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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
FUNDING HIGHER EDUCATION
may come in
Higher education van expanded on she remarks to
the Senate Advisory Committee
funding could see on University Affairs she made
the day before regarding the
20- to 25-percent expected cut.
Sullivan said that along with
cut, officials say students serving on her student
budget advisory committee and
By KYLE SWANSON student government representa-
Daily News Editor tives from the University's three
campuses, she recently met with
Though they're bracing for officials from the state House and
an expected ct in tate apprn- Senate Fiscal Agencies when they
priations, University nfficials tnld received newa nf the expected
The Michigan Daily in a series of drop in appropriations.
interviews over break that they "What they were saying was
believecost-cuttingmeasureswill that higher education could get
be able to absorb the loss in funds. a 20- to 25-percent cut," Sullivan
But officials said they couldn't said of the briefing. "Twenty per-
guarantee that the cuts wouldn't cent of our budget would be $68
mean a riat in tuitinn ratea. million."
In an interview with the Daily Phil Hanlon, vice pronvnt for
on Dec. 15, Provost Teresa Sulli- See STATE FUNDING, Page 2A
GOVERNOR'S RACE 2010
Lt. Gov. won't enter
(LEFT) David Brandon prepares before an interview yesterday after being named the University's next athletic director. (MAX COLLINS/Daily). (RIGHT) Brandon
poses for a photo during his time as defensive end for the Michgian football team. (Courtesy of the University of Michigan Athletic Department).
Brandonnamed new AD
Domino's CEO played football forBo
Schembechler, served as a University regent
By KYLE SWANSON
Ending a two-month search,
University officials announced
yesterday morning that Domino's
Pizza chairman and CEO David
Brandon will be the next athletic
A search for Athletic Director
Bill Martin's successor began in
October, when Martin - who has
served as athletic director since
2000 - announced his inten-
tion to retire in September 2010.
Though Martin won't officially
retire until Sept. 4, Brandon will
begin his 5-year appointment on
March 8, pending approval from
the Board of Regents at its Jan. 21
When Brandon officially takes
the reins on March 8, Martin
will transition to a role as special
advisor to the president until his
retirement in September.
Despite his new role at the Uni-
versity, Brandon - who has served
as Domino's CEO since March
1999 - will continue to serve as
non-executive chairman for Ann
Arbor-based Domino's Pizza. His
position on the board of directors
will not require any day-to-day
responsibilities at the company.
In an exclusive interview with
the Daily yesterday, University
President Mary Sue Coleman
expressed her excitement with
Brandon's decision to accept the
post of athletic director.
"This is a new era, and I think
David Brandon really is positioned
well for the challenges that we're
going to face in the future," Cole-
Coleman said though there were
many candidates vying for the
position and others were nominat-
ed for it, she felt Brandon's experi-
ence made him the right person for
"Times are different now than
they were when Bill took over,"
Coleman said of Martin. "I think
(Brandon) has a lotof management
skills that, as the department has
grown and it's become more com-
plicated, we'll need to pull on."
See BRANDON, Page 3A
AD post to see 47-percent pay hike
compared with Bill
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
When University officials
announced yesterday that David
Brandon would become the next
Michigan athletic director, they
didn't mention that he would be
receiving a 47-percent increase in
compensation over his predeces-
While Athletic Director Bill
Martin currently earns $380,000
in base compensation from the
University, University spokes-
woman Kimberly Broekhuizen
told The Michigan Daily yester-
day that Brandon will receive a
base salary of $560,000. Addition-
ally, Athletic Department spokes-
man Bruce Madej said Brandon
would receive $100,000 each year
in deferred compensation.
A University spokesperson had
incorrectly told the Daily yester-
day that Brandon would receive
$525,000 in base pay.
Brandon will also be eligible
to earn performance bonuses
for meeting financial, fundrais-
ing and operational objectives -
though benchmarks have not yet
been established. Madej indicated
performance standards would be
established over the next several
months, but did not comment on
how much Brandon could earn in
In an interview last night,
University Regent Andrea Fis-
cher Newman (R-Ann Arbor)
told the Daily that the large salary
increase was the result of a study
of compensation packages for ath-
letic directors at comparable insti-
"The President and her com-
See PAY INCREASE, Page 3A
°rry, Democratic more than a thousand people in
the state and obtaining more than
nt-runner faced half ofthe15,000signatures need-
ed by May of this year.to have his
iding challengeS name on the ballot, his fundrais-
ing efforts proved less than fruit-
By NICOLE ABER ful, accordingto the release.
Daily News Editor "However, I also believed that
I had to secure enough money to
Gov. John Cherry, who was make my candidacy fully viable,"
y considered to be the front Cherry wrote in the statement. "I
r for the Democratic nomi- was not successful in that endeav-
for governor, announced or to the degree that was needed.
day he will not enter the With that in mind, I have come to
the conclusion that to wage a suc-
ndraising for his campaign cessful campaign will be difficult
factor in his decision not to at best."
ccording to a statement he Joel Ferguson, a trustee at
ed yesterday. Michigan State University, sup-
th Cherry now out of the ported Cherry's candidacy and
it has been widely specu- contributed money to his cam-
that House Speaker Andy paign.
will enter the race as the Though Ferguson declined to
ig Democrat for the nomi- comment on which candidate he
a. would now support in the guber-
ough Cherry was success- natorial race, he told The Michi-
garnering the support of See CHERRY, Page 7A
MICHIGAN ALUMNI POM
'U' alum sworn in as first female to
head Detroit's U.S. Attorney's Office
On campus, Barbara
McQuade was the
Daily's second female
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily News Editor
After interviewing Michigan
sports legends like Bo Schem-
bechler, Bill Frieder and Red
Berenson, questioning felons
involved in terrorism hoaxes,
espionage and bank robberies has
been a piece of cake for Barbara
At afederal courthouse Monday
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afternoon, McQuade, 45, was the
first female sworn in to head the
U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit.
As a U.S. attorney, McQuade will
represent the U.S. federal govern-
ment in civil and criminal cases in
the Eastern District of Michigan,
which includes Ann Arbor, Flint
and Port Huron.
In November, President Barack
Obama nominated McQuade, a
Democrat, for the position. The
Senate confirmed her nomination
on Dec. 24.
McQuade will replace U.S.
Attorney Terrance Berg and serve
a four-year term.
In an interview with The Mich-
igan Daily Monday, McQuade said
her days as a University of Michi-
gan student and Daily sports edi-
tor played a major role in getting
her to where she is today.
McQuade received bachelor's
degrees in communications and
economics from the University in
1987 and graduated from the Uni-
sersity's Law School in 1991.
During her time as an under-
graduate, McQuade worked for
the Daily sports section, covering
football, basketball, hockey, vol-
leyball and softball. She also wrote
a column called Barb's Barbs,
where she shared her musings on
the 1985-86 basketball season and
the 1986 Michigan football team.
McQuade ultimately became
the managing sports editor in
See MCQUADE, Page 7A
Graduates flip through programs during Winter Commencement on Dec. 20, 2009. Michigan native and actor Jeff Daniels was
the commencement speaker and was awarded an honorary degree during the ceremony.
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