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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, September 10, 2010


j' officials,
Dingell talk
fed. funding
for research


Leaders discuss how
stimulus dollars can
further economic
growth in Michigan
Daily StaffReporter
Why the University of Michi-
gan? Why now?
These were the questions
posed by Stephen Forrest, the
University's vice president for
research, at yesterday's Institute
of Social Research event called
"Leveraging Federal Stimu-
lus Dollars at the University of
Michigan-and theeate of Michi-
At the event, University
administrators and U.S. Rep.
John Dingell (D-Mich.) spoke
about how the University is using
grants from the American Rein-
vestment and Recovery Act to
further research at the Univer-
sity and growth in the state.
Much of the talk - held at the
Institute for Social Research
with about 30 people in atten-
dance - centered on invest-
ments for furthering innovation
and education at the forefront
of Michigan's economic revival,

and how the University can con-
tribute to that process.
"We know how to innovate
and teach the next generation of
innovators," Forrest said. "We
know how to partner with indus-
try and government to ensure
that our innovations are used
by others. We certainly know
how to start companies based on
The University plans to
allocate $277 million in fed-
eral grants across three major
branches of research: social sci-
ence, medical science and engi-
neering, Forrest said.
The College of Engineering
has already received $50 to $60
million in grants, the ISR about
$50 million in-grants and the
Medical School $80 million in
grants, according to Forrest.
Dingell agreed with Forrest
that the University is finding
ways to make the most out of the
federal stimulus dollars.
As Dingell spoke, he pointed to
his head and said, "This is where
human greatness is preserved."
In addition to discussing the
University's role in further-
ing research and education, the
speakers, including James Jack-
son, director of the ISR, spoke
about how the grants will also
See DINGELL, Page 6

Temple Grandin speaks at the Michigan Theater last night about alternative ways of thinking. Grandin, who has autism, is one of the foremost animal behavior
experts in the country. For a full report on the Penny Stamps Series lecture, see News, Page 3.
Vo i e Your aims to i
students, one knock at a time

Group members
will go door to door
in res. halls urging
students to vote
Daily StaffReporter
Election Day is knocking on
the door, and soon, so too will
the members of Voice Your Vote.

Members of the organiza-
tion, which is a commission of
the Michigan Student Assem-
bly, will be going door to door in
residence halls starting Sept. 21
through Oct. 4, Michigan's voter
registration deadline for the
November elections.
Peter Logan, University Hous-
ing spokesman, said VYV is
approved to enter residence halls
at pre-arranged times, as has
been the case in previous elec-
tion cycles.

"Their purpose is solely for
encouraging students and assist-
ing students in registering to
vote," he said.
Students who don't want to
hear from VYV can put a "No
Soliciting" sign on their doors,
Logan said.
During the registration period
for the 2008 presidential elec-
tion, the non-partisan group's
access to the residence halls was
temporarily restricted when a
University Housing staff mem-

ber complained that represen-
tatives of the group were acting
improperly. The complaint was
resolved and the group was
allowed to return to the resi-
dence halls.
LSA senior Kate Brierty, co-
chair of the University's chapter
of Voice Your Vote, said because
the group isn't affiliated with a
political party and instead focus-
es on registration and voter edu-
cation, the group is well-received
See VOTING, Page 11

Black campus leaders encourage
students to reach full potential

A variety of new shops have popped up in Ann Arbor over the summer. Collared shirts at the Pink Pump clothing store on ast
Liberty Street (left). Students shop for candy at This & That on East Liberty Street (right).
ew L1ertS.uslesses
ad varleto area sh oping

Event organized by
H.E.A.D.S. discusses
black history at 'U'
Daily StaffReporter
"This is the most important
time of your life. You will devel-
op who you are for real now...
You will have to decide how to
define yourself for yourself for
the first time in your life."
These are the words of Grego-
ry Harden, keynote speaker and
founder of H.E.A.D.S. - a black
student orga-
nization that
stands for
Here Earn-
ing A Des-
tiny Through
and Determi- HARDEN
nation of Self.
Harden, who
also serves as associate athlet-
ic director for the University,
enlivened the crowd at the 9th
annual "Reflections in Black"
H.E.A.D.S. event at the Michi-
gan League. Harden's speech
encouraged students to live up
to their academic potential,
despite outside distractions.
The event, which featured
influential black leaders on
campus as well as performances

by the University of Michigan
Jazz Quartet, aimed to welcome
black students back to the Uni-
versity through inspiring ideas
of unity, intellectual growth and
reinforcing notions of progress
in equality.
The event opened with a word
from LSA senior and H.E.A.D.S.
chair James Stinson III, who
encouraged students to remain
focused on their studies as they
embark upon a potentially dif-
ficult year of school at the Uni-
"Being a Michigan student
is a challenging journey as you
learn and grow academically
and personally," Stinson said.
"But we know you are up to the
College is a peak time for
growth and development as a
person, and students need to
be independent and learn for
themselves who they want to be,
Harden said.
Harden also encouraged
students at the event not to let
stereotypes and performed
judgments become excuses for
not living up to academic and
personal potential.
"It's too easy to provide an
excuse for not doing what you
came here to do," Harden said.
"If you're human then you will
be constantly attacked by fear
and self doubt."
He concluded by urging stu-
dents to free themselves from

past struggles in order to move
forward - likening these dif-
ficulties to modern day forms
of slavery - and to realize that
help is always available on cam-
pus if needed.
"If you can't let it go by your-
self, get help," Harden said. "But
let go of any chains around your
neck. Slavery is slavery, whether
you're talking about the 16th,
17th century or we're talking
about today."
John Lockard, adjunct lectur-
er of Afro-American and Afri-
can Studies and member of the
National Conference of Artists,
spoke next, echoing Harden's
sentiment and recognizing the
difficult history that blacks have
faced, while urging students to
continue to move forward.
"Tonight is a special evening
because we attempt to inspire
and recognize that there is a
history," Lockard said. "... this
attitude that has been handed
down for a couple centuries in
our country about being less
than human can really, really
destroy one's possibilities."
The event also featured two
informational videos about the
progress of African Americans
on campus, beginning with the
University's creation in 1817. It
discussed the significant devel-
opments made at the University
during the Civil Rights move-
ment, as students began to rally
See H.E.A.D.S., Page 6


.nk Pump, This additions to the Ann Arbor res-
taurant and retail landscape.
That among new A variety of new businesses
have been popping up around the
ops on corridor city over the summer, with many
of them opening in the State
By MIKE MERAR Street neighborhood.
Daily StaffReporter Among the new establish-
ments is Pink Pump, a small bou-
dents returning from a tique specializing in women's
er away may notice a few shoes and other accessories like

belts and handbags, located on
East Liberty Street.
Tawney Thieu, owner of Pink
Pump, which opened in Ann
Arbor six weeks ago, said mer-
chandise at the store ranges in
price from $20 to $500. The Ann
Arbor shop isn't Thieu's first
store, though. There are other
locations scattered throughout


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