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From the Daily:
Why it's time for
the state to take
action on the issue
of cyber bullying.
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Daily Arts caps offPD
its series with
b-boying and graffiti
in Ann Arbor.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010


$14.8 billion:
Report finds
URC a major
boon for state

In 2009
# top three
schools b
$401M in t
Daily Neu
Michigan's thr
versities have c
billion in econo
the state since
2007, playing
a critical role
in slowing the
state's decline
and pushing its
current revital-
ization, accord-
ing to a report
released today
by the Univer-
sity Research
The 2010 Empo
report was releas
by representative
three member in
University of Mic
State University
University. The
how the URC has

, state's tially since 2007 and how it has
contributed to the overall econom-
research ic welfare of the state.
The report concluded that the
rought in URC has generated significant tax
revenue and its overall economic
ax revenue impact on the state has grown con-
WANSON Patrick Anderson, founder and
ws Editor principal of Anderson Economic
Group, which produced the report,
ree leading uni- said in a statement that the URC's
ontributed $14.8 overall economic impact has been
mic stimulus to extraordinary so far.
"There is one enormous number
in this report which speaks to the
remarkable positive effect these
three universities have on the state
of Michigan: $14.8 billion," Ander-
son said in a press release. "Since
2007, we have measured what the
KYLE SWANSON state gains by having the collective
assets of the University Research
Covering the Corridor, and there is no deny-
Administration ing the powerful impact and the
critical importance of the URC to
Michigan's economy."
rwering Michigan The report also found that the
ed this morning three member institutions of the
S from the URC's URC generated $401 million in tax
stitutions - the revenue for the state in 2009. The
higan, Michigan figure represents a -12.5-percent
and Wayne State increase from the tax revenue the
report highlights three universities generated for the
s grown substan- See URC, Page SA.

Members of Theta Xi fraternity guard the Block 'M' yesterday. The Theta Xi brothers will be sleeping there every night this week to defend the Diag from Michigan State
fans who may head to Ann Arbor early, In addition to guarding the 'M,' the fraternity is also raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the activity.
Village Corner owner says
store may change locations

Despite rumors,
owner says mainstay
will not be closing
Daily StaffReporter
After 40 years on the corner of
South University and South Forest

Avenues, campus mainstay Vil-
lage Corner may have to relocate,
leaving students living in the area
without a place to go for late-night
food runs or alcohol purchases.
Plans for a student high-rise
in Village Corner's location have
been in the works for the last few
years, putting the store's location
in limbo. In the last few weeks, Vil-
lage Corner's owner Dick Scheer

and developer Ron Hughes have
been discussing alease buyout that
would allow Hughes to begin con-
structing the apartment building
in the store's space and force VC
to move.
Scheer said any rumors that
the store is closing are unfounded,
adding that he's not planning on
relocating until he is positive that
Village Corner won't be able to

stay in its current location.
"Well we've had this high-rise
shadow over us for four years,"
Scheer said. "And another project
was projected for four years before
that. We're essentially carrying
out until something is certain."
But Scheer added that the devel-
opers of 601 South Forest Ave. -
the high-rise planned to be built



MLK's niece to talk abortion
views in civil rights context

Students say they
plan to protest
pro-life speech on
campus tonight
Daily StaffReporter
Continuing her uncle's discus-
sion of the Civil Rights Movement,
Alveda King - Martin Luther King
Jr.'s niece - is coming to campus
tonight to extend the conversation
of minority rights to the hot-button
issue of abortion.
The University's chapter of Stu-

dents for Life has invited King to
speak tonight in an event called
"How Can the Dream Survive?"
during which she will discuss abor-
tionin the contextof the civil rights
movement. King - the director of
the pro-life advocacy group Priests
for Life - has drawn controversy in
recent weeks for her views on abor-
tion and gay marriage as well as her
appearance at Fox News commen-
tator Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore
Honor in August.
Though many students
expressed interest in welcoming
King to campus, students like LSA
junior Raina LaGrand opposed the
LaGrand, a member of the Uni-

versity's chapter of Students for
Choice, said King's relation to Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr. makes criticism
of the event difficult but that cer-
tain misconceptions still need to be
"What's interesting is that anti-
choice (and) pro-life groups have
framed abortion as a eugenics
movement," she said. "They are
stating that Planned Parenthood
targets black communities. Alveda
King has been very outspoken on
that, and she has said a lot of homo-
phobic things as well."
LSA sophomore Claire Levis,
president for Students for Life, said
King can personally speak about
See KING, Page 5A

Engineering senior Mihai Bulic shows off one of the unmanned robots constructed by the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic
International Challenge team. When placed in alocation, the robots will locate and neutralize threatening object like bombs.
What happens when stem cells
Sawry 'U' prof. wonders aloud

State lawmakers differ on higher ed. cuts

Max Wicha was
one of few to talk to
about cancer stem
cells at summit
Daily StaffReporter
DETROIT - Embryonic and
adult stem cells have captured

the imaginations of scientists
and researchers looking for the
next breakthrough in regenera-
tive medicine. For Max Wicha,
director of the University's Com-
prehensive Cancer Center, the
question of what can happen
when stem cells go awry is just as
Wicha, also a professor of
internal medicine at the Univer-
sity's Medical School, posed this
question to a crowd of about 35

people at the beginning of his
presentation on the final day of
the sixth annual World Stem Cell
Summit - an international, three-
day gathering of leaders in stem
cell research - held this year in
Just as the majority of stem cell
research focuses on the study of
adult and embryonic stem cells to
regenerate damaged or diseased
tissue, so did the numerous dis-
See WICHA, Page 5A

to univ

week, legislators 2.8 percent. And though represen-
tatives from both political parties
t appropriations agree that a cut was necessary to
cope with budget constraints, they
higher education diverge on the nature of the cuts.
.percent State Rep. Dave Agema (R-
Sperce Grandville) said Republicans were
concerned about the future when
By MIKE MERAR planning for the current fiscal
Daily StaffReporter year's budget, adding that the party
wants to see how universities are
iocratic Gov. Jennifer Gra- spending their funds.
signed the state's higher "We want to know how they're
ion budget into law last spending money," he said. "I can't
cutting state appropriations tell them how to spend it, butI can
rersities across the state by sure as heck not give it to them."

Agemasaid ifthestate's econom-
ic woes don't improve, cuts to high-
er education appropriations are an
almost certainty in the future.
"I anticipate an even bigger cut
next year," he said.
State Sen. Liz Brater (D-Ann
Arbor) said she pushedfor asmaller
cut in appropriations for Michigan
universities, while also recognizing
the need for increasing revenues in
the state, which currently match
those of the 1960s.
"We need to have sufficient rev-
enues at the state level to invest
See BUDGET, Page 5A


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