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Friday, September 9, 2011
Arne Duncan ing remarks focused on the
importance of education in
visits School of Ed. order to improve the future.
"Few professions are more
during bus tour critical to the well-being of our
country," Coleman said at the
By MIKE KUNTZ event
For the Daily Addressing the audience,
Duncan complimented the
In a visit to campus yester- University's teacher training,
day, U.S. Secretary of Education calling the School of Education
Arne Duncan praised the Uni- "phenomenal" and School of
versity's School of Education Education Dean Deborah Ball "a
and stressed the importance of visionary leader."
education in helping to boost "I think U of M can do so
the economy. much here and across the coun-
Duncan joined a panel of try to elevate that work and
School of Education faculty in make sure many more teachers
the school's Prechter Labora- start on day one ready to make
tory to discuss ways to pro- a difference in kids' lives," Dun-
mote excellence in classrooms can said in an interview with
throughout the country and The Michigan Daily.
address the needs of disadvan- Duncan also talked about the
taged and under-served stu- link between growing inequali-
dents. The secretary's stop was ties in urban communities and
part of this week's "Education educational opportunities.
and the Economy" bus tour "Education is the civil rights
throughout the Midwest aimed issue of our generation," Dun-
at raising dialogue and aware- can told the crowd.
ness of key education issues. Ball, who moderated a panel
University President Mary discussion at the event, echoed
Sue Coleman appeared before Duncan's sentiment.
a crowd of about 120 people to "Education, we now know,
introduce the event. Her open- See DUNCAN, Page SA
Sports teams play on Elbel Field last night. The field was recently renovated as part ofaa $1.6 million Department of Recreational Sports project to udate
campas facilities. New additions to the field inclade artificial tart and a wroaeht iron fence surroundine the field.
lbel Field gets u
with ew artificial turf
'U' to highlight
By HALEY GOLDBERG
The melody of "The Victors"
will emanate from Elbel Field
tonight, not from a Michigan
Marching Band practice, but
to celebrate the completion of
upgrades to the field.
The $L6 million project,
completed this summer, was
funded by the Office of the Uni-
versity's Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs and the Office of the
Provost in an effort to improve
the University's recreational
sports facilities. The- updates
include the installation of arti-
ficial turf on the band's practice
field and the restoration of the
natural grass field, which was
named after University music
student Louis Elbel who wrote
"The Victors" in 1898.
Recreational Sports Direc-
tor William Canning said his
department received the money
for the project roughly a year and
a half ago.
The improvements to the field
began at the end of May and were
completed on Aug. 5. The new
artificial field, which replaced
an asphalt parking lot and band
practice area, will be used by the
Michigan Marching Band, stu-
dent groups such as intramural
and club sports teams and other
members of the community,
The company that.installed
the synthetic turf is the same
one that installed the turf at the
Big House and the Al Glick Field
House indoor and outdoor prac-
tice fields. Feedback from the
Marching Band, which has used
the synthetic field for practice
the past three weeks, has been
See ELBEL, Page 3A
Visitors view portraits yesterday in a contemporary art exhibit, "Looking Both Ways," which aims to raise awareness of
contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese art at the University's Confucius Institute.
Students receptive to off-
SERIES: AFTER THEY WALK
CNN medical correspondent
Sanjay Gupta still 'true blue'
Editor's Note: This is an install-
ment in a continuingseries about
University alumni who are mak-
ingpttsitive changes through their
By STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Editor in Chief
ATLANTA - It was 9:45 a.m.
and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's
chief medical correspondent,
was 15 minutes late for his inter-
view - with me.
He had a good excuse, of
Gupta just got off the air talk-
ing about a trip he took to New
Mexico to see Nick Charles,
CNN's first sports anchor, who
was dying of bladder cancer.
Though he had just recapped a
depressing and heartbreaking
story, Gupta walked through
CNN's medical unit floor at an
See GUPTA, Page 5A
DI ANE BONDAREFF/AP
Wolverines spend summers helping
communities, researching abroad
campus safety intiative
Beyond the Diag their neighborhoods that a new neighborhoods. While
Brcra dnnr th Di i¢ t tt( ~ hnV bP~ n e
By JENNIFER LEE
Students living in off-cam-
pus housing are welcoming the
increased focus on safety in
program, eyona te enag,is
Supported by the Division of
Student Affairs and run by the
Michigan Student Assembly's
Student Safety Commission,
the program aims to create a
network of 11 off-campus neigh-
borhoods on Central Campus
and a stronger sense of com-
munity and safety within these
siuaens nave oeen recptv
to the program and appreciate
the increased emphasis on off-
campus safety, some think the
program's community building
goals aren't necessary.
Beyond the Diag is focusing
on two areas this semester: the
East Packard neighborhood,
which extends from Packard
See SAFETY, Page 3A
udents immerse learning experience, but it was also
a lesson in cultural exchange.
uselves in Indian, I"t was the first time for me that
I visited a foreign country and I
induran cultures . wasn't a pure tourist," he said. "I
wasn't just jumping from landmark
By SABIRA KHAN to landmark.
DailyStaffReporter With a four-month summer,
some University students like
ksenior Nader Hakim didn't Hakim decided to take the long
a month in India this sum- break from school to leave Ann
sightsee and vacation. Arbor and embark on journeys
participated in a research around the globe. And, like Hakim's
t studying the sexual health time in India, many students' time
of men. Not only was abroad involved participating in
i's experience an academic research and on-site projects help-
PART 3 OF 3: STUDENTS'
ing communities.'These students
often take away more than just
their academic projects, forcing
them to reflect on their own lives.
As a research intern at the Pub-
lic Health Research Institute of
India, Hakim analyzed sources of
sexual information for Indian men.
His task was to determine whether
there was a link between these
See ABROAD, Page SA
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