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U of M students rally for celebrity bus driver, the Jazz Man

A beloved bus driver got transferred off campus after reportedly giving a female passenger his number and offering to "talk jazz." Rob Thompson is well-known on campus for blasting jazz on his boombox and welcoming students aboard with "hey baby."
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A beloved bus driver got transferred off campus after reportedly giving a female passenger his number and offering to "talk jazz." Rob Thompson is well-known on campus for blasting jazz on his boombox and welcoming students aboard with "hey baby."

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