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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ann Arbor, Michigan

JUST DANCE

The Taal dance team performs during Delta Theta Psi's annual variety show yesterday in the Michigan League. This year the show featured performances by Indian
student groups on campus.
UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS
Coeman
address, state funding amount

MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
Brandon,
Miles met
last night in
Louisiana
Players' meeting on Monday, citing a source close
to Miles, that the coach would
scheduled for accept the Michigan job if it was
offered.
4 p.m. today LSU Athletic Director Joe All-
eva released a statement late last
ByTIM ROHAN night saying, "We continue to
Daily Sports Editor work with Coach Miles and we
remain committed to keeping him
After a meeting between Loui- as the head coach of LSU foot-
siana State University coach Les ball."
Miles and officials from Michi- Miles and Brandon were
gan's Athletic Department, specu- teammates under the legend-
lation is swirling that Miles may ary Michigan football coach Bo
soon be headed to Ann Arbor to Schembechler. Miles was later an
lead the Wolverines' football pro- offensive line coach at Michigan
gram after the firing of former from 1987-1994, including three
coach Rich Rodriguez. seasons under Schembechler.
LSU spokesman Michael Bon- When he was hired before the
nette confirmed in an e-mail to 2008 season, former Michigan
The Michigan Daily last night that coach Rich Rodriguez became
a meeting did take place between the first coach since 1969 to guide
Miles and Michigan officials on the Wolverines without having
Monday, but said he couldn't pro- worked under,$,ch bechler. If
vide any details regarding what Miles was hired, he would restart
happened in the meeting or who the trend of Schembechler disci-
was present. However, the Baton ples coaching the Michigan foot-
Rouge television station WAFB ball team.
reported that Michigan Athletic Miles is the first-known candi-
Director Dave Brandon and Miles date to potentially interview for
met yesterday evening at Miles's the head coaching position. Dur-
home in Baton Rouge, LA. ing a Senate Advisory Committee
A source with knowledge of the on University Affairs meeting yes-
situation told the Daily that there terday, University President Mary
will be a players' meeting today at Sue Coleman said even she didn't
4 p.m. Brandon could announce to have an inkling of whom Brandon
the team at that time who the Wol- will select.
verines' next coach will be. "No, I don't know who the next
ESPN's Joe Schad reported See MILES, Page 8

At meeting, SACUA
members suggest
loan forgiveness to
prevent 'brain drain'
ByKAITLIN WILLIAMS
Daily StaffReporter
University President Mary Sue
Coleman attended the Senate
Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs meeting yesterday and
told the faculty governing body
that the effect of the state's nearly

$2 billion budget deficit on the
University's general fund is cur-
rently unknown.
Coleman said she expects the
University and other state-funded
institutions to make sacrifices as a
result of future
budget decisions NOTEBOOK
to be made by
new Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
Snyder will be making his State
of the State address on Jan. 19, and
it is only then that the University
will know where it stands in terms
of receiving state appropriations,
Coleman said.
About 21 percent of the Univer-

sity's general fund is provided by
the state - an amount that is at an
all-time low for public universities
in Michigan, Coleman said.
"We hope for the best, but we
understand the dire issues that the
state faces," Coleman said.
While Snyder's agenda for
University funding are currently
unclear, Coleman said Snyder has
been "pretty aggressive" with his
budget plans for Michigan.
However, Coleman said she
thinks the University has been
successful in rationalizing the
state funding.
Later in the meeting, SACUA

member Steven Lusmann, a profes-
sor of Music, also said that the state
could benefit from looking at how
the University plans its budget.
"There are some things that the
state could learn of the Univer-
sity," Lusmann said.
Anticipating future state bud-
geting problems, SACUA mem-
bers discussed possible solutions
that the University can collaborate
with the state on. These include
more outreach for research fund-
ing on the part of the University
and loan forgiveness legislation -
which would eliminate a student's
See COLEMAN, Page 7

'U' students say they are honest
when filling out class evaluations

Survey shows
students at other
universities lie in
course feedback
By JENNA SIMARD
Daily StaffReporter
Motivating students to fill out
course evaluations is not the pri-
mary concern at some univer-
sities - it's actually students'
dishonest comments about their
professors.

A recent student survey con-
ducted at Southeastern Okla-
homa State University and the
University of Northern Iowa
revealed that students don't
always tell the truth when filling
out course evaluations, a Dec. 13
article in The Des Moines Reg-
ister reported. According to the
article, one-third of students
surveyed at both universities,
admitted to lying on anonymous
course evaluations.
However, several University of
Michigan students interviewed
by The Michigan Daily said they
are usually honest when filling

out course evaluations at the end
of each semester.
Gretchen Weir, assistant vice
provost for academic affairs at
the University, said she believes
there is no evidence that sug-
gests University students have
any reason to lie on course evalu-
ations.
"I don't think that our stu-
dents feel like they need to lie
about them because they aren't
worried about professors finding
out who they are," Weir said.
The University has always
kept evaluations anonymous,
See EVALUATIONS, Page 7

UNIVERSITY ALMNI
Business School alum puts fashion
first with creation of class jewelry

(FROM LEFT) MSA President Chris Armstrong talks with Business senior Alex Serwer, LSA senior Caroline Rooney and LSA
senior Crist Stilianos at the Spectrum Center's 40th Anniversary kickoff party at UMMA yesterday.
Spectrum Center celebrates
40th anniversary with kickoff

2010 graduate
partnered with
Peruvian designer
By LINDSAY KRAMER
Daily StaffReporter
Many students have passed
by the class ring booth outside
Ulrich's Bookstore on any given

day. But unlike students who
stopped to examine the rings for
a possible purchase, University
alum Sara Jones took a look at the
rings and thought about how she
could make thembetter.
A 2010 graduate of the Ross
School of Business's MBA pro-
gram, Jones said the slim Opiot
for aesthetically pleasing female
class rings for women prompted
her to create her own line of class

jewelry. Jones founded Heart
Graffiti - a jewelry company spe-
cializing in student pieces that are
subtle and meant for daily wear.
Jones started working on the
companyin 2009 and was inspired
by the artistic designs of jewelry
makers in Pe'u while she worked
there when receiving her MBA.
She said that at the close of
summer 2009, she traveled down
See JEWELRY, Page 7

Director: In light
of recent events,
'place of acceptance'
essential
By BRIENNE PRUSAK
Daily StaffReporter
'rhe University's Spectrum
Center launched a year-long cel-

ebration in honor of its 40th anni-
versary last night.
About 100 attended the event,
titled "Doin' it for 40 Years,"
that was held at the University
of Michigan Museum of Art and
featured live music, speakers
and artwork that honored four
decades of LGBT activism.
The Spectrum Center - which
provides education, outreach,
advocacy and support for LGBT
students and allies at the Univer-

sity - was developed by Jim Toy
in 1971 and originally called the
Human Sexuality Office. Toy,
who became the first person in
Michigan to publicly announce
his gay identity, is a long-time
advocate of gay rights in the state.
He is also the co-author of the
city of Ann Arbor's LGBT non-
discrimination policy.
At the event, Toy said he
thinks it's "unbelievable" that it
See SPECTRUM CENTER, Page 7

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