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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, February 4, 2013

michigandaily.Com
CRIME
Police:
Student
raped by
taxi driver

The MHacks Hackathon announces the winners of the competition in the Chemistry Building on Sunday.
Hackathon breaks records

Rape allegedly
occurred in
off-campus
parking lot
By TAYLOR WIZNER
Daily News Editor
A female student has report-
ed that she was raped early
Sunday morning by a taxi driv-
er in an off-campus parking lot.
University Police released a
crime alert Sunday afternoon
alerting students to the alleged
incident, which was reported
by Ann Arbor Police.
A student was picked up by
an "unknown taxi" from the
1200 block of South University
Avenue at 2 a.m. Sunday morn-
ing, according to the.alert. The
alert notes that the driver was
supposed to take the student
back to her off-campus apart-
ment, but instead took her to a
parking lot located on the 300
block of East Madison, where

he allegedly raped her.
AAPD describes the driver as
a white male with brown hair.
AAPD officials were unable to
release any additional informa-
tion as of Sunday evening.
This is the second rape
reported to police this term.
Holly Rider-Milkovich, the
director of the University's
Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center, said in a Jan.
interview that resources are
available for all those impacted
by sexual violence in the com-
munity.
"SAPAC is for everyone inthe
University community," Rider-
Milkovich said. "We focus spe-
cifically 'on providing support
to survivors of sexual assault,
intimate partner violence, sex-
ual harassment and stalking,
as well as family members and
friends who are also impacted."
She added: "We realize when
these things happen in our com-
munity, it impacts everybody
around the incident, not just
the survivor. We're here for all
members of the community."

MHacks overtakes
PennApps in student
participation
By GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Daily Staff Reporter
For 36 hours they invaded
Palmer Commons.
Power strips and ethernet

cords were forms of curren-
cy, wall sockets were a prized
resource, staffers with walk-
ie-talkie ear pieces controlled
access in and out of the building
and sleep was sacrificed as blood-
shot eyes stared into computer
screens.
More than 500 students came
to the University from across the
United States and even Canada to
attend MHacks, which was the

largest college hackathon in the
nation - despite being the first
major app-building event hosted
by the University.
Students from a wide array of
schools and fields of study took
hold of rooms, hallways, nooks
and any space in Palmer Coin-
mons within a few feet of a power
outlet to develop programs and
apps for smartphones and lap-
tops.

"It was an epic experience,"
said its director, David Fontenot.
"Everything was over the top."
The marathon event, called
MHacks; started and ended with
presentations in an auditorium
of the Chemistry Building. Fon-
tenot, who is an Engineering
sophomore, described the final
ceremony as "a little rough," but
he was more than pleased with
See HACKATHON, Page 5A

ADMINISTRATION
'U': Group did
not register in
time for renewal

RUBY WALLAU/Daily
Ben Chutz presents for Gramafon, the winning team of MPowered Startup Weekend, at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday.
Students pitch ideas at
start-up competiion

InterVarsity
claims it was
kicked off campus
for religious values
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
and
ARIANA ASSAF
Daily News Editor
and Daily Staff Reporter
The University has denied
allegations that a student
group was kicked off campus
as a result of the club'sbylaws,
which are perceived by some
to be discriminatory.
The University's Asian
InterVarsity chapter of the
InterVarsity Christian Fel-
lowship, a non-denomina-
tional, evangelical campus
ministry, claimed Thursday
that it was "kicked off" cam-
pus because of religious
qualifications for its student
leaders in the InterVarsity's
Doctrinal Basis and Chapter
Covenant, which do not allow
the admittance of gay or les-
bian members.
Contrary to the organi-
zation's claim, University

spokesperson Kelly Cunning-
ham said in a statement that
the student organization did
not complete its annual re-
registration process by the
Sept. 30 deadline, a require-
ment of all student organiza-
tions.
She said the University
discussed this issue with the
Asian InterVarsity chapter in
December, but the group has
yet to complete the process.
Cunningham said the
University "looks forward"
to working with the student
organization to complete
its registration process and
remain on campus.
"We value the existence of
the Asian InterVarsity Chris-
tian Fellowship," Cunning-
ham said. "Their existence
and their voices add signifi-
cantly to our academic com-
munity and support those
students who find solace,
camaraderie, and guidance in
their presence."
Greg Jao, an InterVarsity
national field director, said
the University's statement is
"factually inaccurate" and
the reason the chapter has
not submitted its constitutiots
See GROUP, Page 5A

TECHNOLOGY
Research
explores
printing
without
chemicals
'Physical color' is
greener, safer than
traditional products
By IAN DILLINGHAM
Daily Staff Reporter
In the near future, print media
technology may not produce
products that appear very dif-
ferent than what we're used to,
but under the surface there could
be major improvements thanks
to a new form of color produc-
tion developed by University
researchers.
The technology, known in the
scientific community as "physical
color," allows for the production
of color images without any ink,
dyes or chemicals of any kind.
Jay Guo, electrical engineer-
ing and computer science pro-
fessor and head of the research
lab, said the innovation holds the
potential to drastically change
the way images are printed.
Instead of coating a material
See PRINTING, Page 5A

Over three days, 12
teams develop and
present businesses
By AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR
Daily StaffReporter
Fifty-fourhours. That'showlong
it took for 12 teams to each build a
business from the ground up.
In its third year in Ann Arbor,
the MPowered Startup Week-
end took place in the Rackham
Graduate School building this

weekend. Over a span of three
days, the event brought students
together with professionals to
develop business solutions.
The weekend is a global effort
aimed to encourage and facilitate
the coalescence of novice entre-
preneurs to build a business in
54 hours. MPowered, a student
organization created in order to
advocate student entrepreneur-
ship, organized the event.
On Friday evening, all Start-
up Weekend participants were
given the opportunity to pitch
business proposals for potential

start-ups. By late evening, 55
pitches were brought forward
and participants voted on their
favorites. Then, teams were built
around the 12 winning pitches.
Though pitches this year tend-
edto be mainly for technology
products, other pitches included
a non-profit venture to help feed
impoverished children.
Business sophomore Lorenzo
Salacata, an organizer of the
competition, noted that though
the majority of participants
were students with non-engi-
See START-UP, Page 5A

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