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WORTH THE WAIT

NEWS BRIEFS
DETROIT
k Final arguments
in Kilpatrick
corruption trial
A judge says Wednesday will
be the last day of testimony in the
corruption trial of former Detroit
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his
father and a city contractor.
Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds
P sent jurors home Tuesday after
no defense witnesses were avail-
able because of illness and other
conflicts. She apologized. Closing
arguments are planned for Mon-
day.
Kilpatrick, his father Bernard
and a third man, Bobby Ferguson,
are accused of a sweeping scheme
to enrich themselves through
extortion, bribery and other ille-
gal tactics while Kwame Kilpat-
rick was mayor.
LOS ANGLES
Detectives review
charges of clergy
abuse
Detectives will review recent-
ly released clergy abuse files from
the Roman Catholic Archdiocese
of Los Angeles to see if there's
4 evidence of criminal activity by
church authorities, including
failure to report child abuse to
law enforcement, Police Depart-
ment officials said Tuesday.
Police will focus on the cases
of about a dozen previously
. investigated priests and are
auditing those past probes to
make sure nothing was missed,
said Cmdr. Andrew Smith. The
department will also look at
the files for all 122 priests that
were made public Thursday by
court order after the archdiocese
fought for five years to keep them
sealed, he said.
NAIROBI, Kenya
Microsoft to sell
new smartphone
in Africa
Chinese phone maker Huawei
and Microsoft are combining
forces to sell a new smartphone
in Africa, which they say is the
world's fastest growing mobile
phone market.
The two companies launched
the Huawei 4Afrika Tuesday.
The phone runs Windows Phone
8 and comes pre-loaded with
applications designed for the
African market.
According to the GSM Asso-
ciation, Africa is the world's
second largest mobile market by
connections after Asia, and the
fastest growing mobile market in
the world.
The phone will initially be
available in Angola, Egypt, Ivory
Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nige-
ria and South Africa later this
month.

TIMBUKTU, Mali
French troops
may start pulling
out of Mali
French troops may start pull-
ing out of their anti-extremist
operation in Mali as early as next
month, handing over to a still-
developing African force.
The potential pending with-
drawal, floated by French For-
eign Minister Laurent Fabius in
a newspaper interview published .
Tuesday night, came as forces
from France and Chad secured a
key bastion in northern Mali, the
city of Kidal.
French aircraft and troops
also are targeting suspected
hideouts of Islamist fighters in
the sparsely populated Saharan
desert. There are fears that the
extremists who have fled Mali's
cities during the three-week
French-led operation could try
to stage attacks from remote
bases.
The French foreign minister is
quoted in France's Metro news-
paper as saying, "I think that
starting in March, if everything
goes as planned, the number of
our troops should diminish."
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Students line up outside of Crisler Arena in anticipation of the Michigan-Ohio State men's basketball game
yesterday. The last time these rivals faced Ohio State won, 56-53.
PPE expanding progra-m,
hiring faculty-me-mber

Interdisciplinary program once resources are
available.
major looking Last winter, about 40 stu-
dents applied to the program.
to accept 20 for This year, more applicants
are expected because of the
winter semester increasing publicity of the pro-
gram, Anderson said.
By CHELSEA HOEDL Students who are currently
Daily StaffReporter enrolled in the program also
said they expect the program to
The program in Philosophy, become more popular.
Politics and Economics, new as "One of the great challenges
of fall 2012, consists of approxi- that we all face at the Universi-
mately 20 declared students ty is that its size can sometimes
and is looking to accept 20 more cause us to miss out on impor-
in the upcoming admissions tant information," LSA junior
season, which opened Friday. Phillip Schermer said. "I think
However, the program is fac- that as more students hear
ing significant demand as stu- about PPE, hear about its ben-
dents gain greater awareness of efits and opportunities, a sub-
the program. Similar programs stantial portion of the student
are offered at the University of body will become interested."
Pennsylvania and University of The program is in the pro-
Arizona. cess of its faculty expansion.
Elizabeth Anderson, direc- "We have been bringing out
tor of the program, said PPE a number of applicants for our
is resource-constrained and, advertised position for inter-
until another faculty member is views, and they are currently
recruited, will be able to accept being reviewed," Anderson
only a small number of students said.
each year. PPE is in the process Short-term plans include an
of recruiting a professor with expansion to 30.students per
expertise in political economy round of applications.
and plans on expanding the "The prime reason to recruit

