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Students return to smoke-free campus'

From Page 1A
people quit smoking.
"The social pressures and state
ordinances will influence people
to stop smoking," Winfield said.
With the implementation of the
Smoke-Free University Initiative,
the University became one of 530
universities with smoking bans,
according to a recent report from
the American Nonsmokers' Rights
The campus-wide ban has
already caused observable chang-
es - enrollment in Tobacco
Counseling Services at UHS has
increased since July, Winfield
said. In addition to counseling ser-
vices, TCS provides students, fac-
ulty and staff with free nicotine
patches and gum.
Winfield also noted that he
hasn't seen smokers outside his
office at UHS or near the side
entrance of the Michigan Union
like he did prior to the ban.
But even if people smoke on
campus, Jay Wilgus, director of
the Office of Student Conflict
Resolution, said the University's
Department of Public Safetywon't
hand out citations to students for
smoking. Instead, OSCR is respon-
sible for enforcing the ban by fol-
lowing up on complaints filed
against students smoking on Uni-
versity property.
Repercussions for not comply-
ing with the ban will follow the
same procedure as the other viola-
tions enumerated in the Statement
of Student Rights and Respon-
sibilities, Wilgus said. Once a

From Page lA
Police Department and the
city's Project Management unit
provide for game day traffic
Under the terms of the
agreement, AAPD officers will
direct traffic at the intersec-
tion of Main Street and Sta-
dium Boulevard two hours
before football games begin.
After the game, Ann Arbor-
Saline Road will be converted
to a one-way road heading
south toward I-94 - a traffic
system that was instated in
previous years, according to a
Sept. 1 City of Ann Arbor press
While the University has
agreed to pay the city for the
above services, it has forgone
several services the city previ-
ously provided. According to
the press release, the city will
no longer provide pre-game
traffic control or manual opera-
tion of traffic signals at busy
intersections such as the State
Street and Eisenhower Boule-
vard crossroads and the State
Street and Briarwood Drive
However, these new condi-
tions will not be in place for
next Saturday's night game
against Notre Dame, when traf-
fic control will be heightened.
The University will pay the city
$12,000 for the traffic control

services, according to Univer-
sity spokesman Rick Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald said though the
agreement has certain terms, it
doesn't completely exclude added
traffic control, if requested.
"The agreement provides
that the University can choose
to have additional services at
other home games as long as
we get the city notice of that,"
Fitzgerald said. "This is some-
thing we'll evaluate - the cost
versus the benefit of that - as
we move forward."
City officials saythat because
some services will no longer be
provided, traffic may become
congested at major intersec-
tions and freeway ramps on
game days. Despite this pos-
sible effect, City Council mem-
ber Sabra Briere (D-Ward 1)
said the services had become
a financial burden for the city
without the University's reim-
"The ongoing argument has
been that the city benefits from
these events," Briere said. "It's
true to an extent, but what
doesn't benefit is the city's bud-
Briere noted that the city,
like many other municipalities,
is striving to find ways to cut
"It's clear all around the
state (that) communities don't
have flexibility in their budgets
anymore," Briere said. "Now
we have reached the end of our

A sign on campus demonstrating the Smoke-Free University Initiative.
complaint is filed, the offender is sity Steering Committee has had
required to attend a conflict reso- inquiries from supervisors asking
lution session or else face reper- how to deal with employees who
cussions from the University such continue to smoke on University
as withholding academic records property.
or impeding student registration. The effectiveness of the pro-
However, Wilgus said as of Sept. gram will be evaluated when
1, OSCR hasn't received any com- the oversight committee of the
plaints. Smoke-Free Initiative reconvenes
Since DPS isn't responsible for in November, Winfield said. The
dealing with people who don't number of people joining TCS and
comply with the Smoke-Free Ini- the number of complaints filed
tiative unless there is an alterca- with OSCR and faculty supervi-
tion, supervisors of University sors will be tangible indications of
employees determine the corol- how the smoking ban has made an
lary for noncompliance with the impact, he added.
policy, Winfield said. He added LSA sophomore Zachariah
that the Smoke-Free Univer- Wahid said he supports the Uni-

versity's Smoke-Free Initiative.
However, Wahid said he expects
a negative reaction from some stu-
dents and faculty.
"I think it's definitely a step
towards a healthier campus,"
Wahid said. "But at the same time,
I know alot of people are going to
be angry about it."
LSA sophomore Shaun Dass
said he's also in favor of the cam-
pus-wide smoking ban, but he
hasn't seen a change in smoking
habits on campus.
"I wish there was a better way
to enforce (the ban) because I still
see people smoking on campus all
of the time," Dass said.

