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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Friday, October 12, 2012



Mass e-mails
Haven Hall

Provost, LSA dean
express concern
over the incident
Daily Staff Reporter
Administrators sent state-
ments to the University com-
munity on Thursday deploring
alleged vandalism that occurred
earlier this week in Haven Hall.
University Provost Philip
Hanlon and LSA Dean Terrence
McDonald sent mass e-mails on
Thursday expressing concern
over the incident, which is still
under investigation.
Late Monday night or early
Tuesday morning, informa-
tional posters - includingthose
supporting LGBT rights, black
rights, feminism and multi-
cultural programming - were
reportedly torn from bulletin
boards in several departments
in Haven Hall.
Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown
said a number of postings on
four floors of Haven Hall were
dismantled, but not all of them
were discriminatorily biased.

The incident is being investi-
gated by DPS as a malicious
destruction of property, Brown
said, but the department does
not believe the alleged crime
was a discriminatory incident.
Still, some graduate students
and professors have argued
that the incident constitutes a
biased act, claiming that van-
dals seemed to primarily target
academic departments focused
on multicultural education.
About 30 graduate students
posted fliers in Mason and
Angell Halls that supported
free speech and tolerance in
response on Wednesday night.
Hanlon's e-mail - which
was sent at about 4:20 p.m. on
Thursday - condemned van-
dalism and intolerance but
refrained from directly refer-
ring to the vandalism as a bias
"This act of destruction and
intolerance is not Michigan,"
Hanlon wrote in the e-mail.
"Michigan is the sharing of
diverse viewpoints and ideas in
a safe environment grounded in
mutual respect."
Hanlon concluded his e-mail
by urging students to remember

University President Mary Sue Coleman speaks in Rackham Auditorium on Thursday at an event honoring former first lady Betty Ford.
University remembers
first lady Betty Ford

Ford broke taboos trailblazer in fighting breast
cancer and substance abuse con-
surrounding tinues on, both at the University
and beyond.
substance abuse, Students, faculty and Ann
Arbor residents gathered in
breast cancer Rackham Auditorium on Thurs-
day afternoon to celebrate her
By KASEY KOX efforts on the important issues.
For the Daily The tribute to the former first
lady featured numerous notable
Though Betty Ford passed figures - including Michael
away last July, her legacy as a Ford, the eldest son of Gerald

and Betty Ford, Congressman
John Dingell (D-Mich.), Uni-
versity President Mary Sue
Coleman and Sanford Weill, for-
mer CEO of Citigroup and the
namesake of Weill Hall, which
houses the Ford School of Public
Policy - and speeches on Ford's
Inherkeynote address, Nancy
G. Brinker, the founder of Susan
G. Komen for the Cure, said pub-
lic awareness and discussion of

breast cancer has made strides
with the help of Ford, the first
public figure to openly discuss
her battle with the disease.
Brinker noted that while
today's generation of students
recognizes breast cancer as a
prominent issue, the topic was
largely taboo during Ford's era,
creating challenges for fighting
the cause amid a culture that
banned the word "breast" on

in dorms
Group registered
about 5,000
voters this year
Daily Staff Reporter
Students in many of the
University's residence halls
woke to the sound of knock-
ing on their doors a few Sat-
urdays ago. As they stumbled
out of bed to investigate
the commotion, they were
greeted by members of the
University's chapter of Col-
lege Democrats, urging them
to register to vote before the
Oct. 9 deadline.
The group referred to its
effort as the "dorm storm,"
a centerpiece of its project
to register voters and ener-
gize Democrats in the resi-
dence halls. This year is the
first presidential election
in which groups other than
the non-partisan Central
Student Government com-
mission, Voice Your Vote,
may canvass in the residence
See CANVASS, Page 3

Vice presidential
candidates spar
inheated debate
Oncampus, Kennedy" to Ryan referencing
Biden's past verbal gaffes.
students enjoy Political Science Prof.
Michael Heaney said tradition-
spirited contest ally, vice presidential debates
do not hold a heavy influence on
By KATIE BURKE the outcome of the election.
Daily StaffReporter Still, he
noted that they
In the wake of last Wednes- can help shape D
day's presidential debate, stu- the public 12012
dents gathered for another image for the lumEN
round of viewing parties as the presidential jji
vice presidential candidates candidate for
faced off in a testy debate before the remainder
a national audience. of the campaign seasons
Vice President Joe Biden and "The one thing I would say
Republican vice . presidential the vice presidential debates
nominee Paul Ryan squared off potentially can do is they can
Thursday at Centre College in help to create a media narrative
Danville, Ky. for the first and that helps or hurts a campaign,"
only vice presidential debate of Heaney said.
the 2012 election cycle. Heaney said there could be
in hosior of the event, the implications for the Obama
Donstic Policy Corps held a campaign following a debate in
viewing party in Weill Hall's which both candidates appeared
Annenberg Auditorium, while strong and well-prepared.
the University's chapter of Col- "Biden's performance was
lege Republicans held a similar relatively better than Obama's,"
party at the Ross School of Busi- Heaney said. "I can imagine
ness. people coming out and saying
Students reacted in accor- Biden knows what he's doing in
dance to their political opinions the debates but Obama doesn't."
as Biden and Ryan exchanged He said ultimately it was
zingers throughout the debate, a lose-lose situation for the
from Biden calling Ryan "Jack See DEBATE, Page 5

On Thursday, a member of a construction crew works in one new restaurant that will replace White Market.
Pizza, sandwich shops to open
in former White Market space

Other restaurants
don't view new
stores as threats to
their business
Daily Staff Reporter
Following the closure of
White House MarketinAugust,
and College Shoe Repair in
2010, two new restaurants are

slated to fill the vacancies on
East William Street this sum-
mer and add to the city's culi-
nary scene.
Firehouse Subs, a family-
owned operation with more
than 525 restaurants in 32 U.S.
states and Puerto Rico, is open-
ing its second Michigan loca-
tion in Ann Arbor. For students
seeking a slice of pizza rather
than a sandwich, they will be
able to head right next door
to Wisconsin-based Toppers

John Kupiec - the Michigan
representative for Firehouse
Subs, which will feature subs,
salads and sides such as chili -
said the chain's goal is to open
2,000 locations by 2020, with
59 in Michigan alone.
"We're looking to expand
into trade areas that are
expanding in terms of popula-
tion," Kupiec said. "Ann Arbor
is a great community, and obvi-
of Michigan ... it's a great com-


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