The ffidian 4Batty
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
GENDER AND ART
DIVISION OF KINESIOLOGY
Regents will decide Thursday
whether to change program's
name from 'Division' to 'School'
BY ANDY KROLL
and JACOB SMILOVITZ
Daily Staff Reporters
Citing confusion about the academic unit's name
and a desire to put the program on par with other
schools at the University, Provost Teresa Sullivan has
requested that the name of the Division of Kinesiology
be changed to the School of Kinesiology. The Univer-
sity of Michigan Board of Regents will decide whether
to approve the request at its Thurday meeting.
In an interview Monday, Sullivan said the request
came from the Kinesiology Student Government and
the faculty search committee in charge of finding the
next kinesiology dean, both of which raised concerns
about the school's name.
Sullivan said students pushed for the name change
to prevent confusion when applying for jobs and in-
"The students pointed out that nobody knows what
'Division' means," she said. "So then they've got this on
their resume, and nobody knows what it is."
Shaun Spinner, president of Kinesiology Student
Government, praised the proposal, saying the Division
of Kinesiology deserves a name comparable with those
of other academic programs on campus.
"We are a school in the same sense that (the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts) is its own school,
that (the College of) Engineering is its own school and
that the Ross School of Business is its own school," he
said. "I am absolutely all for this.'
See KINESIOLOGY, Page 7
f fth in
'U' president earned $760, 196
last year, fifth among U.S.
public university leaders
BY KYLE SWANSON
University President Mary Sue Coleman, who was
the highest paid president of a U.S. public university
when she arrived at the University of Michigan in
2002, ranked fifth among the highest-paid public uni-
versity presidents in the country for the fiscal year that
ended June 30, according to figures released Monday
by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Coleman's compensation package for the year to-
taled $760,196. It consisted of a salary of $531,996, an
annual $100,000 retention bonus, $75,000 in deferred
See SALARY, Page 7
TOP FIVE SALARIES FOR U.S.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PRESIDENTS
1. E.Gordon Gee $1346 million
Ohio State University
2. Mark A. Emmert $887,870
University of Washington
3. John Casteen $797,048
University of Virginia
4. Mark Yudof $786,045
University of Texas system
S. Mary Sue Coleman $760196
University of Michigan
SOURCE: CHRONICLE OFINIGHER EDUCATION
LSA freshman Melissa Robinson looks at an interactive piece of art by Maxen Popkey at the opening night of the Tran-
scending Gender Art Show in the Michigan Union yesterday. The show, held in conjunction with Transgender Aware-
ness Week, was sponsored by the LGBT Commission, MSA, University Unions, and the Spectrum Center.
Speakers push for peace in Israel
Council OKs Quickie
Burger liquor license
Event was joint effort
by campus pro-Israel,
BY JENNA SKOLLER
for Israelis and Palestinians discussed pro-
moting peaceful resolutions to the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict last night at an event
in the Michigan League Ballroom.
The event, titled "The Parents' Circle
Family Forum: Overcoming Pain to Work
Towards Peace," was unprecedented
because it was the first time two cam-
pus groups often at odds - the American
Movement for Israel and Students Allied
for Freedom and Equality, a pro-Palestin-
ian group - have collaborated on an event.
The Union of Progressive Zionists also
sponsored the talk.
The speakers, RobiDamelin andAliAbu
Awwad, each delivered a prepared speech
and took questions together from an audi-
ence of about 200 people.
Damelin, who spoke first, asked audi-
ence members to remove their labels of
religion and ethnic identity and instead to
"talk to each other's hearts."
son, David, who was killed by a Palestinian
sniper while he was a 28-year-old student
at Tel Aviv University. Damelin read aloud
to the audience a letter she wrote to the
parent of this sniper.
"Each of us will have to give up our
dreams for the sake of our children,"
Damelin said. She later emphasized that
reconciliation and a non-violent solution is
"the only way" to solve Middle East con-
Awwad then gave his prepared remarks,
See ISRAEL, Page 7
Peace activists Ali Abu Awwad (TOP) and JENi Damelin
(LEFT) advocate for peace between Israelis and Palestinians
during an event in the Michigan League last night. The event,
sponsored by AMI and SAFE, marked the first time the two
opposing student groups joined together.
