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guidelines are irrelevant to the
case. Cohn pointed out that com-
puters are universally used to
view child pornography and the
amount of images that Jenson
possessed was not large com-
pared to other cases.
Prosecutors have drawn
attention to the fact that Jen-
son was undergoing pediatric
training at UMHS, noting that
he would eventually be able to
treat children. However, Cas-
sar said he intended to be an
oncologist, not specializing in
pediatrics, and claimed that
his training was unfairly held
Cassar painted the picture of a
man who had a love for medicine
and a passion for cancer research
but would now likely not be able
to become a physician.
"He led an extraordinary life,"
Cassar told the court. "He spent
the last seven years (in medi-
cine). He's lost them. He's done."
Cassar asked the judge to
acknowledge that Jenson does
not present a risk to public safe-
ty, noting that not doing so would
prevent him from accessing pro-
grams like therapy in prison.
Cassar said the University
community "abandoned" Jenson
after his crime was discovered,
and therefore asked that Cohn
allow him to serve his sentence
in a prison near his hometown in
Cohn confirmed that Jenson
is not a risk to public safety and
agreed to place him in a correc-
tional facility near his home-
town. The judge ordered that
Jenson surrender himself to the
court within 90 days of the sen-
In a brief address to the court,
Jenson said he was aware of the
consequences of possessing child
"I knew what I did was
wrong," Jenson said. "When
I was looking at the images, I
knew it was wrong."
Jenson told the court that he
would attempt to rehabilitate
himself, both in prison and in
"I am trying to do what I need
to do to make myself a better
man," he said.
In an interview with The
Michigan Daily after he was sen-
tenced, Jenson said he looks for-
ward to completing his sentence
so that he can work on a career in
"My only is hope thatafterthis
chapter of my life with prison is
done, I will be able to be helping
people and practicing medicine,"
Before attending medical
school, Jenson was a cancer
researcher. He said he would go
back to research if he is unable
to get a job practicing medicine
upon his release.
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Institute for Advanced Judaic
Studies - the largest ever gift to
LSA at the time.
"This is a family that really
cares passionately about phi-
lanthropy and giving back,"
Pescovitz said. "They pick areas
where they believe that they can
make a difference, both in the
quality of life and in the quality
of the community."
She added that their gifts
have transformed the Universi-
ty in the areas of health, culture
Speaking on behalf of his
family at the meeting, Stanley
Frankel, the son of Samuel and
Jean Frankel, said the center's
success should be attributed to
the medical team.
"We say but don't do much,"
Frankel said. "We're just the
facilitators. The doors are the
faculty and staff and leadership
in the CVC, and that's what's
Several administrators -
including Jerry May, vice presi-
dent of development - thanked
the Frankel family at the meet-
ing for their contributions.
"The Frankel family have
added a great deal to the qual-
ity of education at the insti-
tution," May said. "We are
so honored and thankful for
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McCauley's wide range of expe-
riences made her stand out as a
candidate for the school's high-
"Professor McCauley is a sea-
soned academic administrator
whose service to the School of
Dentistry, the University and
beyond is extensive," said Han-
lon. "She brings a unique blend
of clinical experience, research
achievement, pedagogical lead-
ership and administrative suc-
cess to the position."
Alfred Franzblau to succeed
Pollack as Vice Provost for
Academic and Budgetary
Regents also approved Alfred
Franzblau, associate dean for
research at the School of Public
Health, as vice provost for aca-
demic and budgetary affairs.
Franzblau's term will begin in
May and conclude in June 2018.
The position is currently held by
Pollack, who will take over as
provost in May.
As vice provost, he will work
with the provost to maintain
policy in academic and budget-
ary issues and serve as a liaison
to deans and directors.
Franzblau worked as an
assistant professor inthe School
of Public Health when he joined
the University faculty in 1989.
He has also worked as an asso-
ciate research scientist in the
Center for Ergonomics in the
Department of Industrial and
Operations Engineering and as
a professor for Environmental
Franzblau was appointed as
associate dean for research in
the School of Public Health in
2011, where he has overseen
total research funding in 2011
to 2012 of more than $66 mil-
"Dr. Franzblau is an out-
standing mentor and an inspir-
ing teacher," Hanlon said. "I am
confident that he will provide
excellent leadership in academ-
ic and budgetary affairs."
James Holloway appointed
Vice Provost for
The regents also appointed
James Holloway as the nextvice
provost for international affairs.
Holloway is currently a profes-
sor of nuclear engineering and
radiological sciences and asso-
ciate dean of undergraduate
In an interview with the
Daily, Holloway said he is excit-
ed about the opportunity to cre-
ate energy in how the University
engages on the global stage.