someone is to expand our
capacity, to serve students,"
Anderson said. "It would be
very exciting if the program
grows, and we would certainly
enjoy such prospects but at this
stage we can't say one way or
another. "
LSA senior Trevor Grantham
said because PPE is a program
that consists of three interwo-
ven disciplines, it should inter-
est a wide range of students.
"Having a background in
all three really gives you the
ammunition to address any
problem and know how to han-
dle it," Grantham said. "If you
have an interest in either dis-
cipline, it's a really great way
to expand your knowledge and
your approach to any particular
issue."
PPE has also been increasing
the number of approved classes.
"In this first full year of the
program, a number of classes
have been approved for the pro-
gram. However, it's hard for the
professors to know every single
class that might fit within PPE,"
Grantham said. "I believe they
will gradually make this list
exhaustive and this will make
the program much stronger."

Club leadersN
to encourage
entrepreneurs
at March events
New CSG rently working with the MUSIC
Matters organization to plan an
commission asks "entrepreneurial battle of the
bands" competition, the logis-
org. leaders to host ticsoof which are still under dis-
cussion.
events on theme Other events will include a
"Linking-In" event organized
ByAMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR. in, conjunction with the LSA
Daily StaffReporter Student Government where
faculty members will be given
This March will be filled a platform to network and dis-
with more than just snow and cuss entrepreneurship with
shamrocks. interested students. MPowered
The newly formed Entrepre- will also be holding a four-day
neurship Commission of the summit for students in correla-
Central Student Government tion with the Month of Entre-
will host a Month of Entre- preneurship.
preneurship, a collaboration "it will be an opportunity for
among student organizations entrepreneurially-minded stu-
on campus. Through the month, dents to get together and solve
various campus groups will the problems we see on cam-
have the opportunity to host pus," Christopher said.
entrepreneurial events for the About 15 to 20 events are
student body. proposed to take place during
ECommission Chair Scott March.
Christopher said the main "We are trying to make
goal of the Month of Entre- something that extends the
preneurship is to "change the whole month to have an impact
way people think about entre- on campus," Christopher noted.
preneurship and removing the "We also want to make sure
stigma that entrepreneurship is that we don't sacrifice the quali-
only for business and engineer- ty and the participation in these
ing students." event (by having too many)."
Followinguponhiscampaign Last Tuesday, CSG allocated
promise, CSG President Manish $8,100 to the ECommission for
Parikh urged the ECommission the winter semester, the largest
last October to "support and sum out of all CSG executive
foster collaboration" between commissions.
entrepreneurs, to be a resource However, Christopher noted
for student entrepreneurs and that the Month of Entrepre-
to foster the "entrepreneur- neurship would not drain the
ial mindset" among Michigan ECommission of its allocated
students. Currently, 18 student funds because participating
organizations are members of student organizations will pro-
the commission. vide the funding for their own
"As an ECommission, we events.
will probably only plan one or "If student organizations
two events," Christopher said. need funding, we are working
"We are talking to student with the Student Organiza-
organizations and figuring out tion Funding Commission to
how their events will line up make sure that there are suffi-
with the Month of Entrepre- cient funds allocated for thet,7"
neurship." Christopher said. "Being entre-
The commission is working preneurial-minded, we're able
to incorporate a variety of Uni- to bootstrap a lot of things."
versity organizations to take SOFC Chair Eric Kibler
part in the event. noted that funding applica-
Christopher added that the tions from organizations for
Month of Entrepreneurship the event would be evaluated by
includes collaboration with the the same standard with which
Detroit Entrepreneurial Net- SOFC deals with other applica-
work, a local organization that tions.
plans to bring Detroit metro- "We fund based on finai-
politan high-school students to cial need of organizations,
campus for entrepreneurship the nature of the event, how
initiatives. many people are going to be
MPowered, a student orga- involved," Kibler said. "Basi-
nization that seeks to foster cally, what does the event add
entrepreneurship among stu- to our campus community and
dents, will also be involved in how much does it benefits t e
the event. MPowered is cur- students on campus."

