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* Carey Mulligan and her wardrobe . sa t
carry "An Education," a British tale s
of sex, maturity and disillusionment. H p

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, November 23, 2009


Martin and
job is safe

Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez on the sidelines during the team's 2110 loss to Ohio St. at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. For more on the game, see SportsMonday, igside.
Nowhere near the rose

Athletic director
says coach will
'absolutely' be
back next year
Daily News Editor
Both Athletic Director Bill Mar-
tin and University President Mary
Sue Coleman said in separate com-
ments after Michigan's loss to Ohio
State this weekend that headcoach
Rich Rodriguez'sjob is safe.
The 21-10 loss to Ohio State
made the team ineligible to play
in a bowl game for the second-
straight season and left the team
with its first consecutive losing
seasons since 1962-63.
In a phone interview yesterday,
Athletic Department spokesman
Bruce Madej pointied to what
Martin told reporters after the
season-ending loss to Ohio State
University on Saturday: Rodri-
guez will be the head coach of the
football team next year.
"I and the administration fully

support him," Martin was quot-
ed as telling several outlets, "and
you'll see him in the future."
Asked to clarify whether that
meant Rodriguez would be the
coach next year, Martin said,
University spokeswoman Kelly
Cunningham spoke to the Daily
yesterday on behalf of President
Mary Sue Coleman, saying Cole-
man "supports the coach and sup-
ports the football team," but would
not comment further because of
the pending NCAA investigation.
Coleman made headlines on
Thursday when she skipped
her usual practice of talking to
reporters after a Board of Regents
meeting, instead abruptly leav-
ing through a back door once the
meeting adjourned. During that
meeting, regents discussed the
University's ongoing investigation
into allegations that Rodriguez and
his staff.violated a series of NCAA
rules. Board of Regents Chair
Andrew Richner (R-Grosse Pointe
Park) read a statement to those
in attendance, saying the regents
would not comment to the press

ong after the crowd had
left, postgame debris still
littered the expansive
green carpet of Michigan Stadium.
Rose petals were scattered across
the south end zone, remnants of
one of college football's most time-
less celebratory traditions.
This is the place - and this
* is the rivalry - where Charles
Woodson clenched a plump rose
in his mouth on his way to the
1997 national championship. And
where Desmond Howard posed to
cement his winged-helmet legacy.

And where Chris Perry bowled sealed the Big Ten's spot in the

over the Buck-
eyes in the
100th meeting
in "The Game"
to send his
team to Pasa-
dena, a rose
held high above
his head after
the victory.
Only this
year, the roses
were an after-


Rose Bowl.
Buckeye fans brought vases of
roses to their pregame tailgates,
rubbing salt in the open wounds
of their floundering, once-proud
During a weekend that invokes
so much gridiron history and
passion, the heyday of Michigan
football has never seemed further
Gone are the days of fighting
the Buckeyes for a Rose Bowl
berth. Now it's struggling for a

bowl berth, period.
Gone are the days of the Big
Two, Little Nine. While Ohio State
has held cip its end of the bargain,
Michigan needed a last-minute
thriller over lowly Indiana to
avoid an 0-8 Big Ten record.
Gone are the days of Michigan
glory and well-documented arro-
gance. Welcome to being humble.
"How much does a man have
to get humbled?" Rich Rodriguez
said. "We got humbled last year.
We've been humbled before, and
See REID, Page 8A

thought - Ohio State had already

Sigma Nu expelled from
IFC for rules violations

Day of Remembrance honors
transgender hate crime deaths

Fraternity house was
suspended one day
before altercation
that led to expulsion
Daily StaffReporter
The University's chapter of
Sigma Nu fraternity was expelled
from the interfraternity Council
earlier this month for a violation of
tFC bylaws and misconduct.
IFC President Ari Parritz wrote
in an e-mail interview that Sigma Nu
was suspended near the end of Octo-
ber for violating IFC bylaws and then

expelled for violatingthe terms of its
suspension within one day.
The original suspension came
after the fraternity held a registered
party during welcome week that
the Social Responsibly Committee
- which governs social functions
for both the IFC and the Panhellen-
ic Association - visited twice dur-
ing the night, according to Sigma
Nu President Jordan Eckstein.
IFC Vice President of Social
Responsibility Jason Mohr said in
an e-mail' interview that after the
first check, SRC informed Sigma
Nu that the party was in order, but
"explicitly stated" that the event
exceeded the registered event size.
When SRC returned to the party
laterto perform another check,Sigma

Nu was marked off for a few viola-
tions, including having glass bottles,
which are prohibited, having too
manyentrances inuse and exceeding
the time limit for the event, accord-
ing to the Sigma Nu Chapter History,
which wasprovided to The Michigan
Daily by Max Barack, IFCs judicial
vice president.
Mohr said the second check was
performed without an escort from
the house because SRC was unable
to contact the fraternity's then-
president Kyle Sandefur.
After the check, SRC informed
the president that it would go over
the fraternity's violations after the
party ended. It took Sigma Nu longer
than SRC expected to clear out the
See SIGMA NU, Page 3A

A m
of Ret

th year of event several gay rights groups to rec-
ognize lives lost to crimes associ-
raws crowd of ated with gender identity.
The event, which about 100
ut 100 on Friday people attended, commemorated
individuals killed in hate crimes
By BRIE PRUSAK because of their gender identity
For the Daity or expression. It also honored
activists who were killed fight-
ournful yet resolute crowd ing for the rights of transgender
ed Friday night in Palmer people.
ons for a Transgender Day This was the sixth year Ann
membrance, organized by Arbor has held a Transgen-

der Day of Remembrance vigil,
though similar events have been
held internationally for nine
years. The event was sponsored
by the Spectrum Center, the Ann
Arbor Human Rights Commis-
sion, the TGLB Matters Initiative
of the School of Social Work and
the Washtenaw Rainbow Action.
Rackham graduate student
Anand Jay opened the ceremony


University economist: Michigan
will see net job gains by end of 2011

Data released at
event shows slowly
declining job losses
For the Daily
With the highest unemployment
rate in the country and not a single
annual job gainthis decade, Michi-
gan's economic woes can snake for
a depressing campus event.

But Economics Prof. George
Fulton, along with other experts
at the 57th Annual Economic Out-
look Conference, had some more
optimistic views for the downtrod-
den state.
"So how much more economic
pain do we have to endure before
the tide begins to turn and we are
creating more jobs than we are los-
ing?" Fulton, the director of the
Research Seminar in Quantitative
Economics, pondered before an
audience of academics and busi-

ness professionals assembled in
the Rackham Amphitheater last
RSQE's 2010-2011 forecast for
Michigan's economy, delivered
by Fulton during the conference
on Friday, predicts that the state's
currently dire economic situation
will improve by the end of the 2011
calendar year.
RSQE is a program at the Uni-
versity that has compiled outlook
reports for the state and national
See JOB GAINS, Page 8A

LSA sophomore Jay Yang and Engineering sophomore Megan Leininger work on a robotfor a U ROP event on Friday. The robots
will compete in an Australian Ministry of Defense event in which they will be tasked with finding "objects of interest"like bombs.

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