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+ Rick Perlman, founder and president of Zaragon, Inc. thinks our willingness to pay high tuition means we also want to pay more for housing. My apartment has a bat infestation, making me neither sophisticated nor popular, but at least I don’t suffer from the crushing stigma that comes with living in a luxury apartment.
Don’t forget- our first Kick-Ass of the year, featuring Congresswoman-elect Brenda Lawrence, is tonight at 8pm in the Wolverine Room of the Union!
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+ 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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+ 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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+ 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.
+ 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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+ 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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