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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, February 4, 2011

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BLIZZARD 2011
Snowstorms
make campus
travel difficult
for disabled
Some blame lack ers, who are traveling in precar-
ious conditions.
of snow removal "I think folks have to remem-
ber to avoid crossing the road
coordination in places that might surprise
motorists who might have trou-
between'U' and city ble handling their cars under
such conditions," Marsik wrote.
By MIKE MERAR Some students are faced
Daily StaffReporter with an even bigger challenge
than simply braving the cold
The vast amount of snow and wind. For LSA junior Jed
piled on pathways and city Erwin, getting to class dur-
streets throughout the winter ing or after a snowstorm is
months is a source of stress for especially tough. Erwin uses a
some faculty and students, par- wheelchair and said it is diffi-
ticularly commuters and those cult to get through the snow on
with disabilities. sidewalks.
While many still attend class In an interview last year,
after snowstorms, others choose Erwin said though the Univer-
not to brave the slippery side- sity efficiently removes snow
walks, saying the conditions from sidewalks, the snow often
are due to miscommunication accumulates on curbs, making
between the city and the Uni- it impossible for him to cross
versity's snow removal opera- roads on his way to class.
tions that operate on different "The problem was that after
schedules. the University cleared all of the
Frank Marsik, associate sidewalks, snow plows with the
research scientist at the Univer- city were plowing the streets
sity's Space Physics Research and that backed the snow up at
Laboratory, wrote in an e-mail the curb," he said.
interview that winter storms Though his friends helped
can be dangerous for people to clear paths when they could,
commuting and walking to Erwin said he often missed class
class. He wrote that pedestrians because he physically could not
also cause distractions for driv- See SNOW, Page 6

CHRIS RYBA/Daily
University President Mary Sue Coleman talks with Kellogg Community College President Dennis Bona at the MI-LSAMP celebration at Lansing Community Cot-
lege's Dart Auditorium yesterday in Lansing.
econ phase f minority
grad. iitiativel n

Effort seeks to
double number of
grads with math,
science degrees
By KYLE SWANSON
ManagingEditor
LANSING - Higher edu-
cation leaders from across
Michigan came together here
yesterday to reaffirm their com-
mitment to increase the number
of minority students who earn

bachelor's degrees in math, sci-
ence, technology and engineer-
ing.
Officials
from the ,
University
of Michi-
gan, Michi-
gan State
*University,
Wayne State
University KYLE SWANSON
and Western Covering the
Michigan
University AdiniSt rat
congregated
at Lansing Community College

to celebrate the expansion of the
initiative titled the Michigan
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minor-
ity Participation.
The four schools originally
formed MI-LSAMP in 2005 with
funding from the colleges and
the rational Science Founda-
tion. Yesterday's event marked
the extension of the program
to nine community colleges in
Michigan.
The new schools to join the
commitment - which aims to
double the number of minority
students who receive bachelor's
degrees in math, science, tech-

nology and engineering, - con-
sist of Grand Rapids Community
College, Kalamazoo Valley Com-
munity College, Kellogg Com-
munity College, Lake Michigan
College, Lansing Community
College, Macomb Community
College, Muskegon Community
College, Washtenaw Commu-
nity College and Wayne County
Community College District.
Speaking at the event yes-
terday, University of Michigan
President Mary Sue Coleman
reiterated the mission of MI-
LSAMP, of which she is the prin-
See INITIATIVE, Page 3

CROSSING NORTH CAMPUS

UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS
'U' classes test new pilot
program for e-textbooks

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1

Students, profs.
give online books
mixed reviews
By JEREMY ARMAND
For the Daily
University students on the
lookout for cheaper textbooks
may find their answer in a Uni-
versity committee seeking to
put books online.

The E-Textbook Working
Group was formed last spring
to investigate ways to apply
e-book technology in University
classrooms. The group - which
is comprised of representatives
from the University Library, the
Office of the Registrar, Informa-
tion and Technology Services
and Instructional Support Ser-
vices - began conducting a pilot
program this semester to test
electronic textbooks in five Uni-
versity courses.

As part of the pilot study,
students in the five classes -
including an English course on
professional writing and two
College of Engineering classes
- access their textbooks on
CTools through an e-textbooks
provider called CourseSmart.
Seventy-six percent of Uni-
versity students involved in
the study are undergraduates,
according to Susan Hollar, cur-
riculum integration coordinator
See E-TEXTBOOKS, Page 3

CHRIS RYBA/Daily
University alum Jeremy Doody (right), an employee of the University's Outdoor Adventures program, instructs Rackham
student David Skoog on cross-country skiing on the North Campus Diag during WinterBlast yesterday.
MICHIGAN STUDENT AS EMBLY
MSA approves winter 2011 budget

CA1MPUS COMMUNITY
Dining halls, 'U' coffee shops to
expand food composting efforts

Assembly also talks
Israel study abroad
program resolution
By RACHEL BRUSSTAR
Daily StaffReporter
At last night's Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly meeting, MSA
representatives introduced three
new resolutions and addressed

six resolutions that were pro-
posed at previous meetings.
One of the proposals was an
ongoing resolution to change the
MSA's Compiled Code to require
the MSA treasurer to prepare and
submit a semester-end financial
status report to the assembly. The
new resolutions included sup-
porting the creation of a student
organization panel during New
Student Orientation and amend-
ing current rules regarding crite-

ria for MSA's budget.
During the discussion of the
resolution to amend MSA's Com-
piled Code, Engineering senior
Ambreen Sayed, the treasurer of
MSA, addressed the confusion
about MSA's budget issues and
aimed to clarify questions rep-
resentatives had about assembly
funds.
At last week's MSA meeting,
there was confusion regarding
See MSA, Page 3

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food, t
ally bu

"ompost site has healthy environment for Ann
Arbor residents.
eived 60 tons of The University is looking to
expand its composting efforts,
food waste specifically from leftover food
at dining halls on campus.'
3y SABIRA KHAN The University's Waste Man-
Daily StaffReporter agement Services engage in
pre-consumer composting by
h each crumb of uneaten collecting food waste that is
he University is gradu- produced during meal prepa-
ilding a sustainable and ration and recycling it from

almost all dining halls, two
campus coffee shops and one of
the University catering kitch-
ens, according to Tracy Artley,
the University's Plant Building
and Grounds Services sustain-
ability programs coordinator.
The composting program
began in 1997 after the Univer-
sity received a $19,000 grant
from Washtenaw County's
See COMPOSTING, Page 3

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