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Tuesday, November 21, 2011

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Spectrum
Center
celebrates
40 years

Senior defensive tackle Mike Martin celebrates the Michigan football team's 45-17 victory over Nebraska at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.
Doubt no more, Michigan
has oven itselfalready

LGBT activists
share experiences
during anniversary
events on campus
By DANA DEL VECCHIO
and SABIRA KHAN
For theDaily
and Daily Staff Reporter
After working for the Univer-
sity as an athletic trainer for the
football team from 1968 to 1979,
Lindsy McLean joined the San
Francisco 49ers as a trainer. But
for the 24 years that McLean
worked with the team, he stalled
coming out to his professional
community to keep his personal
life and career separate.
During a roundtable discus-
sion on Friday as part of the
Spectrum Center's 40th anni-
versary events,. McLean talked
about his experience coming out
and the discrimination he faced
from people in the industry.
After being verbally harassed at
work, McLean found solace at a
church that welcomed the gay
community.
"I'd leave Candlestick Park

and go to church," McLean said.
"I think the fact that I had an
outlet there, it really helped me."
To overcome his difficulties
and serve as a role model for
other gay people, McLean looked
to others for support including
author Betty Berzon and her
book "Setting Them Straight."
"I thought, what do I have to
lose?" he said. "Maybe I could
help a few others inatheir strug-
gles against hate and lack of
acceptance by coming out."
McLean was recognized by
the sports community in an
ESPN Magazine article in 2004
that illustrated his efforts to
achieve increased tolerance for
LGBT people in the realm of
sports.
During another discussion
on Friday celebrating the Spec-
trum Center's mission to pro-
mote awareness of LGBT issues
and tolerance on campus, phi-
lanthropist and technology
entrepreneur David Bohnett dis-
cussed his foundation, the David
Bohnett Foundation - a non-
profit, grant-making organiza-
tion that aims to improve society
through social activism.
Bohnett, a University alum,
See SPECTRUM, Page 5A

is No 32 white throw-
back jersey covered in
grass stains and dirt,
Jordan Kovacs stood in a trailer
home outside Spartan Stadium.
He was beaten and bruised, try-
ing to put the Michigan football
team's fourth straight loss to
the rival Spartans into words.
Thirty or so reporters
crammed into the trailer, as
cameras and bright lights
shined in Kovacs's face. Every
question stung, each harder to
answer than the last.

But
Kovacs
stood at that
podium and i
spoke the,
truth.
"They
were defi- KEVIN
nitely more RAFTERY
physical," RATERY_
the redshirt
junior safety
said. "They pounded us. They
beat us up."
That's like Batman compli-

menting the Joker - it's not
easy. But Kovacs knew his team
was beaten, plain and simple,
and he wasn't going to sugar-
coat the loss.
The questions kept coming.
Kovacs answered each one as
honestly as he could, keeping
his head up throughout.
"I think it would be easy to
say that this is the same Michi-
gan team from the last two
years," he said. "ButI have no
doubt in my mind that we're
not."

Kovacs spoke with confi-
dence, but Michigan fans still
doubted.
Doubt no more. On Saturday,
Kovacs and the 20th-ranked
Wolverines proved this year is
different.
And they proved it by doing
to No. 17 Nebraska exactly what
the Spartans did to them.
"We knew that (Nebraska
was) gonna be a physical team
and that the tougher team, the
more physical team, was gonna
See RAFTERY, Page 6A

UNIVERSITY HOUSING
Residential College to move
to West Quad next school yr.

With upcoming
renovation, East
0 Quad groups
prepare for move
By TAYLOR WIZNER
Daily StaffReporter
After spending the last 44
years in East Quad Residence
Hall, the Residential College
will have a new home next year.
The Residential College,
currently located in East Quad

Residence Hall, will temporar-
ily move to West Quad Resi-
dence Hall next fall while East
Quad undergoes a year of major
renovations, according to Uni-
versity Housing spokesman
Peter Logan. The Health Sci-
ences Scholars Program, also
currently housed in East Quad,
will be re-located to Couzens
Residence Hall.
While West Quad offers the
same residential accommoda-
tions as East Quad, it does not
have the classrooms and offices
needed by the RC, according to
RC Director Angela Dillard. To

remedy the lack of classrooms,
the RC is looking into reserv-
ing classrooms in the Dennison
Building. This will cover most
of the community's needs, but
it will also use some spaces on
North Campus and in Alice
Lloyd Residence Hall, the Bur-
ton Tower and the University
of Michigan Museum of Art.
The dispersal of classes
across campus will be a big
change to the RC's structure.
Dillard wrote in an e-mail
interview that the RC does not
anticipate the relocation hav-
See RC, Page 6A

Former Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong speaks at the Spectrum Center Pink Carpet Gala Event Friday.
Armstrong unvells new
scholarship on campus

CAMPUS RENOVATIONS
Updates continue at recreational facilities

TVs installed in their workout. d
r TThough some updates, includ-
CCRB, NCRB, ing new televisions, are now in
place in University recreational
IM Building today facilities, Bill Canning, direc-
tor of the Department of Recre-
By JOSH QIAN ational Sports, said the additions
For theDaily are just the "fingernail on the
little finger of the whole hand."
Students heading to campus The Department of Recre-
gyms today will now have the ational Sports received $1.6
opportunity to watch TV during million from the University's

Division of Student Affairs and
the Office of the Provost in Feb-
ruary 2010. The funding was
used for 11 different projects,
according to Canning.
Among the projects is the
installation of flat-screen TVs
in the IM Building, the North
Campus Recreation Building
and the Central Campus Recre-
.ation Building. The televisions
See FACILITIES, Page 5A

Fund starts with
endowment
of $100,000
By HALEY GOLDBERG
Daily StaffReporter
With his parents standing
proudly behind him on stage,
Chris Armstrong, the first openly
gay Michigan Student Assembly
president, announced the Chris

Armstrong Scholarship Fund on
Friday at the Spectrum Center's
40th anniversary Pink Carpet
Gala Event.
The scholarship - which has
an initial endowment of $100,000
- is intended for incoming fresh-
men, Armstrong told The Michi-
gan Daily. In his speech to the
crowd of students, alumni, mem-
bers of the LGBT community and
allies at Rackham Auditorium,
Armstrong said the scholarship
- which is funded by his par-

ent - is meant to give students
who have been bullied because
of their sexual orientation the
opportunity to attend the Uni-
versity and to help foster a sup-
portive community.
"My parents and I decided to
start a scholarship for students
who've been bullied, to come to
the University of Michigan ... and
show students how it gets better,"
Armstrong said.
Armstrong said that while at
See ARMSTRONG, Page SA
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