"I'm reallylookingforward to
this opportunity. It's a tremen-
dous honor to be asked to serve
in this capacity and I'm greatly
looking forward to growing
global scholarly impact the Uni-
versity of Michigan can have,"
In his new role, Holloway
will oversee experiential learn-
ing programs across the Uni-
versity such as study abroad
opportunities or Semester in
Detroit. While units and col-
leges across campus have their
own departments that handle
these programs, Holloway's
office helps coordinate oppor-
tunities throughout the Univer-
Holloway hopes to bring
together faculty and students
across departments to create
the richest and broadest set of
Still, Holloway said deal-
ing with costs and creating a
culture that emphasizes the
value of these learning experi-
ences are two difficult tasks
for the job. He hopes study-
abroad opportunities and simi-
lar programs will be seen as an
expectation of an undergradu-
ate experience. Scale is also an
issue, as it will take a great deal
of coordination to potentially
expand the program to a level
that encompasses the majority
of University students.
Holloway hopes his office
will play the coordinating role
in removing these barriers and
extending programs to a wide
array of campus.
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tain comments or glare at us, but
you just have to go with it," Gao
said. "Even when people respond
negatively and it's easy to dismiss
them, you have to try and educate
them about why choice is impor-
Gao added that it's been five
years since "The Vagina Mono-
logues" has come to campus and
she hopes its return will make
people more comfortable discuss-
ing these topics.
"It's okay to be uncomfortable
as long as you start talking," she
said. "I don't know how you can
claim to be progressive and open if
you can't have these conversations
and hopefully it will go a long way
to get rid of some of the miscon-
ceptions surrounding feminism
Gao said some campuses choose
to have separate showings for men
and women, though the Univer-
sity's audience of about 700 people
was made up of both genders.
LSA junior Tammy Lakkis, a
cast member, said she joined pro-
duction following encouragement
of the members of her feminist
awareness club, What the F.
"I consider myself a feminist,
but I've never done anything big to
really advocate for it," Lakkis said.
"This was definitely something I
could do that would take me out
of my comfort zone and make an
Lakkis said she was "completely
happy" with the way the show
turned out, which she attributes
to their practice schedule, which
started once per week in January
and increasing up to four hours
each day in the weeks leading up
to the performance.
"Until recently, the show was
a little rough, but I was sure that
we would pull through," Lakkis
said. "Everyone has such a pas-
sion for what we do and the issues
they represent, and I knew that
the audience would be sympa-
thetic people, so I knew it would
Engineering junior Karl Gen-
dler, who was invited by a female
friend, said the proliferation of
the word "vagina" throughout the
play - approximately 123 times in
75 minutes - did not make him
"It was a wide spectrum of
experiences, so I feel like every-
one took something different away
from it based on their personal
experiences," Gendler said. "Com-
ing into something called "The
Vagina Monologues," I felt like I
kind of knew what to expect, but it
ended up being a lot more power-
ful than I was expecting."
"I wouldn't trust myself to ade-
quately describe it to anyone, but
it's definitely one of those things
that I think everyone should see."
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cated and the chapter suppos-
edly had supplied him with the
The person taken to the hos-
pital was a pledge of the fra-
ternity, but it is unclear at this
point whether or not he was a
victim of hazing, Fox said.
Fox visited the campus from
March 17 to 18 and continues to
investigate while the chapter
remains suspended from activity.
"The chapter is not allowed
to hold any events or activities,"
Fox said. "No recruitment, no
new member education, they
aren't even supposed to be
having chapter meetings. The
fraternity still has their meals
and people still live there, but
while this investigation is going
on and while we gather facts,
they're not supposed to be hold-
ing any additional activities."
Fox said the reason for activ-
ity suspension and investigation
is to ensure safety.
University spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the fraternity
has been expelled from the
Interfraternity Council. He
added that it maybe possible for
the fraternity to try to rejoin the
council and normal Greek Life
governance structure, but that
this usually requires a change
in leadership and significant
The IFC executive board
released a statement Thursday
saying the chapter was expelled
Wednesday for "recurring
safety violations and poor risk-
Students propose public
artproects for U' course
Students protests Adidas contract
hold Diag flash mob
By MICHELLE GILLINGHAM
On Thursday, crowds across
the campus protested Adidas, the
sporting goods giant that holds
a $60-million contract with the
University. In a flash mob, a crowd
in 1980s clothing traveled across
the Diag, blaring "I Like to Move
It" to protest the company.
United Students Against Sweat-
shops organized the event to call
on the company to pay $1.8 million
in severance pay to workers of a
Indonesian factory - which pro-
duced University-themed apparel
- that closed last year after its
owner fled the country. The clo-
sure put 2,800 people out of work.
