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S MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
EVANSTON - They tried to console him, calm him
M eet Bad Denard. The erratic down.
quarterback whose heart "Just do what you can do," they
beats so fast it's bound said.
to pop out of his Bad Denard's offensive coordinator,
chest, whose Al Borges, says the same thing after a
thoughts race fast- bad pass: "Calm down and make the
er than his heart plays you can make."
and whose feet "We can't have our QB, our leader,
would beat either get down on himself because that will
in a race. How can carry on to the team," said senior run-
you blame him ning back Mike Shaw.
when he doesn't TIM After he plays, Bad Denard rarely
set his feet, doesn't smiles. His voice is soft and low,
go through his pro- nearly inaudible. He knows everyone's
gressions or misses right, that he does it in practice, that
open receivers? He he is capable.
can't slow down. Bad Denard is the demon that has
He plays too fast, so his technique plagued Denard Robinson all season.
suffers. When his technique suffers, He popped up in the first half against
his passes do too. Notre Dame, for entire games against
His decisions are questionable. Eastern Michigan and San Diego
The spectacular play is forced and the State, and then Saturday, on the road
simple play neglected. for the first time all season.
Smacking his own helmet and clap- Northwestern's entire gameplan
ping his hands when he came off the was to make sure Bad Denard made
field Saturday against Northwestern, as many appearances as possible. The
he knew it. His teammates knew it. See DENARD, Page 3A
NYT top editor to
deliver grad. speech
Jill Abramson to give.:
address at 2011 Winter
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
and STEPHANIE STEINEBERG
Daily News Editor and
Editor in Chief
The executive editor of The New York
Times is responsible for choosing the
most important stories delivered across
the world each day.
But come December, Michigan Daily
that editor will be EXCLUSIVE
tasked with choosing
the right words to tell graduating Uni-
Jill Abramson, the executive editor
of The New York Times, is expected to
deliver the keynote address and receive
an honorary degree at the 2011 Winter
Commencement at Crisler Arena, Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Coleman
told The Michigan Daily in an exclusive
interview on Friday.
Though she hasn't yetcomposed what
she is going to say to the class of 2011,
Abramson - who will receive a Doctor-
ate of Humane Letters on Dec. 18 - said
in a phone interview with The Michigan
Daily that her speech will likely focus COURTESYAMBER HUNT
on the importance of quality journalism New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson will give the University's commencement speech on
and how it impacts society. Dec.18. Abramson, the Times's first woman executive editor, started her new position on Sept. 6.
"I'm not going to make my whole of inspiration as well," Abramson said. one year.
speech about journalism, butI am going Abramson is on the board of the "I think it's a wonderful program,
to talk about some of the recent trends Knight-Wallace Fellowship program at and I have gotten a little bit of exposure
about the digital transition in the world the University - an organization that to the wider University through that,"
of journalism as well as in broader soci- grants fellowships to professional jour- Abramson said. "It's a huge honor for me
ety and hopefully will have some words nalists who study at the University for See SPEECH, Page SA
nior quarterback Desard Robinssn throws a pass in the first half of Sara ai versity in 2004. for various types of cancer and diseases. nity in America since the 1960s.
Northwestern in Evanston. Despite struggling early, Robinson led Michigan to its sixth win.
CONSTRUCTION ON CAMPUS
Student Vision Retreat seeks input
to renovate unions, sports facilities
brainstorm ways to
By JENNIFER LEE
Future generations of University stu-
dents may soon reap the benefits of reno-
vated buildings and student spaces if a
vision by campus leaders and University
officials to drastically improve campus
buildings becomes reality.
A group of student leaders, University
officials and architecture consultants
from around the nation gathered on Sat-
urday for a Student Vision Retreat - an
event held to discuss ways to improve
the University's unions and recreational
sports facilities before the University's
bicentennial in 2017.
Saturday's discussion marked the
beginningofa phase ofstudentinput that
is being facilitated by Michigan Student
Assembly President DeAndree Watson
and student leaders. After evaluating
student feedback, the Division of Student
Affairs intends to draft a plan for the
design, construction and funding of the
At the start of the discussions, Watson
encouraged students to incorporate their
experience on campus into the vision for
improving buildings such as the Michi-
gan Union, Michigan League and Pier-
"Think about what issues exist today
and how a student would respond to
those 20 to 30 years from now (and) what
should be in place for these students to
have a worthwhile campus experience
for the future," Watson said.
Loren Rullman, associate vice presi-
dent for student affairs, attended the
retreat and said he has been evaluating
the conditions of buildings on campus for
the past few years to determine potential
renovations that could enhance student
See VISION, Page 3A
Tea Party candidates announce
plans to run for Board of Regents
Horning, Kauffman Kauffmanqand Rob Steele - spoke at
the event and talked about the need
and Steele want to to address skyrocketing tuition, rein-
troduce a conservative voice on the
balance voice of board board and ensure that the Univer-
sity's admissions policies are fair and
By MARY HANNAHAN equal.
Daily Staff Reporter Horning, who held a position on
the board from 1994 to 2002, began
YPSILANTI, Mich. - once dinner his speech by discussing how caucus
rush subsided here at Big Sky Diner on members have the opportunity to
Friday, Willow Run Tea Party Caucus even the playing field on the liberal-
candidates for the University's Board dominated board.
of Regents took over the restaurant to The University's Board of Regents
introduce their platforms and initia- consists of eight members, two of
tives to establish a more conservative which are up for re-election biannu-
board. ally. The current board has six Demo-
The three candidates funded by cratic members and two Republican
the Tea Party - Dan Horning, Bill See TEA PARTY, lage 3A
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