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about creating and maintaining
a renewed relationship with the
University and its students.
"He got rave reviews for his
speech," Coleman said. "I think
he's going to be very, very inter-
esting for the student body."
Costolo said he was born a Mich-
igan man - making the opportuni-
tyto speak in the Big House amajor
life moment for him.
"It's really the single gre~at-
est honor I could ever imagine
receiving," Costolo said. "When I
grew up as a kid outside of Detroit
in Troy, I always anted to go to
Michigan. It wag the only uni-
versity I applied to, and I always
knew I wanted to go there."
While Costolo didn't want to give
away too much before commence-
ment, he said his address will focus
on his time at the University, how
it helped shape him and how he
approaches problems to this day.
"It will be highly personal and
based on my experiences at the
University and the way that my
education and time at the Univer-
sity of Michigan shaped the path
of the kinds of choices that I made
in my life and the way I thought
about those choices," he said.
He added that he was encour-
aged to see the increase in entre-
preneurship at the University
since his graduation. Entrepre-
neurship programs and oppor-
tunities have blossomed across
campus due to the focus of several
Central Student Government ini-
tiatives and well as organizations
such as MPowered and the Zell-
Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial
Studies, among others.
"When I graduated from Mich-
igan with my degree in C.S., I was
in a group at the University my
junior and senior year that was
an entrepreneur's group. There
were five or six of us at the time,"
he said. "It's funny, the University
came out the last couple of years
to San Francisco with a group of
entrepreneurs from the Universi-
ty and it's 200 or 250 people now.
It's funny to go back and think
of the five or six of us who were
really focused on entrepreneur-
ism and starting things and creat-
ing things. That's where it really
* started for me."
Rackham Dean Janet Weiss,
chair of the Honorary Degree
Committee, said that while the
committee is not involved with
the selection of the speaker, they
did review Costolo's nomination
for an honorary degree. She said
the immense amount of interest
that he garnered among Univer-
sity staff and students during his
November visit influenced their
"There's a lot of accomplish-
ment - a lot of distinction - in
what he's accomplished since his
days at the University of Michi-
gan," Weiss said. "We always like
to recognize University of Michi-
gan graduates in particular, so
that's a plus."
Lisa Connolly, project man-
ager in the Office of the President,
helps coordinate the decision-
making process for the com-
mencement speaker with the
president. She said that the bon-

orary degree award process was
one of mutual benefit for the Uni-
versity and the honoree.
"One of the purposes of honor-
ary degrees is to be meaningful on
both ends to the recipient and to
the University," Connolly said.
Six other individuals will
receive honorary degrees from
the University during the com-
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administrator, said the open-air
gallery will be accompanied by
a number of activities and pro-
grams, including a "community
weekend" that offers Ann Arbor
residents free admission and
transportation to the DIA on
April20 and 21.
Seagraves said he is also hoping
to offer walking tours of the art-
work with docents from the DIA
as has been done at similar art
installations elsewhere.
Art & Design Assistant Prof.
Roland Graf said the InsidelOut
program has an interesting effect
in urban landscapes like Ann
"(InsidelOut) creates some-
times very surreal scenes that
sometimes almost look like an

