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M-Fly, a student club that
builds aircrafts for competi-
tion, takes engineering to new
M-Fly's members design,
build and fly remote-con-
trolled aircrafts and compete
each year in the Society of
Automotive Engineers Aero
Design Competition. Accord-
ing to Engineering junior Jor-
dan Hall, M-Fly president, the
organization gives students
the opportunity to apply con-
cepts learned in class to the
real world.
"I joined M-Fly because it
was a chance for me to apply
the things I'd learned in the
classroom to hands-on expe-

rience," Hall said. "It's nice
to see how this sort of thing
actually works."
Hall said that though the
club, which is a Society of
Automotive Engineers team,
is open to all majors, it is
mostly comprised of Engi-
neering students.
The nearly 40-member
M-Fly team works through-
out the year to build a plane
for eight of their members
to compete at the SAE Aero
Design Competition. This
year, the team will partici-
pate in the West competition
in California from March 16
to 18.
Last year, the majority of

the fall semester was devoted
to designing the plane, which
left little time for building the
aircraft. This year M-Fly is
planning a more basic design
so the team members can start
building sooner. Engineer-
ing junior Josh Matthews,
M-Fly's chief engineer, said
this allows more time to make
changes after test flights.
Matthews attended the
competition last year and said
the club's hard work is worth
it whenthe final producttakes
"It all becomes real at the
point where the airplane flies
for the first time," he said.

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neering Computer Science
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2:45 p.m.
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displays were taken
between Oct.14 at 3:30
p.m. and 8 a.m. on Oct. 15.,
University Police reported.
Trunk bumped
WHERE: 1827 Geddes Ave.
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1:20 p.m.
WHAT: No injuries were
reported followinga two-
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WHAT: Cash was stolen
from a male employee's
backpack after it was left
unattended on the first floor
of the hospital, University
Police reported.

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Don't know what to say
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Duke basketball coach
Mike Krzyzewski
broke the record last
night for the most wins in a
coaching career. No. 6 Duke's
74-69 victory over Michigan
State was Krzyzewski's 903
win, passing former Indiana
coach Bob Knight.

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budget, or $1.9 million out of $302
million, according to the letter.
Senate Minority Leader Gretchen
Whitmer (D-East Lansing) is one of
the 37 state Senators who received
the letter. She said she is adamant-
ly opposed to the efforts to scale
back benefits for domestic partners
because she also thinks it will have
a "chilling effect" on the University's
ability to bring in the "best and the
brightest" researchers.
"(The effort to eliminate bene-
fits) sends a message that Michigan
is intolerant and not interested in
being a serious contender... for peo-
ple that are doing the best things in
their field," Whitmer said.
Whitmer commended Coleman
and Hanlon for doing "the right
thing" by sending a letter voicing
their concerns with the House bills.

Richardville could not be reached
for comment after multiple inqui-
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the fact that Coleman
and Hanlon wrote the letter demon-
strates the significance of the issue
to the University. He added that
Coleman and Hanlon want the sena-
tors to know what the anticipated
consequences would be if the bills
pass both chambers.
"They both felt it was very impor-
tant that the senators hear from the
University of Michigan directly,"
Fitzgerald said.
Already some if their domestic
partner benefits are eliminated.
Whitmer said the bills are not jus-
tified and are instead an effort to dis-
tract the state from more important
issues like unemployment, which
was at 11.1 percent in Michigan as of
Sept. 2011, according the the Bureau
of Labor Statistics.
"It's like the bullying issue," Whit-

mer said, referring to a bill passed
in the state Senate on Nov. 2, which
contains a clause offering what some
legislators say is legal protection for
"When you focus on one small
social issue, you endure all the evi-
dence that shows it's going to have
much bigger ramifications to our
detriment," Whitmer said.
Kate Barald, chair of the Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs, wrote in an e-mail interview
that lead faculty body agrees with
the content of Coleman and Hanlon's
letter and recently passed a unani-
mous resolution condoning the two
bills. The University's Senate Assem-
bly passed a similar resolution with a
vote of 49-1.
"This letter is essentially what
both our SACUA resolution ... and the
Senate Assembly resolution (said),"
Barald wrote. "We on SACUA, of
course, endorse (the) letter, unani-

Occupy Wall Street protesters return to Zuccotti Park on yesterday in New York.
Protesters promise to carry
on despite police crackdown

