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SPORTS
Women's basketball loses a nail-biter against
rival No. 5 Ohio State at Crisler. PAGE 8
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, January 22, 2010

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lETURERS' CONTRACT NGOI IO
',' LEOto
start new
contract
talks today

A passerby views the School of Art & Design all student exhibition award winners at the Work Gallery on South State Street yesterday. The exhibit, which fea-
tures pieces by the winning student artists, opened yesterday.
R EGENTS NOTEB sK
Regents officiall approve
Brandon as athletic director

Union will ask for
pay raises, increased
health benefits and
job security
By DARRYN FITZGERALD
Daily Staff Reporter
University administrators and
the union that represents lecturers
at the University will begin negoti-
ating a new three-year contract for
lecturers today.
This year's negotiations mark
the third collective bargaining
agreement between the Univer-
sity and the Lecturer's Employee
Organization - which represents
about 1,500 full and part-time fac-
ulty members - and the University.
LEO hopes to draft a new contract
that will include pay increases, bet-
ter health benefits and more job
security for lecturers.
The semester-long negotiations
will start today with opening state-
ments from both LEO officials and
University administrators.
Inrecentinterviews, representa-
tives from both sides said the talks
will address contractual issues sim-
ilar to those discussed in the past.
"The expectations of the Univer-
sity are not any different than past
negotiations," said Jeffery Frum-

kin, associate vice provost and
senior director of academic human
resources.
Joseph Walls - a lecturer of
Business Information Technology
and media liaison for LEO - said
despite the recession, members of
LEO's bargaining committee hope
to get higher salaries written into
this year's contract.
"We are going to ask for salary
increases," Walls said. "We feel it is
feasible for us to do that despite the
circumstances."
Lecturers represent roughly 30
percent of the faculty at the Univer-
sity's Ann Arbor campus, but their
salaries account for1 percent of the
total Ann Arbor campus budget,
according to an LEO press release
given to The Michigan Daily earlier
this week.
LEO President Bonnie Halloran
wrote in the press release that pay
raises for lecturers are sorely over-
due.
"We know that these are tough
economic times, but our members
have been underpaid and underval-
ued for years," Halloran wrote.
Though Frumkin didn't say the
University's position on pay raises
for lecturers, he said the contract
needs to reflect a respect for the
University's financial resources.
"The University hopes to achieve
a successful contract that is seen as
See CONTRACT, Page 7

Board also approves
Crisler renovations,
receives report on
'U' research
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
DailyStaffReport
During its monthly meeting yes-
terday, the University's Board of
Regents approved Domino's Pizza
CEO and Regent Emeritus, David
Brandon, as the University's next

athletic director, in a unanimous
vote.
"I believe David's widely recog-
nized leadership skills, his busi-
ness acumen,
his tenure as First reported on
a regent, his
experience
as a student-
athlete, and his dedication as a
fundraiser combine to make him a
perfect leader for this athletic pro-
gram and I look forward to working
with him again," University Presi-
dent Mary Sue Coleman said of the
appointment.

The regents also unanimously
renewed the contracts of a handful
of deans from schools across the
University. Deborah Loewenberg
Ball, dean of the School of Educa-
tion, Christopher Ball, dean of the
School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
and James S. Jackson, director of
the Institute for Social Research
each received five-year appoint-
ments.
Bryan L. Rogers, dean of the
School of Art & Design, had his
appointment extended another two
years. Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the
School of Natural Resources and

Environment, was reappointed for,
a one-year term.
CRISLER ARENA
RENOVATIONS APPROVED
The regents also approved reno-
vations to Crisler Arena yesterday.
The sporting arena - which
hosts the Michigan's men's and
women's basketball teams' home
games - was built in 1967.
The projected $20 million reno-
vations will include the removal
and reconfiguration of the blue,
See REGENTS, Page 7

EDUCATING TOMORROW'S TEACHERS
School of Ed. revamps curriculum

Mirroring medical
schools, new program
will increase focus
on field work
By ANNIE GORDON THOMAS
Daily StaffReporter
In a new approach to educat-
ing tomorrow's teachers, officials
in the School of Education plan to
overhaul the school's current teach-
ing methodology to place a greater
emphasis on training in the field.
Spearheaded by Deborah Ball,

dean of the School of Education, the
School of Education has launched a
concept called the Teacher Educa-
tion Initiative. According to Ball,
this initiative will change the way
the School of Education will famil-
iarize teachers with the material
they will be teaching.
The program aims to model
teacher training after medical
schools or nursing programs by
increasing direct supervision and
the hours logged in field training.
Ball said she believes that, current-
ly, there isn't enough careful super-
vision applied to teacher training.
School of Education officials are
hoping to unveil a completely new

teacher training program next*fall
for their students. But first, they're
encouraging faculty members and
researchers at the school to pilot
the programs they've developed.
One such program, which has
garnered recent national attention,
involves a new way of preparing for
student teaching-the period of time
when an education student works
alongside a teacher in a classroom.
School ofEducation Prof.Elizabeth
Moje and Robert Bain, an associate
professor of history and social sci-
ence education, collaborated to cre-
ate a system where students would
observe specific teachers who excel
See EDUCATION, Page 7

CO L LEGIA TE CO NSUL TAN T S
Student consulting group helps'U,'
local businesses market to students

Pilots James Beasley and Jason Donaldson, members of the Survival Flight crew, during a press conference following their
return from Haiti yesterday. The crew brought back two Haitians who are now receiving care at the University Hospital.
Emergency flight brings two
quake victims to 'U'hospital

Nexecon Consulting
Group was founded
in 2008 by Business
School students
By ALEX KIRSHENBAUM
Daily StaffReporter
In their junior year at the Uni-
versity, a few friends began consid-

ering the importance of applying
what they learned in the classroom
to business practices in the real
world.
At first, the students joked about
being paid for giving advice to
Ann Arbor businesses on how to
improve their companies. But then,
they realized the idea could become
a reality.
"The joke actually started
becoming a conversation of not 'do
you think people would pay us' but

'how do we do it,"' said Business
School senior Dean Fefopoulos.
Fefopoulos is co-founder of the
Nexecon Consulting Group - a stu-
dent group established in 2008 that
provides consulting services for
local businesses and the University.
Today, roughly 50 University stu-
dents are members.
Nexecon has clients ranging
from Sava's Cafe and No Thai! to the
University's Office of Development,
See NEXECON, Page 7

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atients selected now being treated at the Univer-
sity Medical Center. The patients
ised on need for were transported from Haiti by a
UniversitySurvivalFlightaircraft,
advanced care and are now receiving advanced
care.
By LILLIAN XIAO Hospital officials wrote in a
Daily StaffReporter press release that they are unable
to disclose the condition of either
o victims of the earthquake patient, but release that the
truck Haiti last week are patients have injuries requiring

complex care that's only avail-
able at few medical centers in the
country, including the University
of Michigan Health System.
The jet aircraft is part of an ini-
tiative started in the wake of the
earthquake, which sends medi-
cal and flight crews to "transport
personnel, patients and supplies
to and from Haiti,"hospital officials
See HAITI, Page 7

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