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With open field,
Ilitch may enter
Dem. primary

Former Michigan football player
reaches plea bargain on charges

From Page 1A
experiences would make her a
sufficient candidate, according to
the source.
litch is the daughter of Michael
Ilitch, the founder of Detroit-
based Little Caesars Pizza. She is
also the former CEO and presi-
dent of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. - a
company that manages Little Cae-
sars Enterprises, The Detroit Red
Wings, The Detroit Tigers and
Olympia Entertainment.
Ilitch is the owner of Ilitch
Enterprises, the owner and pub-
lisher of Ambassador Magazine
in Detroit and founder of Denise
Ilitch Designs, a handmade jewel-
ry company. She is also of counsel
at Clark Hill PLC - a law firm in
Detroit.
The newest member of the Uni-
versity's Board of Regents, Ilitch
was one of two regents to vote
against last years tuition hike,
which raised tuition by 5.6 per-
cent.
An alumni of the University,
Ilitch earned her bachelors degree
in 1977 from Michigan before
STEM CELLS
From Page 1A
With results showing that
European ancestry is vastly over-
represented, research on these
stem cells may neglect to address
minority groups, according to
Rosenberg.
"We know that in most areas of
medical research, it's important
to study individuals from diverse
populations in order to examine
whether different groups might
respond differently to therapies,"
Rosenberg said. "We hope that
same principle will be applied to
works based on embryonic stem
COUNCIL
From Page 1A
munity.
"We feel that we could put the
flagpole down and show the Uni-
versity that this is a worthwhile
communityandthatalltheprofes-
sional fraternities are worthwhile
to join since they give members
opportunities they might not have
anywhere else," he said.
Jeremy Gove, an LSA senior
and president of Kappa Alpha Pi
Pre-Law Fraternity, saidthe coun-
Scil will help each organization
and the community as a whole to
grow.
"Basically, it was formed
because many of us have very
separate interests that often times
coincide," he said. "We thought
that we could strengthen our indi-
vidual groups and the whole enti-
ty of the professional organization
by working together on campus."
Because some of the profes-
sional fraternities are larger, Gove
said they have a greater network
and will be able to help out some
of the smaller organizations.
"(Thecouncil) hasalotofpoten-
tial to do a lot of good because indi-
vidually our groups vary in size,"
he said. "We'll be able to pool all
our resources together."
Wongsaid she would have liked
to see the council formed earlier,
but it took a while to get all of the
executive members of the frater-

going on to earn her law degree
from the University of Detroit in
1980.
Illich reportedly ventured to
Washington earlier this week to
meet with White House officials.
The Associated Press reported
that President Barack Obama also
"stopped by the meeting."
After Democratic front-runner
Cherry - the Democratic front-
runner at the time - announced
he would not run for governor, an
increasing number of Democrats
entered the field.
If Ilitch does decide to enter
the race she'll face competition
from others, including state Rep.
Alma Wheeler Smith (D-Salem)
and Lansing Mayor Virg Berne-
ro. Though he hasn't officially
announced he will be running for
governor, state House Speaker
Andy Dillon (D-Redford) formed
an exploratory committee last
week. Dillon is currently pre-
sumed to be the Democratic front-
runner.
- Daily News Editor Kyle
Swanson contributed to this report.
cells."
Mosher said he expects that
the lines will become more rep-
resentative of various origins
when other ethnic groups start
to generate their own stem cell
lines.
The researchers said they hope
their work will highlight the need
for more diversity in the stem cell
lines that are used for research.
"Right now there has not been
focus on individual ancestry of
embryo donors," Rosenberg said.
"Our paper will hopefully draw
attention to this issue so that
labs currently deriving stem cell
lines will attempt to include more
diverse lines."
nities on the same page.
"All the fraternities are in the
right place and we have some
really great people on the com-
mittee committed to making this
happen," she said. "This is the
first time that it is really starting
to get going and everyone is really
invested in it."
The Professional Fraternity
Council will be a separate entity
from the four existing Greek
Councils, Wong said, since the
current four are social fraterni-
ties, not academic ones.
Rosenfield said if the Profes-
sional Fraternity Council were
to join under the same umbrella
organization as the four existing
Greek councils, it would be "a very
small fish in a big pond" because
they wouldn't feel their unique
goals were represented.
"We really feel that if eight
of us are coming together, our
goals are going to be a little more
aligned and we'd be able to be
more responsive to each other,"
he said.
Rosenfield said the Profes-
sional Fraternity Council will aim
to become an organization where
students can get involved and
work together to meet their goals.
"We all happen to be profes-
sional fraternities," he said. "But
we also could be considered orga-
nizations. We are just working
together to form a professional
community on campus where
everyone can benefit."

