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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ The Personal Statement Issue of The Statement came out today. One author’s personal statement is that he’s not Rick’s ready.

+ CSG and IFC announced a pilot program of a special (k)night bus.

+ There will be a John Lennon tribute concert tonight in honor of his birthday. To get you ready, here are some adorable gifs to remind you that the Beatles were the original One Direction. (You’re really going to want to click through all of those).

+ A few researchers are beginning research on the relationship between health and religion. “I’m not coming into this thinking that religion is…the silver bullet we’ve all been waiting for,” says Neal Krause, who must be confused about medicine because bullets do not help health outcomes.

+ Climate change continues to happen.


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Douche of the Day | Rep. Steve Stockman

The same Texas representative that compared President Obama to Saddam Hussein is at it again! Because what could make more sense than combining the issues of gun control and abortion into one terribly offensive and unintelligent slogan?

 

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+ The Clements Library will be closed for two years for renovations “to bring it into the 21st century.” They’ll be moving out of the building in August, so make sure you visit before then!

+ The new Hannibal show on NBC looks gross and sounds bad, but one of those things is a good thing.

+ A group of students have formed the “Mixed-Use Party” to run for Ann Arbor City Council seats on a platform of improving students’ off-campus housing experience.

+ The basketball team returns to Chrysler, everybody cries.

+ Valencia and Khan take down last week’s Viewpoint that claimed unemployed Michiganders “aren’t willing to put in the effort necessary to find and maintain gainful employment.”

+ There are zero crime notes about the rash of burning couches after Monday’s basketball game.

+ Thoughtful meets tonight at 8pm on the Red Couches of the Union!

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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ The Daily releases their photos of the year and there is not a single one from election day/night. Maybe I’m biased but that seemed like a pretty big deal at the time.

 

+ CSG’s Environmental Issues Commission staged a mock oil spill on the diag on Monday. Also, chemical engineers have “totally different views” than political scientists.

 

+ The CSG election saga continues, but it’s important to remember that student government used to be called MSA and people got arrested.

 

+ Zportz: Michigan is going to Atlanta, the seniors on the team are basically useless.

 

+ So much science in this article on plastic.

 

+ Colonel Ronald Shun says, “you can’t be an e-mail leader,” reenforcing the idea that I would be terrible in the army.

 

+ Finding internships is “something very close to The Hunger Games.” No, it’s really not.

 

+ Crime Notes uses the word “carport.” Still wondering why crime notes aren’t on the front page.

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This Month in Feminism | The State of the Union

Last week, President Obama addressed Congress in his annual State of the Union address. Here’s what he had to say about the ladies.

 

In his State of the Union Address President Obama urged the House to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. This legislation was authored by Joe Biden in 1994 and until now has been consistently reauthorized. Democrats reintroduced the bill in January after House Republicans blocked it at the end of the last legislative session. Currently, Republicans are objecting to provisions providing protection for Native American and LGBTQ women.

 

Obama also called for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it easier for women to take legal action against their employers against wage discrimination. Employees would be able to share wage information with co-workers without fear of repercussions. This act would supplement the Equal Pay Act, under which an employee could be sued or punished for sharing salary information.

 

President Obama expressed his support for the recent Pentagon decision to allow women on the front lines, stating that “we will draw upon the courage and skills of our sisters and daughters and moms, because women have proven under fire that they are ready for combat.” We are encouraged to see this promising step forward, and look forward to additional progress to ensure full equality between men and women in the military.

 

 

Clearly Ruth Bader Ginsburg was fascinated by the women’s issues in the SOTU. She’s been a lifelong women’s advocate, so this is old news. The question we’re asking: who was she wearing? #CollarFashion

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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ New waffle and crepe restaurants are opening on East Liberty, proving that things are really coming together for me.
+ The Natural History Museum’s “RACE: Are We So Different” exhibit will open on Saturday. In other news, how am I just now finding out that they have dinosaur skeletons there?
+ PRIME Research will move into the second floor of the old Borders building, meaning the first floor is still available for a Gap.
+ The Communications department will update its curriculum for the first time since 1995. To give you some perspective, this is what computers and cell phones looked like 17 years ago.
+ Everyone is real worked up about the future of the restaurants in the Union.
+ Four crimes occurred Tuesday, University Police have no suspects.
Don’t forget to come to Board Game Kick-Ass tonight at 8pm in the Sophia B. Jones Room of the Union!
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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ So much Sports!

+ A very timely op-ed points out the flaws that cost the Republicans the presidential election. (I’m being sarcastic, this op-ed is two months late.) Their solution? Ron Paul.

+ I am ordering a restraining order against anyone who gets the flu.

+ I never want to hear about CSG elections again, but Kevin Mersol-Barg is quoted.

+  “Our generation is more pro-life than any other generation before,” says Students for Life president Tori Criswell who has clearly not seen the 54%-of-Americans-support-legal-abortion and the 57%-feel-strongly-about-keeping-Roe-v-Wade statistics.

+ This author disapproves of The Mindy Project, but offers a really good idea for a Kelly Kapoor Office spin-off

+ I’m pretty sure that the “Apple of my Eye” pun has been used by Crime Notes before.


Happy Monday!

 

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+Second day of Supreme Court hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

+More than 150 students and faculty participated in a candlelight vigil last night in honor of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi, victims of recent alleged hate crimes. Another event, the Million Hoodie March, will take place on April 10th.

+An audit of the AATA found them to be in violation of the Davis-Bacon Act, which outlines wage requirements for government-funded agencies. Although, after attending the Enviro Conference, I would argue that the government isn’t really doing so much funding. Also there is one typo in this article.

+Madonna’s new album gets a very poor review, but to be fair, I think we should keep in mind that she dropped out of the best university in the country so she can only be so successful.

+Mary Sue is not happy with Rick Snyder’s proposed budget for the university, shockingly.

+Crime notes are averaging two typos apiece.

+There are SO MANY sports articles, and I thought it wasn’t even sports season!

Happy Tuesday!

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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

+Today is election day! Make sure you check out the College Dems’ endorsements and vote!

+The Michigan Daily’s editorial board has endorsed Dems’ very own Kevin Mersol-Barg and his running mate Amy Navvab for CSG president and vice president.

+The Daily has also released their “Students of the Year,” ten current students doing amazing things on and off campus. From performing in Broadway musicals to running a Gelato store to spinning yarn in their dorm rooms, all these students go above and beyond in making me feel inadequate.

+The emergency response system on campus is very effective, as all of us who got strange and frightening calls and text messages last week are aware.

+Student football ticket prices are higher for next year, despite playing fewer home games and playing our biggest rivals away from home. I hope the extra money will be spent on revamping the team mascot.

+In an event co-sponsored by the College Democrats, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama’s half sister, will be speaking at the “Education for Peace and Global Awareness” lecture tomorrow.

+Apparently Jason Segel “charms” in “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” but really, when does he not?

Happy election day!

 

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