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+ Last week, the White House announced the It’s On Us campaign to raise awareness and combat sexual assault on college campuses across the nation, and they included UM CSG on a conference call as a part of the campaign. Here’s hoping CSG can effect positive change from this, and that we can reduce the incidence of sexual assault at the University.
+ The University’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance is putting on a play to raise awareness of sexual assault, which comes at a great time if you read the last bullet point.
+ Austin Davis offers his perspective on the CDC blood ban against men who have sex with men. Implemented in 1983, the ban is outdated, just like everything else from the 80′s. Oh, and not to mention that it is extremely discriminatory.
+ After an unfair and potentially unsafe parking procedure was enacted by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Nurses Association worked with nurses at UMHS and successfully reversed the policy. This is yet another instance of why we need strong unions.
+ IssueDems is tonight at 7pm in the Dana Commons. Be there!
That’s all for today folks,
+ 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!
Ranting since 1993,
March 16th 10am-12pm
Arbor Brewing Company
114 E Washington
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.
DISCLAIMER: The contents below represent the views of absolutely no one except John Anthony D’Adamo III. That’s right, I just went “full name” on this thing.
+ 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.
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, the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, the wildlife of Northwood, the North Campus cougar or any other organization/wild animal.
The views expressed herein are representative only of the author and do not represent the opinions of he College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), the College Democrats of America (CDA), or the College Democrats of the World (CDW).
+ The Personal Statement Issue of The Statement came out today. One author’s personal statement is that he’s not Rick’s ready.
+ There will be a John Lennon tribute concert tonight in honor of his birthday. To get you ready, here are some adorable g
+ 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.
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?