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INSIDE PAGE 7A

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, January 24, 2011

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SMOKE-FREE INITIATIVE
'U' officials
outline plans
to carry out
smoking ban

TERRA MOLENGRAFF/Daily
Balloons direct passersby to the Fish Parade, which took place Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 on South State Street. The parade has been an annual tradition that has
occurred in Ann Arbor since 1930.
UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Provost proposes to lengthen
faculty tenure period to 10 yrs.

Smoking to be
permitted on campus
sidewalks adjacent to
public roads ,
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily News Editor
Once the campus-wide smok-
ing ban goes into effect this July,
smoking on University property
will only be allowed on sidewalks
that are adjacent to public roads,
according to the Smoke-Free Uni-
versity Initiative Report released
today.
The report, prepared by the
Smoke-Free University Steer-
ing Committee, establishes how
the Smoke-Free Initiative will
be implemented across the Uni-
versity, including the campuses
in Dearborn and in Flint. The
Smoke-Free Initiative is Univer-
sity President Mary Sue Cole-
man's push to eliminate smoking
from the University's three cam-
puses starting July 1.
In Ann Arbor, the rule permit-
ting smoking only on sidewalks
next to public roads will be uni-
form across Central Campus,

North Campus and the Athletic
Campus on roads owned by the
University that the public travels
on, according to Robert Winfield,
the University's chief health offi-
cer and director of University
Health Services and co-chair of
the Smoke-Free University Steer-
ingCommittee.
"On Central Campus, that was
a pretty easy decision because
those sidewalks are joint jurisdic-
tion with the city, and we actually
don't have any right to prevent
smoking alongthe sidewalk along
a public thoroughfare," Winfield
said in an interview last week.
"On North Campus, all of those
thoroughfares are University
owned, and we decided for the
sake of consistency and respect
we would continue to allow
people to smoke along those
sidewalks adjacent to publicthor-
oughfares."
Smoking will be prohibited
on all other University owned
sidewalks besides those adjacent
to public roads - including, but
not limited to, sidewalks border-
ing driveways, loading docks and
parking lots or structures, Win-
field said.
"Basically, we're going to have
See SMOKING, Page SA

Hanlon mulls
extending maximum
tenure timeline
ByKYLE SWANSON
ManagingEditor
University Provost Philip
Hanlon will discuss a change to
restrictions on the University's
tenure process when he address-
es the University's leading fac-
ulty governance body later this
afternoon.

Inan exclusive interview with
the Michigan Daily on Friday,
Hanlon said he is evaluating a
potential change to bylaw 5.09
- a University Board of Regents
policy that governs the tenure
track process for faculty mem-
bers. If Hanlon decides to move
forward with the change he is
considering, faculty members
could stay on tenure track for a
longer period of time.
The bylaw, originally imple-
mented in 1944, currently allows
schools and colleges at the Uni-
versity to set their own time-

tables for tenure track faculty.
However, no school is allowed to
exceed seven years of probation
and a one-year terminal period
for faculty who don't receive ten-
ure.
"The limit that made sense
in 1944 makes less sense today,"
Hanlon said.
Hanlon's change - originally
proposed several years ago by an
advisory board that reports to
the provost - would extend the
maximum probationary period
a school or college can offer a
tenure track faculty member by

two years. This would result in a
maximum nine-year probation-
ary period and a one-year termi-
nal period.
But Hanlon stressed that the
change wouldn't mean a school
or college would be forced to
change their probationary peri-
od, only thatthey would have the
option to do so.
"This doesn't actually require
anybody to change anything, but
it enables the governing faculty
within each school and college to
go to a longer tenure clock if they
See TENURE, Page 5A

UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS
With Common App, 'U'
receives more applications

Provost: More
deferrals issued to
applicants this year
By MICHELE NAROV
Daily StaffReporter
This past fall marks the Uni-
versity's first application cycle
using the Common Application
- a change that has resulted in
more high school seniors apply-

ing to the University and more
disappointments as acceptance
letters arrive inthe mail.
High school seniors applying
to college say they were more
encouraged to apply to the Uni-
versity of Michigan because of
the University's new use of the
Common Application. Conse-
quentially, according to Univer-
sity Provost Philip Hanlon, more
applicants are being deferred
because of a 20-percent rise in
application numbers this cycle.

In an interview earlier this
month, Hanlon said application
numbers have increased signifi-
cantly from out-of-state students.
However, he said even though
the University experienced an
increase in applicants, it doesn't
necessarily mean more students
will choose to enroll.
"(This year's extra applicants)
aren't, perhaps, as committed to
(the University)," Hanlon said.
"You always expect that when an
See COMMON APP, Page 5A

MICHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY
Report reveals more anti-gay
attacks by Andrew Shirvell

TtERRA MOLENGIRAFF/Daily
Students work together to form businesses at MPowered's Startup Weekend that took place Jan.21 to Jan. 23, 2011.
In 54 hours, 'U' students, Ann Arbor
residents create 54 new businesses

Former assistant
AG made remarks
to ex-state rep.
By ANT MITCHELL
Daily Staff Reporter
A report produced by the
Michigan Attorney General's
office examining former Assis-
tant Attorney General Andrew

Shirvell's behavior last year
shed light on Shirvell's verbal
assaults on Michigan Student
Assembly President Chris Arm-
strong and a former state repre-
sentative.
The report, obtained last
night by The Michigan Daily
from Armstrong's attorney
Deborah Gordon, revealed that
Shirvell had targeted a former
state representative months
before he began verbally harass-

[_= See the report on
MichiganDailycom
ing Armstrong.
At 11:57 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2010,
Shirvell e-mailed former state
Rep. Leon Drolet (R-Clinton
Township) from a state-owned
computer before Drolet was
scheduled to lead a protest at the
State Capitol Building. Accord-
ing to the report Shirvell made
See SHIRVELL, Page SA

MPowered hosts
Startup Weekend to
form new companies
By RAYZA GOLDSMITH
For the Daily
While some entrepreneurs
spend a lifetime creating a busi-
ness, Startup Weekend partici-
pants are doing it in just three
days.
This past weekend the Uni-
versity hosted Startup Weekend,

an event that unites students
and community members to cre-
ate a business together in just 54
hours. More than 125 members
of the University, the Ann Arbor
community and people from
around the United States par-
ticipated in the event to network
and pitch ideas.
The program, hosted by the
student entrepreneurial group
MPowered, began on Friday
night when a total of 54 pitches
were presented to the group. Of
those, 10 were voted on as the
top ideas tobe presented on Sun-

day evening. University students
presented five of the final 10
pitches to a panel of judges.
At the event's culmination
last night, Lrn2Txt- an Android
application that has kids answer
homework questionsbeforethey
can continue texting-won first
place and $500. Food Circles- a
mobile application to help indi-
viduals find friends with similar
tastes in food- and Fun Bun- a
Facebook game that provides
nutritional information- won
second and third places, earning
See STARTUP, Page 6A

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