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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF HILL

UNIVERSITY'S BOARD OF REGENTS
Bernstein,
Diggs win
seats as 'U'
regents

COURTESY OF THE BENTLEY HISTORICAL LIBRARY
Throughout its 100 years, Hill Auditorium has hosted acclaimed speakers such as Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert
hall was designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, who used reinforced concrete and other architectural elements to give Hill its famous acoustics.
The University Musical Society will host celebratory events during Feb. 2013 in honor of Hill's centennial, Turn to the B-Side, inside, to read more.
ELECTION 2012
Law Prof. McCor-mack claims-
sea on state ureme ourt

Results delayed as
several counties
slow to report
vote tallies
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily StaffReporter
Riding the coattails of the
national ticket, Democratic
nominees- for the University's
Board of Regents Shauna Ryder
Diggs and Mark Bernstein nar-
rowly prevailed over Republican
nominees Robert Steele and Dan
Horning in Tuesday's election.
University regents are elected
on a statewide ballot. As of 10:30
p.m., Bernstein and Diggs are up
to 2,135,360 and 1,891,284 votes,
respectively, compared to Steele's
1,595,608 votes and Horning's
1,590,603 votes.
Bernstein and Diggs's vic-
tory will continue the Demo-
crats' current 6-2 majority on
the board. The two newcomers
will replace outgoing Democratic
members S. Martin Taylor (D-
Grosse Pointe Farms) and Olivia
Maynard (D-Goodrich).
When returns began com-
ing in from around the state at
about 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, Horn-
ing and Steele took an early lead,

benefiting from primarily rural
and strongly Republican report-
ing counties. However, even as
more suburban districts began to
submit results, the race became
more competitive throughout
the evening and into Wednesday
morning.
The result was not definitively
determined until early Wednes-
day afternoon when Wayne
County - a primarily Demo-
cratic area that includes Detroit
- registered 1.4-million votes,
of which Bernstein and Diggs
received 547,407 and 503,560
respectively, placing them ahead
of their Republican challengers.
As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Diggs had been running in last
place among the four candi-
dates but now leads Horning and
Steele by about 300,000 votes
each. Bernstein leads each of the
Republicans by more than half a
million votes.
As of 10:30 p.m., only Genesse
County, which is a Democratic
stronghold, had not yet reported
its results.
Speaking from the statewide
Democratic Party election event
in Detroit, Bernstein said he was
thrilled by the success that his
campaign had achieved.
"I am greatly honored by the
possibility of being able to serve
See REGENTS, Page SA

Two GOP justices
also elected to the
state's high court
By PETER SHAHIN
Daily StaffReporter
With 97 percent of precincts
across the state reporting, it
appears Justice Stephen Mark-
man, a conservative, and Uni-

versity Law Prof. Bridget Mary
McCormack, a liberal, will
assume seats on Michigan's
Supreme Court to retain the
court's 4-3 conservative major-
ity.
Markman will keep his seat as
the incumbent, and McCormack
will replace retiring liberal Jus-
tice Marilyn Kelly, who was not
eligible to run again due to age.
Justice Brian Zahra, a conser-
vative whom Republican Gov.

Rick Snyder appointed last year
to filla partial term, also secured
his seat by beating out Sheila
Johnson, the liberal challenger,
by a margin of 50-41. Mindy
Barry, an independent challeng-
er, garnered the remaining 9 per-
cent of the vote. Zahra will serve
on the court until Jan. 1,2015.
McCormack led Markman
slightly in overall votes with
each having about 23 percent of
the popular vote. The nearest

challenger, Republican-backed
Colleen O'Brien, trailed Mark-
man by more than 100,000 votes
as of 6:30 p.m.
Speaking at a Democratic
rally in Detroit Tuesday evening,
McCormack said she was proud
of the way her campaign was
conducted,,and she looks for-
ward to assuming her place on
the bench.
"I think we worked extreme-
See MCCORMACK, Page 5A

ACADEMICS
Winter 2013
LSA theme
semester will
focus on race

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impac
experi
front
Semes
The
Are W
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Museu
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sity M
starti
of the
semes

atural History The exhibit combines inter-
active features, graphics, photo-
useum exhibit graphs and historical artifacts
to address the "everyday experi-
o be center of ence of living with race," accord-
ing to the project's website.
program Amy Harris, the Understand-
ing Race faculty co-chair and
By DANIELLE director of the University of
STOPPELMANN Michigan Museum of Natural
Daily StaffReporter History, said she proposed LSA
incorporate the topic of race into
mining race and how it the Winter 2013 Theme Semester
ts relationships and life after confirming that the exhibit
ences will serve as fore- was coming to the University.,
of the Winter 2013 Theme "I think it will be a fantastic
ter, Understanding Race. opportunity for students to talk,
virtual exhibit "RACE: to learn more about the socially
Ve So Different?" - which constructed concept of race,"
eveloped by the Science Harris said. "What they'll learn
sm of Minnesota in 2007 at the exhibit is that there's not
be featured in the Univer- biological basis for the idea, that
useum of Natural History it's something that society has
ag Feb.'9 and serve as part created as a way of separating
foundation of the theme people."

Students discuss campus bike resources at campus bus stop.
First Bike Week promotes
proper two-wheeler care
New resources one last hurrah as the Univer- dence Hall and Pierpont Com
cit "l bwt it fire Av k R; ll eIXAI earn irea i

LOCAL PERFORMANCE
Matisyahu
to bring
college tour
to Blind Pig
Reggae singer
discusses identity,'
new release
By JACKSON HOWARD
Daily Arts Writer
Just as KISS is known for its
makeup, Flavor Flav for his watch
and Michael Jackson for his
glove, Matisya-
hu was known Matisphu
for his beard. In
December, the Thursday at
singer shocked 6:30 p.m.
the world by The Blind Pig
shaving his
facial hair and From $28
renouncing his
Orthodox Jewish identity. It was
a big change for an artist who is
recognized for his religion and
appearance almost as much as his
music, but, contrary to what peo-
ple may think, the transformation
didn't happen overnight.
See MATISYAHU, Page SA

I-

st

sity celearates its nrst ever B ie
ipport campus Week.
Sponsored by the Univer-
sustainability sity's Program in the Environ-
ment, the event began Monday
By JEN CALFAS and runs through Friday. The
Daily StaffReporter week is designed to educate
the community about new bike
hough many students will repair stations on North and
stow their bicycles away Central Campuses.
the imminent arrival of The Universityinstalledbike
er, cyclists are getting pumps at North Quad Resi-

mons, as wei as a repair standa
at the Central Campus Trans-
portation Center on Oct. 29.
The Bike Air Pumps and Fix-It
Station project, launched this
fall, funded the installations
with a $10,000 grant from the
University.
University President Mary
Sue Coleman launched the
Plant Blue Student Innovation
See BIKE WEEK, Page 5A

TI
soon
with
wint

ter.

See RACE, PageSA

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