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February 28, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 78) • Page Image 1

…GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXVIII, No. 78 ©2019 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 S U D O K U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CL A S S I F I E DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 S P O R T S . . . . . . ....…

February 27, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 81) • Page Image 1

…Ann Arbor residents gathered in Forsythe Middle School’s cafeteria to discuss plans for a tunnel connection between Bandemer Park and Huron River Drive, as well as the non-motorized Border-to- Border Trail, Tuesday night. The meeting was held by Peter Sanderson, senior park planner for the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, and Hillary Hanzel, park planner and landscape architect for the city of Ann Arbor. The ...…

February 26, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 81) • Page Image 1

…LSA sophomore Jack Wroldsen came to the University of Michigan knowing he was interested in a history degree. Yet Wroldsen said he faced skepticism from parents and employers about the choice when he declared a history major. “My boss at my internship last summer basically told me that I shouldn’t major in history,” Wroldsen said. “I worked at a law firm, and he asked me ‘When do you ever think I’m going to hire a historian?’ wh...…

February 25, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 80) • Page Image 1

…Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students gathered Friday Night in the tea room of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore to discuss ways to protest conservative author and commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit to campus, which is scheduled to occur on March 12. Those gathered at the meeting went over a powerpoint on strategies for the protest and who Ben Shapiro is, followed by a brainstorm session. Ann Arbor activist Adam Nash, who h...…

February 22, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 79) • Page Image 1

…See DRIVING, Page 3A In 2007, a loose-knit group of skateboarders and skateboard enthusiasts in Ann Arbor decided it was time to create a skatepark in a city that has many other exceptional public amenities. In 2014, after a large community effort, Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark — a nonprofit public skatepark in Ann Arbor — was created. Twelve years after this initial push, the skatepark is a thriving nonprofit. And now,...…

February 21, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 78) • Page Image 1

…GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXVIII, No. 78 ©2019 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 S P O R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 S U D O K U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CL A S S I F I E DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 A R T S . . . . . . ....…

February 20, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 77) • Page Image 1

…Amid objections from community activists, Ann Arbor City Council moved forward Tuesday with a proposed amendment to allow for a waiver of restrictions on the eligibility of city employees to sit on the police oversight commission. The amendment will be addressed at a second reading during the next council meeting. The 2014 shooting of Aura Rosser by an Ann Arbor Police officer provoked months of debate and protest, eve...…

February 19, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 70) • Page Image 1

…About 60 people gathered at the Ann Arbor Federal Building on Monday and marched in protest of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. Organized by local organization Stop Trump Ann Arbor, the protest was one of 262 noontime Presidents Day protests around the nation coordinated by MoveOn, a national organization focusing on education and advocacy through petitions, supporting campaigns and mobilizing events....…

February 18, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 75) • Page Image 1

…Winterfest, a tournament-style annual philanthropic event where different members of fraternities and sororities play broomball for charity, will be hosted on Feb 23 by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (PIKE). Last year, Winterfest was hosted on the property of PIKE and sponsored by Alpha Sigma Phi, but after Alpha Sigma Phi was banned from campus, PIKE picked up the event. Fraternities who are members of the Interfraternity Council...…

February 15, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 72) • Page Image 1

…On Thursday afternoon, the Ross School of Business hosted the first session of the ninth annual Michigan India Conference in the Robertson Auditorium. The theme of this year’s conference, which was first held in 2011, was “Moving Beyond Emerging,” and was focused at analyzing and comparing emerging markets — countries that have some elements of a fully developed market, but are not quite at that status. The first day’s keynote spe...…

February 14, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 72) • Page Image 1

…GOT A NEWS TIP? Call 734-418-4115 or e-mail news@michigandaily.com and let us know. INDEX Vol. CXXVIII, No. 72 ©2018 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A R T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 S U D O K U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CL A S S I F I E DS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 S P O R T S . . . . . . ....…

February 13, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 71) • Page Image 1

…Friends, family and several prominent politicians braved icy conditions to honor the life of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell at funeral services in Dearborn, Mich. The longest-serving member of Congress in history and spouse of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., passed away last week at the age of 92. John Dingell had a heart attack in September and had been battling cancer, though the exact cause of death has not yet ...…

February 12, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 70) • Page Image 1