mencement proceedings, all
pending approval by the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents.
Rosabeth Kanter, a business
professor at Harvard University
and University of Michigan alum,
will deliver the graduate exer-
cises address on May 3 to recipi-
ents of graduate degrees. Kanter
is a former editor of the Harvard
Business Review and has pub-
lished many books on sustainable
enterprise and leadership in busi-
ness. Kanter will receive a Doctor
of Humane Letters.
"She's well known in the busi-
ness education world because
of her prominence," Coleman
said of Kantor. "She's just very
admired by folks at the business
school here. I'm delighted that it's
worked out for her to come."
Suzanne Farrell, a ballerina
who performed in a number of
companies throughout the 20th
century, will also receive an hon-
orary degree from the Univer-
sity. Farrell is among the most
noted American ballerinas in his-
tory and also served as a dance
instructor later in her career. In
2000, she formed her own bal-
let company, the Suzanne Farrell
Ballet, which is produced at the
Kennedy Center in Washington,
D.C. She will receive a Doctor of
Fine Arts.
A University alum and gen-
erous philanthropist, William
Brehm, will also be recommended
for an honorary degree. Begin-
ning in the 1960s, Brehm served
in various capacities in the
Department of Defense before co-
founding SRA International, an
information technology consult-
ing companythat primarily focus-
es on national security. Brehm has
donated significantly to the Uni-
versity, most recently providing
$8 million to renovate the School
of Music, Theatre & Dance's Earl
V. Moore Building. He has been
nominated for a Doctor of Laws.
"He has been a tremendous
philanthropist, not just for the
University of Michigan," Coleman
said. "He is also a composer. We
have performed some of his music
here. It is his wide areasof interest,
his desire to do good in the world
... His humanity is hard to express
because he caresso deeply about
the areas that he gives to."
Pulitzer prize winning his-
torian and lecturer David
McCullough will also be noni-
nated for an honorary degree..
McCullough is a prolific author
who has written several biog-
raphies of American presidents
and other historical topics. He
has also received the Presidential
Medal of Freedom, the highest
honor a civilian can earn. He will
be recommended for a Doctor of
Humane Letters.
Former Democratic Congress-
manDaleKildeewillbehonored at
the University of Michigan-Flint.
According to Coleman, Kildee
was a longtime friend of the Uni-
versity of Michigan and higher
education during his 36-year-long
career representing Michigan in
Congress. Kildee is now in retire-
ment. He willberecommendedfor
a Doctor of Laws.
Award-winning economist Jef-
frey Sachs will be honored at the
University of Michigan-Dear-
born. Sachs is currently a profes-
sor at Columbia University and
Special Advisor to the United
Nation's secretary-general. He
has previously served as director

of the Millennium Promises Alli-
ance, which focused on interna-
tional development and extreme
poverty eradication. Sachs has
also authored several New York
Times bestsellers and has been
twice named to Time Magazine's
list of the world's 100 most influ-
ential people. He will be nominat-
ed for a Doctor of Science.
art installation because it is so
unexpected to see a nineteenth-
century painting on a brick wall,"
Graf said.
Graf said the program allows the
DIA to reach an audience it may not
have otherwise - he pointed out
that he has met students who have
never visited the museum.
Ann Arbor residents voted
against the public art millage on
the November ballot. Seagraves
said he does not believe this is
indicative of a lack of interest for
programs like InsidelOut.
"Obviously there will be some
connection (to the art millage) in
people's mind because the public
art commission partnered with
the DIA to do this program, but
there's no cost to the taxpayers to
do this, it's all funded by Knight
Foundation," Seagraves said.
The artworks will be displayed
from April until June.

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Representatives from specific
schools or. University units also
conduct their own fundraising
efforts as they are especially in
tune with the objectives and pri-
orities of their programs, provid-
ing the added ability to pinpoint
potential donors and projects.
Todd Baily, the Law School's assis-
tant dean for development and
alumni. relations, said the school
receives only 2.5 percent of its
funding fromthe University's gen-
eral fund. Much of the remainder
comes from private contributions.
In addition to' these efforts,
units frequently collaborate with
other schools across campus and
contribute to larger development
goals. Individual schools will
also provide input in the plan-
ning process as the University
gears up for its next campaign.
As evidenced by Baily's title,
development is not only about
money. Engaging alumni often
translates into connections and
employment or internship oppor-
tunities for students or profession-
al expertise for faculty or research.
Before Baily joined the Law
School, he spent more than a
decade in the University's Office
of Development. During that
period, Baily said he saw major
growth in the University's devel-
opment efforts.
"Many years ago, develop-
ment used to be the difference
between good and great," Baily
said. "I think it's now part of the
fabric of the place."
The Office of Development's
physical footprint illustrates the
changes as well. In 1988, Baily
said the office fit on the sixth
floor of the Fleming Administra-
tion Building. Today, it covers two
floors of the much larger Wolver-
ine Tower, farther from campus.
And as development expanded
in Ann Arbor, its reach also began
to extend to various regions
across the nation and the world.
In January, the University's
Board of Regents, as well as sev-

