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U. of Georgia mascot dies
Big Bad Bruce, the Uni-
versity of Georgia's bull-
dog mascot died on Friday,
according to a Feb. 4 arti-
cle in the student newspa-
per The Red and Black.
Officially named Uga
VIII, the dog was the
school's eighth bulldog
mascot. He started as the
school's mascot on Oct. 16,
2010 and was diagnosed
with lymphoma early last
month, according a Feb. 4
Red and Black article.
The 1.5 year-old bull-
dog was the third Univer-
sity of Georgia mascot in
three years, according to
the Red and Black. Russ,
Big Bad Bruce's father, will
temporarily fill in as the
mascot, the Red and Black
INSTALLS ONE OF
THE LARGEST SOLAR
recently announced it will
be home to one of the big-
gest solar collector fields
at any college in the coun-
try, according to a Feb. 4
article in The Daily Princ-
The solar field will be
installed by summer 2012
at the earliest, accordingto
the article. The field con-b
tains about 5.3 megawatts
and will be responsible for
producing about 5.5 per-
cent of electrical power at
the university, The Daily
The field has a lifetime
of about 30 years and r
the University will fund
the solar field partially
through . New Jersey's
Solar Renewable Energy
Certificate program, the
AND JOSEPH Dance Marathon hosts a charity b
LICHTER MAN Feb. 5, 2011.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Letters to the Editor
Smoker spotted Double the
in window funds
WHERE: Oxford Residence WHERE: Taubman Health
Hall Care Center
WHEN: Friday at about WHEN: Friday at about 7:15
1:45 a.m. p.m.
WHAT: Police found a WHAT: Two checks were
student smoking marijuana stolen from an unattended
through a window in his purse in a staff room, Uni-
room, University Police versity Police reported.
reported. The student was There are currently no
arrested and issued an MIP. suspects.
Snow takes a
Drunks destroy backtset
y back seat
WHERE: Lot C-3, 400 East
WHERE: West Quad Resi- University Ave.
dence Hall WHEN: Friday at about
WHEN: Saturday at about 2:30p.m.
3 a.m. WHAT: The rear window
WHAT: Two intoxicated of a parked Plants Opera-
students tearing bulletin tions vehicle was damaged
board postings off the walls when snow fell from the
were issued MIPs, Univer- roof of a nearby building,
sity Police reported. University Police renorted.
WHAT: A CAPS session
will offer strategies to help
students deal with sadness
and understand depression.
W.HO: Counseling and
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
WHAT: Karen Brunssen,
co-chair of the Department
of Music Performance at
Brunssen has performed
with Chicago Opera The-
atre. No tickets are required.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Building,
Britton Recital Hall
* An article in the Feb. 3
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("MSA approves
incorrectly stated the
status of the Israel
study abroad resolution.
MSA passed the resolu-
SAn article inthe Feb. 6
edition of The Michigan
Daily ("Students fight
viruses in village")mis-
identified Sonia Gupta.
Gupta is a senior at
Yale University and the
founder of United Against
. Please report any
error in the Daily to
SMany billboards and
posters are becoming dig-
ital and interactive, The
Wall Street Journal report-
ed. Companies like Google
have begun pilot programs
that allow users to download
smartphone applications and
ringtones through the Wi-Fi
The No. 9 Michigan
hockey team lost its
third-straight game on
Saturday, marking its longest
losing streak since November
D FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS MONDAY
Researchers at MIT's
AgeLab have developed
a jumpsuit that can
mimic the effects of old age
for the wearer, The New York
Times reported. Agnes, the
name of the suit, is designed to
help marketers and developers
create products that appeal to
an older age demographic.
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Green Bay beats Pittsburgh 31-25
in Super Bowl XLV championship
Packers win fourth
Super Bowl title in
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -
Aaron Rodgers has turned the
Green Bay Packers into Super
Bowl champions once again.
Rodgers threw three touch-
down passes and Nick Collins
returned an interception for
another score, leading the Pack-
ers to a 31-25 victory over the
Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
This was Green Bay's fourth
Super Bowl title. The Packers
won the first two Super Bowls
with Vince Lombardi coaching
Bart Starr, and captured another
with Brett Favre in January 1997.
The Steelers trailed 21-3 before
halftime. Ben Roethlisberger
got them within 28-25 midway
through the fourth quarter with
a touchdown pass and a nifty
2-point conversion. The Packers
answered with a field goal, giving
Roethlisberger one last chance.
Needing to go 87 yards in 1:59
with one timeout left, Roethlis-
berger couldn't make it across
As the Packers ran out the
clock, fans chanted, "Go Pack
Go!" Rodgers - who was named
the game's MVP - wound up
with the ball, bouncing up and
down. He hugged Clay Matthews
Jr. near midfield as confetti shot
out of cannons and silver stream-
"This is a great dayto be great,
baby," Jennings said.
