Student speakers ready for commencement speeches

The student speakers for the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Winter 2008 Commencement Ceremonies have been chosen. Rezarta Haxhillari will represent the School of Management (SOM) and College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), and Tony Lin will represent the School of Education (SOE) and College of Arts, Science and Letters (CASL).

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Editorial: Parents' DNR wishes should be upheld

Last week, The Detroit Free Press covered the story of a Novi family whose son is profoundly mentally and physically impaired. He is 22 and attends a Northville school for severely disabled students. While a newspaper feature on a young person living with disability isn't unusual, in this particular instance, the real story was a battle instigated by the school when the young man's parents made the selfless decision to sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order for their son.


Caffeine may be the cure, a recent study found

Attention to all caffeine addicts out there: Tired of hearing from people about how coffee stains teeth, stunts growth and is bad for one's health? According to recent research, stained teeth and stunted growth may be worth it when it comes to consuming a beverage that is in fact quite good for people's health.

Student Life

International Movie Festival brings a touch of culture to campus

It was a week of culture mania as the International Movie Festival took place in Kochoff Hall and the Social Science Building last week. Co-sponsored by the Albanian American Student Organization, Arab American National Museum, Catholic Student Association, French, German & Spanish Section Greek Leadership Council, Hellenic Student Association, Iraqi Students Association, Kurdish American Youth Organization, La Mezcla, Maltese American Student Organization, Student Activities Board, Student Government and SOAC, the International Movie Festival's main purpose was to show students the diverse cultures of the world.


Column: Sports a success at UM-D

We often talk about how athletics here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn could use improvement. Sometimes, it's talk about the facilities, other times we talk about the quality of athletic play itself, and others, it's about fan support. With only a few editions of this year's Michigan Journal left, I wanted to take some time to highlight the bright spots we have seen this year in our athletics.



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