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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

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.

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Mariah Gnegy 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, the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, the wildlife of Northwood, the North Campus cougar or any other organization/wild animal.

+Undergrad enrollment at UM-Flint reaches a record high. Meanwhile, Ann Arbor has “more applicants than it can possibly deal with.” In other words, I will continue to be extremely uncomfortable on crowded buses.
+Not the only struggle bus.
+The co-founder of Reddit tells us that making mistakes is okay. Now I feel less bad about all the dumb things I’ve done today.
+The Senate Assembly thinks they can try to make tuition more affordable. Come on.
+This person is not a fan of Katy Perry’s new album. Here’s what I think about that.
+Our football team is starting to look like a football team again. Allow me to give my professional sportz opinion.
Stay cool,
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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

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.

+ 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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Erin Bozek-Jarvis and Paul Burns Present | The Daily Daily


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+ CTE hosted Erika Andiola at the Ford School last night. For those of you unable to make it, you missed out! Her remarks were inspiring and enlightening. The article provides a good recap and John D’Adamo has a poignant quote! Overall, pretty good coverage by the Daily. Perhaps the quality of the reporting is due to the fact that the founder of CTE is a former Daily columnist. #conspiracy.
+ Ben Folds, the hipster equivalent of a rock star, played a sold out show at Hill Auditorium.
(AP) While reading this legitimate article about North Korea and its potential to launch missiles towards Guam and all we could think about was this and this and this.
+ A quote from the op-ed entitled Pointless polling: “Representatives of Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) have even announced that they are going to decide by this June about this presidential bid. In all honesty, it makes me sick to my stomach.” We agree the prospect of Governor Perry getting the nomination is quite nauseating. Have no fear Dems, Hillary’s got this.
+ Sportz: We thought football was in the fall. We are confused.
+ Crime Notes: Hide your kids, hide your wife…there is a “purse pilfer” (and an ardent advocate of alliteration) on the loose.
+ Don’t forget to check out the EnviroDems conference “Frack Attack! The Pros & Cons of Hydraulic Fracturing” this Saturday.
Erin Bozek-Jarvis and Paul Burns
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Mary Bridget Lee Presents | The Daily Daily

View expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent any other organization.

+ 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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Sonja Karnovsky Presents l The Daily Daily

Always, all thoughts are mine.
I wouldn’t dare speak for the
Esteemed MDP.

….or the College Democrats at the University of Michigan (UMCD), the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD), or the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or any other combination of letters that you can think of. 

+ There are 5 articles on the front page about basketball. Even I didn’t need The Daily to tell me that I should feel sad right now.
+ The Central Student Judiciary doesn’t like itself or its rules. The justices are bickering, the University Election Commission is defensive, and meanwhile no one really seems to know who the President is. Or do they?
+ The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs approved a statement that calls for more socioeconomic and racial diversity in the University’s admission process. This is a clear response to the ongoing Supreme Court hearings and I’m trying really hard to focus on that….but I misread the SACUA secretary’s name as John Lennon and found it difficult to get back on track after that.
+ One Daily writer is really upset about last night. Not what you might be thinking though- she’s just bummed that we got drunk for nothing and didn’t get a parade. What did I buy this neon muscle tee with my sorority letters on it for, goshdarnit?
+ In lieu of an official parade I think we should take a tour of all of last night’s fire sites around campus. Almost as festive, right?
+ The Daily says the University isn’t doing a good job at offering classes in the hard sciences to nonmajors. They go on to explain that no one is taking these classes because there is a lack of grade inflation. Who’s really turning LSA students away here, Daily?
+ The Daily says that Michigan should enact a moratorium on fracking throughout the state. Let it be so.
Try not to set too many things on fire as you mourn,
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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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