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March 30, 2007

Michigan Economic Forum

An exciting event is happening this upcoming week, THE MICHIGAN ECONOMIC FORUM. It will center on How will Michigan regain its competitive advantage.

How Will Michigan Regain Its Competitive Advantage?" will feature several guest speakers, including: Peter Hooper, chief U.S. economist, Deutsche Bank Securities; Charles Evans, director of research and senior vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; John McElroy, WWJ News Radio auto analyst and host of Autoline Detroit; John Austin, vice president of the Michigan State Board of Education and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Joel Vander Kooi, assistant treasurer of risk management, Kellogg Co.

"In order for Michigan to regain its competitive advantage, innovative thinkers and prominent leaders must come together to present solutions," said Dan Brachfeld, president of Michigan Interactive Investments and a student at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. "The Michigan Economic Forum aims to be a platform for developing new ideas and will serve as a link to the University with respect to Michigan's current economic situation."

So let's go and enjoy the event, it will be located at Biomedical Science Research Building Auditorium from 1 - 5 pm.

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March 28, 2007

Dance Mix 2007

Tonight is the Dance Mix and it will be awesome. It is an organization that brings together different dance groups on campus for a celebration of dance as an art form.

Dancing takes its role and action to invigorate high energy, emotional resonance, and self-expression of oneself. It is the only time one can digress from the strenuous school work and enter into a world of freedom and ingenuity. Due to its lack of restrictions, dancing to music is an involuntary process that photocopies emotions right into every ticking movement throughout your body.

This is why Dance Mix will be awesome, everyone will be a part with the dance and feel the rhythm through their body.

The Michigan daily writes a lot more on Dance Mix, click here

Come witness performances by:


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March 27, 2007

12th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners

Prisoners Art?

This nationally recognized show, the largest exhibition of prisoner art in the country, includes 300 works of art by nearly 200 artists, shedding light on the talents to be found behind prison walls and encouraging the public to take a second look.

Catch the exhibit from March 27- April 11th at the Duderstat center on North Campus. To get there on U-M transportation, take the Bursley/Baits bus or North Commuter to Pierpont Commons.

It is interesting to see the human side behind our criminal justice center. These prisoners broke the law, but they do enjoy things like fine arts like the rest of us.

Its a must see!

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March 25, 2007

Relay For Life

Relay at the UMich

As we all know, philanthropy is HUGE on our campus. One event that gets a ton of people involved every year is Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society that raises money for cancer research and awareness. Last year, the University of Michigan was the #2 college relay in the nation, with over 2,300 participants.

The actual relay starts on April 15th at 10 AM and goes through the night until 10 AM the next day. For those of you who haven't heard if it before, people create teams and at least one person from each team must be on the track walking at all times during the 24 hours. Each team raises a certain amount of money in order to enter, which is then donated to the American Cancer Society.

Skate For a Good Cause

Tomorrow, the 26th, Relay for Life is hosting a skate night at Yost Arena from 8-12. Admission is $3 (and an extra $2 if you need to rent skates). All proceeds go to the account of any team you choose.

Support a great cause and having fun skating with your friends.

Relay for Life Website

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March 24, 2007

Dance Marathon

The University of Michigan Dance Marathon (UMDM) is known for its upbeat and year long process to conduct one event. One event that strives to raise money and programs to help kids with severe illness. The money is allocated to. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. This only helps the community. WAY TO GO UMDM.

Stand for 30 hours, have a good time, meet a girl or two. Hey, it is fun , and for a cause. UMDM at its finest.

If you want to have a LIVE FEED, check out their WEBCAM

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March 21, 2007

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Where: Michigan Theater
Date: March 20 -25
Time:the times

The Michigan Theater is a beautiful renovated historic theatre close to campus. It close, inexpensive, and has young filmmakers around the world, some from Michigan. It is a great way to see the new generation think in innovative ways to express a thought.

So join the community and check out Ann Arbor film festival

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March 20, 2007

Rahim AlHaj oud Souhail Kaspar, percussion Friday at Rackram

If you are going to be bored on Friday, consider going to Rahim AlHaj oud Souhail Kaspar, percussion Friday March 23, at 8pm at Rackram Auditorium. Tickets are available for as low as $16.

