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0 Even at 63, Bruce Springsteen
represents hope and America.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, October 3, 2012



'U' begins
search for
library dean
Committee formed collaborative venture between
the University and 52 other
to find Courant's libraries around the world
to digitize works and make
replacement them accessible to the public
- as well as the Google Books
By MOLLY BLOCK Library project, which is digi-
DailyStaffReporter tizing millions of books for use
online and in e-readers.
The University has launched Evrard said the rcommittee
a search effort to hire a new was formed in July, and will
Dean of Libraries. start evaluating candidates next
Paul Courant, the current meth. He added that postings
dean of libraries, will step about the job, which will have
down on Aug. 31, 2013, and the an initial term of five years,
University announced Monday were also made public on Mon-
that Provost Philip Hanlon has day.
assembled a search committee Official recommendations
of administrators, faculty, staff won't be sent until the winter
and students to find Courant's 2013 term, he said, and Provost
replacement. Philip Hanlon will review the
Physics Prof. August Evrard, recommendations and make a
head of the 17-member search final recommendation to the
committee, said as the libraries University's Board of Regents,
have progressed into the digital noting that Hanlon isn't neces-
age, the new dean will need to sarily required to choose from
be dedicated to the ongoing pro- the committee-provided list.
cess of digitizing its collections. Evrard said every field of
"The University of Michigan study is equally pertinent to
library has been out in front in University libraries and in the
effort to digitize its collection of search for a new dean.
print material," he said. "That's "It's not surprising that a
not with the intent of getting rid professor of any subject matter
of prast material, that's with the in the University who has had
intent of improving access for strong ties to the library over
students who may be off cam- their career could certainly be
pus, for example." able to manage this search," he
Under Evrard, the University said. "The library to me is part
Library became involved in the of the central nervous system of
HathiTrust Digital Library - a See LIBRARY, Page 7A

University alum James Detlefs practices with the Ann Arbor Bike Polo Club, on Tuesday. The club meets every Sunday to play on Palmer Field. All their mallets
are custom made by the players using ski polls, and PVC pipe
C proposa limiin
community speakers fails

Measure doesn't
receive needed
two-thirds support
Daily StaffReporter
Despite garnering a majority
of votes from representatives,
the assembly failed to pass a
resolution Tuesday night that

would limit speakers during
the community concerns por-
tion of Central Student Govern-
ment meetings after it did not
achieve the two-thirds major-
ity necessary to amend CSG
operating procedures.
The resolution - which
received 12 votes in favor, 10
votes in opposition and one
abstention - was proposed last
week, and would have allowed
non-students only one oppor-

tunity per semester to address
CSG in regards to non-agenda
items. The, policy would have
hampered efforts by anti-Isra-
el protesters Blaine Coleman
and Mozhgan Savabieasfahani,
who have consistently attended
meetings for years to encour-
age the University to divest
from Israel.
While resolutions about
interns for CSG and funding for
a pep rally on the Diag before

the Michigan State game were
discussed, reforming commu-
nity concerns was the main
topic of discussion for the sec-
ond consecutive week.
Several anti-Israel protest-
ers came to the meeting, some
wielding signs, as the delibera-
tions proceeded. The meeting
grew tense when Assembly
Speaker Michael, Proppe, a
Business junior, gave Sava-
See CSG, Page 7A

\ATA takes next step
in countywide transit

Board files Articles
of Incorporation
to start expansion
Daily StaffReporter
The Ann Arbor Transit
Authority's board of directors
filed Articles of Incorporation
with the Washtenaw County
Clerk on Tuesday to formally

begin the process of expanding
transit services throughout the
The new countywide transit
program will expand and cre-
ate new services in participat-
ing communities as part of the
authority's Five-Year Transit
Some of the proposed coun-
ty-wide services include more
parking spaces for the Park
and Ride program, more bus
stops and new technology
with real-time travel informa-
tion. Current services - such

as the door-to-door service for
disabled residents and seniors
- will also be extended and
improved upon in the commu-
nities, according to the pro-
Ford said in an AATA press
release that the prospect of
countywide expansion has
been well received by the com-
"The support for mass tran-
sit and county-wide service is
overwhelming - 70 percent of
Washtenaw County residents
See AATA, Page 7A

The New York Times Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt discusses the impact of health care on the election in a
event at Blau Auditorium vs Tuesday.
Experts discuss impact of
health care on campaigns

Group campaigns for public art millage

Local organizers
rally support for
city ballot proposal
Daily StaffReporter
As part of an effort to advo-
cate for the city's proposed pub-
lic art millage, a small group of
Ann Arbor residents have start-
ed holding a number of events,

including parties at restaurants
and shops, a pig roast, a concert
and dinners at homes of notable
locals like Ann Arbor Mayor
John Hieftje.
Citizens for Art in Public
Places, an independent group of
residents vying for a public arts
proposal, has initiated the blitz
campaign in support of the pro-
posal. Most of the events, which
have been scheduled between
Sept. 26 and this Sunday, are
volunteer-driven by various resi-

dents, according to campaign
manager Mike Henry.
The proposed millage would
generate about $459,273 in rev-
enue its first year of operation
and would pay for the addition of
art in public spaces throughout
the city.
Henry said he organized the
fundraisers in attempt to raise
awareness on the issue and gar-
ner funds to help offset the costs
of printing and distributing
See MILLAGE, Page 7A

With first debate
tonight, panel talks
contested issue
Daily StaffReporter
On the eve of the first presi-
dential debate, some of the
nation's foremost experts on the
contested subject of health care
policy converged to discuss the
nuances and complications of
U.S. health care reform.

During Tuesday's event, pan-
elists discussed the trials and
tribulations of health care policy
in the United States and ana-
lyzed the role it has played in
the upcoming election. The dis-
cussion was the second of two
forums hosted by the Ross Office
of Tax Policy Research at the
Ross School of Business, that are
designed to raise awareness of
prominent campaign issues.
David Leonhardt, the Wash-
ington bureau chief for The New
York Times, said during the
event that health care reform

has been a critical and divisive
topic of presidential debate for
"(Health care) is a hugely
complicated problem, and that's
why you see it in the subject
of some of the most difficult,
toughest political fights we have
had in this country really for 80
years," Leonhardt said.
He noted that all former pres-
idents who have tried to reform
U.S. health care policy were
"FDR failed to get univer-

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