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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, November 29, 2012

michigandaily.com
LEGAL DISPUTE
Embroiled
in scandal,
neurology
prof. retires

Firefighters arrive at the scene at the Art and Architecture Building on North Campus Wednesday where a small fire was reported.
Sma llfire igites on . Camus

None injured as
fire starts from
kilns in Art and
Architecture Bldg.
By ADAM RUBENFIRE and
AUSTEN HUFFORD
Daily News Editor and
Staff Reporters
A small fire was reported in
the Art and Architecture Build-
ing on North Campus Wednes-
day evening.
Flames were seen comingfrom

the building's sculpture studios
by multiple witnesses. Sources
at the scene said multiple Huron
Valley Ambulances, Ann Arbor
Fire Department Fire Engines
and University Police vehicles
were located outside the building
to evacuate students, faculty and
staff and suppress the fire.
AAFD Battalion Chief Rob-
ert Vogel confirmed that the fire
originated from a pottery kiln
inside the sculpture studio. He
said the first firefighters on the
scene were from Station5, which
is located near the Northwood
Apartments on Beal Road near
North Campus. He said no inju-

ries were reported as a result of
the fire.
Vogel said that the walls of the
sculpture room and surround-
ing equipment were damaged
by the flames, but the building
itself is safe. Shortly after the
fire was extinguished, students
were allowed to return to work
in other areas of the building.
Vogel said the burned kiln
was full of student pieces. It's
not clear what projects, if any,
survived the flames. Witnesses
estimated that flames inside
the studio were about eight feet
high.
He added that evacuation of

students, faculty and staff was
quick and efficient, and a fire
marshal will now inspect the
room to estimate damage and
determine if the studio is safe
for occupancy.
The University's Emergency
Alert System was activated at
about 7:00 p.m., advising recipi-
ents to stay away from the build-
ing. University Police reported
that the fire was extinguished at
about 7:04 p.m, and there were
no injuries.
Fire alarms inside the build-
ing were still activated and fire-
fighters remained on the roof of
the building as of about 7:15 p.m.

By ADAM RUBENFIRE and
AUSTEN HUFFORD
Daily News Editor and
Daily Staff Reporters
Neurology Prof. Sidney Gil-
man - who was accused by the
U.S. Securities and Exchanges.
Commission of assisting hedge
fund investors in a historically
lucrative $276-million insider
trading scheme - has retired
from his rsition at the Uni-
versity, according to a Univer-
sity of Michigan Health System
spokesman.
UMHS pokesman Pete Bar-
key said ir 4astatement Wednes-
day afte noon that Gilman
retired fr In his position effec-
tive Tue ay. Gilman was the
Willian, .^Heldman Distin-
guished University Professor of
Neurology.
Gilman served as the chair
of the Department of Neurol-
ogy from 1977 to 2004, and
received the Medical School's
2010 Distinguished Achieve-
ment Award. UMHS also holds
an annual Sid Gilman and Carol
Barbour Lecture in Neurosci-
ence, and the hospital's neu-
rology service is named in his

honor
Barkey declined to comment
on whether the name of the ser-
vice or the lectureship would
be changed.
In a civil lawsuit filed Nov.
20 in the U.S. District Court in
the Southern District of New
York, the SEC alleged that Gil-
man received about $100,000
to inform Mathew Martoma,
a hedge fund portfolio man-
ager for CR Intrinsic Investors,
about the progress and negative
results of a clinical trial for an
Alzheimer's drug being devel-
oped by the Elan Corporation
and Wyeth, Inc., now owned by
Pfizer, Inc.
The SEC claims that CR
Intrinsic accumulated $276
million in profits or avoided
losses by short selling andliqui-
dating its stock before Gilman
made a public announcement
about the drug on July 29,
2008. The SEC also asserts
Martoma received a $9.3-mil-
lion bonus from CR Intrinsic
in 2008, much of which came
from trades made on Gilman's
information.
Gilman earned about
See SCANDAL, Page SA

STATE POLICY
Gov. Snyder
outlines state
energy goals in
annual address

TEEN PARENTS

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State
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crowd
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for en
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Sny
proble

nyder says he faces today is not having exten-
sive legislation for alternative
)pes to promote energy.
"If you look at the federal gov-
more fracking ernment, this is true not just of
the recent administration but for
By KATIE BURKE many years, we lack a compre-
Daily StaffReporter hensive natural energy policy,"
Snyder said.
TTLE CREEK - After He added he hopes to continue
y getting kicked in the face the practice of hydraulic fractur-
itch McGary at Tuesday ing - also known as fracking, a
s men's basketball game at process used to extract petro-
r Arena, Republican Gov. leum or natural gas from the
Snyder kicked off his new ground - as long asit is still done
;y and environment initia- carefully.
ere Wednesday morning. "We have an asset, that I think
rder spoke at Michigan we're underutilizing on the
University's W.K. Kellogg energy front," Snyder said. "And
gical Station to a small that's our natural gas resources
I of government, trade in this state."
L and university officials. The fracking process involves
tlined his long-term goals injecting water, sand and chemi-
ergy efficiency and afford- cals into the ground to release
y along with environmen- natural gas deposits by break-
otection, urging repeatedly ing the rocks that contain them,
an do better." according to a University press
rder said one of the biggest release. The state willbe working
ems the federal government See SNYDER, Page 5A

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
CSG
delays
election
results
Final vote tallies
expected by noon
today
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily StaffReporter
Though polls closed for the
CSG November elections at mid-
night, results from the election
will not be released until at least
noon Thursday.
Only eight students regis-
tered as candidates for the 18
representative positions avail-
able in the Assembly for the
November election, which is
primarily held to fill vacancies
in the legislative body.
The more contentious March
election featured greater com-
petition for students seeking
representative positions, as
well as a presidential election,
17 election complaints and an
CeerCG. Pae SA

TODD NEEDLE/Daily
Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra of 'Teen Mom' speak about their experiences with adoption and fame at an
event hosted by Students for Life at Rackham Auditorium. For more, see page 3A.
G(i EEK L F E
'U' chapter of ZBT fraternity
shut down by nat'l organization

House closed
due to "unsafe
environment"
By TUI RADEMAKER
Daily StaffReporter
Years after being removed
from the University's Interfra-
ternity Council, the national

headquarters of Zeta Beta Tau
fraternity officially shut down
the organization's Eta chapter
on Tuesday.
ZBT officials from the Uni-
versity's chapter were not
available to be reached for
comment.,
The national body alleged
that the University's chapter
house had become an "unsafe
environment," prompting its

decision to officially close the
chapter, according to a cur-
rent ZBT member at the Uni-
versity who wished to remain
anonymous because fraternity
members were not authorized
to speak publicly about the
matter.
The ZBT member said there
have long been hazing allega-
tions against the chapter, but
See ZBT, Page SA

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