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Monday, February 16, 2015
Nearly 200 campus and community members gathered Wednesday for a candlelight vigil to honor Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, the three North Carolina students killed last week in a shooting. Student Government President Sarah Elhelou helped organize the event, telling WXYZ Channel 7, "It's just a way for us to come together and talk about what happened and what we feel. A lot of students are just devastated."
The fiscal year 2016 state budget recommendation released Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder includes a 2 percent overall increase in funding for the state's 15 public universities, bringing total operating funds for universities to nearly $1.4 billion. The recommended funding increase for UM-Dearborn is 1.7 percent.
UM-Dearborn's upcoming Diversity and Justice Symposium, March 2-4, will explore how the criminal justice system confronts issues related to race, the Arab American community, and gender and sexuality. Twelve statewide and national experts and advocates—including Kym Worthy, Geoffrey Fieger, Barbara McQuade and Marilyn Kelly—will discuss the issues, with CASL faculty moderating the discussions. 
Student Government hosted UM-Dearborn's Second Annual Inclusion Week Feb. 9-13, which highlighted the many ways the campus encourages a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Student Philanthropy Council members set out to celebrate those who help make education possible during Tuition Freedom Day last week. The day represents the time in the academic year when tuition dollars "run out" and funds from donors and other outside sources kick in to keep the university operating. 
Stop in the Berkowitz Gallery for a reception for Laura Cotton. Learn how embedded librarianship can help faculty and students achieve success. Plus, help the library evaluate three trial databases and check out two databases recently added to the collection.
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A time to remember