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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5A
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that he and Singh met in Decem-
ber, but said they had different
plans for CSG.
"She was very focused on run-
ning for president," Mersol-Barg
said. "We have very different
Singh also acknowledged that
she met with Mersol-Barg and
agreed that her goals differ from
"I just believe we had differing
views and that's just what it basi-
cally comes down to," Singh said.
"I wanted to focus on specific stu-
Singh said some of her indi-
vidual goals include making
the financial aid process more
streamlined and bringing more
job fairs to campus, noting that
Mersol-Barg didn't value these
goals, and others like them, as
highly as she does.
According to LSA assembly
representative Omar Hashwi, he
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similar to anoptical illusion expe-
rienced when looking at objects
behind or inside a glass of water or
a fish tank.
"It's a pure coincidence because
you need to have the right galaxy
behind the right cluster just in the
right geometry, but sometimes
it happens," Sharon said. "And
when it happens ... we can use the
clusters to help us study the back-
As part of gravitational lens-
ing, the bodies of mass in space
serve as tools to magnify objects
by redirecting light from those
objects and focusing the light on
the observer. Without the cluster
magnifying anything behind it,
was approached twice by Singh
about joining her campaign as the
vice presidential candidate, add-
ing that his work on several proj-
ects with CSG - including the
Saturday night dining initiative,
increasing Wi-Fi speeds in the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
and adding bus service to Oxford
on the weekends - make him an
attractive running mate.
Michigan Student Assembly
records indicate that Hashwi
received more votes than any
other student running for an LSA
assembly representative seat in
the March 2011 elections.
"That in itself proves that I'm
able to get votes on campus,"
Singh would not offer comment
on whether or not she had been in
political talks with Hashwi.
According to the source, about
three or four days after the MFor-
ward convention, Singh offered
Hashwi a CSG executive board
position in return for supporting
her presidential campaign, but he
turned it down.
The source said Hashwi was
astronomers would need to use a
telescope that is 30 times stronger
that the models they typically use
to view the distant galaxy, Sharon
Sharon and her team are able
to view some of these galaxies
through the Hubble Space Tele-
scope. She said it is possible to
determine which galaxies are
being multiplied because they
have very similar shapes, sizes
and colors but are located dif-
ferently in the image the team
"It's interesting for us in sev-
eral ways, (if) you know what to
look for, and you apply the right
equations ... you can actually mea-
sure the piece of mass that's in the
center that forms the lens" Sharon
Physics Prof. Fred Adams said
approached because of the name
recognition he has across the Uni-
"Shreya knows that Omar is
well-known on campus and has
proven to be a powerful vote get-
ter," the source said. "She is also
aware of his many accomplish-
ments at the University and (that)
is why she wanted him to be her
According to the source, six or
seven people knew about Singh's
campaign before it was pub-
licly announced, including a few
MForward members and Mersol-
Barg. About 10 or 15 people knew
about Mersol-Barg's campaign
prior to his official announce-
ment. Hashwi confirmed these
estimates to be correct.
The source added that Singh
did not immediately announce
her campaign for competitive rea-
"In politics, people usually kind
of wait 'til the last minute and
kind of surprise people because
they don't want (their opponents)
to get a head start on them," the
images of planets are discovered
frequently every year, but noted
this image is unique.
"It's more lined up ... in such a
way that you get more informa-
tion than usual, so that's more
rare ... this is one of the better ones
in history," Adams said.
Sharon said she takes the dis-
torted image and uses a sequence
of equations to predict what the
background galaxy looks like,
adding that some images are hard-
er to decipher than others.
"When you start with some-
thing like this, you try to solve a
puzzle, and all the pieces to fall
together," she said. "Some puzzles
are easier than others just because
a picture looks a little bit different,
not because the pieces are bigger
or smaller or anything ... it all falls
in to place."
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architect Bill Smith of Kraemer
"The space as it is right now
has a lot of character to it ... it's a
small little storefront but it's got
a lot of character already," Smith
said. "What we're trying to do is
work with that. We're not trying
to hide it or compete with it. The
space itself can be really beauti-
Goldsmith added that he
hopes the shop will become a
unique mainstay in the commu-
"It's the simplicity of the
Wafel Shop that will set the
restaurant apart from its many
competitors," Goldsmith wrote.
The shop will be open from 7
a.m. to 10 p.m., and Goldsmith
wrote that he hopes the flexible
hours will inspire costumers to
come for waffles at all times of
the day, not just in the morning.
"We're not trying to be all
things to all people - we want
to produce one item better than
anyone else. We also don't see
The Shop as serving only break-
fast - you could eata Wafel as a
meal or a snack any time of the
day," he wrote.
Despite the Wafel Shop's
sweet offerings and convenient
hours, nearby restaurants said
they aren't worried that the
new restaurant will negatively
impact their breakfast business.
Tom Hackett, owner of After-
noon Delight on East Liberty
Street located right around the
corner from the new shop, said
he does not anticipate Wafel
Shop to pose a threat.
"It won't affect our business,"
Hackett said. "It's just another
restaurant coming to town.
We've got plenty of them."
Afternoon Delight began clos-
ing at 3 p.m. approximately 10
years ago, and Hackett said he
doesn't foresee the restaurant
hours changing even with Wafel
Shop now offering late night fare
Accordingto Steve Vangelatos,
owner of Angelo's Restaurant
on East Catherine Street, Wafel
Shop is located too far from away
from his business for it to experi-
ence a negative impact.
He said Angelo's won't be as
greatly affected as downtown
restaurants due to its "isolated"
location, adding that the two
businesses will likely experience
"(We primarily serve) Univer-
sity people and people that drive
here," Vangelatos said. "I can't
imagine (Wafel Shop) is going to
Wafel Shop's longer hours
also do not seem to be a concern
for Vangelatos. Like Afternoon
Delight, Angelo's was previ-
ously open late into the evening
many years ago, but the long days
meant Angelo's staff had little
time for family life.
After its time change, Van-
gelatos said Angelo's became one
of the first breakfast places of its
kind in Ann Arbor and he doesn't
think the business model will
"It's just something I don't
think we're ever going to do.
We're busy enough when we're
open," he explained.
While other local businesses
may not be worried about the
effect, students, including LSA
senior Rae Underwood, said they
are looking forward to the open-
ing of the shop.
"(Waffles) are a very good
dessert. I would make them for
dessert in the dining hall a lot,"
Underwood added that she
believes the new restaurant will
be successful downtown.
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