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Monday, April 19, 2010

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Men's gymnastics wins Michigan's first team varsity
national championship since 2005

COURTESY OF DARREN LEVITT
Ann Arbor firefighers work to put out a car fire early Saturday morning. The fire
was one of four that occured between 1:45 a.m. and 2:45 am. Saturday.
* Authorities
. investigating
second set of
recent fires

Series of four fires
came exactly two
weeks after first
'suspicious' fires
By DYLAN CINTI
and JACOB SMILOVITZ
Daily Staff Reporter
and Editor in Chief
Authorities are investigating a
second night of "suspicious fires"
in Ann Arbor Friday night, this
time at four off-campus loca-
tions, according to a crime alert

released Saturday morning.
Two fires were reported in
the 700 block of South Forest
Avenue, one in the 900 block of
Church Street and another in the
1000 block of Oakland Avenue.
All of the fires are said to
involve vehicles, and no struc-
tures were impacted last night,
the crime alert states.
In an interview Saturday,
Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown said
the first firewas reportedat about
1:45 a.m. Brown said all four fires
occurred within the span of one
hour, with the last taking place at
See FIRES, Page 7A

MARISSA MCCLAIN/Daily
Men's gymnastics coach Kurt Golder accepts the NCAA Championship trophy on behalf of the team at the NCAA Championships on Friday.

By MICHAEL LAURILA
Daily Sports Writer
WEST POINT, New York -
After four hours of competition
and six rotations of events, the
No. 3 Michigan men's gymnas-
tics team was leading the NCAA
Championship finals by .3 points
over Stanford.
And the Wolverines wouldn't
need much more than that on
Friday night, as the men's gym-
nastics team took home the pro-
gram's fourth national title and
Michigan's first team varsity
national championship since
2005. In the process, the team
avenged last year's 1.3-point
championship loss to Stanford.
Leading the way for Michi-
gan was junior Chris Cameron.

He was selected as the Big Ten
Gymnast of the Year two weeks
ago and won the all-around com-
petition at Big Tens. So winning
this year's NCAA all-around
victory came as no surprise to
spectators in Christl Arena.
Cameron posted a total score
of 90.5, which was good enough
to upend the defending champ
from Oklahoma - Steve Legen-
dre - by 1.55 points. Senior Mel
Santander placed third in the
all-around with a score 88.90.
"I usually grasp everything
I've done right away," Cameron
said. "Not this. This hasn't hit
me yet."
Michigan coach Kurt Golder
said afterward that he thought
the experience of coming up
just short last season helped the

Wolverines.
"Finishing second last year
gave us alot of incentive," Gold-
er said. "They had a team meet-
ing last year after the NCAA
Championships, and they made
a commitment to do everything
in their power to win it. It's just
great for all of us that it worked
out."
In the team's losses this year,
the pommel horse and the fifth
rotation were weak spots for
Michigan. These routines were
plagued with mistakes and
falls. With a score of 58.85 on
the pommel horse and a meet-
high 59.50 on the rings during
the fifth rotation, victory was
almost assured for the Wolver-
ines.
Placing first on Thursday

allowed Michigan to choose
its starting event on Friday.
Knowing they would end on the
highest-scoring event - vault
- allowed the Wolverines to
remain confident, despite trail-
ing Stanford the entire meet.
Going into the last event, Michi-
gan was down by 3.05 points.
After scoring a 62.70 on vault,
they looked sure to win.
But it wasn't over. Due to a
broken ring, anybody who fell on
See GYMNASTICS, Page 3A
MORE ON THE
CHAMPIONSHIP
For more stories on men's
gymnastics's big win, see
SportsMonday, inside.

OBITUARY
Distinguised Ross
School Prof. C.K.
Prahalad dies at 68

* Prahalad known for
his groundbreaking
theories on
management
By SUZANNE JACOBS
' Daily StaffReporter
C.K. Prahalad, a Paul and
Ruth McCracken Distinguished
University Professor of Strategy
in the Ross School of Business,
passed away in San Diego, Cali-
fornia Friday.
In an e-mail to the Ross com-
munity, Dean
Bob Dolan
said Prahalad
died "after a
brief illness."
Prahalad,
68, was
internation-
ally recog- PRAHALAD
nized for his
research in
corporate strategy and the best
ways top management can navi-
gate the often-complex waters of
running large, multinational cor-
porations. At the University, Pra-

halad was a well-respected and
deeply admired member of the
community, both as an expert in
his field and as a teacher.
Dolan said in an interview
Saturday that Prahalad was a
"quintessential" professor who
pushed students and taught them
to appreciate the resources avail-
able to them at the University.
"He was really terrific with
the students in terms of setting
an enormously high standard for
them to follow," Dolan said. "He
really did have a way of trans-
forming their lives. He really was
a very special guy."
Dolan said with Prahalad's
passing the University not only
lost someone with an incredible
personality, but also a man with
a unique understanding of the
impact of business.
"The very special thing about
him was that he really had a very
inspiring view of what business
can do for the world," Dolan said.
Dolan added that students
who had the opportunity to work
with Prahalad were truly fortu-
nate.
"(You knew) you were going be
a different person when you were
See PRAHALAD, Page 2A

CAMPUS SMOKING BAN
Officials talk process
for smoke-free plans
Response to surveys BY THE NUMBERS
Will inform how Student feedback on the Smoke-Free
Initiative, according to a ''survey

ORDER OF ANGELL
Senior society Order of
Angell releases class list

plan is implemented,
administrators say
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Daily News Editor
Though the Smoke-Free Uni-
versity Initiative won't take effect
until July 2011, University officials
and students are currently working
on plans of how to implement the
campus-wide smoking ban.
In an exclusive meeting with
The Michigan Daily, members of
the Smoke-Free University Initia-
tive Student Life Subcommittee
and University officials explained
that several committees are gather-
ing student, faculty and staff input
for deciding how to best provide
resources for smokers on campus
See SMOKE-FREE, Page 7A

Number of students who responded to the
survey, out of 5,000who were contacted
T23%
The percentage of respondents to the
survey who said they participate in
smoking behaviors.
The 24.7%
The percentage oftrespondentstothe
survey who said they would not be
affected at all by the smoking ban
T21.4%
The percentage oftrespondentslothe
survey who said they would be affected
"a great deal" by the smoking ban.

Group formerly
known as
Michigamua lists
Class of 2011
By DEVON THORSBY
Daily StaffReporter
Order of Angell released the
list of its new class of members
on Friday, which includes stu-
dent leaders from a variety of
campus organizations ranging
from varsity athletic teams to
student government.
Named after its founder and
former University President
James Burrill Angell, the group
was established in 1902. The
group, which accepts no more
than 25 student leaders from
various campus organizations
each year, is an exclusive senior
society that aims to better the
University community, accord-

ing to its leaders.
The organization changed its
name in 2007 from Michigamua
in an effort to distance itself
from a controversial past.
LSA junior James Stinson,
spokesman for this year's new
class of Order of Angell wrote
in an e-mail interview that the
group strives to improve the
campus community by bringing
leaders from different organiza-
tions together.
Alumni of the group include
prominent University gradu-
ates like United States President
Gerald R. Ford, five University
presidents and former Michigan
football players Mike Hart and
Jake Long.
"The true purpose of our organi-
zation (is)to create an environment
of proven senior student leaders to
better Michigan through humble
service and cross-campus syn-
ergy," wrote Stinson, an executive
board member of the cultural stu-
See ORDER, Page 3A

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