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Ann Arbor, Michigan Thursday, January 31, 2013 michigandailycom
UNION PURE CHEMISTRY
LEO puts on
flashmob in
Mason Hall
Faculty dances at the right-to-work legislation
recently signed into law, calling
to call attention it a "sham." LEO President Bon-
nie Halloran, a lecturer at the
to contract Dearborn campus, said the union
wants to have its contract settled
negotiations by March 1, before the law takes
effect.
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA She added that right-to-work
Daily Staff Reporter affects the negotiating process
and that LEO is looking at how ALLISON FARRANDAND PAUL SHERMAN/Daily
Lecturers put on a show in the law is affecting unions in In an Organic Chemistry 211 Lab, LSA sophomore Lamira Ray (left), LSA sophomore Morgan Bore (top right) and LSA junior Joey Abiragi (bottom right) learn
Mason Hall Wednesday, busting states that have already adopted how to purify compounds using thin layer chromatography methods at the Chemistry Building yesterday.
a move and raising awareness the policy.
about right-to-work legislation. "The legislation in Wisconsin
About 40' supporters of the was much more draconian, but ADMINISTRATION
Lecturers' Employee Organiza- (unions) had huge drops in mem-
tion gathered in the atrium of bership," she said.
Mason Hall for a flash-mob in the Halloran said LEO was look-
midst of LEO's push for higher ing to convey its ideas in a man-
wages during contract negotia- ner outside of conventional
tions with the University. settings.
LEO, which represents about "We had a message that we
1,300 lecturers at the Univer- wanted to deliver, andwewanted Coleman appoints Martha Pollack as the next 6. The University made the the University's chief academic
sity's Ann Arbor, Dearborn and to do it in a fun way." University provost and execu- announcement in a press release officer and chief budgetary offi-
Flint campuses, has been meet- She added that the event was vice provost to fill tive vice president for academic early Wednesday morning. cer. In addition to her current
ing with officials from the Uni- "primarily for students," and , affairs. "I am thrilled to have this role as a professor in the School
versity weekly as its contract is the University administration as Hanlons role Since 2010, Pollack has served opportunity to serve the Uni- of Information and professor of
set to expire on April 20. well. as vice provost for academic and versity of Michigan as provost," , computer science and engineer-
Dressed in bright green shirts, University spokesman Rick By JEN CALFAS, budgetary affairs under current Pollack said in a statement. ing in the College of Engineer-
the group danced in unison and Fitzgerald, who was in atten- SAM GRINGLAS AND Provost Philip Hanlon, who is "This remains one of the world's ing, Pollack will advance and
sangto the tune ofArethaFrank- dance at the event, said Univer- PETER SHAHIN set to become the president of premier institutions of higher oversee teaching and research
oin's "Respect" Their version of sity administrators continues to Daily StaffReporters and Dartmouth College in July. education, and I am both hum- in each of the University's insti-
the song illustrated the impor- negotiate with LEO. Daily News Editor If approved by the $oard of bled and honored to be a part of tutes and 19- schools and col-
tance of LEO and completing a "The real work takes place at Regents at its Feb. 21 meeting, an incredibly dedicated leader- leges.
new contract. the bargaining table, and that's University President Mary Pollack will assume a two-year ship team." In her current role asvice pro-
The song also took a swipe See LEO, Page 5A Sue Coleman has appointed appointment beginning May As provost, Pollack will act as See POLLACK, Page 5A

GOVERNMENT
Students
* compete
to solve
. . Crisis
Teams look for ways
to fix nation's
fiscal problems
By DANIELLE
RAYKHINSHTEYN
Daily Staff Reporter
A group of University students are
gearing up to compete with some of
the best universities in the United
States - but they're not playing sports:
they're trying to solve the nation's fis-
cal crisis.
Up to Us, a competition sponsored
by non-profits Net Impact, the Peter
G. Peterson Foundation and the Clin-
ton Global Initiative University, has
10 universities competing to promote
awareness of the fiscal debt on cam-
pus.
The contest will be judged by Ers-
kine Bowles, former President of the
University ofNorth Carolina system;
Chelsea Clinton, board member of
the CGIU; Alan Simpson, former U.S.
senator; and George Stephanopoulos,
See CRISIS, Page SA

NO PAINT, NO GAIN EVENT PREVIEW
a Colson Whitehead to
visit 'U' for Zell Series

AISON FARRAND/Daily
LIA sophomore Izzy Brourman takes time out of her week to paint at the Art and Architecture Building on
North Campus Wednesday.
UNIVERSITY HOUSING
N. Quad community to
house student veterans.

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author of 'Zone The Janey Lack series is part of
the Zell Visiting Writers Series,
)ne' as part of which is run through the Univer-
sity's Master of Fine Arts Program
ey Lack program in Creative Writing. What dif-
ferentiates Janey Lack from Zell
By JULIA KLINE is that writers in the former ,are
DailyArts Writer selected by the students.
Each year as part of the Zell
son Whitehead has got some Visiting Writers Series, students
s style. His latest novel, choose one novelist and one poet
One," is packed with unex- to give a craft talk, followed by a
I metaphors and dazzling more general reading. The pro-
ptive power. It's a highbrow, gram is run through the Univer-
sive rumination on class, sity's Master of Fine Arts Program
merism and the meaning of in Creative Writing.
'n existence. Oh, and it's got Rackham student Joshua
es. Kupetz said he has been reading
many writers could success- Whitehead's work for 10 years. A
nterweave bone-splintering, chapter of his Ph.D. thesis deals
ending gore and musings with themes of technology and
st-modern ennui, but White- identity found in Whitehead's 1999
oes it with aplomb. novel, "The Intuitionist."
kham student Henry Leung Kupetz, who said he has read all
very succinctly why he will of Whitehead's novels and the vast
ending Whitehead's Janey majority of his assorted articles,
iction reading on Jan. 31. recalled his first experience read-
cause he's cool" oingWhitehead's work.
it seems to be the consen- "I remember being captivated,
n 2009, Esquire magazine by not only the language and the
Whitehead "The Coolest writerly craft that Whitehead has,
r in America." And that's not but also with the breadth of the
one of his most impressive intellect in the writing," Kupetz
des. His 2001 novel, "John said. "He's really a luminary in
r Days," contains intersect- American literature, so it's thrill-
merican narratives and was ing to have him come to Michigan
list for the Pulitzer Prize. and spend some time with stu-
02, Whitehead received a See WHITEHEAD, Page SA

Residence to
serve those who
served America
By MOLLY BLOCK
Daily StaffReporter
Those who have served
the nation's armed services
will find a welcoming com-
munity in North Quad Res-

idence Hall next fall.
The Veterans Living
Experience, which will be
located in North Quad, is
a new housing option for
men and women who have
served in active, reserve or
National Guard forces.
University Housing
spokesman Peter Logan
said VLE is a part of Uni-
versity Housing's initiative
to build communities with-

in residence halls.
"We recognize that
within a larger commu-
nity there are groups of
students who have cer-
tain experiences or affin-
ity that also want to be
brought together within
that larger community,"
Logan said.
Joshua Peipock, assis-
tant director of residence
See VETERANS, Page SA

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