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Contreras' story was part of
a number of conversations on
tuition equality and access to
the University that took place on
About 60 students from dif-
ferent CTE member organiza-
tions on campus gathered in front
of the Fleming Administration
Building on Monday, present-
ing letters and making speeches
to show their support for tuition
LSA senior Luz Meza stood out
in the rain for over an hour, shar-
ing the story of her path toward
U.S. citizenship.
"I've been very lucky and
worked very hard to get into
Michigan and everyone should
have that same opportunity, " she
Meza has been involved with
several minority-rights groups on
campus since her freshman year,
and has been motivated by both
her peers and her past to continue
She feels that their voices were
heard and is "optimistic" that
the administration will respond
"I really trust that our admin-
istration really has a heart and
they care about this as much as I
do," Meza said. "I think that deep
inside, Mary Sue Coleman and
the regents do believe that we do
want these students here, and we
do want to give them that oppor-
Meza said "politics" are pre-
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a clinical skills and simulation
suite, computing and study spac-
es, and spaces designated for fac-
ulty and student service.
The Medical School will
finance the project to carry out
architectural, mechanical and
electrical work. The renovation
will employ 72 on-site workers
and is slated for completion in fall
The regents are set to review
the schematic design and revised
project budget for the Softball
Center New Facility project, as
requested by Athletic Director
David Brandon and Timothy Slot-
tow, the University's executive
vice president and chief financial
Approved at the October 2012
meeting, the project will include
new locker rooms for players
and coaches, new offices, fitness
spaces, hydrotherapy pools, a
team meetingroom and a support
space. With the regents' approv-
al, Integrated Architecture will
be responsible for the 10,200
gross-square-foot project.
The regents will consider the
revised project budget, which
has grown from $4 million to
$5.2 million as a result of Ath-
letic Department vresources and
gifts. After creating the schemat-
ic design, Brandon and Slottow

determined that they had origi-
nally underestimated the cost.
The project is set to provide
19 on-site construction jobs, and
construction is expected to be
completed in the winter of 2014.
As the schematic design for
the renovations to South Quad
was approved at the February
2013 regents meeting, the regents
are also set to authorize the issue
of bids and award construction
contracts for the project.
The $60-million project will
renovate nearly 106,700 square
feet of space in the first and
ground floors of the dorm. The
project will create an updated
and enlarged dining facili-
tymeant to be a hub for all of
Central Campus - similar to
Hill Dining Center - and reno-
vate bathrooms throughout the
building. The project will create
new spaces for student interac-
tion such as study spaces, music
practice rooms and refurbished
The dorm's infrastructure
improvements include new
plumbing, fire detection and
suppression systems, wire-
less Internet and accessibility
improvements. There will be 131
on-site construction jobs, and the

ing ef
will le
we ca;
one h
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ing, P
of stu
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ng tuition equality from tak- combination of grants and schol-
fect, but believes advocacy arships that attempt to meet full
ead to change. financial need of disadvantaged
e have to continue to be students.
g and show everyone that "That is big. That is way too
n't be swept under the rug," big," Pollack said of the average
said. "No matter what hap- tuition hike.
we won't stop until every- This rise is the result of
has the opportunities they declining state appropriations, a
ve." growing University budget and
increasing investments in finan-
POLLACK TALKS cial .aid. State funding for stu-
TUITION HIKES dents has fallen by 50 percent in
the last decade and appropria-
ross campus at Palmer tions are at the same level as 1964
sons, Martha Pollack, the when adjusted for inflation.
rsity's vice provost for aca- But Pollack said the University
and budgetary affairs, is "incredibly invested" in taking
before the Senate Assem- measures to combat the rising
discuss the measures the costs of tuition. These measures
rsity was taking to address include aggressive cost controls, a
tuition costs. Her remarks freeze on in-state tuition, target-
a preview of the presen- ed philanthropic priorities and
she will give before the the development of alternative
rsity's Board of Regents on revenue streams.
sday. These efforts at cost contain-
the Senate Assembly meet- ment have reduced annual costs
ollack said it was important by $235 million and Pollack hopes
the University remained to find another $120 million in
sible to students from all annual cost reductions.
economic classes and not "We have tried really hard to
y cater to "rich" students, make sure the efficiencies are
g that she was concerned on the operations side so we can
the lack of socioeconomic protect the core mission of the
sity among out-of-state stu- University," she said. "We have
to continue to provide an uncom-
'e need to teach everyone," mon education ... but at the same
ck said. "It is our job to not time, we have to work at afford-
ourselves to a certain class ability without harming the
dents." excellence at this University."
lack added that tuition at Nearly 70 percent of Univer-
Iniversity has increased by sity students receive some form
verage of 5.9 percent per of financial aid, with $190 million
making a degree seem unaf- of aid being awarded from the
ble to students of lower University in the 2011 to 2012 aca-
economic statuses despite a demic year.

