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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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VIGIL FOR LIFE

AROUND ANN ARBOR
Borders
space to
be filled by
mid-2013

TODD NEEDLE/Daily
Members of Students for Life hold a vigil on the Diag on Tuesday, which marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in toe o. Wade.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
outlines new budget

Multiple food,
retail and office
tenants to take
E. Liberty building
By K.C. WASSMAN
Daily News Editor
Upon completion of a major
remodel, the former, original
Borders store on East Liberty
Street will once again have ten-
ants.
Brendan Cavender, a real-
estate broker at Colliers Inter-
national, said the space is being
renovated to fit retail shops and
restaurants on the ground floor
and offices on the second floor.
The construction, which start-
ed in late November, is expected
to be completed this summer
and will include between five
and seven new storefronts on the
East Liberty side of the building,
Cavender said.
"Right now what's happen-

ing is the landlord is demo-ing
out the whole building," Caven-
der said. "They have plans to do
major upgrades on the outside
and completely update and redo
the interior."
The space is owned by
Hughes Properties, who bought
the building in June 2012. Ron
Hughes, the company's execu-
tive, said they have had many
businesses express interest inthe
property, and he hopes to have
tenants move in by the middle of
2013.-
"We've had tremendous
response for leasing the build-
ing," Hughes said. "We have in
various stages, about 80 percent
of the building pre-leased."
Cavender said Colliers is in
"final negotiations" with mul-
tiple businesses, but couldn't dis-
close the names of the potential
tenants. He added that they hope
to have a mix of local and nation-
al businesses in the space.
Rich Bellas, board president of
the State Street Area Association,
See BORDERS, Page 3A

$341K budget
mainly dedicated
to student orgs
By AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR
Daily StaffReporter
On Tuesday evening, the
Central Student Government
convened for the second time of

the winter semester to propose a
budget for the remainder of the
academic year.
CSG proposed to budget
$340,740 to be used during the
course of the term. Of this total,
$203,385 would go to operating
expenses of the CSG and the
Student Organization Fund-
ing Commission, and $92,800
would be used to fund CSG-
sponsored activities.

FUNDING TO
COMMITTEES
AND COMMISSIONS
Representatives proposed
that $44,519 ofthe budgetwould
be allocated toward funding the
various committees and com-
missions of CSG.
The newly formed Entre-
preneurship Commission was
allocated $8,100, the largest

allocation to any. of the CSG
commissions this term.
CSG President Manish Parikh
justified the large budget alloca-
tion claiming that the work of
the Entrepreneurship Commis-
sion is expected to be "the most
high-impact work the CSG has
ever participated in."
Parikh outlined that the
budget will mainly go toward
See CSG, Page 3A

CITY GOVERNMENT
City welcomes
new members
to A2 council

G--GETTIN' TRASHED

Members focused
on services, transit
and budget
By FARONE RASHEED
Daily StaffReporter
Three new City Council mem-
bers will take their seats in the
new session of city council after
being elected in November.
City councilmember Sumi
Kailasapathy (D-Ward 1), a
native of Sri Lanka, came to Ann
Arbor after fleeing an impend-
ing revolution in the south Asian
country.
After her education at Welles-
ley College and the New School
in New York City, a teaching
opportunity at Eastern Michigan
University brought Kailasapa-
thy to Ann Arbor, where she has
lived for 13 years. Since then, she
has practiced as a certified public
accountant. Kailasapathy claims
this experience has motivated
her to pursue local politics and
has inspired her to focus on plans
for the new fiscal cycle.
"We can do better with our
budgets and how we prioritize
and choose to spend," Kailasapa-

thy said. "I look at their budgets
and finances and I feel like I can
add something to this (job)."
Kailasapathy said she was
unsurprised byvoters' choices on
the city's recent ballot initiatives.
"It was a clear backlash -
people are having a construc-
tion fatigue," Kailasapathy said,
referring to the voters' rejection
of Proposal 1, the Ann Arbor Dis-
trict Library Downtown bond
proposal.
Kailasapathy's top priorities
include building up core services,
reigning in unfunded pension
and health care liabilities, and
protecting parks and environ-
mental resources. She also hopes
to bring more transparency and
accountability to the council.
"We are their servants and I
owe it to them," Kailasapathy
said. "My duty is to my people -
the people who elected me."
Councilmember Sally Hart
Petersen (D-Ward 2) came to
Ann Arbor from North Attlebor-
ough, Mass. in 1996. She received
an MBA from the Harvard Busi-
ness School.
Since relocating to Ann Arbor,
Petersen has had a prolific career
in both the public and private
See COUNCIL, Page 3A

Planet Blue Student Leaders donned hazmat suits and sorted through trash collected from Mary Markley Hall at a
North Campus Service Building. They collected discarded valuables and recyclable materials. The activity revealed
the waste-stream volume of one campus building in one day. The group will donate any valuables they find.
ONLINE
Students cover variety of
topics on 'Michiblogs' site

PHILANTHROPY
Student org
fundraises
for summer
program
Camp supports
kids with families
affected by cancer
ByASHWINI NATARAJAN
Daily StaffReporter
Being the child of a parent
with cancer can be emotion-
ally and physically stressful. To
combat this, the University's
chapter of Camp Kesem has con-
sistently provided a bit of magic,
or "kesem" in Hebrew, to serve
as a period of respite for children
coping with family illness.
Camp Kesem is a student-run
organization that coordinates
and fundraises for a free week-
long summer camp for children
whose parents currently have or
have had cancer. The organiza-
tion also strives to empower col-
lege students by teaching them
leadership skills through orga-
nizing fundraising projects and
volunteering as camp counselors.
The project started at Stanford
University in 2000 and has since
grown to 41 chapters. The Uni-
versity's chapter started in 2011
and now has about 40 members.
See SUMMER, Page 3A

Site provides cures and calculus classes, the
student has several thoughts
platform for and conversations about the
basketball upset from the pre-
creativity vious night, favorite recipes,
social issues and various other
By ARIANA ASSAF topics.
Daily StaffReporter Now, these thoughts can
become public thanks to a
eer into the mind of a Uni- blogging site run by Business
ity student. junior Andy Green.
between economics lec- Green formed Michiblogs in

the summer of 2012 as a way
to showcase student creativ-
ity. The site contains 23 blogs
maintained by University
students, with topics ranging
from art and music to accounts
of students' everyday lives,
including study abroad jour-
nals, do-it-yourself projects,
sports coverage and- global
issues.
See MICH IBLOGS, Page 3A

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