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NO VALENTINE?
Daily Arts breaks down the best
lullabyes for a loveless day.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION
'U' pres.
to travel
to South
America
Coleman plans trip to
Brazil this summer to
foster exchanges
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily StaffReporter
While many University students
will be working at internships and
jobs around the nation this sum-
mer, University President Mary Sue
Coleman will be miles away trying
to provide students with additional
opportunities when they return in
the fall.
In June, Coleman will travel to
Brazil to work with educational
institutions throughout South
America to strengthen existing
partnerships and develop new pro-
grams. These programs will not
only benefit University students,
but also provide expanded exchange
programs for students throughout
Latin America.
In a Jan. 23 interview, Coleman
told The Michigan Daily that she
normally takes one trip abroad each
year, with occasional shorter, spe-
cial trips. In years past, she has trav-
eled to Africa and China to negotiate
See SOUTH AMERICA, Page 3

BOARD OF REGENTS
Renovation
plans to be
discussed

Plans for East
Quad, Lawyer's
Club projects will
go before regents
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily StaffReporter
After approving a $116 mil-
lion renovation to East Quad
Residence Hall in July and $39
million in improvements to
the Lawyer's Club in March,
University officials will, seek
approval from the University's
Board of Regents to award con-
tracts for these projects at their
monthly meeting on Thursday.
In a communication to the
regents, Timothy Slottow, the
University's executive vice
president and chief financial
officer, and E. Royster Harper,
the University's vice president
for student affairs, wrote that
the University is prepared to
finalize contracts and begin
building this summer.
"The renovation (of East
Quad) will update infrastruc-
ture, including: new plumbing,
heating, cooling, ventilation,
fire detection and suppression

systems; wired and wireless
high speed network access, ren-
ovated bath facilities; and acces-
sibility improvements," Slottow
and Harper wrote.
The project will also provide
a renovated home for the Uni-
versity's Residential College,
which has occupied retrofit-
ted space in East Quadrangle
since its inception in 1967. Slot-
tow and Harper noted that the
RC's offices were originally
bedrooms and most of the class-
rooms are currently in the base-
ment of the building.
Separately, Slottow requested
that the regents also approve
bids for renovations to the Law-
yer's Club and the John P. Cook
Building. Ina communication to
the regents, Slottow wrote that
the renovations would do away
with the "townhouse-style"
entries to the residences and
create an interior corridor to
foster "a sense of community for
the residents." -
According to a master sched-
ule of construction projects
included with the regents'
meeting items, the renovations
of both East Quad and the Law-
yer's Club are to be completed
by summer 2013.
See RENOVATION, Page 3

AUS EN HhUFFORD, MARLENE LACASSE, AUS I EN HUFFORD/Daily
Top: Members of Think About Sex give out roses in South Quad Residence Hall. Middle: LSA juniors Jenni-
fer Liang and Rachel LaPlena sell handmade jewelry and candy grams to provide running water for a school
in Peru. Bottom: Valentine's Day bouquets of flowers await pickup at the University Flower Shop in Nickels

LOCAL BUSINESSES
Student to launch
Walk of Shame ride

BROADCAST NEWS

Service to offer $5
ride, water bottle,
Plan B coupon
By HALEY GOLDBERG and
MARISA WINTER
Daily News Editor and Daily Staff
Reporter
The weekend ritual of half-
dressed students staggering
home the morning after a night
of debauchery may be an event
of the past thanks to the newly
created Walk of Shame Shuttle.
Art & Design senior Kellyann
Wargo developed the transpor-
tation service, which offers a
packaged deal to customers for
$5 that includes a ride, a bottle
of water, a $5 coupon on a Plan
B pill and a "complimentary
high five" according to the com-
pany's online flyer.
Wargo said she created the
service as a way for students
to avoid an embarrassing walk
home or having to call a taxi
early in the morning following
a sexual rendezvous or drunk-
en outing.
"Chances are someone is
calling me because their hook-
up doesn't have a car and won't
walk them home, so they feel
bad enough about themselves
already," Wargo said. "I want
to create a comfortable, safe,
entertaining atmosphere ... I
genuinely have my passengers'

best interest at heart because I
know how much walking home
or taking a taxi sucks."
Wargo said the business
model was inspired from her
personal experiences shuttling
friends back to their homes in
the morning after long nights
out, after which she would
often receive fast food as com-
pensation.
"I'd spend a lot of time pick-
ing up friends and they would
buy me McDonald's in return,"
Wargo said. "We were spend-
ing a lot of time at McDonald's
and I wondered, 'Can you give
me money instead?"'
Wargo said she is currently
working with Student Legal
Services and other services
on campus in order to begin
operating her business. The
service, which will be exclusive
to University students, will run
Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 12
p.m. and Friday through Sun-
day from 7a.m. to 2 p.m.
She added that at first the
service will be limited to stu-
dents who are her acquaintanc-
es, and customers must text her
with their name and location.
"When my license and ser-
vice is legal, I will only pick up
friends, or friends of friends,
who have to tell me the first and
last name of someone I know
well and how they know them
tobe safe," Wargo said.
Mark Newmann, owner of
See WALK OF SHAME, Page 2

AUSTEN HUFFORD/Daily
LSA sophomores Kari Rea and Andrew Craft prepare for the broadcast of a student TV show on WoIvTV.
SENAT E ASSEMBLY
SACUAtalks GSRAs,
U-MHS at metn

AROUND ANN ARBOR
New site
aids A
Tgeen~
efforts
City seeks to expand
enivormental
information through
website
By CHARLENE LERNER
Daily StaffReporter
Making Tree City greener just
became easier with the launch of
the city of Ann Arbor's new sus-
tainability website, that aims to
provide residents with information
about energy consumption and sus-
tainable initiatives.
The website, a2energy.org, was
developed by the city's Energy
Office and Clean Energy Coalition,
a local non-profit. organization,
as an informational tool for both
Ann Arbor residents and owners of
commercial property, according to
a Feb. 7 press release.
Sean Reed, executive director
of Clean Energy Coalition, said the
site marks a momentous achieve-
ment for the city and the coalition.
"Our goal from the start has been
to provide a user-friendly, educa-
tional experience for all members
See SITE, Page 3

Faculty governing
body passes
resolutions on
campus issues
By KATIE BURKE
Daily StaffReporter
The Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs

met yesterday to discuss
resolutions regarding the
unionization of graduate stu-
dent research assistants and
to respond to the delay of
the University of Michigan
Health System in reporting a
resident's possession of child
pornography to the Univer-
sity's Department of Public
Safety.
SACUAdiscussedandvoted
on a statement that addressed

issues of free speech, intimi-
dation and retaliation
between students and faculty,
particularly in regards to the
ongoing GSRA unionization
case. The resolution comes
after GSRA Jennifer Dibbern
alleged she was fired for being
an active member of the Grad-
uate Employees Organization.
SACUA member Finn Lars-
en presented the statement,
See SACUA, Page 3

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