Restaurant will be
first on corridor to
BY LINDY STEVENS
In a decision that had been
postponed for almost three
months, the Ann Arbor City
Council approved last night by
a 8-3 vote a liquor license for
near-campus restaurant Quickie
Granted a Class-C liquor li-
cense, which costs about $75,000,
the owners of Quickie Burger
now may serve beer, wine and li-
quor on restaurant premises.
Quickie Burger, situated in
the commercial strip at the in-
tersection of South State Street
and Hill Street, is the first res-
taurant permitted to serve alco-
hol in the largely student-popu-
Councilman Steve Rapundalo
(D-Ward 2), head of the Council's
liquor committee, raised con-
cerns about the license before it
was approved on Monday. With
Quickie Burger located "right in
the heart of student country," the
license posed potential policing
problems and public safety con-
cerns, he said.
Councilwoman Marcia Higgins
(D-Ward 4) and newly appointed
Councilman Christopher Taylor
(D-Ward 3) joined Rapundalo in
voting against Quickie Burger's
request for a license.
Citing prior approvalfromAnn
Arbor police and fire services,
the City treasurer and the City's
Planning and Development team,
the seven remaining members of
Council expressed few reasons to
deny the request. Quickie Burger
owners had paid the required ap-
plication fee, received full sup-
port from the City staff charged
with reviewing the request and
had no delinquent property taxes
on the restaurant. Councilwoman
Margie Teall (D-Ward 4), who
said she had held earlier concerns
about granting the license, voted
to approve the measure. She said
it could increase foot traffic and
bring more activity to the sur-
"I've gone back and forth with
this, but I will be supporting it,"
Teall said. "I think it's an area
that could use some vibrancy and
Councilman Mike Anglin (D-
Ward 5), who also supported the
measure, said approval of the
license was an important dem-
onstration of support for locally
"We speak a great deal about
encouraging business and bring-
ing business in, but we also have
to be very careful that we don't
See COUNCIL, Page 7
Man hospitalized after fall at 'U' construction site
Accident at football
facility follows two
fatal falls on
campus this year
BY LISA HAIDOSTIAN
Daily News Editor
A 32-year-old construction
worker from Haslett, Mich., fell
from scaffolding while working
on the new indoor football prac-
tice facility on South State Street
at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, police
University Police spokeswoman
Diane Brown said the man's inju-
ries weren't life-threatening. The
man was speaking to paramedics
in the ambulance on the way to the
University Hospital, where doctors
treated him for broken bones.
While full details on the inci-
dent haven't been released, Brown
said the man was likely moving be-
tween a mobile lift and scaffolding
when he fell about 40 feet.
Construction on the $26.1 mil-
lion facility was shut down for the
rest of the day and will resume
The building, to be complete
next fall, will be used for football
practice, freeing up Oosterbaan
Field House for use by other var-
sity teams and intramural events.
So far this year, there have been
two fatal falls on construction sites
on campus this year.
In March, a masonry worker
died after falling from a 40-foot
scaffold at the University's Muse-
um of Art work site.
In August, an elevator mechanic
died after falling five stories down
an empty elevator shaft while
working on the new Ross School of
After the August incident,
Brown said the deaths were "very,
very different" and couldn't be as-
sociated with each other.
According to the Michigan Oc-
cupational Safety and Health Ad-
ministration, falls are the number
one cause of death on construction
sites in Michigan.
WEATHER HI: 34 GOT A NEWS TIP?
Call 734-763-2459 or e-mail
TOMORROW L30 newsomichigandaily.com and let us know.
ON THE DAILY BLOGS
Why Kanye West is winning his many battles
Vol. CXIX, No. 54 SUDOKU....
02008TheMichigan Daily OPINION....
2 A R T S S....................................5
3 CLASSIFIEDS 6......................6