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sis by presenting income and wealth
inequalities like the ratio of salaries
for CEOs to workers' wages, which he
says grew exponentially between 1970
and 2006. In particular, Weisskopf
mobility in the United States - some-
thing he said the country previously
led the world in, but has since fallen
behind in because of the "the erosion
of socially accepted norms of fair pay,"
the shrinking manufacturing sector,
the declining purchasing power of the
minimum wage and decreasing power
of trade unions as a result of legisla-
In an interview after the forum,
Weisskopf said he hopes University
administrators and faculty use their
knowledge about the issues to help
change the economic system.
"It's their responsibility as well
as everybody else's to do something
about it," he said. "We've come to
a point, I think, where we need to
devote some of our time to political
Though Weisskopf said he does not
think the Occupy movement can pro-
duce major changes by itself, others
said they were impressed by the gains
it has shown in just a few months.
Slaughter said the accomplishments
of the movement outpace those of

unions, which have been trying to
fight corporate greed for decades. Last
year, unions recorded their second
lowest total number of strikes in his-
tory, second only to the year before,
accordingto Slaughter.
Organizers of the forum and Uni-
versity students who attended said
they would like to see the Occupy Ann
Arbor movement reach out more to
otherlocal groups.
In an interview after the event, LSA
and Art & Design junior Ian Match-
ett said he would like to see Occupy
Ann Arbor members coordinate more.,
with the University's chapter of Col-
lege Democrats and Students Allied
for Freedom and Equality - a campus
group that advocates for human rights
for Palestinians.
The forum also included a com-
ponent in which attendees split into
groups to discuss issues of local
importance and ways to solve them.
Matchett and others said the forum
was important in bringing together
"It's the movement of the 99 per-
cent, not the 10 percent who are here
and the 10 percent who are there,"
Matchett said.
LSA junior Greta Taylor said
she appreciated the opportunity to
exchange ideas with others and hopes
the event will facilitate more dialogue.
"When on Earth would these peo-
ple all get together at a different time
to talk about something as important
as social justice?" Taylor asked. "This

is why something like this is impor-
tant. It's getting everybody together
and getting the information and doing
something about it."
Adam Warner, a WCAT organizer
who coordinated and led the forum,
said in an interview after the event
that he hopes it stimulates conversa-
tion about the suffering of the poor.
Warner pointed to what he said was
the inordinate influence of corpora-
tions in politics as a factor in govern-
mental policy that doesn't favor the
lower class. However, Warner added
that he could not predictwhat impacts
the movement might have.
"We know that there are people
who are suffering out there," War-
ner said. "We know that there are
problems. The only way we're going
to address them is by talking to each
other to see how they are articulat-
Police subdued Occupy movement
camps nationwide yesterday includ-
ing Zuccotti Park, where members
of Occupy Wall Street have been sta-
tioned since September. New York
Mayor Michael Bloomberg authorized
the eviction of the park onthegrounds
that it wasn't meeting health and safe-
ty standards, The Associated Press
Still, Warner, like the ousted pro-
testers in New York, said he was dis-
mayed but not discouraged by the
nationwide evictions.
"As they say, you can't evict an idea
whose time has come," Warner said.

Judge rules free
speech does not
justify protests
Crackdowns against the
Occupy Wall Street encamp-
ments across the country
reached the epicenter of the
movement yesterday, when
police rousted protesters
from a Manhattan park and
a judge ruled that their free
speech rights do not extend
to pitching a tent and set-
ting up camp for months at
a time.
It was a potentially dev-
astating setback. If crowds
of demonstrators return to
Zuccotti Park, they will not
be allowed to bring tents,
sleeping bags and other
equipment that turned the
area into a makeshift city of
But demonstrators
pledged to carry on with
their message protesting
corporate greed and eco-
nomic inequality, either in
Zuccotti or a yet-to-be cho-
sen new home.
"This is much bigger

than a square plaza in
downtown Manhattan,"
said Hans Shan, an orga-
nizer who was working
with churches to find plac-
es for protesters to sleep.
"You can't evict an idea
whose time has come."
State Supreme Court
Justice Michael Stallman
upheld the city's eviction
of the protesters after an
emergency appeal by the
National Lawyers Guild.
The protesters have been
camped out in the privately
owned park since mid-
September. Mayor Michael
Bloomberg said he ordered
the sweep because health
and safety conditions had
become "intolerable" in the
crowded plaza. The raid was
conducted in the middle
of the night "to reduce the
risk of confrontation" and
"to minimize disruption to
the surrounding neighbor-
hood," he said.
By early yesterday eve-
ning, some protesters were
being allowed back into the
park two by two. But they
could each take only a small
Still, some protesters

believed the loss of Zuccotti
Park may be an opportunity
to broaden and decentralize
the protest to give it staying
"People are really recog-
nizing that we need to build
a movement here," Shan
said. "What we're dedicated
to is not just about occupy-
ing space. That's a tactic."
But without a place to
congregate, protesters will
have a harder time commu-
nicating with each other en
masse. The leaders of the
movement spent most of
Tuesday gathering in small
groups throughout the city
- in church basements and
on street corners - and
relaying plans in scattered
text messages and email.
Robert Harrington,
owner of a small importing
business in New York, stood
outside the barricade with
a sign calling for tighter
banking regulations.
"To be effective it almost
has to move out of the park,"
Harrington said. "It's like
the antiwar movement in
the '60s, which started as
street theater and grew into
something else."


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