Feagin was charged
with cocaine
possession after fire
in West Quad
By NICOLE ABER
Daily News Editor
Former Michigan football quar-
terback Justin Feagin, has reached
a plea bargain on his charges for
three drug counts, according to a
report published by The Detroit
Free Press yesterday.
According to the article, Feagin
plead guilty to controlled sub-
stance delivery and will be sen-
tenced on March 10.
Feagin was also charged with
conspiracy to deliver less than 50
grams of cocaine, conspiracy to
posses 25-50 grams of cocaine and
a charge of possessing less than 25
grams of cocaine, according to a
Nov. 18 article in The Michigan
Daily.
According to the article in the
Free Press, whether he is guilty
of the additional charges will be
determined at his sentencing.
Feagin waived his right to a
preliminary exam in Washtenaw
County Court on Nov. 18, moving
his case directly to circuit court,
according to the Daily article.
Though Feagin plead guilty to

JAKE FROMM/Da

Former Michigan Football player Justin Feagin in Washtenaw County Court on Nov.18, 2009.

the controlled substance deliv-
ery charge in the plea bargain,
Feagin's lawyer told the court he
planned to plead not guilty to the
charges, according to the Daily
article.
The former Wolverine was first
charged in the Winter 2009 semes-
ter after a drug deal went awry
between him and University stu-

dent Timothy Burke, who set a fire
to a West Quad hallway after Feagin
failed to deliver cocaine to him.
Feagin was dismissed from
the football team in July 2009 by
Coach Rich Rodriguez for a "vio-
lation of team rules," and subse-
quently left the University.
The plea bargain was reached
at Feagin's pretrial hearing last

week, according to the Free Press
article.
The plea deal will be considered
in correspondence with the Hol-
mes Youthful Trainee Act, which
allows for more lenient sentencing
for people ages 17 through 21 who
have committed crimes during
those years, according to the Free
Press article.

