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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, February 6, 2009

michigandaily.com
GREENING THE UNIVERSITY
Recycling
prices fall,
'U' foots
Rhefty bill

GEOPOLITICS IN ANN ARBOR
Cole to t isan politics

As paper market
drops, the financial
benefits from
recycling dwindle
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily StaffReporter
The fallout from Michigan's
economic troubles have affected
everything from the automotive
to housing industries, and now it
has even reshaped the recycling
market.
Until.a few months ago, the
University did not have to pay to
recycle paper materials. However,
because of the poor economy, the
value of recycled materials has
decreased, leaving the Univer-
sity to foot -the bill for the extra
costs.
The University has a recycling
contract with Fcr, Inc., the private
operator ofAnnArbor's Materials
Recovery Facility, which also col-
lects the University's trash.
Tracy Artley, recycling coordi-
nator for the University, said the
contract includes market-based
pricing for paper recycling.
"When the markets are very
strong and recyclable paper is
worth a lot, the University either
pays less to have it recycled or

realizes an offset in the total
amount of money we have to pay
to have our trash landfilled," Art-
ley said in an e-mail interview.
Artley said the University gen-
erates more trash than recycla-
bles and usually has to pay to have
trash collected and sent to a land-
fill. The University never receives
direct revenue from recycling but
when the paper markets dropped
a few months ago, the University
went from having an offset in its
trash bill to having to pay to recy-
cle paper.
AccordingtoArtley, in October
2008 the Universityearned $37.18
per ton from recycled paper. to
December 2008, it paid $19.48 per
ton to recycle the same material.
While the University received
approximately $7,300 for paper
recycling in October, it still had to
pay $16,500 to landfill its trash -
paying $9,200 altogether.
"Fortunately, the cost of paper
recycling remains cheaper than
the cost of landfilling, so there
continues to be an economic
incentive for the University's stu-
dents, faculty and staff to contin-
ue to recycle," Artley said.
Nancy Stone, Ann Arbor's pub-
lic services spokeswoman, said
the revenue from recyclable sales
always fluctuates, and MRF is
"designed to weather these eco-
See RECYCLING, Page 3

Juan Cole, an expert
on the Middle East,.
to discuss Pakistan's
importance tonight
By JOHN A. WEISS, JR.
For the Daily
With a new administration in
Washington, D.C. and a continu-
ing global-war against terrorism,
Pakistan stands at a crossroads as
anascent democracy troubled by its
fledgling state.
Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Ander-

son Room of the Union, Juan Cole,
social historian and professor of
Middle Eastern and South Asian
history at the University, will dis-
cuss the social history of Pakistani
society and its effects on interna-
tional politics.
Cole is a Richard P. Mitchell Col-
legiate Professor of History and is
considered by many to be an expert
on South Asia and more specifically
on Pakistan's transition to democ-
racy.
In an interview, Cole said he
plans to speak about the "winners
and losers" of this change, focus-
ing on the differences between
city dwellers and their agricultural

counterparts.
Over the last few years, Cole said
Pakistan has undergone dramatic
and drastic change. Growth in the
middle class, increased literacy and
access to technology has rapidly
moved Pakistani society away from
its rural and agrarian past, he said.
"About one third of Pakistanis
live on a dollar a day," Cole said.
"Some of the conflict in Pakistan is
rural-urban conflict."
Cole said he is also going to dis-
cuss how social developments are
affecting Pakistani foreign rela-
tions.
Pakistan has been a strong ally
in the war against terror under the

Bush administration, and Cole said
he expects that to continue.But that
relationship has been complicated
over the past few years, as Pakistan
has been rocked by assassination,
scandal and deceit.
"The Obama administration will
see Pakistan as allies, but I think
it will hold the Pakistani politi-
cal class to a higher standard than
Bush did," he said. "Everybody rec-
ognizes that Pakistan might be one
of the single biggest challenges of
the Obama administration so this is
something likely to be on the front
burner for years and will have an
impact on students lives."
See PAKISTAN, Page 3

STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS
New online shop serves needs of
students who are hitting the gym

23 Hour Nutrition to
sell vitamins, weight
M loss aids and energy
supplements
By LINDSAY KRAMER
Daily StaffReporter
On a campus with three gyms,
tight budgets and a foreboding fear
of the freshman 15, two students
have found a way to combat these

problems - and have turned it into
what they hope will be a profitable
business venture.
Last week, LSA senior Eugene
Han and Engineering senior Bran-
don Myers officially launched
23HourNutrition.com, an online
business providing energy supple-
ments, vitamins and weight loss
aids to a workout-hungry student
population.
"We started 23 Hour Nutrition
based on the fact that me and Bran-
-don are gym rats and took supple-
ments to help our workouts," Han

said. "We were frequent customers
of GNC but at the same time real-
ized they were overcharging us by
25- to 50-percent margins."
Han and Myers said they real-
ized they could provide the same
product they could get from any
health store, at a greatly reduced
rate, as long as the company was
based only online.
"We realized that by starting an
online business without having a
storefront retail location, we would
be able to mark down the prices,"
1. See NUTRITION, Page 3

Director says film students
should never stop learning
Goldwyn says being
an indie filmmaker
is a 'blessing and a
profound curse'
By VANES-SA NUNEZ
For the Daily
When director Tony Goldwyn
spoke to budding film students
last night about starting a career
in the industry, he gave them one
bit of advice: stay students.
"You always need to have a stu-
dentmentality,the moreyouknow,
the more you learnyou don'tknow
shit," he said.
.Goldwyn, who is in Ann Arbor
shooting "Betty Anne Waters"
starring Hilary Swank, told about
50 students in anAngell Hall audi-
torium that he finds his inspira-
tion from younger people who are
eager to learn.
For the past eight years, Gold-
wyn has been working on the
movie, which is the true story of ROBMIGRIN/Daily
a woman who put herself through Director Tony Goldwyn discussed the do's and dont's of film students last night.
law school so she could defend her the faith one person had in anoth- wants to produce an independent,
incarcerated brother, whom she er person." unconventional film to capture
believed tobe innocent of his mur- He said he wants to dramatize the story.
der conviction. the dynamic, but spoke vehe- He said hisstatus as an indepen-
Goldwyn said he was drawn mently about not wanting to pro- dent filmmaker is both a "blessing
to "this incredible relationship duce just another made-for-TV and a profound curse."
between brother and sister and movie about Waters. He said he See DIRECTOR, Page 3

CAMPUS COUTURE
Fashionistas talk campus fads online

New website offers
forum for students
to discuss what's in
at their school
By VERONICA MENALDI
Daily StaffReporter
Most fashionistas take their style
cues from runway .shows, glam-
our magazines and celebrities, but
thanks to a new website, Stylehop.

com, fashion conscious students at
the Universitycan starttakingcues
from each other.
The website allows students
from colleges around the coun-
try, including the University, to
rank clothing styles to determine
what is most fashionable at their
school.
LSA sophomore Megan Staake,
Stylehop's community manager for
the University, described the web-
site asa "fashion-oriented consum-
er review site combined with the
social networking features of sites

such as Facebook."
"Just like Amazon is for books,
Stylehop allows its users to rank
clothing," she said.
UniversityalumEmilySchreiber,
Stylehop's national intern direc-
tor, said she wanted to make sure
the University was featured on the
website to showcase the unique
styles she saw when she criss-
crossed the Diag as a student.
"I love the idea of connecting
with fashion soul mates across the
country. And as for U of M, UMich
See FASHION, Page 3

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