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December 11, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 44) • Page Image 1

…Engineering sophomore Conner Hein, who studies Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, went into backpacking for next semester’s classes with a plan. When his registration period rolled around, however, Hein realized the classes he wanted had already been filled to capacity. He found himself number 40 and number 60 on two waitlists, which as of Tuesday night are both around a hundred students long. Because of leng...…

December 10, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 43) • Page Image 1

…On March 8, 2010, professor Edward P. St. John was removed from his teaching position in the School of Education. He had 24 hours to notify his students and no means to appeal his removal. St. John believed his removal stemmed from disagreements he had with the policy opinions of his dean, Deborah Ball, in the Provost’s Achievement Gap Task Force, a University-wide advisory panel on diversity in higher education. He had two optio...…

December 09, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 42) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, December 9, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM Four in a row Michigan comes back against Syracuse Thursday, tops Oakland Sunday on its way to 8-1 start to season. » Page 1B Members of the Climate Action Movement and the One University Campaign released a joint statement Friday after staging a series of protests and blockading the exits of the University ...…

December 06, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 42) • Page Image 1

…About 20 Ann Arbor residents attended an affordable housing workshop in the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority building on Thursday night. As the first of a five-step series of workshops, the city of Ann Arbor and SmithGroup, an urban design firm, gauged the interest of Ann Arbor residents in a new affordable housing plan the group is developing. Affordable housing is defined as costing 30 percent or ...…

December 05, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 41) • Page Image 1

…Design by Maggie Huang Thursday, December 5, 2019 University of Michigan students gathered at the University Spectrum Center Wednesday evening for a town hall discussion on creating a plan to implement an informed consent model for gender-affirming care at University Health Services. At the event, ten students worked to identify and address health care disparities for transgender students at U-M. The students explained that at U...…

December 04, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 40) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Wednesday, December 4, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM About 200 community members and students attended the Let’s End Sexual Assault Summit on Tuesday at Eastern Michigan University which featured a keynote speech by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In its second year, the event included a full day of discussions, panels and break-out sessions on how to ad...…

December 03, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 38) • Page Image 1

…Current faculty member Emily Lawsin and former faculty member Scott Kurashige filed a discrimination lawsuit in 2016 against the University of Michigan under the Elliott- Larsen Civil Rights Act. Their trial began yesterday at 9 a.m. at the Washtenaw County Court and it is scheduled to continue until December 23. Kurashige and Lawsin are seeking more than $25,000 in damages to compensate for emotional distress, loss of ...…

December 02, 2019 (vol. 129, iss. 38) • Page Image 1

…michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Monday, December 2, 2019 ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM No answers Ohio State crushes Michigan, 56-27, handing Jim Harbaugh his fifth-straight loss in the rivalry. » Page 1B Hundreds of people lined the blocks outside local marijuana dispensaries early Sunday morning as Ann Arbor businesses Exclusive Brands, Arbors Wellness and Greenstone Provisions opened sales o...…

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...…

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...…

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

…Housing is an ongoing issue that continues to affect stakeholders in the Ann Arbor community. For students, it means pressure to sign leases in early fall, perhaps without a full understanding of their responsibilities as a tenant. The steady growth of student enrollment, an average 2.21 percent in the past two years, exacerbates the issue. Individuals such as Peter Allen, professor at the Ross School of Business and Taubman...…

September 27, 2019 (vol. 128, iss. 142) • Page Image 1

…Before LSA senior Ashley Soto entered the University of Michigan, she knew she wanted to join a culturally- based sorority on campus. Soto, who is now president of the University’s Alpha chapter of Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc., had an opportunity to visit the University through the sorority’s high school outreach program. After her first year, she decided to join the sorority. “I didn’t want to join a Panhel (Panhellenic)...…

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