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On 'Kiss Each Other Clean,' From freshman sensation to
Iron & Wine branches out by trying off the team, Forcier left on
new instruments and styles. PAGE 8 his own terms. D PAGE 5

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

'U' facult
opposed to
tenure plan
Senate Assembly the assembly by University Pro-
vost Philip Hanlon who spoke
passes resolutions at the meeting, but was initially
proposed a few years ago by an
against tenure advisory board that reports to
prothe provost. The modification
period extension would result in a nine-year pro-
bationary period with one addi-
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN tional terminal year for faculty
Daily News Editor who don't make tenure. The Uni-
versity's current policy, outlined
The Senate Assembly, the Uni- in bylaw 5.09 and- established
versity's leading faculty govern- in 1944, allows for a seven-year
ing body, passed two resolutions probationary term with one ter-
yesterday voicing its displeasure minal year.
with a proposal to allow schools Though there is a University-
and colleges to extend the maxi- wide limit on the tenure proba-
mum tenure probationary peni- tionary period, each school and
od. college within the University
With the resolutions, the establishes its own tenure clock.
assembly reaffirmed its support Few schools actually utilize the
for a resolution it passed in 2006 full tenure clock, only the Medi-
that expressed concern with any cal School, the School of Den-
potential changes to the regents' tistry and the Ross School of
bylaw 5.09 - the University Business which allow their fac-
Board of Regents policy that ulty the full term.
defines the tenure track proce- In an interview last week,
dure for faculty. The assembly Hanlon said the Medical School
also articulated its desire that would most likely take advantage
any faculty decisions regarding of the change. Citing a recent poll
tenure should only be made by of faculty at the Medical School,
tenure-track faculty - not the Hanlon said more than 80 per-
faculty asa whole. centcof faculty support extending
-. The change to the tenure pro- the tenure probationary period.
bationary period was brought to See TENURE, Page 3

* University Provost Philip Hanlon speaks to members of the Senate Assembly in Palmer Commons yesterday. At the meeting, Hanlon discussed the University's
budget concerns and goal to continue technological advancements.
Hanion talks funding concerns,
need to hire more instruc ors

Provost: 'U' must
remain competitive
with other schools
Daily StaffReporter
University Provost Philip
Hanlon forwent the formal
podium and microphone and
addressed the approximate-
ly 50 members of the Senate
Assembly at its meeting yes-

terday from a more informal
seated position in front of the
audience in a Palmer Commons
"I guess it's traditional that
the provost gives a speech on
this occasion, but in fact, I just
want to have a conversation,"
Hanlon said, as he sat on a stool
facing the crowd.
Hanlon touched on four
main topics during the lead
faculty governing body's meet-
ing including some autobio-
graphical information and his

thoughts on University issues,
faculty matters and budgeting
plans. He also discussed his
interest in increasing the the
tenure probation period for fac-
ulty from eight to 10 years.
Hanlon said he wanted those
present to know more about
him before he began to go into
detail about other topics.
"If you know me, you know
that I amvery committed to our
education mission, and I under-
stand that education takes
place in many venues, not only

in class," Hanlon said.
He said he thinks it is an
important time for higher edu-
cation because it is crucial that
universities train students to
operate in the world they enter
after graduation. Speaking as
a former calculus professor,
Hanlon said there are "tre-
mendous forces" exerted on
students for advancements in
global engagement, specifically
with Asia, in the area of infor-
mation technology, among oth-
See HANLON, Page 3

Bipartisanship expected

topicin Obama address
'U' experts: Barack Obama will deliver Charles Shipan, chair o
his annual State of the Union University's Department
President to foCus address tonight in the nation's Political Science, said tht
capital. economic issues have be,
on economy, health Members of the University prominent topic of discus
community including profes- throughout Obama's time
care reform ors and campus political office, Obama will most li

f the
ken a
ie in

Daily StaffReporter
Amid bipartisan disagree-
ments and continuing eco-
nomic struggles, President

group leaders anticipate that
Obama's speech will be remi-
niscent of last year's address, in
that he will discuss the impor-
tance of boosting the nation's
economy and increasing bipar-
tisan efforts in Congress.

reiterate the progress made
so far toward stabilizing the
"It's the number one issue
for most people who will be
listening to his speech," Shipan
See OBAMA, Page 6

'U' student receives entrepreneur
award for baby clothes compan
Engineering senior
named College
of the Year
Mothers struggling to clothe
their constantly growing chil-
dren may finally find solace
through a new company started
by a University student seeking
to make his mark in the baby
clothes industry.
Engineering senior Allen
Kim, the creator of Bebarang -
a company that allows parents _
to rent baby clothes online and
return them for free once their s
baby has outgrown them - was
featured in this month's Entre-
preneur Magazine after winning
the magazine's College Entrepre-
neur of the Year competition in
Previously called Bebaroo, MARISSA MccLAIN/Daily
Kim's company is the only one of Engineering senior Allen Kim (right), the creator of Bebarang, and University
its kind in the country and allows alum Luis Calderon, the company's co-founder, pose for a portrait in their office.
parents to pay a fixed monthly "Netflix for baby clothes." of baby clothes, especially cloth-
subscription instead of buying "It's a really fun and exciting ing for special occasions.
clothes. Parents also have the opportunity to be featured in a The business was forced to
option of purchasing clothes at national magazine," Kim said. change its name recently from
discounted prices. Kim said he and University Bebaroo to Bebarang because
After being named College alum Luis Calderon, the compa- there is already a trademarked
Entrepreneur of the Year, Kim ny's co-founder, decided to create name very similar to Beba-
was awarded $5,000 to start his the company because Kim's aunt roo, Kim said. They decided to
business - which he describes as often complained about the cost See COMPANY, Page 3

'U' researchers working to
give pacemakers second life

Study assesses
reusing pacemakers
in patients
Daily StaffReporter
Patients in underprivileged
countries could eventually
have widespread access to life-
sustaining pacemaker devices
thanks to an ongoing Univer-

sity study.
The study, called Project
My Heart Your Heart, tests
recycled pacemakers in order
to see if they can be implanted
in patients. The Researchers
involved in the study - funded
by the University's Cardiovas-
cular Center - are currently
working toward acquiring
Food and Drug Administra-
tion approval to begin a clini-
cal research trial to test their
devices on a large group of

Kim Eagle, the Albion
Walter Hewlett Professor of
internal medicine at the Uni-
versity's Medical School and
the clinical director of the Uni-
versity's Cardiovascular Cen-
ter, co-founded the project and
is one of six researchers cur-
rently involved in the study on
Eagle said he was motivated
to start the project two years


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