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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, April 18, 2011

michigandaily.com

SPRING COMMENCEMENT
Ceremony
security to
return to
past levels

MARISSA MCCLAIN/Daily
Junior quarterback Denard Robinson gives two thumbs up at Saturday's Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Early in the scrimmage, Robinson ran for a 55-yard
touchdown. For more coverage on the game, see SportsMonday, inside.
Afterbran r surgery,
year old leads healthy life

With Snyder as
speaker, officials
revert to previous
safety measures
By PAIGE PEARCY
Daily StaffReporter
Though the class of 2011 will
not hear President Barack Obama
address them at next week's
Spring Commencement, they can
take solace in the fact that they
will not have to deal with Secret
Service imposed security mea-
sures.
The Commencement will
have several marked changes
from last year's momentous cer-
emony. Alterations to this year's
event - where Republican Gov.
Rick Snyder will deliver the key-
note speech - include changes
to security and increased efforts
promoting environmental sus-
tainability.
According to the University's
Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown,
security at the ceremony will be
the same as two years prior and
will not include the metal detec-
tors that visitors had to walk
through at last year's ceremony,

when Obama spoke to the gradu-
ating class.
"While there are the standard
lists of prohibited items for the
stadium because of the venue,
it'll be ... how we typically have
a commencement ceremony,"
Brown said. "Last year was the
anomaly, not the standard."
Last year, the Secret Service
dictated some of the security
requirements, including the clo-
sure of the parking lots on the
east side of Michigan Stadium,
according to Brown. ThWs year,
however, all the main arking
lots and walkways will be open to
students and guests, Brown said.
Additionally, since areas sur-
rounding the Big House are
public property, Brown said pro-
testors have the rightto protest or
demonstrate as long as they don't
cause a significant disturbance.
"People can be holding signs,
or handing out literature, or
whatever it is that they so choose
that they wantto do," Brown said.
After hearing that Snyder will
be giving the commencement
speech this year, some students
have said they will protest on
commencement day to demon-
strate their opposition to the gov-
ernor's proposed funding cuts to
Michigan's public universities
See CEREMONY, Page 5A

C.S. Mott makes
strides in tumor
diagnoses and
surgeries
By CLAIRE GOSCICKI
Daily StaffReporter
Following a 1-hour surgery
at the University's C.S. Mott
Children's and Women's Hos-

pital, then-6-year-old patient
Samantha Provenzano set her
sights on one thing - getting
back to the playground.
After being diagnosed with
a benign brain tumor early last
spring, Samantha, now 7 years
old, underwent a successful sur-
gery at Mott to prevent future
cranial nerve damage.
Samantha's mother, Lee Ann
Provenzano, said a problem
with her daughter's hearing
indirectly led to the discovery

of the tumor. After taking a rou-
tine hearing test in kindergar-
ten, it was discovered that
Samantha had hearing loss in
one ear. After receiving the
news, Lee Ann and her husband
Bud sought a second opinion
at the University of Michigan
Health System.
The University Hospital's
Department of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery, which
has been open for 107 years,
performed more than 5,180 sur-

CONTINUING SERIES
MEDICAL VICTORIES
AT UMHS
geries and received more than
60,000 patients in 2010, accord-
ing to the department's website.
The family met with Marci
Lesperance, a pediatric oto-
laryngologist at UMHS, who
immediately recommended that
Samantha receive a CT scan.
See SURGERY, Page 5A

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS
Order of Angell releases list of
new members for class of 2012

Senior society
includes members
from wide variety of
campus groups
. By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
In an exclusive disclosure to
The Michigan Daily, Order of
Angell - the elite senior soci-
ety on campus formerly known
as Michigamua - released the
names of its newest members.
See ORDER, Page SA

ORDER OF THE ANGEL CLASS OF 2012

Eman Abdelhadi, Muslim Students'
Association
Vidhi Bamzai, South Asian Awareness
Network
Tim Bergsma, Men's Soccer
Jonathan Blaha, Army ROTC
Michael Brown, Dance Marathon at the
University of Michigan
Amanda Chidester, Softball
Meagan Cobb, Water Polo
Laura Flusty, Relay For Life
Luke Glendening, Ice Hockey
Matthew Griffith, Men's Glee Club
Jonathan Hornstein, University of
Michgian Hillel
Alex Hunt, Volleyball

Chatoris Jones, Intellectual Minds
Making A Difference
Jeff Larkin, LSA Student Government
Aryn Lipnicki, Society of Women
Engineers
Dan Madwed, Men's Swimming and
Diving
Ankit Mehta, MPowered
Entrepreneurship
Patrick Omameh, Football
Kellen Russell, Wrestling
Clare Stachel, Women's Soccer
Stephanie Steinberg, The Michigan Daily
Vivian Yu, Circle K
Honorary Member:
Ken Fischer, University Musical Society

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD
Rabhi working to help county balance budget
Four months into expected. fortable on the board, in which
After graduating from the he works with the other com-
the job, recent grad. University in December, Rabhi missioners to balance the bud-
had less than a month's reprieve get in addition to serving on
focused on outreach before being inaugurated as multiple committees.
a member of the Washtenaw Rabhi said he was nervous
By K.C. WASSMAN County Board of Commis- when he first took office because
Daily StaffReporter sioners. At age 22, Rabhi is the he was worried he wouldn't fit
youngest member of the 11-per- in on the board, but after a short
The transition from col- son board. amount of time, he realized
lege student to politician was With four months under his the commissioners all share
smoother than Yousef Rabhi belt, Rabhi said he feels com- See RABHI, Page SA

University students coordinate activities for the 13th annual K-grams Kids Fair in the Cliff Keen Arena on Friday.
900 children meet pen pals
at13th K-grams Kids Fair

Campus groups
collaborate for
event activities
By JENNIFER LEE
Daily StaffReporter
More than 900 elementary
school students wore huge
smiles last Friday as many of

their college pen pals greeted
them in person for the firsttime.
The students came together
for the 13th annual K-grams
Kids Fair housed in the Intra-
mural Building and the Cliff
Keen Arena, which was divided
into four zones representing
the board games Candyland,
Legos & K'nex, Operation and
Classics. Within these areas,
kids from11 elementary schools

in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and
Detroit joined their University
pen pals in playing games and
doing various interactive and
educational activities.
LSA senior Adam Manning,
executive director of K-grams,
described the fair as the cul-
minating event for everyone
involved in the organization,
which seeks to connect students
See K-GRAMS, Page 6A

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