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'Ann Arbor, Michigan .......
Regents mull
fireworks for
Big Chill at
the Big House

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

michigandaily.com

A SEEDTNG CELERR ATTON

Board of Regents also
to consider MLB,
School of Education
renovations on Thurs.
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
At its meeting later this week,
the University's Board of Regents
is expected to
approve a fire-
works show for
the Dec. 11 Big
Chill at the Big
Moose match-
up against
Michigan Stat ANS
University.
In a commu- Covern h
nication sent n
to the Univer-
sity's regents,
Tim Slottow, the University's
executive vice president and chief
financial officer, wrote that fire-
works would be displayed during
player introductions and a10-min-
ute show at the end of the game
would be choreographed to music.
Both displays would be performed
from the rooftops of the new sky-
box towers at the stadium.

Additionally, Slottow wrote,
fireworks would be launched for
approximately five seconds each
time Michigan nets a goal. These
fireworks would be set off directly
from the field.
No informationabouthow much
the show would cost was provid-
ed in the communication to the
regents. However, Slottow wrote
that fireworks display company,
ACE Pyro, LLC, has been selected
to manage the event, if the show is
approved by the regents and passes
a safety and security screening by
the University's fire marshal.
UNIVERSITY TO REQUEST
2.6-PERCENT INCREASE IN
STATE APPROPRIATIONS
The University's Board of
Regentsis also expected to approve
a letter to be sent to the state's bud-
get director, Bob Emerson.
The letter, signed by University
President Mary Sue Coleman, is
sent to the state each year and out-
lines the University's commitment
to cost containment as well as the
economic impact the University
has on the state.
In the draft letter, submitted to
the regents by University Provost
Philip Hanlon, Coleman wrote
See REGENTS, Page 3

JAKE FROMM/Daily
The Michigan men's soccer team and its fan group - the Michigan Ultras - gather at Packard Pub yesterday to watch as the seedings are announced for the upcoming
NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines, the ten seed, earned a bye and will face the winner of South Florida vs. Central Florida. For a full story, see Sports, Page5.
Nobel laureate to speak at
'U' winter commencement,

Astronomer Sandra
Faber and Berkshire
Hathaway official to
get honorary degrees
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily StaffReporter
Though the University's win-
ter commencement speaker isn't
the President of the United States,

University President Mary Sue
Coleman said she is excited for
Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman
to speak at next month's ceremo-
ny.
Kahneman, who won the
2002 Nobel Prize in econom-
ics, will address the graduates
and receive a Doctor of Science
degree. Astronomer Sandra Faber
will also be awarded a Doctor
of Sciences degree and Charles
Munger, vice-chairman of Berk-
shire Hathaway and a University

alum, will be presented a Doctor
of Laws degree.
in an exclusive interview with
The Michigan Daily last week,
Coleman disclosed the honorary
degree recipients. The selections,
which were made public yester-
day in the agenda for the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents monthly
meeting, will need to be approved
by the regents when they meet on
Thursday at the University's Flint
campus.
Kahneman won the Nobel

Prize for his work in prospect
theory, which he developed as a
visiting scientist at the Univer-
sity from 1965 to 1967 with Amos
Tversky, who received his Ph.D.
from the University in 1964.
Prospect theory explains how
individuals make choices in situ-
ations where they have to decide
between two choices that are
risky - like in the case of a finan-
cial investment.
Coleman said Kahneman and
See COMMENCEMENT, Page 2

4 / ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS
Hughes lauds Ross center
before Senate Assembly

Athletic dept. official
says student-athletes
under more pressure
than student body
By CAITLIN HUSTON.
Daily StaffReporter
Phil Hughes, director of the
academic success program,
praised the role of the Ross Aca-
demic Center in addressing the
needs of student-athletes in a talk

to the University's leading faculty
governing body yesterday.
Hughes told the Senate Assem-
bly that he feels student-athletes
are under greater daily pressure
than the general student body,
due to the amountof time devoted
to practice, game travel and other
educational athletic courses. But
because of the system in place at
the academic center, Hughes said
student-athletes have been able
to maintain high academic stan-
dards.
"The student-athletes are
hanging in there, and they're

competing at a very high level
on par with the general student
body," Hughes said.
Referring to statistics on
his PowerPoint presentation,
Hughes said based on a six-year
period beginning in 2003 stu-
dent-athletes had an 80-percent
graduation rate compared to the
90-percent graduation rate of the
general student body.
When athletes first come to
the University, Hughes said the
academic center offers them aca-
demic support, including help
See SENATE ASSEMBLY, Page 3

JAKEFROMM/Daily
Rackham student Will Riley talks to MPowered member Becca Weisz in the Diag during the first day of Global Entrepreneurship
Week yesterday. Passersby were asked to write ideas on inflatable globes as part of the event.
In final week,1,000 Pitches organizers
make push to promote entrepreneurship

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCI
Council postpones decision
on medical pot moratorium

Current pitches
include a mobile app
to prevent texting
while driving
By VERONICA MENALDI
Daily StaffReporter
This week marks the final week
of MPowered Entreprenuer-
ship's 1,000 Pitches competition
and though the group received
WEATHER HI: 53
TOMORROW LO

a record number of pitches this
year, MPowered is taking part in a
number "of events this week to urge
even more students t6 participate.
MPowered leaders decided to
hold the last week of the compe-
tition at the same time as Global
Entrepreneurship Week in an
effort to increase visibility of the
entrepreneurship movement, said
LSA junior Ankit Mehta, president
of MPowered.
This year's Global Entrepre-
neurship Week included a Diag
day yesterday and will feature a
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case competition today where stu-
dent teams analyze a case study
and compete to find the solution.
In addition, Jacqueline Novogratz,
the founder and CEO of the Acu-
men Fund - a "non-profit, global
venture fund," according to its
website - will speak on Friday.
"We planned it so both weeks
overlap with each other," Mehta
said. "Basically the whole week is
themed around social entrepre-
neurship because it has a broad
appeal to people since it's a novel
See 1000 PITCHES, Page 2

M
t(

ouncil member: that would set city-wide regula-
tions for medical marijuana.
ore time needed The proposed ordinance was
designed to enforce the Michigan
o vet ordinance Medical Marijuana Act, which
passed in 2008 but did not pro-
By DYLAN CINTI vide guidelines for how cities and
Daily StaffReporter municipalities should regulate it.
in early August, the council
its meeting last night, the placed a 120-day city-wide mora-
Arbor City Council post- torium on new medical marijuana
I voting on an ordinance dispensaries in order to give offi-

cials time to draft a regulatory
ordinance. However, businesses
already in existence like Med-
Mar Compassionate Healthcare
on Packard Road and the Lib-
erty Clinic on Main Street were
excluded from the moratorium.
A draft of that ordinance
appeared before City Council at
its Oct. 6 meeting for a prelimi-
nary reading.
See MARIJUANA, Page 3
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