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December 31, 2005 | From Reuters
Coca-Cola Co. on Friday said it was banned from another college campus this month when the University of Michigan halted purchases of the company's products because of concerns about the soft drink maker's labor practices in Colombia and environmental actions in India. The move by the school, which has more than 40,000 students, follows a similar ban this month by New York University, which has more than 50,000 students. The two are among Coke's largest university accounts.
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June 22, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Some on Wall Street are crying foul after revelations that deep-pocketed traders get early access to closely watched economic data that moves the stock market. High-speed trading firms get a two-second head start when Thomson Reuters, a financial information provider, releases the University of Michigan's consumer confidence report. Even a split-second can mean billions of dollars in an increasingly computer-driven financial system. Major Wall Street firms now employ sophisticated algorithms to conduct rapid-fire buying and selling, all within the blink of an eye, leaving slower investors in the dust.
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SPORTS
May 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Gary Moeller resigned as Michigan football coach Thursday after a drunken incident at a suburban Detroit restaurant last week. Defensive coordinator Lloyd Carr was appointed interim coach while the search for a successor begins for one of the nation's top football programs. Moeller's resignation, announced at a news conference by Michigan Athletic Director Joe Roberson, stunned players and staff. "This is one of the saddest days of my life," Carr said, his voice choking.
SPORTS
April 9, 2013 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Scoring is down, players leave early and the best action on television today is still probably 1980s replays of the Atlantic Coast Conference. For one Monday night, though, college basketball stood history on its head and produced high-octane magic in high definition. Louisville's 82-76 win over Michigan at the Georgia Dome was not just the school's third NCAA title and first since 1986. It seemed almost a revival and a deliverance of sorts, in front a record congregation of 74,326.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, said it supports the University of Michigan's policy of giving admissions preference to minority students and is part of a brief being filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by more than 50 companies. "Proactive efforts are critical in cultivating racial and ethnic diversity at institutions of higher education," Claudette Whiting, senior diversity director at Microsoft, said in a statement.
NATIONAL
November 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The founder of an information technology company and his diabetic wife are giving $44 million to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for creation of a diabetes research center. The donation is from Bill Brehm, 75, of McLean, Va., and his wife, Dee, 74. Brehm founded SRA International in Fairfax, Va.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From United Press International
The Michigan Nurses Assn., which represents 1,700 registered nurses at University of Michigan hospitals who have been on strike since July 19, overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal designed to end the walkout, the union said Thursday. No new negotiations were set.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Some University of Michigan students are cleaning up. Eighteen students will be paid $100 each to make their dorm rooms presentable to show prospective students and their parents -- and be dressed, a school spokesman said.
SPORTS
December 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Doctors worked to save the vision in the right eye of a University of Michigan women's basketball player who was hit by shattered glass while riding on an airport shuttle. Tannisha Stevens, 18, was injured Saturday when a window shattered on the van as it transported passengers from Miami International Airport to a downtown hotel, a university spokeswoman said. The window apparently shattered accidentally, police said.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2000 | MARK ASHER and JOSH BARR, WASHINGTON POST
Nike, one of the nation's leaders in outfitting college sports teams and manufacturing licensed apparel with university and team logos, and its chairman, Phil Knight, have withdrawn millions of dollars in financial support from three universities in the last three weeks.
SPORTS
November 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The showcase Winter Classic became the latest casualty of the labor dispute between the NHL and players, canceled by the league a day before it was to make an additional payment for staging the New Year's Day outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan's "Big House. " The Hockeytown Winter Festival, featuring an array of hockey events at Detroit's Comerica Park, also was canceled Friday. The league said in a statement the next Winter Classic and Winter Festival will be held at the same sites but didn't specify when.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The showcase Winter Classic became the latest casualty of the labor dispute between the NHL and players, canceled by the league a day before it was to make an additional payment for staging the New Year's Day outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan's "Big House. " The Hockeytown Winter Festival, featuring an array of hockey events at Detroit's Comerica Park, also was canceled Friday. The league said in a statement the next Winter Classic and Winter Festival will be held at the same sites but didn't specify when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2012 | Times staff and wire reports
John Payton, a leading civil rights lawyer who defended the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy before the Supreme Court and led the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has died. He was 65. Payton died Thursday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore after a brief illness, the New York-based NAACP fund announce. In a prepared statement, President Obama called him a "dear friend" and "true champion of equality" who helped "protect civil rights in the classroom and at the ballot box. " A Los Angeles native, Payton was born in 1946 to an insurance adjuster and his wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2012
Tuition and fees* for in-state students at some major universities University of Michigan: $13,961 UC Berkeley: $12,835 University of Colorado, Boulder: $10,098 University of Connecticut: $10,670 University of Texas, Austin: $9,794 University of Oregon: $8,789 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: $7,008 Source: The College Board * 2011-12 academic year ...
BUSINESS
December 6, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
In an era of expensive gasoline and a threadbare economy, fewer young people are getting driver's licenses and more older people are holding on to them as long as possible. The data reflect big behavioral, technological and economic shifts, said Michael Sivak, research professor at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. "The availability of virtual contact through electronic means has reduced the need for actual contact among young people," said Sivak, who holds a doctorate in psychology.
SCIENCE
September 24, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Injectable vaccines containing inactivated viruses prevent about 50% more seasonal flu in healthy adults than the intranasal vaccine containing a weakened virus, according to a report published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. "We have two effective vaccines," said Dr. Arnold S. Monto of the University of Michigan, who led the study. "In children, I would prefer FluMist [intranasal vaccine] and in adults, injected, based on the data we have. However, an adult who does not want a shot should take FluMist."
SPORTS
January 2, 2007 | Bill Plaschke
He ran toward the end zone, soaking wet in the January night, shivering with laughter. He suddenly stopped, turned and sprinted back toward his players, leaping and pounding on their shoulder pads, ordering them to join him. Then, together, they ran back to the end zone, stuck up their padded and bloodied hands, and danced with the band. In the middle of all this, Pete Carroll spotted this reporter, howled, and flung a wet towel at me.
SPORTS
January 2, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
For the USC offensive line, and especially tackle Kyle Williams, a little redemption. Much was made before Monday's Rose Bowl game about Michigan's pass rush being similar to, and perhaps superior than, the pressure with which UCLA swarmed USC in the Bruins' 13-9 upset Dec. 2. But for the most part it didn't materialize. USC quarterback John David Booty was sacked only once, although he was also hurried and fumbled in the first half on a play that was ruled a run.
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