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30 years ago this week (Sept.
A federal investigation cleared
the University of any Title IX
sex-bias violations after four inci-
dents of alleged discrimination
were reported within the Univer-
sity's Athletic Department, The
Michigan Daily reported.
One of the reported episodes
of sexism was exposed when
the University's Office of Civil
Rights charged the Athletic
Department with neglecting to
fly women's teams to competitive
sporting events as often as men's
Though changes were even-
tually made, Virginia Nordby,
director of the University's
Office of Affirmative Action, said
she was still dissatisfied.
"The University would never
admit that it was in violation of
Title IX," Nordby said.
11 years ago this week (Sept.
On the night of Sept. 11, 2001,
an estimated 15,000 members of
the University community gath-
ered in the Diagto honor the vic-
tims of the attacks on the World
Trade Center, the Daily reported.
"By far this was the largest
turnout (the University has) ever
had," said Diane Brown, Depart-
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celled class in light of the attacks,
the Michigan State University
administration elected to hold
classes as planned.
" ... I am appalled," said Katie
Dirksen, then a junior at MSU.
"Everybody is irate about this."
10 years ago this week (Sept.
Former University basketball
player Chris Webber released a
statement in which he pleaded
not guilty to charges of conspir-
ing to obstruct justice and giving
false testimony before a grand
jury, the Daily reported.
If he was convicted, Webber
could have faced up to five years
in prison and $250,000 in fines
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Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee, addresses students in Blau Auditorium Monday.
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But, because the organizations
were not identified as affiliates of
terrorist groups at the time of his
contributions, Ramadan claims
he was not connected to them.
In January 2010, Secretary of
State Hilary Clinton personally
signed an order lifting the ban
against Ramadan, allowing him
to enter the United States.
His visit, sponsored by the
University's Muslim Student
Association, drew a crowd of
more than 600 students packed
into three rooms. The event was
also streamed online for others to
Ramadan's visit to the United
States, which includes stops in
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia,
Washington, D.C. and Ann Arbor,
is to promote his new book, "The
Arab Awakening: Islam and the
New Middle East." The book
presents his analysis and views
about the Arab Spring, its ramifi-
cations for the West and the peo-
ples of the Middle East.
Ramadan began his speech
by reminding attendees that the
West played a role in support-
ing the authoritarian powers of
the Middle East for generations,
and said the people of the United
States and Europe should criti-
cize their governments for sup-
porting the regimes for so long.
"Our governments in the
United States of America and the
European countries have been
supporting dictators, and sup-
porting a lie," Ramadan said.
Ramadan called on Western-
ers, particularly Western Mus-
lims, to stand up and defend the
nascent reforms in the Middle
East.He spoke atlength about the
discordant conflict between the
Islamist parties and the secular
groups vying for influence while
forming governments in post-
"Western Muslims are too
much on the defensive in a dis-
cussion, they are apologetic
very often," Ramadan said. "It's
high time now to be much more
involved in the discussion."
The pervasive division
between secularists and Islamist
groups is another major problem
facing the new governments,
Ramadan said. He lambasted
Middle East intellectuals for ced-
ing too much blind authority to
Still, he said the division
between the two groups prevent-
ed a real discussion of how to face
the economic and social problems
gripping the post-uprising coun-
"You have less critical think-
ing and more emotional politics,
you are losing democracy for
instance," Ramadan said. "People
are abusing Islamin an emotional
role to attract people, not about
Ramadan disputed the idea
that the uprisingtook the Westby
surprise, and that governments
had been making contingency
plans years in advance.
"The United States and the
European countries needed
democratization in the region,"
Ramadan said. "Supporting the
dictators was becoming difficult
for a number of reasons."
Ramadan credited the U.S.
State Department and other
Western organizations for help-
ing train Egyptians in social
media tactics prior to the upris-
ing. He stated that some of those
who were trained in the United
States were arrested in the Cairo
airport by the Mubarak govern-
ment when returning to Egypt
before the revolution began.
"Google was also involved in
giving the satellite (access) codes
to demonstrators in Egypt, but
they didn't give them to Syrian
people," Ramadan said. "Why?
