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John D’Adamo Presents | The Daily Daily

The views expressed herein solely represent the opinions of the author and are not representative of the College Democrats at the University of MIchigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the College Democrats of America (CDA), Butterball, Stove Top, the state of Idaho, the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation any other organizations.

+ Max Wicha, the Cancer Center director, is stepping down after starting the University Cancer Center in a trailer 27 years ago. (You all think I make this up, but go and read for yourself.) Since then, they’ve moved into an actual building and are doing great work, creating new cancer treatment techniques, a first-in-the-nation breast cancer center. When queried as to his next career move, Wicha said, “I’m going to go eat some mashed potatoes and stuffing.” “Duh.”

+ “The Cold War, Cleopatra, and Wine:” The Daily released their guide on interesting Winter 2014 courses, and that just so happened to be the three I want. The course “Much Depends on Dinner” isn’t just a course, it’s the only correct worldview. On the other hand, “Dinosaurs and Other Failures?” That sounds like a lot of fail for one course. They’ll probably have to cover fried squash, George W. Bush’s presidency, and Crystal Pepsi among the “other failures” just to pad the time.

+ Nuclear talks with Iran have officially begun Wednesday, with President Obama determined to reach an agreement, especially since he has to go pardon a turkey soon. Come on Iran, get on your A game!

+ Crime Notes: A UMich vehicle was hit by a broken tree branch. No injuries were sustained. The branch fled the scene and a nationwide manhunt will ensue.

+ Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed same-sex marriage legislation into law Wednesday. Across the country, people exclaimed “heck yeah.”

+ Kick-Ass is tonight at 8 PM in the Wolverine Room, with presentations by Blake Mackie on study abroad programs and FemDems on their fundraising campaign for a domestic violence shelter.

+ Ever wanted to join the thinking-est committee in Dems? ThoughtfulDems meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Red Couches on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union.

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John D’Adamo Presents | The Daily Daily

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+ The SHEI magazine, a fashion periodical on campus, presented a fashion show! I attempted to try out but didn’t “make it work” enough.

+ Prof. Kevin Ward was hired by UMHS as the Innovation Chief. MPowered began lining up outside his office with approximately 100,000 pitches. It’s a thing.

+ An Israeli tunnel was hit by cyber pirates yesterday, which are like real pirates except they all live in their mom’s basement.

+ Crime Notes: “That Guy at the Party” (Actual title!)- Someone was intoxicated at the Fishbowl yesterday. In other news that should surprise absolutely no one, people are at the Fishbowl.

+ One of our favorite people, Debbie Dingell, and Wayne State expanded instate tuition to a bunch of neighboring states including Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and my good ol’ home state of Pennsylvania.

+ Sorry this is late! I wrote it on time, I swear. I just hit the send button late. That should count for like half credit.

+ Hey, have you ever gone and thought, “I want to be witty like people who write these Daily Dailies?” Then you should come to ThoughtfulDems. We meet every Wednesday at 8 on the Red Couches, 4th floor of the Union.

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Lea Bart Presents | The Daily Daily

 

The views expressed herein are solely the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan or any other organization, including, but not limited to, CDA, MDP, AATA, the Obama Administration, RHA, the Onion, the State of Minnesota, Target Corporation, or 3M. They are also mostly just a stream of consciousness from the author, because I woke up early to write this and haven’t starting thinking for the day.

+ I fervently disagree with this article regarding East Quad dining. It’s all backwards. The food is decent for dining halls, but the ambiance is awful. There are never seats and you have to hunt for food and you have forced interaction with strangers. I don’t know what this guy was thinking.

+ ”What we have accomplished in the renovation of East Quad is a renewal of the constant hope of lifelong living and learning experiences that come out of lasting friendships and prepare our students to be contributing students of the world.” Okay, it’s not that great.

+ A deer was hit by a car but the deer galloped off. Where am I, back in Minnesota? North Campus? Also, prancing would be a more accurate term for what deer do. Much more poetic.

+ MWireless is awful. Does this even count as news?

+ The title of this article doesn’t mean much of anything. It’s just supposed to be gut wrenching. I can think of much more informative titles.

+ ”It was an improv show. We were improvising,” sounds like what you say when you’ve said something super offensive and are trying to make excuses.

+ This is actually a really great adventure.

+ I spent a lot of time picking the font for this and I don’t know what the default is anymore.

Don’t forget to come to our Kick-Ass tonight at 8 pm in the Wolverine Room!

