater fraternity and sorority life community for speaking out. In accordance with our ethics policy (which can be found in full in our bylaws), the reporter of this article and two ed...…

November 05, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 24) • Page Image 1

…City Council passed an affordable housing ordinance Monday evening that provided incentives for private developers to include affordable housing units and also passed a resolution for Ann Arbor to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2030. More than 50 Ann Arbor residents packed the seats of Larcom City Hall for the first City Council meeting of the month. The Roosevelt Institute, a University of Michigan student progressive pub...…

November 04, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 23) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, November 4, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Cruising into the bye Michigan dispatches a hapless Maryland team, 38-7, heads into the bye week brimming with confidence. » Page 1B Each month, The Michigan Daily’s Administration Beat sits down with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss important questions about University policy, commitments and c...…

November 01, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 22) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, November 1, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Residents are still struggling to clear their records for marijuana convictions nearly a year after a ballot measure legalizing the drug passed statewide, and Ann Arbor, despite its historically progressive stance on the issue, is no exception. In 1972, Ann Arbor City Council passed an ordinance that made the...…

November 29, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 40) • Page Image 1

…Rear Admiral Michael Gior- gione, author of “Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat,” spoke Wednesday night at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library to discuss his book and share personal anecdotes from his time at the camp. Giorgione was the com- manding officer of Camp David, a country retreat used by U.S. presidents and their families, from 1999 to 2001. During that time, he worked under Presi...…

November 28, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 39) • Page Image 1

…Five speakers shared their research in regulating false information online to a crowd of approximately 50 students and faculty members Tuesday night at Rackham Assembly Hall. The panel, titled “Catching Fake News,” was part of the University of Michigan Dissonance Event Series, which focuses on the intersection of technology, privacy, policy, security and law. Panelists included Mark Ackerman, a School of Informa...…

November 27, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 38) • Page Image 1

…According to Public Policy professor Brendan Nyhan, fake news may have a more complex impact on the American public than experrts previously thought. For the last several years, Nyhan has been working on a comprehensive study of U.S. fake news consumption, aiming to determine the scope and influence of fake news on the political leanings of Americans. Nyhan presented the facts and implications of his research Mon...…

November 26, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 37) • Page Image 1

…COLUMBUS — The No. 4 Michigan football team was just hanging on. Even when the Wolverines went down two touchdowns in the first half, and even when momentum favored Ohio State to begin the second half, they hung perilously within reaching distance. But with just under five minutes left in the third quarter, the floodgates broke open. It came on a punt, just after Michigan had gone down, 27-19, on a Buckeye field goal. Ohio S...…

November 21, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 36) • Page Image 1

…On a Monday afternoon in late October, Ann Arbor resident Brian Young and his girlfriend drove up to a house on State Street across the street from Yost Ice Arena. Young had driven by the property a few days prior and noticed a sign that read “Rooms for Rent/No Lease.” He was on the search for a new home and the sign immediately caught his attention. It was not the first time Young looked to rent a room without a lease. Growin...…

November 20, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 35) • Page Image 1

…At the end of each semester, University of Michigan students are asked to submit evaluations for the courses they have taken in that term. One of the most important metrics for introductory- level courses is how much interest they generate in the field. Rankings are based on the percentage of students who answered some form of “yes” when asked, “Did this course increase interest in the field?” The top results for introduct...…

November 19, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 34) • Page Image 1

…Trinitas Ventures is taking legal action against Ann Arbor after City Council denied a proposal for a student housing complex north of campus. The Indiana-based developer filed a claim of appeal, arguing the project complies with relevant zoning regulations and calling for a reversal of the city’s decision on the development. In September, City Council rejected the proposal — in which Trinitas planned to construct the complex at 26...…

November 16, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 33) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, November 16, 2018 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXVIII, No. 33 ©2018 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 S U D O K U ....…

November 15, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 32) • Page Image 1