"We've been a team that's
overcome adversity all year," he
added. "Our head captain goes
down, emotional in the locker
room. Our No. 1 receiver goes
down, more emotions are going,
flying in the locker room. But
we find a way to bottle it up and
exert it all out here on the field."
This was only the second time
Pittsburgh lost a Super Bowl. The
Steelers still have the most wins
with six, and are tied for the most
appearances with eight.
The crowd at Cowboys Stadi-
um was 91,060 paying attendees,
or 103,219 counting "creden-
tialed attendees." It fell short of
Rodgers was named MVP.
Green Bay led 21-17-after three
quarters, but the Packers were
without cornerbacks Charles
Woodson and Sam Shields and
receiver Donald Driver.
The Steelers had the momen-
tum, the experience and the
crowd - tens of thousands of
fans twirling "Terrible Towels"
and making things tough for
Rodgers to bark out signals at
But on the first play of the
fourth quarter, with Pittsburgh
possibly driving for a go-ahead
touchdown, Rashard Menden-
hall fumbled on a hit by Clay
Matthews Jr. The Packers took
over at their own 45.
Jennings caught his second
TD pass of the game to give the
Packers a 28-17 lead with 11:57 to
play - theirthird touchdown fol-
lowing a takeaway.
The Packers' final points came
on a 23-yard field goal by Mason
Crosby with 2:07 left.
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son for us to know."
Kendrick said in her experi-
ence working for the University
of Michigan Health System, there
haven't been any cases of homo-
sexual patients reporting differ-
ential treatment. She , describes
a situation in which one of her
patients treated at the hospital
was thankful to have his partner
there during a medicalemergency.
"His gratitude was based on
just the care that we delivered
and the fact that he was able to
be there with his partner during a
time of desperate need," Kendrick
Prior to the implementation of
the new health care regulation,
homosexual individuals were
sometimes banned from visiting
their partners, even in cases of life
In these instances - which
often occurred in states where
gay marriage is illegal - same-sex
partners were not permitted visi-
tation rights because they didn't
legally qualify as family.
Parent said the University
Hospital has never denied any-
one these rights because patients
define who their family members
are. In addition, visitors designat-
ed as family are allowed to stay at
the patient's bedside 24/7 as part
of the UMHS patient visitation
"Family does not have to be a
blood relative; family is whoever
they define as their support person
or as their support people," Parent
said of the UMHS policy.
UMHS is also makingstrides to
get rid of the word "visitor" in its
written visitation policy, accord-
ing to Parent.
"We have gone a step further
saying that a parent, a spouse, a
same-sex partner or a child of an
adult patient should not be called
visitorsbecause we are not visitors
in the lives of our loved ones," Par-
This distinction between being
called a "visitor" or "family" can
have a great impact on .family
members during emotional times,
"When my daughter was ill
a few years back, I would never
want to be termed as a visitor in
my daughter's life," she said. "My
identification badge would say
'visitor,' but now at Mott, all of the
identification badges say 'parent'
or 'grandparent' or 'spouse.' It's
saying you are family, so we're not
going to kick you out, even when
visitinghours are over."
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Holds Public
Comment Meeting on Great Lakes
Study in Ann Arbor
On March 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ann Arbor
Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, located at 1275 S. Huron St.,
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public scoping
meeting to gather input on the Great Lakes and Mississippi
River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS).
The public is invited to attend and provide comments on
GLMRIS. Identical presentations about the study will be given
at 2:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., each followed by the comment
The purpose of GLMRIS is to evaluate a range of options and
technologies to prevent the transfer of aquatic nuisance
species, such as Asain carp, between the Great Lakes and
Mississippi River through aquatic pathways.
The public scoping comment period will end on March 31, 2011.
If you plan to make an oral comment, please register on the
GLMRIS Web site.
Comment can also be submitted electronically through the Web
site. For additional information and meeting locations,
512 E. William (734) 663-3379
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Cuban leader urges
end to hunger strike
Woman fasts for
10-days to demand
HAVANA (AP) - A leader of
Cuba's Ladies in White opposi-
tion group said yesterday that
she will urge a colleague to end
a 10-day old hunger strike she
launched to demand freedom for
her jailed husband, saying the
protest could be counterproduc-
Laura Pollan told The Associ-
ated Press she plans to travel to
the home of Alejandrina Garcia,
near the central city of Matanzas,
to deliver the message personally.
The Cuban government on
Friday released one of 11 politi-
cal prisoners still held follow-
ing a 2003 crackdown on dissent
that swept up 75 dissidents, and
the Catholic church announced
another release is imminent.
Garcia has been on a hunger
strike since January28 to demand
freedom for her husband, Dios-
dado Gonzalez, another of the
remaining 2003 prisoners.
Gonzalez and another political
prisoner joined the protest from
behind bars on Tuesday.
"We will talk to her about
putting aside the strike," Pol-
lan said Sunday before a protest
march by the Ladies in White,
which is comprised of the wives
and mothers of some of the jailed