…As immigration status has become an increasingly divisive political topic in recent years, student organizations and local activists are working to advocate undocumented students and Washtenaw County residents. Local activist organization, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, has addressed issues of immigration enforcement by advocating for and providing support to the families of undocumented individuals w...…

February 11, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 69) • Page Image 1

…This semester, LSA sophomore Grace Miller is enrolled in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 281, a higher- level computer science class that introduces students to data structures and algorithms. This course is the fourth EECS class Miller has taken at the University and has a much smaller enrollment than the other introductory computer science class, EECS 183. Like many students in project- based computer science ...…

February 08, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 68) • Page Image 1

…See FELONY, Page 3 Read more online at michigandaily.com Meredith Clark, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, spoke to about 30 students and faculty in North Quad on Thursday afternoon as part of the Communication and Media Speaker Series, hosted by the University of Michigan Communication Studies department. In her talk, titled “Black Women Tried to Tell Y’all,” Clark discussed participati...…

February 07, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 68) • Page Image 1

…During the winter months many students can face the pos- sibility of seasonal affective dis- order, a mood disorder causing depression to occur at the same time every year. While most people experiencing SAD feel the effects from late fall to the end of winter, in a rarer form, people can experience SAD from late spring to early fall. Vicki Hays, senior associate director of the University of Michigan’s Counseling and Psy- chological...…

February 06, 2019 (vol. 127, iss. 67) • Page Image 1

…According to new research, the chemical pollutant PFAS — or polyfluorolalkyl substances — can cause different kinds of chemical mutations depending on a person’s race. Sung Kyun Park, associate professor in the School of Public Health, presented this research in a seminar on Tuesday sponsored by the Integrated Health Sciences Core of Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease, or M-LEEaD. PFAS have bee...…

February 05, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 67) • Page Image 1

…After free-speech watchdog group Speech First filed a lawsuitagainst the University of Michigan last May, the University has restricted the housing staff, such as resident advisors and diversity peer educators, from removing speech from student doors — including hate speech. The lawsuit was filed against the University’s Bias Response Team and accused the school of limiting students’ abilities to express themselves freely. Sin...…

February 04, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 66) • Page Image 1

…On Feb. 1, the city of Ann Arbor awarded a $15,000 Sustaining Ann Arbor Together grant to A2 STEAM at Northside Elementary School. The school will use the grant to fund the implementation of a solar curriculum for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to support educational efforts about clean energy and its use. During the 2017-2018 school year, students at A2 STEAM began fundraising for the installation of 60 solar panel...…

February 01, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 65) • 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 she w...…

February 23, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 83) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, February 23, 2018 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM After 25 years with the Ann Arbor Police Department — the last two as the head of the department — Police Chief Jim Baird will be relocating to Breckenridge, Colo., according to the Summit Daily of Summit County, Colo. Howard Lazarus, Ann Arbor city administrator announced Baird’s retirement from the AAPD Tue...…

February 22, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 82) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, February 22, 2018 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN 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. CXXVII, No. 82 ©2018 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A R T S ....…

February 21, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 81) • Page Image 1

…Dozens filed in and out of Seek Refuge’s first clothing line launch party held in the Michigan League’s Hussey Room on Tuesday evening. Seek Refuge is an organization, founded by Dearborn native Shazia Ijaz, committed to bringing awareness to aid refugees, empower women and represent Muslims through its clothing line. The organization currently gives a portion of its proceeds to a refugee aid program and was recently feature...…

February 19, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 78) • Page Image 1

…Gov. Rick Snyder recently sparked controversy by appointing Bishop Ira Combs Jr. to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs, a Republican and Pentecostal minister in Jackson, is well- known for condemning pro- LGBT legislation. However, Snyder said he appointed Combs because of his background in fighting for racial justice and people with disabilities. In February 2017, Combs outwardly opposed an ordinance th...…

February 16, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 78) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, February 16, 2018 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Joshua Johnson — host of NPR’s “1A” — navigated the issue of free speech on college campuses, and how to encourage free dialogue while also maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for students, at a live taping of his show Thursday night. The panel discussion “Speak Freely: Debating the First Amend...…

February 15, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 77) • Page Image 1