…The Women’s Organization on Rights to Health and the South Asian Awareness Network hosted an open discussion Wednesday night to explore the topic of sexual health education in South Asian countries. The event “That’s Haram!: Sex Ed in South Asian Communities,” compared the teachings of sexual education in South Asian and American cultures, both of which have certain stigmas surrounding the issue. First-year ...…

November 14, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 31) • Page Image 1

…The School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan hosted a forum for students and faculty Tuesday night, shedding light on University sexual misconduct policies. The forum also offered a space for students to voice concerns, and included a panel of representatives from University offices dealing with cases of misconduct. Despite the discussion, some students said they still left the event with more questions. Th...…

November 13, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 30) • Page Image 1

…In honor of Veterans Day, the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan hosted a panel event Monday night to discuss the implications of public policy for veterans. The panel, titled “The U.S. at ‘Endless War’: Public Policy and Those Who Serve,” featured three veterans and was moderated by associate professor Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions. The event followed the University’s Veterans Wee...…

November 12, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 29) • Page Image 1

…The Washtenaw Housing Alliance and Shelter Association of Washtenaw County hosted the second-ever Voices of Homelessness event Friday evening in Ypsilanti, inviting community members to share their experiences with homelessness through art and storytelling. A Washtenaw Housing Alliance 2018 report found 256 people in the county live in shelters or transitional housing, while 28 people are completely unsheltered. The ...…

November 09, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 28) • Page Image 1

…The Heartland Independent Film Forum, in partnership with The Michigan Daily, hosted a launch event Thursday night at the Ann Arbor Public Library for an online database containing every impact statement of the survivors of Larry Nassar. The database is intended to aid students, families, educators and journalists in understanding this decades-long pattern of abuse. About 25 students and Ann Arbor residents were in attendance. ...…

November 08, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 27) • Page Image 1

…In a race that took until Wednesday morning to call, Democratic challengers Jordan Acker and Paul Brown have unseated Republican incumbents Andrea Fischer Newman and Andrew Richner on the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Acker’s main focus is on the affordability of attending the University, emphasizing the cost is not reflected accurately by tuition alone but also housing and other expenses. Specifically, Acker sa...…

November 07, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 26) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, November 7, 2018 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. Check out the Daily’s News podcast, The Daily Weekly INDEX Vol. CXXVIII, No. 26 ©2018 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A R T S ...…

November 06, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 25) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan’s student body president and vice president released a statement Monday denouncing the University’s decision to grant tenure to David Daniels, professor in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in light of recent allegations of sexual assault made against him by multiple University students. The statement also affirms Central Student Government support for survivors on campus. “When the ...…

November 05, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 24) • Page Image 1

…Mohamed Soumah, a University of Michigan custodian, is currently seeking refuge in the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House to avoid deportation — he requires frequent dialysis due to a genetic kidney disease, and says he will die if deported. Soumah has lived in the U.S. for 15 years after immigrating from Guinea, and has been employed with no past criminal history. He was married to a U.S. citizen with whom he has two children, who ...…

November 02, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 22) • Page Image 1

…An allegation of rape crumbled the facade surrounding University of Michigan professor David Daniels this summer, dubbed by many as one of the best countertenors in the world. The assault, however, is not Daniels’ only instance of predatory sexual behavior. Through police reports filed with Pittsfield Township, The Michigan Daily found the Office of Institutional Equity knew about an instance of Daniels’s questionable behavior...…

November 01, 2018 (vol. 128, iss. 22) • Page Image 1

…In efforts to highlight the prevalence of misinformation, the Center for Social Media Responsibility of University of Michigan School of Information has developed the Iffy Quotient, which measures the proportion of “iffy” articles shared on a given social media platform. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter make sharing news articles — whether real, fake or somewhere in between — as easy as clicking a single s...…

November 30, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 39) • Page Image 1

…A new nine-story development, currently engaged in the City Council approval process, may be built on a currently vacant site next to the University of Michigan’s Medical Campus. At its Nov. 20 meeting, the council unanimously approved the zoning necessary for the development, and Catherine Ann Development, the Bloomfield Hills company responsible for the project, will bring its designs to the council on Dec. 18 for...…