If you are wondering, "who is this guy," here is some info I got from ums.umich.edu

Born in Iraq, Rahim AlHaj studied under the renowned Munir Bashir, considered by many to be the greatest Iraqi oud player ever. In 1991, after the first Gulf War, he was forced to leave Iraq due to his political activism.
Now living in Albuquerque, New Mexico,he delicately combines traditional Iraqi maqams (scales and chords) with contemporary styling and influences in compositions about the experience of exile from his homeland and of new beginnings in his adopted country.
He recently released a new traditional Iraqi music CD on the Smithsonian Folkways label with Lebanese percussionist Souhail Kaspar, a true virtuoso whose ability to improvise and embellish the rhythmic patterns of Arabic music have led to collaborations with Sting, the Kronos Quartet, and such Arabic superstars as Fairuz and Kadim Al Sahir.

Interested? Here is the link to buy tickets. TixToShow!

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Donate Blood!

Michigan Greek Week is sponsoring a blood drive today. There are many reasons why one should donate their blood; one should only on the simple fact to help save the lives of potentially millions of people. We have 10 -12 pints of blood, and when we donate blood they only take a pint. You may feel dizzy and drowsy, but, in the end, it is for a good cause.

Simple facts:
• One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood.
• Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people’s lives.
• About three gallons of blood supports the entire nation's blood needs for one minute.
For more information Check 56 facts about Blood Donations. Remember, why give blood?


12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Michigan Union

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March 17, 2007

Take Advantage of This Good Weather

Now that it is finally starting to get warm outside (well...sort of), you see more places around Ann Arbor opening their outdoor areas. One of the best parts of the transition from Winter to Spring is seeing everyone outside enjoying the sun that has been away for so long.

A great place to do this is at Rendez-Vous Cafe, located in the center of South University. Upstairs where their hookah bar is located they have a great outdoor patio full of tables with umbrellas for when that sun finally does come out. This patio is the perfect place to go hang out with friends and get a hookah or even just some food. The atmopshere is so relaxed, which makes is a nice escape from the stress of studiying for finals. And lets be honest, relaxing is always much more fun when you can look down on the street and see all the stressed out people rushing to the library with their backpacks stuffed to capacity.

So do yourself a favor...take a break from studying and relax. Go to Rendez-Vous with some friends, buy a hookah and grab a table outside. Enjoy the weather. There is more to school than just class.

Check them out online and see for yourself.

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March 16, 2007

St. Patty's Weekend

Today is the Official Start of Greek week here in Michigan. Pretty Fun , eh? Greek week

raises monetary support for national and local charitable organizations through cultivating leadership, service, and community within the University of Michigan campus and the greater Ann Arbor area. Greek Week Inc. also aims to promote diversity and understanding through partnership with campus and community organizations.

There are many events the Greek Community does during this time to entertain themselves. Since a majority of people on campus are Greek, it is a big deal.

Also, it is St. Patty’s Weekend, and all I have to say is to drink safely. There are many parties happening. If you are looking for something to do Saturday, check out PIKE and FIJI. Awesome places to have fun with familiar faces. Well enjoy the weekend, and be safe.

If you want to know more on Greek Life and Greek Week, check out their site.

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March 14, 2007

Dinner With NOIR

A group on campus NOIR is in efforts to raise money for Horizon’s Project. This project is the only HIV/AIDS adolescent center located in Michigan and dedicates itself to providing HIV prevention for at-risk youth.

So Today from 4-9pm, NOIR will help the cause by raising money with Noodles & Company. 10% of all profits will be donated to Horizon’s Project.

Let’s get some Real Food with NOIR.

Check out their menu, it is AMAZING.

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March 13, 2007

Pizza House

Whether you are looking for a quality pizza, late night munchies (they are open until 4 AM), or a variety of eating options, Pizza House is the place for you. Options for pizzas include deep dish, Chicago stuffed, super thin crusts (for all the low-carb enthusiasts), pizza pocket, and more. If you find that you aren't in the mood for pizza, their 10 page menu gives you more options than you could even want.

