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against the HathiTrust Digital
Library - of which the Univer-
sity is an inaugural member -
the University of Wisconsin, the
University of California, Indiana
University and Cornell Univer-
In a statement released Fri-
day on the University Library's
website, the University acknowl-
edged that there were "a number
of errors, some of them serious"
with the Orphan Works Project.
"Having learned from our mis-
takes - we are, after all, an edu-
cational institution - we have
already begun an examination
of our procedures to identify the
gaps that allowed volumes that
are evidently not orphan works
to be added to the list," the state-
ment said. "Once we create a
more robust, transparent, and
fully documented process, we
will proceed with the work."
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily last week, Paul
Courant, the University's dean of
libraries, said the library's use of
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important decisions about the
endowment and how to manage
the endowment," Coleman said.
"(We've been) smart about the
investments made, but this envi-
ronment is going to force us to act
like a private institution."
Coleman reported an aver-
age 9-percent annual return on
investments for the endowment
over the past 10 years, despite
suffering a negative 23-percent
return in 2009. In fiscal year
2010, the University experienced
a 12.3-percent return on invest-
Coleman emphasized the
importance of a strong endow-

the scanned books was not in vio-
lation of copyright law.
"We're not using these books
in any way that competes with
the use of the marketplace," Cou-
rant said.
However, the Author's Guild
- a non-profit organization
that supports the legal rights of
authors - published a blog post.
on its website last Wednesday
that said the guild had located one
of the authors included on the list
of orphan works to be released by
the University.
The author, J.R. Salamanca, is
a professor emeritus at the Uni-
versity of Maryland. The Author's
Guild wrote in the blog that Sal-
amanca wrote two successful
books that were made into mov-
ies - starring Elvis Presley and
Warren Beatty - and will soon
have one of his books rereleased
as an e-book.
The Author's Guild reached out
to Salamanca's son and his liter-
ary agent, neither of whom knew
that his work was to be included
in the Orphan Works Project.
"(Salamanca's son) told us
that he, too, hadn't heard of the
HathiTrust Orphan Works Proj-

ect and was stunned to learn that
his father's first book was set to
be released online to hundreds of
thousands of students," the blog
The University Library state-
ment said the University will con-
tinue to work with the authors
and publishers to ensure the proj-
ect is a success.
"The widespread dissemina-
tion of the list has had the intend-
ed effect: rights holders have
been identified, which is in fact
the project's primary goal," the
statement reads. "And as a result
of the design of our process, our
mistakes have not resulted in the
exposure of even one page of in-
copyright material."
Paul Aiken, executive director
of the Authors Guild - the lead
plaintiff in the lawsuit - said in
an interview with the Daily last
week that the authors are asking
for an injunction to remove the
copyrighted works off the Inter-
net until Congress establishes
a firm policy regarding digital
"Security is a top concern,"
Aiken said. "These works do not
belong to the universities."

1960s activist, SDS president
Carl Oglesby dies at age 76

Oglesby known for
War speeches
Daily StaffReporter
Renowned 1960s activist and
University alum Carl Oglesby,
who was best known as an orator
and a leader in protests against
the Vietnam War, died last week
at the age of 76.
Oglesby's friend, Todd Gitlin,
told The Associated Press that
Oglesby was battling lung can-
cer that had expanded into other
parts of his body. He died last
Tuesday in his home in Mont-
clair, N.J.
Oglesby attended classes at
the University in the early 1960s
while working for a defense con-
tractor. He came into contact
with University activist group
Students for a Democratic Soci-
ety in 1964 and was so passion-
ate about its message that he
soon became the organization's
Tom Hayden, a University
alum, activist and former Michi-
gan Daily editor in chief, said
Oglesby joined SDS when the
Vietnam War was beginning to
garner greater national atten-
"He was an important fig-

ure in the anti-war movement,"
Hayden said. "He was not just an
activist but a serious intellectual
(and) a serious writer. More than
anything else, (he was) a special-
ist in words."
On Nov. 27, 1965, Oglesby gave
one of the mostly widely recog-
nized speeches of the era at an
anti-war rally in Washington
D.C. During his speech, titled
"Let Us Shape the Future,"
Oglesby criticized American
political leaders by saying,
"good men can be divided from
their compassion by the insti-
tutional system that inherits us
Oglesby was 30 years old
when he joined SDS, and Stephen
Selbst, a former Daily writer who
wrote an article on former SDS
leaders in the 1970s, said many of
the organization's members con-
sidered Oglesby a mentor.
"He was like the older states-
man," Selbst said. "Most of the
people he was dealing with
were students, so he was half a
generation older. Many of the
students sort of looked up to
him as the grandfather (of the
Hayden said 1965 marked the
start of Americans "questioning
the draft and questioning the
war," and Oglesby captured that
doubt in his speeches during his
term as SDS president and after.
The anti-war movement that

SDS began at the Univelsity in
1960 later spread throughout the
country and pushed SDS into the
national and media spotlight as
a symbol of student empower-
ment. However, Hayden said
by 1968, the organization had
become irreconcilably divided
and came to an end shortly
"People like Carl were wound-
ed by that because they had
invested their lives and their
careers by taking years of time
and devoting it to a cause that
was embodied by an organiza-
tion," Hayden said. "So when
the organization fell apart, they
were wounded. It took a long
time to recover."
Oglesby's later accomplish-
ments include teaching at
Dartmouth University and
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and publishing sev-
eral books, including a memoir
in 2008. Hayden said Oglesby
will be most remembered for his
speeches that compassionately
encompassed the anti-war per-
spectives of the time.
"I don't think he'll be remem-
bered for an organizational
contribution or having changed
public policy. I think he'll be
remembered and referred to as
a voice of a generation," Hayden
said. "Not the only voice, but the
particular voice of SDS and its
opposition to Vietnam."

ment to fund faculty projects.
"What keeps me awake at
night (is) generating the money
that we have to have to fund fac-
ulty ideas,"Coleman said. "The
faculty always has more great
ideas than we have the (money
to fund). That's the end all, be all
for me."
Coleman added that the state
cannot regulate the organization
of the University's endowment
- unlike funding regulations at
other institutions like the Uni-
versity of North Carolina. The
endowment at UNC is regulated
through "35 budget lines" that
manage funding for various ben-
eficiaries within the university.
Additionally, the number of
out-of-state students admitted to
the University is unrestricted by

the state, which Coleman said is
unusual for a public university.
The ratio of in-state to out-of-
state students at the University
has traditionally been 65 percent
to 35 percent since 2004.
Full-time undergraduate LSA
students from out-of-state are
paying $18,794 per semester this
academic year, while Michigan
residents with the same provi-
sions are paying $6,220, accord-
ing to the University's Office of
the Registrar website.
"Our hands are not tied," Cole-
man said. "(However), there may
be political realities. We wouldn't
want to go to 70 percent out-of-
state because that would be seen
as an affront to the state, but right
now I think we're in a very advan-
tageous position."

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