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Thursday, September 27, 2012

michigandaily.com

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
'U' research
funding hits
all-time high
at $1.27B

* * * E L E C T I 0 N 2 0 1 2 ,* * *

In last fiscal
year, allocation
increased 3 percent
By IAN DILLINGHAM
For the Daily
Research funding at the Uni-
versity reached a record high of
$1.27 billion last fiscal year, rep-
resenting a 3-percent increase in
total funds received compared
to fiscal year 2011, according to a
report published Sept.-20.
Stephen Forrest, the Univer-
sity's vice president of research,
said the . $37.5 million increase
was not as pronounced as it has
been in previous years due to
decreases ih federal funding.
"(The budget increase is) not as
big as amounts we've seen in the
past, but the biggest impact on
the negative side has been the fact
that the (American Renewal and
Recovery Act) program has basi-

cally drawn to a close," he said in
an interview.
Despite the increase in fund-
ing, total federal contributions
to the research budget declined
by 3.6 percent due to a $60.4 mil-
lion decrease in funding from
stimulus programs. The overall
increase primarily came from a
combination of private, industrial
and internal sources.
"If you subtract out the loss
due to reduction in ARRA fund-
ing, (other funds) all went up and
,that was pretty surprising to us,"
Forrest said. "We actually had a
very good year in spite of the fact
that the federal budget increase
was pretty weak."
The University saw funding
increases from federal agen-
cies such as the National Science
Foundation, the Department
of Energy, the Department of
Defense, NASA and the Depart-
ment of Transportation. The
most notable decrease came from
See FUNDING, Page 6A

SAM SERGI AND PAUL5HERMAN/Daily
Battleground Ohio
Obamaf~, Romney square off n the Buckeye State

Candidates are going the distance to win the
heart of the heartland.
canvass across key Speaking in Ohio Wednesday,
President Barack Obama and
swing state Republican presidential nomi-
nee Mitt Romney were only 25
By STEVE ZOSKI and miles apart, but in their speech-
TUI RADEMAKER es the two candidates hoped to
Daily StaffReporters demonstrate that their policies
are much farther apart.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - While Obama spoke here, on
With only 40 days until Election the campus of Bowling Green
Day, the presidential candidates State University, and also at Kent

State University, Romney visited
the city of Toledo, which is hotly
contested, and swept with politi-
cal advertising.
Both candidates have visited
Toledo this month, and it has.
been the eighth hottest media
market in terms of political
advertising, according to NBC.
NBC reported that in Septem-
ber, Romney's campaign spent
$1 million on advertising in the
city, while Obama has invested

For complete coverage of the
events from Bowling Green and
Toledo turn to page 7A.
around $760,000.
Obama has visited the state
fifteen times this year, accord-
ing to Mark Knoller, the CBS
News White House correspon-
dent..Romney has visited the
state 10 times since May 1, and
seven times during the prima-
ries, according to the Associated
See OHIO, Page 6A

4 iCAMPUS EVENT
Health and Wellness Fair
promotes active lifestyles

First-ever event
features former
NFL players
By ASHWINI NATARAJAN
For the Daily
Despite looming rain clouds,
the first fall Health and Well-
ness Fair still spread its message
of well-being and vitality to the
University on Wednesday after-
noon.
Located in the plazabetween
the new South Hall and Weill

Hall, the event featured 20
booths, including a farmers
market and a massage sta-
tion. The goal of the event was
to inform students, staff and
faculty about healthy lifestyle
changes.
The fair was organized by
Shawna McManus, the direc-
tor of human resources at the
University's Law School, and
Heather Anderson, a University
administrative assistant. Both
are MHealthy champions, a role
dedicated to encourage healthy
habits within their division,
school or department.

McManus and Anderson said
the goal of the fair was to share
their mission with students and
promote MHealthy's goals.
"This is a lifestyle that we
both live," Anderson said. "We
are active, we eat healthy, and
within both of our offices this
is something we wanted to gain
and keep in motion ... so this is
something on alarger scale."
The fair also featured vis-
its by former NFL players Dan
Mozes and Damion Cook.
Both players are now physi-
cal trainers and employees
See HEALTH, Page 6A

LSA sophomore Harleen Kaur and Public Policy senior Shelley Kaur light.candles on the Diag during a vigil Wednesday.
Students honor victims
of Wisc. Sikh shooting

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Hopscotch Detroit seeks to bring
community-building to the city

C
un
pro
Witt
70 stu
steps
Librar

)rganizationS honor the victims of the Wis-
consin Sikh Gurudwara Shoot-
iite on Diag to ing that occurred early last
month. ,
mote tolerance The vigil, organized by the
Sikh Student Association, drew
ByKASEY COX representatives from student
For theDaily groups including the Hindu
Students Council, University of
h candles in hand, about Michigan Hillel, South Asian
dents gathered on the Awareness Network, Interfaith
of the Hatcher Graduate Action, the Coalition for Queer
y Wednesday night to People of Color and MuJew

- a group that promotes Mus-
lim and Jewish collaboration.
Together, selected members of
the organizations spoke to raise
*awareness about hate crimes
and social injustice.
Though more than a month
has passed since the tragedy -
in which awhite shooter entered
the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Oak
Creek, Wisc., killing six people
and wounding three - students
See SIKH, Page 7A

Group breaks
world record for
longest course
By MARIE TYSMAN
For the Daily
University alumni hopped
their wav o nfame astee rakend

in Detroit, where they helped
break the world record for lon-
gest hopscotch course.
The project was initiated by
Wedge, a design firm based in
Detroit and founded by four
University alumni in May
2012. Wedge works primarily
with artists and new design-
ers, along with some non-profit
Liounms that seek hieb duality

designs at low costs.
Beginning last Tuesday,
groups of 25 volunteers spent
four days creating the hop-
scotch course that spanned
4.2 miles. The course started
in Campus Martius Park and
hopped through downtown
Detroit to Gullen Mall, Wayne
State University's equivalent
Se HOPSCOTC. Pan 7A

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