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Friday, March 18, 2011

BOARD OF REGENTS
Board meets
in Detroit to
recognize 'U'
partnerships

Regents approve
naming of
Lawyers Club in
honor of donor
By MICHELE NAROV
Daily Staff Reporter
DETROIT - Collaborations
between the University and the
Motor City was the main topic
of discussion at the University's
Board of Regents meeting here
yesterday.
Three Uni- NOTEBOOK
versity-affiliat-
ed groups made presentations to
the Board regarding the impor-
tance of the University's partner-
ships with Detroit organizations.
The presentations - made
by Semester in Detroit partici-
pants, researchers working on
the Healthy Environments Part-
nership and graduate students
involved in Revitalization and
Business: Focus Detroit - all
stressed the University's integral
role in improving the city.
In her opening remarks, Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Cole-
man said it was important to
meet in Detroit because many of

the city's leaders are University
alumni.
"We are pleased to have so
many engaged partners in met-
ropolitan Detroit," Coleman said.
"Together we are all committed
to a strong future for our state."
Student participants of Semes-
ter in Detroit, a University pro-
gram in which students live, take
classes and intern in the city for
a term, talked about their expe-
riences to the regents. The stu-
dents explained how their time
in Detroit enriched their lives and
strengthened their commitment
to Michigan.
Charles Bright, faculty to-
director of Semester in Detroit,
said the program is operating on
limited resources. He advised the
regents to take a more active role
in the program to ensure its sus-
tainability over time.
Later in the meeting, Amy
Schulz, an associate professor in
the University's School of Public
Health, and Angela Reyes, execu-
tive director of the Detroit His-
panic Development Corporation,
discussed the Healthy Environ-
ments Partnership's work pro-
moting cardiovascular health in
Detroit. The partnership is a col-
laboration between a number of
See DETROIT, Page 3

[SA senior Rick Durance addresses the University's Board of Regents at its meeting at the Westin Hotel in Detroit yesterday. Durance discussed an online
petition he created, which has more than 4,000 student signatures, against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivering the Spring Commencement address.
Regents approve Snyder
to speak at 'U' graduation

Students urge
Board not to vote
in favor of governor
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily News Editor
DETROIT - The University's
Board of Regents unanimously
approved Republican Gov. Rick
Snyder as the Spring Commence-
ment speaker despite opposition
from thousands of University

students.
Several students made the trip
to the regents' meeting here to
tell the Board why they didn't
think Snyder was the right choice
to deliver the commencement
address on April 30 because of
his proposed reductions to state
higher education appropriations.
However, the Board ultimately
voted to approve Snyder and the
other honorary degree recipi-
ents.
The decision to have Sny-
der give this year's commence-

ment speech has caused outrage
among many students in light of
his state budget proposal, which
calls for a 15-percent funding cut
to the state's 15 public colleges-
and universities in the 2012 fis-
cal year. A cut of that size would
translate into a loss of $47.5 mil-
lion dollars for the University.
LSA senior Zach Goldsmith
was among the handful of stu-
dents who implored the regents
to reconsider their votes in sup-
port of Snyder as commence-
ment speaker.

Goldsmith said at the meeting
that Snyder's budget proposal
makes him an illogical choice
for commencement speaker. The
proposal includes cuts to educa-
tion funding and grants power
to emergency financial manag-
ers, who Snyder can appoint
to restore budgets in cities and
school districts in fiscal distress.
"I'm not going to rattle off the
facts and figures that explain the
idiocy," said Goldsmith, refer-
ring to the governor's budget
See REGENTS, Page 3

TOP O' THE MORNTN'

GREEK LIFE
IFC expels Sigma Alpha
Epsilon on hazing counts

'U' chapter to be them.
The fraternity has been
given colony status officially removed from the
Interfraternity Council - the
by nationals student governing board that
manages fraternities at the
By SARAH ALSADEN University - due to hazing alle-
Daily StaffReporter gations.
After a meeting on Wednes-
Many fraternities were get- day, SAE was dismissed from
ting into the spirit of St. Pat- the council, according to a
rick's Day yesterday, but the . March 16 IFC press release.
University's chapter of Sigma The chapter had been suspend-
Alpha Epsilon wasn't among ed since Feb. 9, when the IFC

started pursuing an investiga-
tion and a chapter review.
The fraternity was sus-
pended by SAE nationals and
the IFC last month. The IFC
had previously voted to defer
its review of SAE until after
the national organization con-
cluded its review and made a
decision about the status of the
fraternity.
The fraternity's suspen-
sion came after an e-mail was
See IFC, Page 3

St. Patrick's Day die-hards wait outside Ashley's Bar on State Street at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The bar opened at 6:30 a.m.
and started serving drinks at 7 a.m. The line wrapped around the corner of State Street and East William at the bar's opening.
UNIVERSITY OUTREACH
With grant, Cardiovascular Center
to promote health in middle schools

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY
U' to launch new online
directory during summer

Program helps
local students get
active, eat better
By BRIENNE PRUSAK
Daily StaffReporter
Hoping to sway kids to reach
for carrot sticks instead of cook-
ies, the University's Cardiovas-

cular Center is expanding its
outreach to local middle schools
with the help ofamultithousand-
dollar boost.
The Cardiovascular Center
recently received a $232,000
grant that will be used to widen
the center's Project Healthy
Schools - a program that teaches
local sixth-graders about healthy
lifestyles through a 12-week pro-
gram.

The program is currently
established in 13 locations in the
Ann Arbor, Corunna, Detroit,
Owosso and Ypsilanti school dis-
tricts, and the grant will be used
to fund students in lower income
neighborhoods, according to
Jean DuRussell-Weston, proj-
ect manager for Project Healthy
Schools.
"Our main goal is to reach
See GRANT, Page 3

'M
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instrr
locat

Community' to stalk a classmate, the Univer-
sity's Online Directory has long
ve more profile been a tool used by University
students.
information But beginning this sum-
mer, the directory will get a
By SABIRA KHAN new name and new features
Daily StaffReporter to match. Renamed MCom-
munity, the new directory will
hether used to find an still display a University mem-
uctor's e-mail address, ber's name, unigname, title and
e a professor's office or affiliation as listed on Wolverine

Access, but it will include more
identification options and a new
user-friendly interface.
Joan Witte, a spokeswoman
for Information and Technology
Services at the University, wrote
in an e-mail interview that the
new MCommunity Directory
will serve as a way for members
of the University community to
recognize University affiliates
See DIRECTORY, Page 2

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