From Page 1
served on SACUA last semester
as a substitute for Engineering
Prof. Rachel Goldman, who was
on sabbatical.
Ziff said he would focus on
defending tenure and academic
freedom. In his candidate state-
ment, he wrote about his interest
in confronting the challenges of
affordability and diversity at the
University, "in the face of declin-
ing federal support and a grow-
ing student body."

Ziff wants to increase the
voice faculty have concerning
University affairs and policy,
influence he said has diminished
over time.
Biology Prof. Laura Olsen said
her experience teaching in many
positions has given her a good
sense of the in-and-outs of the
University and an understand-
ing of the difficulty in balancing
teaching, research and scholar-
Olsen too wants to to increase
the relevance of faculty gover-
"I believe that it is important

for all faculty voices tobe consid-
ered in decisions being made that
affect our outstanding faculty
and amazing student body as we
work to preserve and improve
our scholarship and academic
life," Olson said.
SACUA Chair Kimberlee
Kearfott, a professor of nuclear
engineering and radiological
science, said she was very satis-
fied with the results of the elec-
"Faculty governance won,"
Kearfott said. "We could not
have possibly lost with such a
fine slate of candidates."

From Page 1
Kunselman said.
Chuck Warpehoski (D-Ward
5) said re-evaluation was neces-
sary for the creation and main-
tenance of "buildings that are
worthy of our community."
Christopher Taylor (D-Ward
3) offered amendments to the

resolution - chang- es
that many, including Mayor
John Hieftje and Margie Teall
(D-Ward 4), supported. How-
ever, Briere ' Marcia Higgins
(D-Ward 4) and Jane Lumm
(I-Ward 2) expressed a need for
additional time to fully evaluate
the proposed revisions.
The council moved for a sec-
ond intermission just after mid-
night as deliberations progressed
well into the early morning hours.

City administrator Steve Pow-
ers also provided an update on
city cleaning, noting the addition
of resources for a second sweep
and promising to have the city
cleaned from storm damage by
March 29.
Concerning the continued
work on the city's public art ordi-
nance, Briere provided a draft
revision illustrating new changes
but noted that work was far from

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coastline and genetic analysis
revealed that the species' differ-
entiation matched perfectly with
three distinct areas.
Li added that other studies
demonstrated different marine
organisms followed the same
pattern of differentiation along
the coastline.

Some clams adapted to sur-
vive in the cooler region in
between two warmer regions.
Unable to travel between the
areas of different water tem-
peratures, the clams began to
diverge into the three species
observed today.
6 Foighil said this interplay of
climate change and geography is
a novel explanation for specia-
"We have this major biogeo-


project should be completed in
the summer of 2014.
The regents will also consider
roof reconstruction for the Earl
V. Moore Building with an esti-
mated cost of $1.8 million funded
by investment proceeds.
In a communication with the
regents, Slottow said the cur-
rent roofing system has exceeded
its projected life and is showing
signs of wear. The project will
replace all existing roofing sys-
tems and walkway surfaces.
The project will create 18
on-site construction jobs and is
expected to be completed in the
fall of 2013.
While the University
announced Twitter CEO and
1985 alum Dick Costolo as the
spring commencement speaker
Monday, the regents will approve
him and six other honorary
degree recipients on Thursday.
In an interview with the Daily
on Sunday, Costolo, who will
receive a Doctor of Laws, said he
was surprised by the University's
choice of speaker.
"It's really the single great-
est honor I could ever imagine
receiving," Costolo said. "When I
grewup as askid outside of Detroit
in Troy, I always wanted to go to
Michigan. It was the only uni-
versity I applied to, and I always
knew I wanted to go there."
University President Mary Sue
Coleman said Costolo received
rave reviews for his November
address in Rackham Auditorium
and is excited to continue the
conversation this April in the Big
"(Costolo's) entrepreneurial
drive, being at the leading edge
of a revolution in communica-
tion, and the impact of Twitter
on the world ... he deeply under-
stands the ways that this affects
people's interactions with each
other," Coleman said.
Pending Thursday's approval,
six others will receive honorary
degrees in April.
William Brehm, a University
alum and philanthropist, will
receive a Doctor of Laws. He is
the co-founder and chair of SRA
International, a consulting firm
focused on national security.
In addition to this work, which
included a stint in the 1960s and
1970s with the Department of
Defense, Brehm has made sub-
stantial contributions to the Uni-
versity, including an $8 million
donation to renovate the Earl V.
Moore building at the School of
Music, Theatre & Dance.
Ballerina and educator
Suzanne Farrell will receive
a Doctor of Fine Arts. After
achieving her status at the fore-
front of ballet, Farrell formed
her own dance company which is
produced at the Kennedy Center
in Washington, D.C.
A Doctor of Humane Letters
will be awarded to Rosabeth