I’m going back to bed.

Lea

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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

The views expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD) or any other organization.

 

+ 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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Stephen Culbertson Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author (Hey, that’s me!) and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Teenage Mutant Ninja  Turtles (TMNT), or the author’s name-likeness Stephen Colbert.
+ There was a vigil on the Diag Monday for Syrian students killed in a recent bombing at the University of Damascus.
+ Outgoing Provost Phil Hanlon spoke before the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.  Meanwhile, SACUA also worked on drafting a statement on diversity, but didn’t pass it.
+ Local government you say? Zoning plans you say? Public art funds you say? Everyone’s as interested as I amright?
+ Mark’s Carts is back for a 3rd year.  Sounds great, but do they take dining dollars? no?? K, guess I’ll just keep getting smoothies and roach pizza in South Quad.
+ Katie Steen on ‘slacktivism’: “why not spread a message that contributes something a little more meaningful than a Buzzfeed post on corgis“.  She’s right, ‘slacktivism’ does work.  This is unfair to corgis however, corgis contribute a lot.
+ SPORTZ: So apparently Jim Boeheim (Syracuse’s coach) (see: sportzz) gave a couple of job recommendations to John Beilein (Michigan’s coach) (see: other sportzz) early in Beilein’s career.  He’ll be regretting that choice when Michigan is making these over his defense.
+ Arts: The daily releases a scathing review of New Kids on the Block’s album ’10′… and just when I was about to go buy it.
+ The arts section gets edgy with a critique of e-readers.  On one hand, they have the potential to be environmentally friendly and save paper, on the other, he wanted the closure of putting the book on his shelf when he was done with it
+ Alumni Kick-ass this Thursday in the Parker room of the Union.
+ Pancake Breakfast this Saturday morning at Arbor Brewing Company.
Till next time,
Stephen Culbertson
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John D’Adamo Presents | The Daily Daily

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed herein are solely the opinions of the author. They do not represent any organization, including UMCD, MDP, DNC, DCCC, DSCC, OFA, or the people at the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop and their Macklemore parody advertisement.

+ Breaking News: The Vagina Monologues is coming to campus!

+ Helene Gayle, president of CARE USA, spoke yesterday at the Ford School about the challenges of non-profit organizations, additionally how to pick the best lawn gnome. One of those may not be completely accurate.

+ The Month of Entrepreneurship is still going strong. Someone tried to sell me a back scratcher, pizza cutter, and I think even a cardboard box at one point. The Michigan Difference.

+ OK, this one is seriously cool and everyone should see it, because I’ve been serving as the authority of cool things since never. There is a documentary called “Shenandoah” which is about our struggles as an immigrant nation using the example of an undocumented person who died in 2008 in an act of racism. Go see it at the Michigan Theater on the 27th!

+ Dems and CTE’s own Kevin Mersol-Barg discusses in a well-written article why Order of Angell is lame and should’ve been left in the dust years ago with its offensive Native American artifacts. Also, elitism is bad.

+ Crime Notes: Parts of a door were missing from a room. There are no suspects.

+ Kick-Ass Thursday is on the 20/20 Education Plan and will be featuring President of the State Board of Education John Austin, who will discuss educational and economic policy! It is tonight at 8:00 PM in the Parker Room of the Michigan Union.

+ Want to write semi-witty e-mails like these? Or do you like blogging? Or designing things? Then join ThoughtfulDems, which meets every Wednesday at 8 PM on theRed Couches on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union!

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Daily Daily | February 21

 

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), theMichigan Federation of College Democrats, (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP),  the Democratic National Committee (DNC), this baby, any of the lucky winners of the Nicolas Cage Awards, or (much like the U of M chapter) the Pi Kappa Alpha National.

This is my first time writing a Daily Daily using the online version of the Daily. Welcome to the 21st Century everybody!

+ The B-Side features an article about the gender barriers in film. Of 2012′s 100 Top Grossing movies, only 3 were directed by women. One of those was Brave, which proves that, with only rare exception, Pixar gets it.

+ Big day of firsts: read my first #sportz article about tennis superstar Justin Rossi overcoming his sportz injury. This article hit too close to home, so I am going to wear a bike helmet and knee pads for the remainder of the afternoon.

+ ”Here in Ann Arbor, cinema is the bastion of entertainment,” proclaims the Daily. Obviously, the author of this article has never #SkeepsthenRicks-ed on a Thursday night.

