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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, January 10, 2013


West to be
new dean
of U' Law

Associate dean will
succeed Caminker
in September
Daily News Editors
University Provost Philip
Hanlon announced Wednesday
afternoon the appointment of
Mark West as the Law School's
17th dean.
West's assignment contin-
ues a longstanding tradition of
appointing Law School deans
from within the University. West
is currently the associate dean
for academic affairs at the Law
School and the Nippon Life Pro-
fessor of Law.
"Mark West brings to -the
deanship the valued strengths of
brilliant scholarship'and strong
academic administration," Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Cole-
man said in a statement. "His
overall expertise and insight
make Mark an exceptional choice
to lead one of the nation's pre-

mier legal education programs."
West joined the Law School
in 1998 as an assistant professor.
Since, he has served as director
of the U-M Center for Japanese
Studies as well as director of the
Law School's Center for Interna-
tional and Comparative Law. His
expertise is in criminal and Japa-
nese law.
West earned his law degree
from Columbia University School
of Law, where he was an editor
for the Columbia Law Review.
During his time at Columbia, he
focused on Japanese law in prep-
aration for a career in academia,
and has since written five books
on Japanese culture and law.
West earned his bachelor's
degree from Rhodes College. He
also studied and taught at the
University of Tokyo and Kyoto
University in Japan. He has also
been honored as a Fulbright
Scholar, an Abe Fellow and a fel-
low of the Japan Society for Pro-
motion of Science.
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily, West said he
learned of his promotion only
See DEAN, Page 5A

Marching Band Director Scott Boerma looks out over Michigan Stadium wwduring the Wolverine's game against Iowa.
Marching Band. director resigns

Boerma to become
director of bands at
Western Mich.
Daily StaffReporter and
Daily News Editor
Scott Boerma, Marching
Band director and an associ-
ate professor of conducting,
resigned Tuesday evening to
assume the position of direc-
tor of bands at his alma mater,
Western Michigan University
in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Ina statement on the March-
ing Band's Facebook page,
University Director of Bands
Michael Haithcock announced
the resignation and wished
Boerma well.
"Today Professor Scott
Boerma announced his resig-
nation as Director of the Michi-
gan Marching Band to students
in their post-bowl wrap up
meeting," Haithcock said.
"Dr. Boerma is leaving UM to
take his 'dream job' as Direc-
tor of Bands at his alma mater,
Western Michigan University.
While we are all very sad Pro-
fessor Boerma will leave us, we
are thrilled his dream has come

In an interview Wednes-
day, Boerma said he decided to
announce his decision early in
the semester so the band has a
plan in place to move forward.
"It is our highest priority to
make sure (the transition) is
smooth for the students," Boer-
ma said.
Boerma will continue to lead
the Marching Band until the
end of the semester. He will
begin his position at WMU in
Haithcock said in an inter-
view he has not yet named
Boerma's replacement.
"He was just offered the
job at Western Michigan right
around the holidays so there is a

bunch of institutional steps we
have to go through to consider
(his replacement)," Haithcbck
said. "Because it's the first day
of school we have not been able
to get very far in the process."
Boerma's dedication to
the program was evident in
remarks from his students
regarding his departure.
LSA junior Zach Salander,
a horn player, expressed his
gratitude for all that.Boerma
has done for both him and the
program. .. .
"He will truly be missed. He
helped me make my dreams
come true, and I will always be
thankful for that. It was always
See BAND, Page 5A

University targets IT
budget for cost savings

NextGen Michigan
aims to consolidate
campus systems
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's Information
Technology Council - a group
of professors, administrators
and staff members that develop

IT policy for the University - is
striving to enhance its reputa-
tion through a two-year-old
initiative called NextGen Michi-
gan, which plans to reduce the
costs of IT services for the Uni-
versity while simultaneously
improving its overall service.
ITC is working to consolidate
many services, such as serv-
ers, data, e-mailing and storage,
to cut costs, avoid redundancy
and provide a better service for

everyone, according to Laura
Patterson, the University's Chief
Information Officer.
"We're building a shared
service where many people can
come together and provide a
service to everyone on campus,"
Patterson said. "In doing that,
you are able to both drive down
the cost efficiently and improve
the service overall that's being
provided to everyone."
See TECH; Page 5A

Anti-Israel advertisement dispute

Unique donation to hospital
spurs similar contributions

continues with new AATA policy
Coleman, AATA to Neurosurgery Prof. Hugh nosed with a glioblastoma
Garton and Medical School tiforme - one of the deac
write supplemental resident Shawn Hervey-Jump- forms of brain tumors - in
er, two of Carolin's doctors, amygdala, an area in the I
briefs for judge described him as "super gen- that processes emotion

n his

Daily Staff Reporter
On Dec. 29, 2007, C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital admitted a
rare patient: Laurence Carolin,
a 13-year-old diagnosed with a
malignant brain tumor.

tle" yet deter mine d, . vibrant
yet introspective. He cooked
gourmet meals for his doctors
and listened to U2 religiously,-
prompting his name to pop
up around the Department
of Neurosurgery on a weekly
Garton said Carolin was diag-

According to Carolin's moth-
er, Lisa Carolin, he began devel-
oping a mysterious myriad of
symptoms in late 2007 - poor
vision, balance, fatigue and
Carolin said her son was
See AATA, Page SA

13-year-old patient
inspires new
research on brain
Daily StaffReporter
No resolution was reached
yesterday during a conference
between the Ann Arbor Tran-
sit Authority and Ann Arbor
resident Blaine Coleman in
an endless battle over AATA's
decision not to post Coleman's

advertisement featuring anti-
Israeli sentiments on their
The two-year-old case con-
tinues as both parties were
asked 'to submit supplemen-
tal briefs before U.S. District
Judge Mark Goldsmith makes
his decision, possibly in the
next few weeks.
In January of 2011, Cole-
man purchased advertisement
space on the side of an Ann
Arbor bus. The ad had many
images of skulls accompanied
by the words "Boycott Israel".

The AATA rejedted the adver-
tisement, asserting that the
advertisement violated two
provisions of its policy: that
the advertisement be in "good
taste" and that it "not contain
any scorn or ridicule".
However, in September 2012
Goldsmith ruled that AATA's
advertising policy was uncon-
stitutional. Coleman, however,
sought further relief, arguing
that his first amendment right
to free speech guaranteed
him the right to purchase the
See BRAIN, Page 5A

Bso. 0 Born this way?
Daily Arts presentsth sbeColumist Harsha Nahata argues
albums, films, TV shows, video that effort, not race, determines
gamesandmore!academic success.
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