At the beginning, remember, the
philosophy from the American
government and the European
governments was to have Bashar
al-Assad reform his regime from
Ramadan also addressed wom-
en's rights, saying the status of
women was more dependent on
their education than what cover-
ings they choose to wear.
"True empowerment is our
education and job market,".
Ramadan said. "When you are
serious about the education of
women and access to the job mar-
ket, this is what you are doing to
empower women, it's not the way
LSA senior Amre Metwally,
the night's master of ceremonies,
said the event with Ramadan has
been in the works for almost a
year and that planning around
his schedule was the major chal-
lenge. He added that it was unex-
pected that Ramadan focused
so much on transnational issues
rather than the internal politics
of each country.
"It was a refreshing twist
to hear him talk about Muslim
Americans, European Muslims,
and how, once again this issue
goes beyond nationality, beyond
religion, and affects everyone,"
Metwally, who said he visited
family in Egypt this summer,
described the situation as rest-
less, with the population becom-
ing disillusioned about how
quickly changes could take effect
after the revolution.
"Regardless of the how people
feel about the Muslim Brother-
hood (Egypt's dominant political
party), people are relieved to see
someone standing up to the mili-
tary," Metwally said.
LSA junior Zeinab Khalil, MSA
president, said she was impressed
that Ramadan downplayed the
role of Islam in the debate about
the Middle East, instead focusing
on civil society.
"For him, because he's studied
this topic so much, it seems trite,"
Khalil said. "Let's move on and
talk about what people are really
worried about, really thinking
Khalil added she was sur-
prised to hear how much Western
involvement played a role in the
Middle Eastern uprisings.
"You can't dismiss the fact that
it was there, but I wonder if he
was over-emphasizing the role
that the West played during this
uprising," Khalil said. "It's some-
thingI want togo lookmore into."
LSA senior Sarah Awad-Farid,
an MSA member, said the focus
on empowering American Mus-
lims was refreshing.
"I was surprised ... that he
would encourage American Mus-
lims to think outside the box,
to say that you are an American
so you have the right to use lan-
guage that you're used to without
apologizing," Awad-Farid said.
"Don't be passive, be involved in
your communities, because once
you're passive and on the defense,
Awad-Farid added that the
focus on women's rights was
recognition of the issues that
At event, Behar
students to think
By SAM GRINGLAS
For the Daily
While many students sip
drinks from Starbucks every
night to fuel their studies, a few
hundred students started their
night by listening to a speech by
the company's former president
Howard Behar, former Star-
bucks Coffee president, spoke
Monday night in Blau Audito-
rins at an event co-sponsored
by University of Michigan Hil-
lel and the Ross School of Busi-
ness. Behar, author of "It's Not
About the Coffee", emphasized
serving others as the core of any
business or career, even in a field
when profit margins often reign
Throughout his Starbucks
career, which included helping
the company grow from 28 stores
to an international brand, Behar
said he built a culture rooted in
values, rather than dollars.
"If it's not about the coffee,
what is it a bout? It's about the
people, Behar said. "It doesn't
make any difference what you
choose to do. There's really only
one profession in the world:
that's to be of service to another
Behar encouraged students to
develop their lives and careers
based on personal values, rather
than a race for corner offices,
promotions or six-figure sala-
"We forget that what we real-
ly should be chasing is service to
human beings," he said.
As students prepare to enter
the job market, many attend-
ees, including Business gradu-
ate student Matt Jackson, said
they found renewed importance
in seeking a greater purpose in
"It was encouraging to hear
such a high level person talk
about values," Jackson said.
After Behar's speech, Busi-
ness senior Todd Siegel, the
event organizer, said he felt
students reacted positively to
"When you do the right thing,
the rest of it comes with it. That's
an important message," Siegel
Siegel asked Behar to come to
Hillel after hearing him speak
at a conference last November.
When Behar expressed interest
in speaking with the Business
School, Siegel decided to inte-
grate the two groups.
In an interview after his
speech, Behar said he enjoyed
tailoring his speech to college
"It's a wonderful experience
for me ... the fountain of youth
exists on college campuses,"
Behar said. "I get the energy and
the passion of college students. I
want college business students
to at least think a little bit dif-
ferently. You can lead with good
values, caring about people and
you can make money doing it."