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Editor in Chief Business Manager
Imagine if football coach Rich
Rodriguez's contractcwasn't cleared
by University President Mary Sue
Coleman when he was hired in
2007? Before 1995, the Athletic
Departmentcould do just that.
Steps were taken to centralize
the Michigan Athletic Department
in 1995, tying it more closely to the
rest of the University.
A Sept. 15, 1995 article in The
Michigan Daily reported that the
tralizing the Athletic Department.
The plan, according to then-Uni-
versity President James Duderstadt,
was to "bring the Athletic Depart-
ment in line with the rest of the Uni-
After a string of press confer-
ences throughout the summer of
1995, the University began drafting
changes to its bylaws, under which
contracts would be controlled by
the University's financial office
according to the article.
The change was prompted by
incident the previous fall. TheA
letic Department had negotia
a contract with Nike without
regents' approval, Regent And
Fischer Newman (R-Ann Ar
told the Daily at the time.
"I think this is an effectivec
to deal with it," Newman told'
Daily at the time. "What it doe
provide a coordinated checking:
tem - a reporting link up into
In addition, in June 1995,
Daily reported that officials at
Athletic Department had bou
out former football coach G
Moeller's contract, costing a t
of $386,026, without informing
regents or University officials.
At the time, Chief Finan
Officer Farris W. Womack
General Counsel Elsa Cole w
rs," part of a committee working "to
incorporate business aspects of
yan the Athletic Department with the
th- University's financial division," the
sted article reported.
the Joe Roberson, the Athletic Direc-
lrea tor at the time, had reportedly con-
bor) tributed to the drafting ofthe bylaw
changes, which were to be intro-
way duced in October 1995 for further
The discussion amongthe regents.
s is "There have been meetings on
sys- how things would change in the
the future, which Joe Roberson was at,"
Cole told the Daily at the time.
the Duderstadt explained in an inter-
the view with the Daily at the time, "If
ght the Athletic Department wants to
ary negotiate a contract with a radio
otal station, it will go through the chief
the financial officer, the general counsel
and, if it's large enough, to a (Board
cial of Regents) vote," according to the
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Jim Horton teaches a wood engraving workshop at Hollander's
in Kerrytown. According to Horton,"Of1all the fine arts pro-
cesses, this is probably the most challenging."
WHERE: Biomedical Science
WHEN: Monday at about 8:40
WHAT: A computer worth
$1,259 was stolen from a labo-
ratory with card reader access,
University Police reported.
There are no suspects.
WHERE: Thompson Carport
WHEN: Monday at about 12:30
WHAT: A vehicle hit three
parked cars, University Police
reported. The owners of the
cars were not affiliated with
the University. There were no
injuries, but there were minor
damages to the vehicles.
from dorm room
WHERE: South Quadrangle
WHEN: Monday at about 4
WHAT: A student reported
that his laptop, wallet and
$100 cash were stolen from his
room which was left unlocked
between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.,
University Police reported.
WHERE: Couzens Residence
WHEN: Monday at about 10
WHAT: The screws and crash
bar were removed from a caf-
eteria kitchen door, University
Police reported. There are no
WHAT: Speech about under-
represented students and
their struggles with finances
WHO: Center for Education-
WHEN: Today from 1:30
p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Assem-
WHAT: A talk about global
warming and the combined
research of animal migration
and climate change.
WHEN: Today from 5 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
WHO: Exhibit Museum of
WHERE: Ruthven Museums
WHAT: Matt Hires will per-
form songs from his album.
American idol runner-up
Jason Castro is opening the
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark
WHAT: Learn about envi-
ronmental topics and how to
get involved with environ-
ment-related student groups.
WHEN: Tonight from 6:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
WHERE: Michigan League,
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Street gangs are using Face-
book and Twitter to comu-
nicate their dealings, the
Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The gangs are bragging about
shootings and gang achieve-
ments in their posts.
Antonio Bass was one
of Michigan's most
ever. After a career-end-
ing injury, he was forced to
give up football long before
that potential was realized.
An inventor unveiled a
$7,000 sex robot named
Roxxxy at a Las Vegas
Adult Entertainment Exposi-
tion, CNN reported. The robot
is 5 feet, 7-inches, weighs 120
pounds, has five distinct per-
sonalities and is complete with
voice recognition technology.
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Puerto Rico gov calls on U.S.
National Guard to fight crime
DO AFTER THEIR STUDIES
territory had its
third-worst year for
homicides on record
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -
Puerto Rico's goyernor is activat-
ing the National Guard to battle
crime in the U.S. territory.
Gov. Luis Fortuno said Monday
night's executive order activating
the Guard is intended as a tem-
porary measure while new police
recruits are trained.
"Nobody, especially me, can be
happy with the number of kill-
ings last year. We have to do much
more to stop this," Fortuno said
in his state of the commonwealth
In 2009, Puerto Rico, with
nearly 4 million people, had its
third-worst year for homicides
on record, with more than 890
people slain. Officials said traf-
fickers flooding the island with
drug money were making it one of
the most violent places under the
Capt. Paul Dahlen, the Puerto
Rico Guard's public affairs offi-
cer, said yesterday that as many
as 1,000 soldiers will join police
patrolling in high-crime areas of
San Juan, Bayamon, Carolina and
Ponce. About 100 of them will be
focused on repairing police squad
Training for the troops going
out on crime-fighting operations
will begin this weekend. It's not
yet clear when they will start
Well, this guy became
What will you do?
Anything you want.
You've written your own game
plan so far in life. Why not take
it one step further and become
a Rhodes, Marshall, or Mitchell
William Jefferson Clinton, President of
the United States of America, 1992-2000
Come to a Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell Orientation Session:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 . 5:00-6:00pm
Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 . 5:00-6:00pm
Pierpont Commons, Center Room
Monday, February 22, 2010 . 5:00-6:00pm
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
To learn more, please contact the Provost's Council on Student Honors at
734-763-8123 or visit the website at
Fortuno distanced his plan
from the "hard-hand" strategy
that former Gov. Pedro Rossello
adopted in the 1990s, when fre-
quent raids of housing projects
cut crime but led to accusations of
Even so, the local director of
the American Civil Liberties
Union said adding soldiers to
the island's 19,000-strong police
force is a poor strategy.
"The problem is not numbers,"
said the ACLU's William Ramirez.
"It seems like there are enough
men on the streets. It's a matter of
how you move them around."
The United States has a con-
stitutional tradition of keeping
military and civilian authorities
separate, and the law limits use
of federal troops to enforce civil
The last time troops assisted
police patrols was in 2004, when
former Gov. Sila Calderon acti-
vated the National Guard, sending
500 troops to help police patrol
public events and areas where
large amounts of people gather.
j since 1980