…Philip J. Deloria, former University of Michigan professor, became Harvard University’s first tenured Native-American studies professor last week after having taught in the History and American Culture Department at the University for over ten years. Deloria specialized in Native- American history and also served as the associate dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Education in LSA, director of the Progra...…

February 14, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 76) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government convened Tuesday evening to discuss underrepresentation of students in STEM fields and the conflicts of interest present in the University endowment. The assembly also voted on resolutions regarding the availability of resources through Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center and the greater use of clean energy sources by the University. ...…

February 13, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 75) • Page Image 1

…After the Detroit Free Press claimed the University of Michigan invested portions of its endowment in companies owned by major donors, students are calling for the University to be more transparent in where and how it spends its funds. The University’s Chapter of College Democrats and the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run policy think tank, came together to author a Central Student Government resolution requesting ...…

February 12, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 74) • Page Image 1

…While most University of Michigan students were preparing to watch the 52nd Superbowl last Sunday, LSA sophomore Alex Mullen, Rackham student Richard Nunn and other members from the Latinx Alliance for Community Action, Support and Advocacy had a different task at hand — finalizing their list of demands to the administration. The list of demands was created in response to the lack of Latino representation felt on campus. ...…

February 09, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 73) • Page Image 1

…ROSEANNE CHAO/Daily Universities across the United States, and especially those in the Midwest, are struggling to attract international students to their campuses. International enrollment has most noticeably declined in non-flagship state universities, where funding for classes and facilities has dried up due to the lack of international students who are willing to pay full price for tuition. University of Michigan students ...…

February 08, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 72) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, February 8, 2018 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN 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. CXXVII, No. 72 ©2018 The Michigan Daily N E WS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 O PI N I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A R T S . ...…

February 07, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 71) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government met Tuesday evening to address issues regarding anti-Semitism on campus, University efforts to transfer to clean energy sources and further revisions to the CSG election code. Additionally, the assembly continued their discussion regarding improved sexual assault prevention training and appointed several new student representatives. Before agenda items were considered...…

February 06, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 70) • Page Image 1

…In response to opposition from Ann Arbor citizens regarding the formation of a police review board featuring Ann Arbor Police Department members, City Council passed an amended task force resolution Monday evening, allowing for increased autonomy for civilians in the formation of a task force to oversee the development of a police review board. The review board membership will be based on reccomendations by the City A...…

February 05, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 69) • Page Image 1

…Anne Berg, a University of Michigan lecturer of History, and Rackham student Andrea Gillespie discussed the facts and stigmas of the current refugee crisis at a dinner and lecture Saturday evening at Rackham Assembly Hall. The Michigan Refugee Assistance Program hosted the event, which illustrated the details of the refugee resettlement process and the impacts of the Trump administration on the crisis. Gillespie, the vice presi...…

February 02, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 68) • Page Image 1

…Each Wednesday, Lecturer David Cho flies from his home in Portland, Oregon to Ann Arbor to teach his Thursday sports management course in the Kinesiology Department. A little over 24 hours later, he flies back to Portland Friday morning. “What inspires me is my connection to this place,” Cho said. “I am a law school and business school grad, I met my wife here and I have such strong ties to the University that the opportunity ...…

February 01, 2018 (vol. 127, iss. 67) • Page Image 1

…Former Michigan Governor John Engler has been chosen for the interim president of Michigan State University Wednesday morning morning, following the Larry Nassar scandal that prompted the resignation of university president, Lou Anna Simons. Students and faculty protested the decision in droves at the university board of trustees meeting that same day. Engler is a Republican and Michigan State University alumni who gradua...…

February 24, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 37) • Page Image 1

…President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded federal protections for transgender students at public schools and universities Wednesday night. Such protections, encouraged by former President Barack Obama, allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms of their gender identities. The Obama administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter to public schools and universities in April calling for gender identity to be pr...…

February 23, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 36) • Page Image 1

…Medical School Prof. Michelle Meade addressed common health and health- care disparities and how to promote positive changes to the current health-care system for disabled people Wednesday night in Mason Hall. The event, sponsored by the Interprofessional Health Student Organization, drew a crowd of about 20 students. Meade directs programs for the University of Michigan’s Rehabilitation Engineering Program, devel...…

