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Most students on campus probably
recognize - or at least know of - Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Coleman.
But far fewer students understand
who made the decision to hire her
when she came to the University back
in 2002. That task belonged to the
University's Board of Regents.
Though the board wields great
power, most people likely don't know
who the regents are or what they do.
The primary responsibility of the
board is to ensure that the University
runs in a fiscally responsible manner.
The regents must approve the Univer-
sity's annual budget and determine
yearly tuition rates.
Regents are also charged with
approving construction projects val-
ued at more than .$1 million. The
board's recent approvals include fund-
ing for a $102 million project for the
Law Quad and the $226 million Michi-
gan Stadium renovation.

The Board of Regents, the Univer-
sity's governing body, was originally
known as the Board of Trustees.
Though the board was created in 1817
and has undergone changes in name
and size since then, the purpose of the
group has stayed the same.
Today's board is comprised of eight
individuals who manage the general
affairs of the University and maintain
control of all University funding.
Two regent positions become avail-
able every two years. The regents,
who are not subject to term limits,
are nominated at state party conven-
tions and elected to eight-year terms
in statewide elections. The current
board includes six Democrats and two
Republicans.
In addition to budgetary responsi-
bilities, the board also has control over
the hiringand promotion of University
faculty, including President Coleman.
Last year, the board approved giving

President Coleman a 3 percent raise
for her work in her firstfive-year term.
Regents, however, are unpaid for their
work with the University..
The board meets once a month to
discuss University business. Cole-
man works closely with the regents
and attends all meetings. As an unof-
ficial member of the board, Coleman
is prohibited from voting in any of the
regents' decisions.
The public meetings are held once a
month on Thursday afternoons in the
Fleming Administration Building. The
Michigan Student Assembly is given x
time during each of these meetings to
ensure that the views of students are
represented. Others individuals who
wish to address the Board are required {
to complete a sign-up form that allows'
them to speak for up to five minutes R r Ann Arbor)E cH/Dai
Regent lalia Darlow (0-n Abr listens to pablic
during the meeting. comments during the Board of Regents meeting on
Thursday, Jan 18, 2006. Darlow was elected to the
LINDYSTEVENS board in November 2006.

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CRIME NOTES
Stolen PSP
found in
bathroom
WHERE: Thomas Francis Jr.
Building, 1420 Washington
Heights.
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9:35
a.m.
WHAT: A male staff mem-
ber reported his portable
Sony PlayStation stolen, the
Department of Public Safety
reported. But a co-worker
found the game system in a
men's bathroom on the first
floor a short time later.
Web cameras
stolen from
locked office
WHERE: Chemistry Building
WHEN: Tuesday at about 10:30
a m.
WHAT: Two web cameras were
stolen from a locked office some-

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

time between Thursday at 5
p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m., DPS
reported. There were no signs
indicating forced entry.
$100 stolen from
Mott hospital
WHERE: C.S. Mott's Children's
Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at about 1 p.m.
WHAT: One hundred dollars
in cash was stolen from the
building sometime between
Friday at 3 p.m. and Tuesday at
11:30 a.m., DPS reported. Police
have no suspects.
Hole drilled in
computer
WHERE: Vera Baits II
WHEN: Tuesday at about 1:30
p.m.
WHAT: A hole was drilled in
the back of a Mac Intel com-
puter in the dorm's computing
site, DPS reported. Police have
no suspects.

Winterfest
WHAT: A fair for campus
student organizations where
students can get informa-
tion about organizations on
campus
WHO: Student Activities and
Leadership
WHEN: Today from 4 to 8
p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Second Floor
Middle East
discussion
WHAT: A talk by Dr. Chuck
Freilich, former Deputy
National Security Adviser
for Foreign Affairs for Israel,
about solutions to the ongo-
ing conflict between Israel
and Palestine
WHO: American Movement
for Israel
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League,
Hussey Room

Climate talk
WHAT: A discussion about
the current state of the polar
regions
WHO: Exhibit Museum of
Natural History
WHEN: Today from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Conor O'Neill's
Traditional Irish Pub, 318 S.
Main Street
CORRECTIONS
. A letter to the editor on
Page 4 of yesterday's edition.
of the Daily (Studentgovern-
menrrill serves campusfaith-
fully) incorrectly stated that
Honor Council was recently
added to LSA Student Gov-
ernment. The council has
always been a part of LSA-
SG.
* The same letter also iden-
tified author by the wrong
year. Westen Bruner is an
LSA junior.
. Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandaily.com.

University students must
complete a new Free
Application for Federal
Student Aid form every year
to qualify for financial aid.
The FAFSA form must be sub-
mitted by March 1. For more
information go to www.mico-
llegegoal.org.
Coaches expect women's
track and field freshman
Emily Pendleton to break
the school discus record in her
first year at the University.
FOR MORE, SEE PAGE l1A
3Two brothers in Eng-
land are launching a Jedi
church based on the Star
Wars trilogy, the BBC report-
ed. Sermon topics will range
from using "the force" to light
saber techniques. More than
390,000 people in England and
Wales declared Jedi their reli-
gion on the 2001 census.

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