Tsunami in South Pacific
kills several, causes damage

Earthquake
cause of 1.5 meter
tidal wave near
Soloman Islands
SYDNEY (AP) - A power-
ful earthquake off the Solomon
Islands generated a tsunami of
up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet)
that damaged dozens of homes
and likely killed sever-al peo-
ple in the South Pacific island
chain on Wednesday.
Authorities canceled warn-
ings for tsunamis on more dis-
tant coasts.
Solomons officials reported
two 1.5-meter (4 foot, 11-inch)
waves hit the western side of
Santa Cruz Island, damaging
around 50 homes and prop-
erties, said George Herming,
a spokesman for the prime
minister. Many villagers had
headed to higher ground as a
precaution, Herming said.
Solomon Islands Police
Commissioner John Lansley
said local police patrols had
reported that several people
were presumed dead, though
the reports were still being
verified.
"Sadly, we believe some
people have lost their lives," he
said. "At the moment we poten-
tially know of four, but there
may of course be more."
Four villages on Santa Cruz
were impacted by the waves,
with two facing severe dam-
age, Lansley said. Other areas
of the Solomons did not appear
to have been seriously affected.
The tsunami formed after
an 8.0-magnitude earthquake
struck near Lata on Santa Cruz
in Temotu province, the east-

ernmost province of the Solo- and in the capital are ringing
mons, about a 3-hour flight in and trying to get informa-
from the capital, Honiara. tion from us and the National
The region has a population of Disaster Office and are slowly
around 30,000 people. moving up to higher ground,"
The Pacific Tsunami Warn- Tahu said. "But panic? No, no,
ing Center said a tsunami of no, people are not panicking."
about a meter (3 feet) was mea- Dr. Rooney Jagilly, the
sured in Lata wharf, in the Sol- medical superintendent at
omon Islands. Smaller waves the National Referral Hospi-
were recorded in Vanuatu and tal in Honiara, said the hos-
New Caledonia. pital asked about half its 200
The center cancelled earlier patients to leave and stay with
warnings for tsunami waves family or friends as a pre-
further away. cautionary measure because
Richard Dapo, a school prin- the hospital is located near
cipal on an island near Santa the shoreline. Those patients
Cruz, said he lives inland but who weren't mobile enough to
has been fielding calls from move stayed, but the hospital
families on the coast whose remained ready to evacuate
homes have been damaged by them.
the waves. Jagilly said there had been
"I try to tell the people liv- no flooding and he hoped the
ing on the coastline, 'Move hospital would return to nor-
inland, find a higher place. mal Thursday. He said his
Make sure to keep away from staff was ready to mobilize to
the sea. Watch out for waves,"' Santa Cruz because the small
he said. ,hospital there has no doctor
He said he's heard the waves after the previous one died
have swamped some smaller recently.
islands, although he's not An official at the disaster
aware of any deaths or serious management office in Vanuatu
injuries at this point. He said said there were no reports of
it's difficult to contact people damage or injuries there.
because cellphone coverage is More than 50 people were
patchy in the region. killed and thousands lost their
In Honiara, the warnings homes in April 2007 when a
had prompted residents to flee magnitude 8.1 quake hit the
for higher ground. western Solomon Islan Ia,
"People are still standing on sending waves crashing into
the hills outside of Honiara just coastal villages.
looking out over the water, try- The Solomons comprise
ing to observe if there is a wave 'more than 200 islands with a
coming in," said Herming, the population of about 552,000
prime minister's spokesman. people. They lie on the "Ring
Atenia Tahu, who works for of Fire" - an arc of earth-
the Solomon Islands Broad- quake and volcanic zones that
casting Corp. in Honiara, said stretches around the Pacific
most people were remaining Rim and where about 90 per-
calm. cent of the world's quakes
"People around the coast occur.

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