+ Harsha Nahata’s well-written defense of Flint explains the transformation and struggling of a former auto industry hub. To be clear, we are talking about Flint, Michigan, not this guy.

+ Give it. Get it. Expect Respect.

+ Crime Notes were just regular today. I’m especially disappointed in the “laptop thief” note. That one left no room for creative interpretation. Can we get Ken M. working on these?

kthxbye,
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Lauren Coffman Presents | The Daily Daily

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and do not represent the opinions of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the world’s best dogsSteve Martin, first time father, or presidential fist bumps.
+ The Daily somehow managed to cover the State of the Union without mentioning Joe Biden’s vampire eye or giving a fashion recap. (They did interview Congressman Dingell, though. Which makes up for it. Sort of.)

+ The Michigan Supreme Court has walked back the rights of medicinal marijuana users, so you know SSDP and Representative Irwin have something to say about it.

+ ”I believe in five years Eastern Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University — are gone. Five years. They’re gone.

+ Another pair of almost completely incompetent candidates throw their hats in the ring for CSG.

+ I, like Bethany, had a less than great first impression of Ann Arbor, but that’s because my mom face planted in the Law Quad.


+ The Statement features an article on COMMgeniuses from across the U. I wasn’t interviewed, and yes, I am salty

+ As a podcast addict, I really identify with Jesse Klein’s piece on her NPR addiction.


+ The Daily wants to know what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day. I will be wining and dining myself
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John D’Adamo Presents | The Daily Daily

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed herein reflect only those of the author, and not the DNC, DCCC, DSCC, the cast of the upcoming (but still so far awaaaay) revival of Arrested Development, and the pandas.

+ Rick Synder unveiled his budget for the 2014 fiscal year, which does increase education funding very slightly, including a 5 percent year-over-year growth in spending and a 2 percent increase to University appropriations. As Rep. Jeff Irwin put it so well, “As far as just the macro level — a small increase for higher education given the very large decrease that he provided back in 2011 — this small increase still leaves us falling behind other states and other nations with less funding for higher education than we had just a couple years ago,” In other words, Gov. Snyder basically got rid of the entire education budget in 2011, and now he’s throwing some pennies at it in an attempt to make up for it. Not impressed.

+ There will also be a gas tax to fix Michigan’s held-together-by-duct-tape infrastructure, and Gov. Snyder will generously take all of the federal money for the healthcare exchanges.

+ Thursday in the North Campus Research Complex, an “unconference” was held, emphasizing entrepreneurship in a non-traditional way. This was done by climbing the trees and feeding squirrels, two of the three things you can do on North Campus, the other being eating breadsticks at the Blue Apple, of course.

+ Union members assembled Thursday night to discuss the new right-to-work law that Gov. Snyder signed into law on Dec. 11, essentially killing the unions. Short version of Thursday night’s meeting: “Uh, yeah, this is messed up.”

+ Viewpoint from the Daily: “So Lance cheated? So what?” So what indeed. I mean, he came out to OPRAH. Everyone knows sitting down with Oprah will make you spill all your secrets. What I’m saying is she’s magical.

+ Another Viewpoint (The Daily got the GEMS today!): “Am I “whipped” for really taking the time and effort to see if this girl I met is my princess?” Jezebel, here we come.

+ Sportz: At the women’s basketball game there were breast cancer survivors and the game was played in their honor. This was an actual cool thing.

+ Crime Notes: Normally we paraphrase these for humorous purposes but I’m going to let this one speak for itself: “A five-gallon container of floor-coating was dispensed on a stairway between 5 p.m. Feb. 4 and 9 a.m. Feb. 6, University Police reported. There are no suspects.” A crime, or the best game of slip and slide ever? You decide.

+ Coalition For Tuition Equality, Wednesday at 7PM, Third Floor, Michigan Union. Then go up the stairs and go to the…

+ ThoughtfulDems Meeting, Wednesday at 8PM on the red couches. And you might even get an opportunity to write one of these Daily Dailies, which is guaranteed to be better than this one.

+ FemDems Presents a Sex-Ed Kick-Ass Thursday at 8PM in the Parker Room of the Michigan Union. I hear there will be demonstrations of all of the contraceptives.

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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

The opinions expressed herein reflect only the views of the author and are not representative of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP), Pawnee Council Woman Leslie Knope, or any other person or organization.

+ 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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