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

…If University of Michigan College of Engineering researchers continue to prototype their innovative work, you might soon be receiving packages from someone other than a mailman — instead, a robotic bird. The University will be the first institution to program and test “Cassie,” a robot with the mobility of a bird and the potential to transform efficient energy usage. The robot, created by the Agility Robotics prog...…

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

…Pink “pussy hats” lined the seats of Ann Arbor’s local venue Neutral Zone on Monday night where over 100 University of Michigan faculty, students and community members gathered to perform and watch performance-based art and comedy acts in a “Not My President’s Day” rally in opposition to the current President Donald Trump. The rally was organized by Bad and Nasty, an online movement that has organized and pla...…

February 20, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 33) • Page Image 1

…The University of Michigan Hillel, the Black Student Union and NOiR fashion runway hosted an open Shabbat dinner Friday evening, followed by a conversation about intersectionality and activism facilitated by Yavilah McCoy, an African-American Jewish activist and educator. This event was a follow up to Thursday evening’s event, where McCoy spoke on similar topics. Hillel’s weekly Shabbat dinners are normally attend...…

February 17, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 32) • Page Image 1

…Yavilah McCoy, an African- American Jewish activist and educator, spoke to a diverse group of about 60 students on Thursday evening at the Trotter Multicultural Center about her experiences as an activist and holding multiple identities, particularly in a changing political and social climate. The event, called “Holding Racial Justice, Equity and Intersectionality in 2017,” was hosted jointly by the Black Student Union, U...…

February 16, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 31) • Page Image 1

…Michigan Senate bills 152 and 153 and House Bill 4190 make up a recent bipartisan legislative initiative that seeks to offer more support to sexual assault survirors. The senate bills were co-sponsored by Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker (R–Lawton) and Rebekah Warren (D– Ann Arbor), and the house bill was sponsored by Rep. Laura Cox (R–Livonia). Collectively, the legislation will create consistency in the way health care prov...…

February 15, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 30) • Page Image 1

…Jack Hu, vice president for research at the University of Michigan, said last January his goals for his tenure as head of one of the nation’s best research facilities included improvement in undergraduate research opportunities, supporting faculty research initiatives and broadening multidisciplinary collaboration of projects across the University. In a one-year follow-up interview on Feb. 9, Hu reinforced the role th...…

February 14, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 29) • Page Image 1

…The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met with University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Advisory Committee Monday afternoon to discuss the selection of the new provost. Schlissel began the meeting by seeking input from SACUA on what the search committee should look for in a new provost. Schlissel welcomed SACUA’s advice not only ...…

February 13, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 28) • Page Image 1

…The LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester hosted its second symposium Friday in East Quad entitled “1877: Reconstructing the University of Michigan.” The event was a panel discussion Reconstruction in the aftermath of the Civil War in Michigan, including how the University’s modern image was shaped by the admittance of female students. Michelle McClellan, associate history and Residential College professor explained how Recons...…

February 10, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 27) • Page Image 1

…Over 100 students and faculty members congregated on the Diag on Thursday to rally against President Donald Trump’s recent ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. President Trump’s executive order has temporarily suspended the immigration of citizens and refugees from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States. While a nationwide block has been placed on ...…

February 09, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 26) • Page Image 1

…Faculty and graduate students have recently responded with personal and professional concerns to President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order, met with much opposition at the University of Michigan and nationallyupon its signing on Jan. 27, sparks questions as to who will and will not be able to travel in and out of the United States. It also prevent...…

February 08, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 25) • Page Image 1

…Tuesday night, at least three racist emails were sent out to University of Michigan Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate students. The subjects of the first two emails was “African American Student Diversity” and the third read “Jewish Student Diversity.” The first two emails read: “Hi n*****s, I just wanted to say that I plan to kill all of you. White power! The KKK has returned!!! Heil Trump!!!!” The ...…

February 07, 2017 (vol. 127, iss. 24) • Page Image 1

…A group of about 50 people demonstrated outside the City Council chambers before the meeting Tuesday, in the hopes of convincing the council to adopt a resolution declaring Ann Arbor a sanctuary city with chants of “No ICE! No raids! Immigrants are here to stay!” The group’s protest was in response to an executive order recently signed by President Donald Trump, whose stated intent was “enhancing public safety in the interior ...…

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