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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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COLD CALL JUGGLE
ti.

TATE OF THE UNIVERSITY
In State of'U,
Coleman to
talk cost cuts,
faculty hiring

ARIEL BOND/Daily
LSA freshman Evan Kasal simultaneously calls three registered voters in Michigan for the College Republicans yesterday. College students and members of the Republican Party
have been making calls since August of 2010. College Republicans National Committee Field Representative Brad Alexander predicted a total of 250,000 calls madejust last night.
PEACE CORPS 50TH ANN IVERSARY
After fanfare, officials design new
University-Peace Corps program

University president
to deliver annual
address at 3 p.m.
today in UMMA
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
Mirroring themes from past
addresses, University President
Mary Sue Coleman is expected to
focus on the
core topics of
cost contain
ment, faculty
hiring and
academic
excellence i
her annual KYLE SWANSON
State of the
University Covering the
speech later Administration
today.
Coleman will deliver her
speech at a special ceremony
in the University of Michigan
Museum of Art auditorium at 3
p.m. Details surrounding exact-
ly what she will say during the
speech have been tightly guard-
ed, but core topics were shared
with The Michigan Daily yester-
day. In the past, the speech has
been used to launch major initia-
tives in a variety of areas, includ-
ing those Coleman is expected to
talk about today.
In a statement issued to the
Daily, University spokesperson

Kelly Cunningham shared the
three areas Coleman would focus
on and explained the purpose of
the annual speech.
"President Coleman uses the
State of the University address
as an opportunity to update the
community and engage in con-
versation about important Uni-
versity topics," Cunningham
wrote. "She looks forward to it
every year.'
While Coleman focused a
great deal of her speech last year
on environmental sustainability,
the themes expected to he fea-
tured in her address today have
been staples of previous State of
the University addresses.
Last year, Coleman
announced she would require
University officials to continue
extensive cost containment
efforts, saying she wanted to
eliminate $100 million in recur-
ring. expenses from the Univer-
sity's General Fund over the
next three years.
"Now we must double our
intensity. Double it," Coleman
said sternly in her address last
year. To date, the University's
ongoing cost-cutting measures
have helped to eliminate more
than $135 million in annual
recurring costs.
But last year, Coleman's
address came after the sobering
news of a $1.6 billion drop in the
University's endowment.
"No organization can absorb
See COLEMAN, Page 6A

Parternship allows
students to take part
in Peace Corps and
earn master's at 'U'
By VERONICA MENALDI
Daily StaffReporter
Peace Corps director Aaron
Williams helped the University
announce a new partnership with
the Peace Corps at the 50th anni-
versary for the organization earlier
this month, and now that the fan-
fare is over, University officials are
gettingto work hammering out the

specifics of the new program.
The partnership, known as The
Master's International program,
allows graduate students from
the schools of Natural Resources
and Environment, Education and
Social Work to spend a year at the
University prior to joining the-
Peace Corps, followed by a semes-
ter or two at the University upon
return.
Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the
School of Natural Resources and
Environment, said the Master's
International Program expands on
already available options for over-
seas study.
She said their work overseas
counts as six credits and counts as

their rdquired'master's thesis.,
Officials haven't decided how
the school will maintain con-
tact with students while they're
abroad, though some have suggest-
ed blogging as an option, she said.
Bierbaum said the school first
applied to participate in the pro-
gram because officials noticed there
were six to seven returning Peace
Corps volunteers a year enrolled
in master's programs at SNRE. She
added that she sees "great potential"
with the new Master's International
program as well. 1
The application process and
general features of the program
are the same in all three of the
schools now involved with the pro-

gram, Bierbaum said.
She said the categories of the
work have the potential to be
"blurry."
"Someone from our school
could work on environmental edu-
cation or something from public
policy, for example," she said. "I
don't think there will be crisp lines
between them."
SNRE master's student Abigail
Hyduke, took part in a different
Peace Corps partnership program.
She said though she finds the Mas-
ter's International program benefi-
cial to many, it isn't something she
would have chosen.
Hyduke completed her Peace
See PEACE CORPS, Page 3A

ANN ARBO EATERIES
Five Guys to hit State Street

MSA MASQUERADE

Restaurant started
by 'U' alum latest
to enter Ann Arbor
burger scene
By BRIENNE PRUSAK
Daily StaffReporter
A red- and white-checkered
burger joint hailing from Wash-
ington D.C. will soon try to carve
a niche in the crowded campus
burger scene.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries will
open a new location at 311 South

State St. - the space previously
occupied by Shaman Drum Book-
shop - on Nov.15.
Owners Brian Adelman and
Michael Abrams are in charge of
nine Five Guys locations in Michi-
gan, including a restaurant in East
Lansing that opened earlier this
month.
Adelman said he and Abrams,
who have been friends since child-
hood, decidedto go into the restau-
rant business together after seeing
how "wildly popular" Five Guys is.
Five Guys is most famous for its
hamburgers, which customers can
customize with a variety of vege-
tables - including lettuce, tomato,

mushrooms and peppers - and
condiments for no additional cost.
French fries are also served as a
side.
As for vegetarian options, Five
Guys offers a veggie sandwich and
grilled cheese sandwich.
Adelman said the restaurant
only uses fresh ingredients. The
hamburgers are made to order, the
vegetables are brought in each day
and the hamburger buns are made
five days a week.
He added that customers return
because of the good service and
reasonable prices. A hamburger
costs $4.79 and a cheeseburger
See FIVE GUYS, Page 3A

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Lasers, helicopters, heat-seaking missiles:
'U' prof. probes military defense systems

MSA President Chris Armstrong at last nights MSA meeting. For a full story on the meeting visit michigandaily.com/blogs/the wire
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION
Warren: New consumer
bureau will help students

Researcher says
lasers throw sand in
* 'the eyes of missiles
By SUZANNE JACOBS
Daily StaffReporter
Lasers, helicopters and heat-
seeking missiles.

While the combination of those
three things may not be that sur-
prising in a big-budget action
movie, some might be shocked to
find they are in fact the focus of one
University professor's research.
Mohammed Islam, a professor
in the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Sci-
ence at the University, is develop-
ing a way to use lasers to defend

United States military helicopters
from heat-seeking missiles. The
research is in collaboration with
OmniSciences Inc., an Ann Arbor-
based technology startup founded
by Islam.
Islam said the mid-infrared,
super-continuum fiber lasers are
designed to "essentially throw
sand in the eye of the missile."
See DEFENSE, Page 6A

'U' prof. says CFPB
will add to student
loan costs
By CHELSEA LANGE
Daily StaffReporter
In an effort to get the word
out to students about the new-

ly-formed Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau, Elizabeth
Warren, assistant to President
Barack Obama and special advi-
sor to the secretary of the trea-
sury on the CFPB, discussed how
the bureau will effect students
in a conference call with student
journalists last night.
The CFPB was created as part
of the Consumer Protection Act

of 2010, which Obama signed
into law on July 21. The bureau
aims to improve the clarity of
financial contracts and pro-
tect consumers from hidden
charges. Supporters of the new
bureau say it will provide con-
sumers with much needed pro-
tections that weren't available
to them during the 2008 finan-
See WARREN, Page 6A

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