eral University administrators
including Coleman and May,
traveled to California on a trip
that included several fundraising
and alumni events.
California, a state that is home
to 40,000 University alumni, also
houses one-of three regional Uni-
versity offices. The University
opened its Pasadena, Calif. office
two years before the Michigan
Difference campaign launched,
which was soon followedby offic-
es in Boston and New York City.
Stephen Kamm, the senior
director of the University's west-
ern states region, said a satellite
office is valuable for building a
greater intimacy with the region
and understanding the priorities
and movements of people, indus-
try and philanthropic activity.
Kamm said the San Fran-
cisco Bay Area, for instance, has
a strong entrepreneurial spirit
and by developing a presence the
University has been able to con-
nect those alumni to students
and programs.
Forming these connections
can be more difficult due to dis-
tance from Ann Arbor. By locat-
ing major gift officers in a region,
they have the opportunity to form
links to campus, generating not
only funds, but also awareness
and involvement.
While Kamm noted other
institutions such as the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania, Johns Hop-
kins University, and Dartmouth
College have also added regional
offices, Harvard University is the
only other university with a larg-
er number of California-based
gift officers than the University.
The Pasadena office manages
development for the entire region.
Kamm has recently moved to
Washington to engage alumni in
the Seattle area, a city with about
10,000 alumni. He plans to travel
to the California office roughly
four times per year and work on
the ground in the Pacific North-
west the rest of the time.
As development expands in
regions with growing alumni
populations, Kamm said there
has been no fundamental shift in

how developmentofficers dotheir
work. He said building deep con-
nections within the community
and placing the University back
on people's radarsis imperative.
Kamm said he doesn't usually
talk about gifts at the first meet-
ing with an alum. The first prior-
ity is to understand what had the
biggest impact during their time
at the University and to find the
areas in which they would like to
Regardless of the different
types of alumni connections,
Kamm said engaging alumni\is
not a hard sell.
"The best memories I can
relate are when a (donor's) pas-
sion bears fruit and they are able
to see the work they have done
has actually impacted a person's
life," Kamm said. "What fund-
raisers do is enable individuals to
impact other individuals' lives."
On the other side of the Pacific,
BarbaraAckley, the assistant vice
president for development and
international giving, is building
similar relationships on other
continents. Based in Ann Arbor,
Ackley was preparingfor a 13-day
trip to Hong Kong, Beijing and
Shanghai the day after the baily
spoke with her last month.
Asia is home to 12,500 alumni
and is the. fastest growing global
region for development potential.
In comparison, there are 3,200
alumni in Europe, 1,600 in North
Africainthe MiddleEast, 2,100 in
North America outside the U.S.,
and 1,700 in Latin America.
. Over the next few months, Ack-
ley has additional trips planned to
Asia, included one specifically in
India, to begin planning for Cole-
man's fall 2013 trip.
Ackley said Asia is usually an
easy trip since the University has
connections to many people there
who have become successful in
their fields. She said the Univer-
sity has historically had a strong
presence in China and hopes to
bring this growth to India and
other countries in the region.
With efforts towards interna-
tional giving expanding over the
past seven to eight years, Ackley