Kanter, former editor of the "This seems to be pretty com- graphical mystery," he said. "We i
Harvard Business Review and moon phenomenon for that coast, have a contiguous coastline with f
a business professor at Harvard and nobody really had a good three different biogeographical
Business School. Kanter has pub- idea why that is," Li said. provinces." it
lished multiple books on business Li and her adviser Prof. The third author of the study, "
leadership and sustainability. Diarmaid O Foighil, director Joong-Ki Park, was a graduate o
Dale Kildee, a former Demo- and curator for the Museum student under O Foighil when
cratic Congressman who served of Zoology, hypothesize that the project began. He is now an o
for 36 years before his retirement this speciation of L. australis associate professor at Chungbuk d
in 2012, will receive a Doctor of occurred 12 to 13 million years National University in South
Laws from University of Michi- ago. Korea. t
gan-Flint. "Changes in climate can The next step in the study is t
David McCullough, a histo- change the tempo of (specia- to observe how biotic factors, or t
rian who has won the Pulitzer tion), but that change is modu- living organisms, play a role in f
Prize as well as the Presidential lated by geography," 6 Foighil speciation. t
Medal of Freedom will receive a said. "If your habitat is another d
Doctor of Humane Letters. He is The water L. australis lived animal ... how does that modu- b
the author of several bestselling had uniform temperatures, Li late your speciation?" 6 Foighil
biographies on U.S. presidents said. However, a growing ice. said. "The basic idea would be.t
and other historical topics. sheet, ushered in by climate that once you add bo ic hosts to i
At University of Michigan- change 12 to 13 million years it you go through more differ-
Dearborn, Jeffrey Sachs, econo- ago, caused water temperatures entiation. If you have a lineage a
mist and director of the Earth in this middle province - along of little clams and they live on, L
Institute at Columbia University, the Victoria province and Tas- say, the sea urchin and then the t
will receive a Doctor of Science. mania coast lines - to dip as low population starts living on the r
He has served as a special adviser as three degrees Celsius. This sea cucumber, you have separate n
to the United Nations Secre- temperature change could be sig- gene pools that speciate more a
tary General and has focused on nificant for a marine organism's rapidly." a
international development and
poverty eradication in his work.
Additionally, he is the author of
i-v 11W US O T
several New York Times best-
sellers and has been listed as one
of Time Magazine's "100 Most
Influential People."
University Provost Phil Han-
lon plans to recommend Alfred
Franzblau, associate dean for
research at the School of Public
Health, as vice provost for aca-
demic and budgetary affairs. The
position is currently held by Mar-
tha Pollack, who will take over as
provost in May.
With the regents' approval,
Franzblau will serve from May 6TH ANNUAL GRAM CH
through June 2018. As vice
provost, he will work with the
provost to maintain policy in aca-Showcase of Student
demic and budgetary issues and
serve as a liaison to deans and
When he joined the faculty of
the University in 1989, Franzblau
worked as an assistant professor
in the School of Public Health.
Since then, he has worked as an
associate research scientist in
the Center for Ergonomics in the
Department of Industrial and
Operations Engineering and as
a professor for Environmental
Health Sciences.
In January 2011, Franzblau
was appointed as associate dean I
for research in the School of Pub-
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demic and budgetary matters."

Marine organisms are diffi-
ult to study; the ocean poses a
hallenge to collecting samples
f underwater life and observ-
ing their interactions with other
Moreover, organisms are
apable of dispersing over huge
reas, making it difficult to study
peciation. 6 Foighil offered
n example of two snails in a
ackyard, they travel only a few
meters in their lifetime and it's
ikely they're siblings. This prox-
mity is not the case for their sea-
aring counterparts.
"The chances they're siblings
s almost zero," 6 Foighil said.
Their parents may be hundreds
f kilometers away."
Difficulties aside, Li said the
ngoing research is helpful in
esigning conservation areas.
"Before you might think, 'Oh,
hey're just one species, they're
he same,"' Li said. "If you want
o protect ... certain species or
auna of that coastline, you might
ake this into account this hid-
en diversity we can't really see
y eye."
And though these clams are
iny, they could be vital in our
nperwoven ecosystem,
"Our life is highly affected by
ll of the biodiversity around us,"
Li said. "Those clams you might
hink (are) just one clam but it's
eally in a great marine commu-
ity. Its own survival is affecting
nd being affected by everything
round it."

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