From Page 1A
quarter, the attendance at Mich-
igan Stadium was zero. Knock
the play clock back one second
and the stands were packed with
a capacity crowd of 110,506.
The Big House had its founda-
tion shaken - literally - with
every clap of thunder. Bursts of
lightning lit up the turf better
than any of Dave Brandon's sta-
dium lighting, twice suspending
the game.
Everything was eerie, from
the sweltering heat at kickoff to
the first rain-shortened victory
in Michigan Stadium history.
Reports were that the field-
level temperature had skyrock-
eted near 130 degrees by kickoff.
The pregame show saw the
250-member Western Michigan
Marching Band performing in
white T-shirts and black shorts
- rather unfitting attire - after
a piccolo passed out in the tun-
nel due to the heat and humidity.
Strap on some shoulder pads
and the heat surely played a fac-
tor. But three hours later the
pads weren't drenched in sweat
but rain.
Hoke's opener with Michi-
gan's 132nd team was never
If it had been, then Robinson

would have stepped under cen-
ter to take the first snap, turned
and handed the ball to halfback
Fitzgerald Toussaint busting
up the middle on a power run.
Instead, Robinson, in the shot-
gun, veered left and scampered
for an 11-yard gain.
Offensive coordinator Al
Borges dialing up a spread
offense-like quarterback run on
the first play was supposed to be
the biggest surprise of the day.
But two drives later, line-
backer Brandon Herron inter-
cepted a tipped pass from
Western Michigan quarterback
Alex Carder and rumbled all
the way downfield for a 94-yard
score. It was the longest inter-
ception return in Michigan
football's modern era and the
Wolverines' first interception
return for a touchdown since
Donovan Warren picked a
Ricky Stanzi pass against Iowa
in 2009.
In the Broncos' first drive of
the second half, Herron plucked
a loose ball off the turf and ran
for a 29-yard score. He hadn't
scored a touchdown since he
was a running back in eighth
grade - now he had two. In a
sense, he covered over twice as
much ground as Denard Robin-
son, 123 yards to 46.
In the opening minutes of the
third quarter, lightning forced

the officials at Michigan Sta-
dium to suspend play for just the
second time in program history
(The other being a game against
Central Michigan in 2006).
While the teams shuffled back
up toward the locker rooms, the
rain slowed and the sunshine
broke the clouds again. A rain-
bow stretched brilliantly over
the luxury suites on the sta-
dium's east side.
Lupe Fiasco's "The Show
Goes On" pounded through the
stadium speakers.
And the show went on - for
a while.
The seniors led Michigan out
of the tunnel 30 minutes later.
There was no "Go Blue" banner
and no marching band fanfare.
It was quiet. The loudest sound
was Jordan Kovacs popping
Carder just moments later for a
Football tackles setting the
cadence at the Big House, Hoke
can buy into that one.
The game was designed to
be a spectacle. The massive
new scoreboards were built to
impress. The high-definition
screens were meant to make
you question whether turning
your head back to the field was
worth it.
But, instead of showing
replays, the scoreboards spent
the better part of two hours

streaming the live weather
Meanwhile, Hoke brought
in his new version of Michigan
football. The offense was a
throwback with a bit of spread
offense flair and Robinson in
the shotgun. A 43-yard run from
Toussaint was good, but it was
wide receiver Junior Heming-
way's downfield block that Hoke
The defense wasn't great,
but it was manageable. Mother
Nature took care of the rest.
A plus-3 day in the turn-
over margin still made Hoke
say he wasn't too pleased with
the defense. And he felt a bit
slighted when he walked into
the locker room and told 'Team
132' that their first mission was
over - victorious but in the
third quarter.
When Michigan was
announced as the winner, the
crowd of zero sat on its hands.
There wasn't even a band there
to play "The Victors." It was the
least celebrated debut victory in
the history of debut victories.
Granted, a win's a win. Michi-
gan really won, Western Michi-
gan really lost. But this one still
felt incompl-
- Nesbitt decided to wrap up
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