said international alumni are an
untapped resource.
"Not only just for the num-
bers, but for the potential of the
future," ' Ackley said. "These
alumni we are speaking to are
the top CEOs in the world and to
ignore that would be foolish on
our part."
Like state-side alumni, inter-
national Michigan graduates are
constantly looking to hire Univer-
sity students, and development
officers are asking for interna-
tional internship opportunities,
as well.
"That's what I find so exciting
and exhilarating about traveling,
about being able to meet with
people in their homes and allow
them to talk about their coun-
try which they are very proud of
and to talk about the University,
which many of them really love,"
Ackley said.
As the University continues to
grow its local, national and glob-
al development base, engaging
alumni and supporters is more
crucial than ever.
"The University is never going
to get the (necessary) levels of
support from the state, so we need
to add more value," May said.
"You can only increase student
tuition so much. Private support
has to continue to play a growing
role. It's not going to be a substi-
tute, but it's more important than
But even as development
efforts expand, state funds still
play a crucial role. In-state stu-
dents' 67-percent tuition discount
is a major part of the state's con-
However, Coleman said restor-
ing previous state funding levels
will require an accelerated pace
of yearly increases. In Michigan,
and at institutions across the
country, Coleman said institu-
tions are beginning to' cope with
the realities of less money from
public funds.
"(Philanthropy) has definite-
ly grown more in importance
because what people are begin-
ning to realize is you can't rely on
single funding streams."

From Page 1A
"As an official GEO spokes-
person and as someone who was
there Thursday night and saw all
of this personally, none of (GEO
members) had any clue thiswould
happen," Howard said. "We were
so surprised Friday morning
when they contacted us."
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said despite GEO's
decision Thursday night, the
University's bargaining team
continued to work on a suitable
"This is the bargaining process
at work," Fitzgerald said. "This
give-and-take is the natural part
of collective bargaining and try-.
ing to reach agreement that is
mutually beneficial to the mem-
bers of the bargaining unit and

the University as a whole - that's
where we always hope to end up."
Howard said one of the big-
gest sticking points for GEO was
maintaining language in the cur-
rent contract regarding job secu-
rity. Such language allows GSIs
and GSSAs to receive full ben-
efits and wages for one semester
if they are offered a position that
is then reduced or revoked. The
University wanted to severely cut
these benefits, Howard said. This
was an especially relevant issue to
international students because of
their employment status greatly
affecting their immigration sta-
tus as well.
Because GSIs and GSSAs don't
necessarily work full time, sala-
ries are determined by a fraction
that compares their, work with
a full-time- employee. Howard
said the new proposal addresses
GEO's concerns with the intro-

duction of a new fraction of full- day, Howard said.
time work. "So by Thursday morning
She explained that the Univer- when the regents meet, Academic
sity initially wanted to introduce HR will already have sent them
a four-tenths fraction, which the contract," Howard said.
could have meant a 20-percent In the ground rules established
salary reduction for many GSIs between the bargaining teams,
and GSSAs currently classified Friday - two weeks before the
under the five-tenths fraction. legislation, often called right to
The new fraction is 65 percent of work, takes effect - had been
full time, and Howard said that designated as the day for negotia-
fewer GSIs and GSSAs would tions to end, Howard said.
be affected. Furthermore, some And after a review of the GEO
GSIs and GSSAs currently clas- bylaws, Howard said there is no
sified as working 60-percent of language maintaining that the
full-time might be bumped up to GEO members must wait two
65 percent. weeks before ratifying the con-
If GEO members vote in favor tract as reported in The Michigan
of the proposal on Monday night, Daily on Thursday.
the bargaining team will submit "We wanted two weeks
a tentative agreement with Aca- because we wanted a comfortable
demic Human Resources. In this time frame, but there's nothing
case, an electronic voting system in the bylaws that says we have
will be set up and members can to wait two weeks to ratify a con-
vote until 11:59 p.m. on Wednes- tract," she said.

From Page 1A
renewable energy.
"We feel we have a lot to gain.
Just asinsany classroomorlabora-

tory we gain from our local diver-
sity, well, of course, you gain that
same diversity ... as we reach out
to other countries," Forrest said.
The first funding for proposals
is projected to come out in Sep-
tember 2013.


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