ued. "Those are important things increasingly tight budget, will be "What I think I'm probably
SULLIVAN to do too." useful in Virginia. proudest of is the team of deans
From Page 1A Despite the amount of work she "There's just a lot that I have - how good they are, how well
needs to do by the time she begins to learn, because while I can see they work together, how well the
don't have to do anything, just her time as UVA's president, Sul- the external situations are the newly recruited deans have fit
send us your vitae and that'll be livan said she's confident she'll be same,,I don't know enough about in," Sullivan said. "It's really just
enough.'" ready to hit the ground running. the internal workings - how the an exceptional group of deans
"'Well, that'll be pretty easy to "I did it here at Michigan, so I organizational structure works that the University should really
do,' " Sullivan saidshe thought at know I can do it," she said. "And I and so on and what kind of flex- be proud of."
the time. "'In fact, it's online.'" actually look forward to it. I enjoy ibility deans have and all those Knowing the office and duties
Sullivan said she sent an elec- meeting new people." sorts of issues," Sullivan said. "I she will leave behind at the Uni-
tronic copy of her curriculum "I went to a class (Tuesday) at have a lot of studying to do, but versity, Sullivan said it is impor-
vitae, but was caught off guard UVA and it was really fun," Sul- fortunately I have six months." tant that her successor have an
when they called back asking livan said. "Then I went to a lab And in those six months, Sulli- ability to manage both academics
if she would be available for an in the afternoon. I got to meet van will still be highly engaged at and budgetary concerns.
interview. some of the graduate students the University of Michigan - hav- "This job is a little bit unusual
"I was somewhat surprised, and engineering faculty. I really ing agreed to continue to serve as compared with most provost jobs
but when they called me they said think I'm going to enjoy that part provost until July 31. because of the budgetary respon-
'Would you come in for an inter- of this an awful lot." In her remaining time with sibility and so I do think it's going
view,' " Sullivan recalled. "So I Upon assuming her role at the Michigan, Sullivan is slated to to be important to have someone
went for an interview." University of Virginia, Sullivan lead the annual promotion pro- who has either budgetary expe-
From there, things just seemed will also face many of the same cess for faculty and to oversee the rience or the ability to pick that
to fall into place for Sullivan. issues as those at the University preparation of next year's bud- up pretty quickly," Sullivan said.
"Then there was another inter- of Michigan - both states are in get. "But, I think it's also important
view after that and another one a recession with cuts expected to "The promotions are very that you have somebody in this
after that," Sullivan said. state appropriations next year. important and that process job who has a strong academic
Sullivan said once she was "Thetwocampuses aresurpris- begins in a couple of weeks," Sul- background and understands the
called back for the second inter- ingly similar, not just in terms of livan said. "And the budget will aspirations of faculty."
view, she knew things were get- their quality, but in terms of the be presented to the regents in Additionally, Sullivan said
ting serious and that she needed problems they face," Sullivan said June, but we have already started the issues the provost faces will
to inform University President of Michigan and Virginia. working on a budget and so we require her successor to be for-
Mary Sue Coleman of the situa- "I think that the financial will continue to do our budget ward-thinking and open-mind-
tion. issues at Virginia aren't actually preparation." ed.
"When you get called back for too different from those that we Sullivan told the Daily she "They need to be broad minded
an additional interview, then it's face here," Sullivan said. "It's a will also continue to work on enough and interested enough so
time to let your boss know what's situation in which there is a state cost containment efforts already that they can have conversations
going on," Sullivan said. "And so, deficit, there's going to be a very underway and hopes to wrap up with people from many fields,
I did that." likely decline in the state appro- searches for key positions. because in one day the provost
"One of the reasons you do it priation." "There's a lot of work to do," interacts with people from all
is because you know she's going When Sullivan assumes the she said. "In many ways that over the campus and it's impor-
to be called for a reference check presidency at the University of hasn't changed - the Provost's tant to be able to have important
and I don't want her to be sur- Virginia, she will also inherit a Office always has a lot of work to conversations with them no mat-
prised by something like that," $3 billion capital campaign. The do and we still do." ter where they come from," she
Sullivan said, explaining her campaign is similar to the Michi- And though the countless said. "That does take a kind of a
choice to inform Coleman of the gan Difference Campaign that hours she spends in her office at breadth of intellectual vision that
situation when she did. "I told her Sullivan worked on, which ended the University will draw to an not everyone finds congenial."
that I knew I was going to go back in 2008 and raised a national end in a few months, Sullivan Sullivan also emphasized the
for the second interview." record-setting $3.2 billion. said she's confident her staff is in importance of servant leadership,
Despite considerable experi- The similarities continue into a good position to help her suc- saying a person who understands
ence as provost at the University the role the two universities play cessor. what it means to be a team player
of Michigan and the University of in their communities, Sullivan "I have an exceptionally strong and a leader at the same time will
Texas system, Sullivan admitted said. staff and I'm not worried about be critical to success.
that she has a great deal to learn "Like Michigan, they are the discontinuity at all," she said. "I think there's also something
before she takes the reins at the major employer in their commu- "The people here are pros, they that we think of as the adminis-
University of Virginia. nity," Sullivan said of UVA. "Like know what they're doing, so I feel trative personality," she said. "It's
"I have a big learning curve," Michigan, they are a major health really good about the situation the ability to listen carefully and
Sullivan said. "I've got a busy care provider, so there's a lot of I'm leaving the office in." commute your own self-interests
year carved out ahead of me." interest in what's going to change In fact, Sullivan said her staff- in a conversation."
"I have to learn a lot about the in the health care system." ing of the University's deans has "When you're provost, what's
state of Virginia, not just the uni- But despite the similarities, been her greatest accomplish- important is the University. Every
versity, but also about how the Sullivan said she's not yet sure ment. conversation is not about you."
generalassemblyworks," Sullivan whether her highly successful
said. "I need to know some things strategies to deal with the pres-
about the regents and there are sures of the office, including an
two campuses beside the cam-
pus in Charlottesville, so I need
to learn that community too."
"There's also just the names
and faces and putting them
together with the positions 4 2 1
people hold," Sullivan contin-
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