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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, November 11, 2011

michigandaily.com

" LOCAL ORDINANCES
City Council proposes changes
to current pedestrian ordinance

Amendment be amended.
At the Ann Arbor City Coun-
requires drivers cil meeting last night, Council
members Sabra
to stop when Briere (D-Ward
1), Margie Teall eN O
pedestrians at curb (D-Ward 4) and
Christopher a
By ADAM RUBENFIRE Taylor (D-Ward
Daily StaffReporter 3) introduced
a resolution to
Ann Arbor's controversial amend the city's current pedes-
pedestrian ordinance that trian ordinance that was passed
some members of the commu- in July 2010.
nity have attributed to several The current ordinance
recent car accidents may soon requires that drivers stop for

any pedestrian "approaching"
a crosswalk, when no traf-
fic signal is present. The pro-
posed amendment would refine
the ordinance to require that
drivers stop if a pedestrian is
"stopped at the curb or ramp
leading to the cross walk" or in
the crosswalk as already noted
in the ordinance. The amend-
ment also proposes some minor
changes to a section of the
ordinance that defines when
a pedestrian may be impeding
traffic.
The amended ordinance

passed on first reading. Fol-
lowing a subsequent work ses-
sion and a vote after a second
reading, the ordinance might
become law.
Taylor said many of his con-
stituents have expressed con-
cern that Ann Arbor is not
pedestrian-friendly, and the
amendment addresses those
concerns.
"I believe that it advances
public safety by providing
pedestrians with the right of
way without obligating them to
See COUNCIL, Page 3

PUTTING IN THE MILES
'- bN

The suspect in a sexual assault that was reported in East Quad Residence Hall
Days later,
DPS alerts
East Quad
of assault

Suspect allegedly
grabs female
student in hallway
By HALEY GLATTHORN and
JENNIFER LEE
Daily StaffReporters
University Police are inves-
tigating a sexual assault that
occurred between 1:45 a.m. and
2:15 a.m. on Oct. 30 in East Quad
Residence Hall and released on
Wednesday photographs from a
video of an individual allegedly
connected to the incident.
A female student said she
was walking down a hallway in
East Quad when an unknown

man approached her from
behind, according to Depart-
ment of Public Safety spokes-
woman Diane Brown. Brown
said the man raised the female
student's clothing and grabbed
her buttocks but fled down a
nearby stairwell after she turned
around to confront him. The sus-
pect is described as a black male
in his early 20s with wavy black
hair, 5-foot 7-inches in height
and weighing 170 pounds. He
was reportedly wearing dark-
colored clothing and carrying a
backpack.
The student reported the case
to DPS on Nov.1- two days after
the incident occurred. Brown
said the personal nature of the
See DPS, Page 3

ADAM SCHNITZER/Daily
Officer Cadet Ryan Williams and Midshipman Nicholas Goodwin run in a 236-mile relay in the snow to commemorate the Marine Corps's 236th birthday yesterday.

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Network to connect public
universities with businesses

Six institutions
in Michigan to
participate in new
collaboration
By ADAM RUBENFIRE
Daily StaffReporter
Several public universities
in Michigan are joining forces
with businesses across the
state in a new collaborative
association.
Six public universities,
including the University of
Michigan Ann Arbor and
Dearborn campuses, have
joined together to create the
Michigan Corporate Relations
Network - an effort that will
connect industry leaders with
academic talent at state uni-
versities. The universities were
selected because of the wide-
spread research conducted at
the intuitions and the diverse
geographic backgrounds of the
students and faculty.

In the 2011 fiscal year, the
University spent $1.24 billion
on research - an 8.5-percent
increase from the previous
year.
The network will receive
$1.8 million in funding from
the Michigan Economic Devel-
opment Corporation, and
the Michigan Strategic Fund
Board, organizations that
promote economic growth in
Michigan. The goals of the
network include creating or
further developing business
engagement offices at the insti-
tutions, establishing an online
search function for private
businesses to find faculty to
aid in corporate research and
expanding small businesses'
access to university libraries.
Michael Finney, Michigan
Strategic Fund chairman and
CEO of the MEDC said that the
network will help foster turn-
ing more campus innovations
into success.
"Michigan is one of the
top states in the nation for
research and development

with more than $16 billion in
industrial R&D and close to $2
billion in university research,"
said Finney, former Ann Arbor
SPARK CEO, in a Nov. 10 Uni-
versity press release. "Com-
panies like Google, Facebook
and Dell were born on college
campuses and we want to keep
helping our leading universi-
ties turn the latest develop-
ments into jobs."
Daryl Weinert, executive
director of the University's
Business Engagement Center,
said the network allows the
University to put a larger focus
on relationships between busi-
ness and academia.
"We benefit in ... getting
this network of offices that
really can take forward more
comprehensive and really ben-
eficial relationships between
University and then academia
around the state," Weinert
said. "That's going to be good
for the whole state of Michi-
gan, which is certainly good for
the University of Michigan."
See NETWORK, Page 3

ADAM SCHNITZER/Daily
Journalist Kerry Eleveld speaks to students in MSA Chambers yesterday at
an event sponsored by MSAs LGBT Issues Commission.
Journalist Ele-vel-d
talks LGBT rights

HIDDEN TREASURES
Historical
Chinese
artwork
uncovered
Papercuts found in
basement of Center
for Chinese Studies
By ALISON WEISSBROT
For theDaily
Artifacts of historical signifi-
cance are often kept in museums
for scholars and visitors to study
and view. But artifacts recently
found at the University were
kept in a more discreet place.
Staff at the University's Cen-
ter for Chinese Studies recently
stumbled upon a complete set of
papercuts - a traditional Chi-
nese art - depicting key events
from China's Cultural Revolu-
tion during the 1960s and 70s.
The papercuts had been stored
in the basement of the center
for years and were uncovered by
staff members cleaning the area.
According to Mary Galla-
See ARTWORK, Page 3

'
'U,
pi
Af
na ar
ist at
Elev

alum discusses rights for the LGBT communi-
ty were movingon a slow track.
challenges of And in Washington D.C.,
Eleveld saw that the fight for
olitlcal change LGBT equality in legislation
would be even harder.
By ALEXANDRA "I actually thought that get-
MONDALEK ting some of the LGBT issues
For the Daily moving was going to be easier
than it was, and I thought
ter living in South Caroli- it would move faster than it
nd San Francisco, journal- did," Eleveld said. "After a few
nd University alum Kerry months of being (in Washing-
eld realized that civil See JOURNALIST, Page 3

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