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Ann Arbor Michigan
Friday, March1 b 2007
CAMPUS AFTER PROP 2
School of Music freshman Nate May, a member of Campus Unite!, chalks the concrete outside of the Fleming Administration Building yesterday afternoon. The coalition of
campus progressive groups - including Michigan Student Assembly's Environmental Issues Committee, of which May is a member - held its first mass demonstration.
Coalition several Campus Unite! members
addressed the board on a variety of
demonstrates near issues, including the University's
investment in military contractors
Cube as regents and concerns over sweatshops.
The rally's attendance peaked
meet in Fleming shortly after 3 p.m. - which is
when the regents meeting began
By KELLY FRASER inside - with about 80 people in
Daily News Editor attendance.
Students covered part of the
A coalition of six progressive Cube in cardboard signs statingthe
campus organizations held its first coalition member groups' specific
mass demonstration yesterday aims. The Cube's was wallpapered
afternoon. with phrases like "Divestment
The group, Campus Unite!, gath- from Halliburton" and "No Drop
ered a patchwork of protesters into in Minority Enrollment.".
a single rally outside of the Fleming Representatives from the mem-
Administration Building yesterday ber groups took turns speaking to
afternoon. the crowd about the central issue
The rally was used as a staging of their organizations. Each speech
event for the public comments peri- ended with students banging on a
od of yesterday's University Board drum - with a peace sign paint-
of Regents meeting, during which See PROTEST, Page 7
Task force paints
broad strokes in
By CHRIS HERRING
and WALTER NOWINSKI
A committee formed in the
wake of the passage of Novem-
ber's affirmative actionban issued
its final report yesterday, calling
for the University to increase
recruiting efforts and quicken
the turnaround on admissions
and financial aid decisions in
hopes of preventing a drop in the
enrollment of underrepresented
The 19-page report was com-
piled by the Diversity Blueprints
Task Force, which was formed in
November by University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman.
The report does not contain
one plan meant to single-hand-
edly keep minority enrollment
Instead, most of the propos-
als involve expanding the scope
of programs and policies already
used at the University or onesthat
have been tried in other states
with affirmative action bans.
"Both California and Wash-
ington state have done this," said
Anthony England, associate dean
for academic affairs, one of the
committee's 55 members. "There
is a lot of similarity between the
things that we are proposing and
what they did."
The report says that the Uni-
versity should work to improve
its image among high school stu-
dents, especially those who might
not see themselves as future Uni-
versity of Michigan students.
The report urges the Uni-
versity to "Expand engagement
in targeted partnerships with
underserved K-12 schools, on-
campus high school counselor
partnerships, and programs that
provide college preparation and
financial aid education."
Senior Vice Provost Lester
Monts, who co-chaired the com-
mittee, said such partnerships
will help the University not also
attract a wider range of students;
but they will encourage more stu-
dents to think about attending
college in general.
"Many of the students we will
be dealing with in many of our K-
12 projects and initiatives are not
students who are going to come
to the University of Michigan,"
Monts said. "But those programs
will actually inspire students to
want to attend college."
In one of the more concrete
proposals in the report, the com-
mittee suggests increasing part-
nerships with "underserved"
schools that could serve as pipe-
lines to the University.
The report calls for the Univer-
sity to offer financial aid packag-
es to admittedstudents soon after
they receive their acceptance let-
ter because early financial aid
offers increase the chances an
admitted student will choose to
come to Ann Arbor.
"We are now makingour finan-
cial aid awards (available) right
after the admissions decision is
made," Monts said. "In the past,
there was a lapse in time, and we
believe that we have lost students
in that process."
But this idea is not newt the
University has been working to
expedite financial aid decisions
since it began using new financial
See REPORT, Page 7
LSA junior Syma Kahn and LSA sophomore Blase Kearney of Campus Unite! work
on signs on the Cube in Regents Plaza yesterday afternoon during a protest.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
How your beer goes
from grains to glass
"I thought someone didn't like what I said about the Red Wings."
-Prof. Andrei Markovits on his class being interrupted (he'd won the Golden Apple Award)
What will be inside
your brew tomorrow
By DANIEL TRUMP
On St. Patrick's Day tomor-
row, beer will be in a lot of glasses
across campus. But what exactly
is in the beer?
relatively lightly to produce what
is known as Pilsner malt.
Greff said that this grain makes
up the base of his beers and is 70
to 95 percent of the malt that goes
into any particular brew. Special-
ty malts, he said, are what give
different beers their distinctive
See BEER, Page 8
Stockwell will get
By REBECCA GRAPEVINE
The University Board of Regents
approved a $39.6 million renova-
tion plan for Stockwell Residence
Hall yesterday. The renovations
are slated to begin at the end of
the 2008 academic year and be fin-
ished byAugustof 2009.
Stockwell, named for the first
woman admitted to the University
in 1870, houses only females. Uni-
versity Housing spokesman Alan
Levy wouldn't say whether the
dorm will remain that way after
"We are taking the opportunity
See STOCKWELL, Page 8
Matt Greff, Arbor Brew-
ing Company's head brewer, pu
explained recently what has
to happen to go from grains to
Wandering among the
pub's brewing equipment, he.
explained that beer starts Pro
with four essential ingredi- d
ents: water, malted barley,
hops, and yeast.
Malted barley - malt for
short - is barley that has been
allowed to partially germi-
nate. This creates enzymes in
the grain. Heating the barley in
a process that Greff called "kiln-
ing" stops the germination.
to have creative control over his o min
product. The barley can be kilned o ety
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f. Andrei Markovitz is rendered speechless yesterday afternoon after LSAjunior Andrew Bronstein, a co-chair of Stu-
its Honoring Outstanding University Teaching, announces that the professor has won the coveted Golden Apple Award.
ass turns golden for prof
By TARYN HARTMAN
Political science and German
f. Andrei Markovits was five
nutes into his Sports and Soci-
class yesterday when a voice
interrupted him from the top of
the lecture hail.
"Excuse me, Professor Markov-
its?" it asked. With a bewildered
expression on his face, Markov-
its looked in the direction of the
It belonged to LSA junior
Andrew Bronstein, co-chair of
Students Honoring Outstanding
Bronstein and three other
SHOUT members then descended
See GOLDEN APPLE, Page 8
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