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SPORTS

BUCKEYE BROTHERS NO LONGER: How three brothers from a Buckeye family made

>n to maize and blue. PAGE 8A
The University's
graduate program
in conducting: What
it takes to lead an
entire ensemble.
PAGE 3B

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Owner of
marijuana
shop faces
challenges

LSA sophomore Rodney Hyduk steps behind the camera to film a group assignment for his Art & Design video compositing class yesterday. The students use
motion tracking technology in front of a green screen in the Duderstadt Center to film a project about utopias.
UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS
School of d. modifies
graduation requirements

If city ordinance
passes, medical pot
owner's business
will become illegal
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
Though the office building at
202 E. Washington St. doesn't
look notable from the outside,
one of its tenants owns abusiness
that is rather controversial.
The business is a medical
marijuana dispensary called the
Ann Arbor Patient to Patient
Compassion Club. The dispensa-
ry's owner T.J. Rice sells several
varieties of marijuana in addition
to other products that contain
cannabis.
Since Michigan voters passed
the Medical Marihuana Act in
November 2008 through a bal-
lot proposal, regulation of medi-
cal marijuana dispensaries has
been a recurring issue at Ann
Arbor City Council meetings.

Currently, the City Council is
in the process of evaluating an
ordinance that would establish
rules for licensing the businesses.
After a first reading of the ordi-
nance was postponed last week,
the City Council will have a first
reading of the ordinance at its
Feb. 7 meeting.
Rice, also a convicted drug
felon, said he possesses marijua-
na for medical reasons. However,
he said he isn't a registered medi-
cal marijuana cardholder with
the state.
The Medical Marihuana Act
doesn't refer to dispensary own-
ers, leaving it up to individual cit-
ies to decide whether a convicted
drug felon should be allowed to
own one. The current draft of the
proposed city ordinance prohib-
its felons from doing so.
Rice, who is a cancer survivor,
said he is in the process of obtain-
ing a card butsees little use in the
identification.
"Cards aren't important at all,"
Rice said.
When asked why a convicted
See MARIJUANA, Page 5A

Students gain
experience through
working at schools
By BRIENNE PRUSAK
Daily StaffReporter
At the beginning of each
semester, Bob Bain, an associ-
ate professor in the University's

School of Education, asks his
students to write letters to their
future selves to remind them
of the teachers they want to be
and the skills they want to uti-
lize. He tells them what they're
learning isn't preparing them for
the moment, but for when they
become teachers in 18 months.
Through new programs and
graduation requirements, the
School of Education is helping

students become the teachers
described in their letters. Five
years ago, the School of Edu-
cation began implementing
new graduation requirements,
including participation in the
Clinical Rounds Project as well
as providing the option to take
part in the Mitchell/Scarlett-
U-M Partnership. The program
requires students studying to
become secondary education

teachers to have classroom
teaching experience in addi-
tion to the education they gain
through classes and textbooks.
According to Bain, students
in the Clinical Rounds Project
are required to work in five dif-
ferent schools, including public,
private, urban and suburban
schools, before graduation. This
emphasis on classroom exposure
See EDUCATION, Page 5A

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Student-launched satellite

on course, has few

sa

By
The
built
Alaska
cessful

Two future The satellite, called the Radio
Aurora Explorer, or RAX, is
tellite projects sponsored by the National Sci-
ence Foundation and tasked with
in progress investigating space anomalies
called magnetic field-aligned
CLAIRE GOSCICKI irregularities. According to Rack-
Daily StaffReporter ham student Sara Spangelo, a
member of the University's satel-
University's first student- lite development team, RAX has
satellite, launched from met many of its objectives.
this past November, is suc- "We had some great success
ly orbitinginspace. early in the mission," Spangelo

glitches
said. "In particular, we received
our first beacons from the space-
craft. That meant it was on,
everything was fine and it was
able to communicate."
The team has been performing
several experiments with the sat-
ellite, Spangelo said, to satisfy the
goals of research scientist Hasan
Bahcivan of SRI International
in California, the co-principal
investigator of the project. James
See SATELLITE, Page 5A

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, gives her keynote speech for the LSA
Theme Semester on mater in Rackham Auditorium last night.
Oceaorpe yvaEarle

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION

* Bell Tower repairs to be completed in Sept. raises water awareness in talk

Classrooms, offices
not affected by
building renovation
By MELISSA MARCUS
Daily StaffReporter
The construction on the Bur-
ton Memorial Tower on Central
Campus will finish on time, a

University official confirmed
yesterday.
"Work continues and the
project is still scheduled to be
completed by September 2011,"
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald wrote in an e-mail.
The building, also known as
the bell tower, has been under
construction this past year as
changes to improve its structure
are being made. The construc-

tion is projected to cost $1.6
million, according to a Sept. 15,
2010 University press release.
Exterior work on the tower
consists ofreplacing metal flash-
ing and repairing the stonework.
Interior work includes repairs
to the concrete and steel struc-
ture that supports the carillon.
Other renovations include the
replacement and waterproof-
See BELL TOWER, Page 5A

Lecture part
of LSA Theme
Semester on water
By LEE SOVA-CLAYPOOL
Daily StaffReporter
oceans make up the major-
ity of the world, yet most people
don't think about the intricacies

and importance of these bod-
ies of water. But Sylvia Earle
- renowned oceanographer,
National Geographic explorer,
author and activist - isn't most
people.
Students, faculty and envi-
ronmental enthusiasts packed
Rackham Auditorium last night
to hear Earle's lecture, "The
World is Blue," which was the
keynote address for LSA's theme

semester about water.
Earle has a number of acco-
lades, including more than 60
underwater expeditions, mul-
tiple published works and being
named "hero for the planet" by
Time magazine in 1998 for her
extensive underwater research.
In her lecture, Earle empha-
sized the importance of oceanic
sustainability, increasing public
See WATER, Page 5A

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