Even though they are undergoing construction to expand the restaraunt, it has had no affect on the quality of their food or service. The expansion should be done by the end of the school year and ready to go for the summer.

So stop by for lunch, stumble in after the bars kick you out at 2 AM, or celebrate a friend's birthday. Whatever the reason, Pizza House has you covered.

Pizza House Website

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March 12, 2007

University of Michigan - Nichols Arboretum

The weather has been getting better, so let’s get out to the ARB. . For many that do not know, the ARB has a defining feature that embraces the bird life and the seasonal changes. It is quite nature oriented to their diversity of hills, valleys, plants, and natural areas. University of Michigan has various events at the ARB:

the Shakespeare productions
the Heathdale Dance Celebration
Landscape Explorers program for children,
the Imagine/Align project

Overall, the ARB is a place to walk around, you can take a girl around and you can just enjoy the 123-acre of nature. If you like Central Park, you would like the ARB. Check the clip out, it was a couple of days before, when it was snowing.

For more information, check ARB’s site.

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March 10, 2007

Master The Art

Master the art is one of the biggest, baddest, and unbelievable dance shows held at Michigan. For the last four years, Element 1 on campus has been holding this competition that now attracts people within the tri-state area. Admissions' is only five dollars and is one of the most amazing things you will ever see. It is located in the MICHIGAN UNION: BALLROOM Check it out!

Tonight @ 7pm

Want to know more info, check out Mastertheart

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NCRB-a good alternative

If you are looking for an alternative to the CCRB or IM Building for basketball of other activities, the NCRB is perfect.

Unlike the CCRB and IM Building, at the NCRB the people who you will be playing against in basketball are actually students and don't force you to wonder how they got in the building.

Additionally, there are many more grad students and other people who play there creating a better and more serious atmosphere for basketball. You will not be elbowed in the face because of clumsy players and this is a plus. There is good "run" on any given night, and frequent games throghout the day.

They have parking so you can drive your car up and park it there. The NCRB is located on North Campus btw the Engineering campus and Bursley Dorms, the address is 2375 Hubbard Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2375.

Check out their wesite at NCRB!

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March 09, 2007

Grizzly Peak [Main Street]

With 9 homemade brews on tap, Grizzly Peak offers lots of good brews. The 9-beer sampler is a cheap and fun way to try the field, but if you're looking for something more substantial than a 5 oz. glass, I suggest their house red. The rotating flavored stout might seem alluring, but be forewarned...it can be more like punishment than anything else: cherry stout sounds great, at least. The food is OK and the service is very friendly and knowledgable. #2 in Ann Arbor behind the A.B.C.

Grizzly Peak, old, brick/wood building on a main street maintains the downtown historical feeling to the area. The establishment has a cozy interior with a great selection of food with one of the best brews in town. It’s a great place for college kids like us to escape the typical “Score Keeper’s? and “Touch Down’s,? into a better atmosphere of sophistication.

Grizzly Peak offer lots of brews, and If you’d like some sampling, the bartender are more than happy for you to try the flavors. It does not stop there the food is amazing. There menu ranges from a typical sandwich to one of the best steaks within the Main Street area.

Key to Grizzly Peak is it is Bueno, Bonito, y Barato. Translates into Good, Beautiful, and CHEAP.

So get outside while the weather is still nice and enjoy the delicious brew and food they have to offer!!

Some Links:

Peer Reviews

Grizzly Peak’s Site

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March 06, 2007

Main Street - Sweetwaterscafe

As we are regressing back from our spring break, we should take same time to catch up with some friends. There are many places in Ann Arbor that we can have time to eat and reminisce the fun time we had in Mexico, the Caribbean, or even Europe. So at least let’s do it with some style.

Main Street has a directory and you can check out either the cafes or the restaurants in the directory provided here: directory.

A café I would recommend to visit during the evening would be Sweetwaterscafe. Main Street Association area says

a classic & cozy coffeehouse offering coffee drinks, teas, pastries, desserts, fresh sandwiches & salads.

If you want to know about Sweetwaterscafe, check out their website.

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