November 29, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 38) • Page Image 1

…The Michigan Daily sat down for an interview with University President Mark Schlissel to address several current issues on campus, including a potential visit from Richard Spencer, Central Student Government’s vote for #UMDivest and more. The Michigan Daily: Starting with Richard Spencer — in the Regent’s Meeting called last week, safety seemed like a big topic of discussion, that’s your top priority that you’re stating ...…

November 27, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 36) • Page Image 1

…When Rackham student Surojit Sural, Ph.D. candidate in molecular and integrative physiology, was deciding on leaving his home country of India for Japanese or American doctorate programs, he chose the University of Michigan for what he said was its prestige, location and financial support. His peers were accepted to high-ranking European universities, but also chose American schools due to their financial...…

November 22, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 35) • Page Image 1

…University of Michigan Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar, an LSA senior, signed the assembly’s resolution AR 7-019 that calls for the University to investigate possible divestment from companies that violate Palestinian human rights. In a secret ballot vote last Wednesday morningat CSG’s meeting, the #UMDivest movement passed for the first time on the University’s Ann Arbor campus with 23 votes in favor...…

November 21, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 34) • Page Image 1

…After continued resistance from Ann Arbor residents, as well as several council members, City Council moved to once again postpone a decision on downtown developments. Many residents came to argue against several zoning changes on Broadway Street, seeking to defend the beauty and history of their town, and arguing for commercial rather than residential developments. With a zoning change, residents feared a high-ris...…

November 17, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 33) • Page Image 1

…Featuring visual art, poetry and performances from University of Michigan students and organizations about the experiences of immigrant and first-generation students at the University, the Shift Talent Showcase drew a crowd of 100 students, faculty and Ann Arbor community members to the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union Thursday night. Hosted by University organizations Redefine, Call for Humanity, the Iraqi Stu...…

November 16, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 32) • Page Image 1

…The Michigan Senate passed legislation last week allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns inside schools, churches, bars and other traditionally gun-free zones. Bill 584 is a part of a three-bill package that will now move to the state House of Representatives after passing almost completely along party lines with a 25-to-12 vote. The vote came three days after a mass shooting in Sutherland Spring, Texas, ca...…

November 15, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 31) • Page Image 1

…When LSA sophomores Rebecca Bernstein and Andie Harris received a problem set back from their Stats 250 graduate student instructors, their grades were a shock: They both received zeros. Emails from their respective instructors explained their respective homeworks were too similar to those of their friends in the class. While the lowest homework grade is dropped, the sharp reprimand confused Bernstein and Harris. Thei...…

November 14, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 30) • Page Image 1

…On Tuesday, University of Michigan Central Student Government will vote on its divestment resolution. Tensions have been ramping up, as it has in mid-Novembers over the past decade. The resolution aims to gain support from CSG on divestment from companies operating in Israel due to possible human rights violations of Palestinians. This year’s iteration of the resolution has not been without conflict. Last week, an...…

November 13, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 29) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, November 13, 2017 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, a student-run organization that supports children with disabilities by raising funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation and therapy programs at C.S. Mott and Beaumont Children’s hospitals, hosted its first ever Family Circles night Saturday ...…

November 10, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 28) • Page Image 1

…Presidents of several University of Michigan fraternities convened at a meeting Thursday night to discuss the future of the Interfraternity Council — the governing body of National Interfraternity Conference fraternity chapters at the University. Those in attendance at the meeting voted to suspend all social activities and new member pledge terms pending investigation of several incidents in Greek life. In the meeting,...…

November 09, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 27) • Page Image 1

…After three decades of minority student activism and ultimately, organizing for a more centrally located multicultural center and more emphasis on students of color at the University, the University of Michigan broke ground Wednesday morning at the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center’s new location on State Street. Alumni and students representing the Black Action Movement, #BBUM and current member...…

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