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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
Rodriguez's
Michigan gear
auctioned off
for charity

Former head football
coach donates
473 Michigan items
to Salvation Army
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
WAYNE, Mich. - Just as the
University community is looking
forward to next football season
with a new coach, many here are
also hopeful for a new start -
something that will now be pos-
sible because of former Michigan
football coach Rich Rodriguez.
After being fired by the Univer-
sity's Athletic Department on Jan.
5, Rodriguez donated 473 Wolver-
ine-themed items to the Salvation
Army's Family Thrift Store in the.
Detroit suburb, according to the
Salvation Army's Maj. John Aren.
On Saturday, 160 of those items
were auctioned off during an event
titled "Coach's Closet."
Articles donated by the former
coach range from University of
Michigan T-shirts to hats and hel-
mets to shorts and pants. Rodri-
guez also autographed some of the
items, but he did not attend the
event.
More than 300 people par-
ticipated in Saturday's auction,
according to Aren. The Salvation
Army estimated that the total

proceeds from all 473 items were
$16,200. Of this total, $12,900 was
raised from the "Coach's Closet"
auction.
Proceeds from "Coach's Closet"
will benefit the Salvation Army's
Romulus Adult Rehabilitation
Center, which receives donations
from the storethroughout the year,
Aren wrote in an e-mail interview.
"There's 100 men there who are
counting on the funds," Aren, also
the administrator of the rehabilita-
tion center, said in an interview at
the event Saturday.
The rehabilitation center offers
housing, work and therapy to assist
individuals in re-entering society,
according to the center's website.
Without the sale of Rodriguez's
donations, Aren wrote that the
store probably would have sold
only $1,200 worth of merchandise
on Saturday.
The donations came after a
recent furniture store explosion
that killed two Wayne residents.
The same disaster response truck
that responded to the store explo-
sion three weeks ago was present
at the event and served free hot
chocolate to customers at the auc-
tion.
Aren wrote that this event could.
not have come at a better time for
the community.
See RODRIGUEZ, Page SA
Hear from people at the auction
in avideoonMichiganDaily.com

Journalist Byron Pitts speaks at the Blau Auditorium in the Ross School of Business yesterday as part of the University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium. Pitts is a cor-
respondent for CBS and a contributor to60 Minutes.
At MLK YSyoim,
Shrrod stresses unity

Author Bertice
Berry discusses
the power of
King's rhetoric
By SARAH ALSADEN
and SABIRA KHAN
Daily StaffReporters
As part of its 25th annual
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Symposium, the University held
a series of events featuring key-

note speaker Shirley Sherrod and
renowned professor and come-
dian Bertice Berry.
Each year the University hosts
the largest Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day celebration in the coun-
try, according to the University's
Associate Vice Provost John
Matlock.
In her keynote speech, Sher-
rod, a civil rights activist and
former Georgia State Director
of Rural Development for the
United States Department of
Agriculture, discussed her role
in the civil rights movement

among other topics. She also
talked about her work as a stu-
dent activist working with the
Student Nonviolent Coordinat-
ing Committee (SNCC) and her
resignation from the USDA after
being accused in July of alleged-
ly discriminating against white
farmers.
Though the civil rights move-
ment ended when African Amer-
icans gained liberties like the
right to vote, Sherrod said there
is still a lot of progress to be
made.
"Back during the civil rights

Listen to student and faculty
reactions to Sherrod's speech
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movement, all black people were
in the same boat," she said. "We
all went through it, we all faced
the discrimination and we could
work together."
While the issues currently
plaguing the African American
community are much different
than they were in the past, Sher-
rod said people should still take
See MLK, Page 5A

BOARD OF REGENTS
'Report: 'U'spends more than
$1B on research in FY 2010

0w;
TODD NEEDLE/aily
Employees prepare burgers for customers at the opening of Five Guys Burgers and Fries on State Street yesterday. The restau-
rant only uses fresh meat and vegetables as ingredients.
Five Guys opens doors to
lon ines positive reviews

Regents to discuss
upgrades to
ISR Building,
utility tunnels
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
Daily NewsEditor
For the second consecutive
year, the University's 2010 fiscal
year research expenditures have
topped $1 billion, according to
the University's Annual Report
on Research and Scholarship.
Stephen Forrest, the Univer-
sity's vice president for research

is scheduled to present the
report to the University's Board
of Regents at its monthly meeting
on Thursday. A summary of the
report was released yesterday'
along with the meeting's agenda.'
According to the report sub-
mitted to the regents, the Uni-
versity's total research spending
for the 2010 fiscal year, ending
June 30, was more than $1.1 bil-
lion - an increase of 12.1 percent
from fiscal year 2009.
The University ranks first in
research spending among all
public institutions in the coun-
try, according to data from the
National Science Foundation.
And the University is second

overall among all universities
nationally, trailing Johns Hop-
kins University.
Spending nearly $500 million,
the Medical School spends the
most on research of any unit at
the .University of Michigan and
consumes about 44 percent of
all expenditures. The College of
Engineering, the Institute for
Social Research, LSA and the
School of Public Health rank sec-
ond through fifth, respectively,
in terms of spending.
The University's largest
source of research funding is the
federal government, which con-
tributes about two-thirds of all
See REGENTS, Page SA

AROUND ANN ARBOR
A creates Panhandling Task Force

Burger chain wins
over customers on
restaurant's first day
By ANNA ROZENBERG
Daily StaffReporter
Five Guys Burger and Fries
located on South State Street
opened its doors yesterday to stu-

dents and Ann Arbor locals who
streamed in to get their burger
fix.
Originally set to open in
November, the restaurant opened
yesterday after construction
delays and time taken to hire
employees after winter break,
Brian Adelman, co-owner of the
Ann Arbor branch, said.
Adelman said this location is
the first of the Five Guys restau-

rants he's opened with lower-
level seating in addition to the
main floor. Adelman has opened
two other locations - one in East
Lansing and the other in Livo-
nia, Mich. - within the past four
months.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. yester-
day, the line to the cash register
had been consistently to the door.
"It might not stop," Adelman
See FIVE GUYS, Page 6A

Group to educate
students, merchants
about panhandlers
By ANT MITCHELL
Daily StaffReporter
Many University students
and Ann Arbor residents have
not known what to do when

approached by panhandlers, and
now the city is looking to cut
down on these experiences.
Because of an escalation in the
frequency of these events, the
city has formed a panhandling
task force to work on solutions to
the problem. Formed in Septem-
ber, the task force is the second
attempt to decrease the number
of panhandlers in Ann Arbor
since a city group created in 2003

worked toward the same goal.
The current task force was
given a six-month time frame
to address the issue of panhan-
dling in the city. The first three
months were spent on research,
according to City Council mem-
ber Sabra Briere (D-Ward 1), who
is chair of the panhandling task
force. The remaining months are
to be spent turning the group's
See PANHANDLING, Page 5A

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