"We focus on working with the
administration to make sure that
the people that the University has
relationships with are upholding
their end of the Student Code of
Conduct," said Engineeringsenior
Carolina Madrid, a USAS member.
"That's where issues with Adidas
arise because they are currently
in violation of our Student Code of
Conduct, and we have a huge con-
tract with them."
"Adidas apparently owes $1.8
million,legally,in severance to those
workers. Adidas just refuses that
and are taking a stance that they
don't have to pay it," she continued
If the University were to cut
its ties with Adidas, it would not
be the first school to do so. Eight
other schools have already decid-
ed to remove the brand from their
schools, including Cornell Uni-
versity, Oberlin University, Uni-
versity of Washington, Rutgers
University, Georgetown Univer-
sity, College of William and Mary,
Santa Clara University and Penn-
sylvania State University.
The group is tryingto convince
University President Mary Sue
Coleman to refuse to renew their
contract with Adidas as opposed
to dropping them immediately.
Madrid said dropping the con-
tract after it expires is the easiest
way to part ways with the compa-
ny without facing any legal rami-
While the contract extends
until 2016, USAS member Abigail
Williams, a Public Policy senior,
said "it's up for renewal in 2014."
"This whole year our messag-
ing has been 'Cut the Contract'
to try and get it to stop as soon as
possible," Madrid said. "But we
have discovered that that's prob-
ably not the best route to take
because of all of the legal issues
and clauses in our contract that
would make that extremely diffi-
cult to actually carry through. So
we've recently modified our goal
to be 'Drop the Contract' with
Adidas and just not renew it."
In addition to the protest,
which was called "Work Out for
Workers' Rights," the group tried
other strategies to address the
administration. Writing letters
to Coleman is a monthly task for
these 15 student members. They
like to keep Coleman informed
as to what they are doing to raise
awareness for students about the
issues as well as whether or not
Adidas is continuing to break the
Code of Conduct.
The goal of Thursday's protest
was not only to deliver another
letter to Coleman in the Fleming
Administration Building, but to
alert others about Adidas' wrong-
Although other schools have
dropped Adidas, it would be a big-
ger reaction if the University were
to remove them because of the the
"U of M is mainly an Adidas
school," Madrid said. "We have a
$60-million contract with them.
Other schools that cut Adidas
don't consider it a big deal, but it's
because Adidas isn't as big to them
as it is to us."
The group doesn't suggest
cutting out school apparel com-
pletely, just moving it to another
company that doesn't participate
in sweatshop usage. They recom-
mended that Alta Gracia, a sweat-
shop-free brand that pays workers
living wages instead of minimum
wage, as the University's new big
contract. The group said not only
would this company be the more
humane route, but that Alta Gra-
cia is an equally good deal.
.fter failure of wrote.
Graf wrote that the turn out
ercent for Art, from the event was great and
the students received a lot of
PC gets creative instrumental feedback.
"I was delighted to see what
By MICHELLE kind of progress some students
GILLINGHAM made in the last minute- or
Daily StaffReporter week," Graf wrote. "The feed-
back from the panel was of
teen students left their course very generous. How-
ooms behind on Thursday ever, it highlighted very well
ch their ideas for public the strengths of each individual
stallations in Ann Arbor project and also the challenges
nt of a panel of art-related to actually realize it."
ts at Ann Arbor City Hall. Ideas presented ranged from
e public arts projects a flower garden and fountains
part of a three-week-long laid out in a certain form in the
ment a class, Public Art park to having a sculpture of an
rban Intervention, taught arm and leg on the underside of
sistant Prof. Roland Graf. the bridge.
lass is designed to study The class had some guide-
nt public art projects and lines to follow, including stay-
mock proposals for the ing within the budget and
unity. working with the sites at All-
e proposals are based on mendinger Park or the East
dual site surveys, group Stadium Boulevard bridges.
sions and the study of While the board may have col-
ng documents and guide- laborated with Graf, they didn't
for public art at these have any background on the
'rovided by AAPAC," Graf ideas the students presented on
in an e-mail, referring to at the event.
nn Arbor Public Art Com- While Graf is the instructor
n. "Further, the proposals of the course, he collaborated
class reflect the students' with four others to whom the
s backgrounds - ranging students pitched their final
interarts, art, design to art ideas. The panel consisted
ecture - and their aspi- of Ann Arbor art community
s when they think about figures including Aaron Sea-
art in Ann Arbor." graves, an AAPAC member;
f wrote that students Mary Thiefels, an Ann Arbor
creative when design- artist; Bob Miller, the chair of
eir projects and consid- the AAPAC; and John Kotarski,
designs structures from an Ann Arbor public art com-
illa-style interventions to missioner.
anent installations. While it is complicated to
response to their differ- define what art is, it's not as dif-
pirations, students were ficult to explain what public art
llowed to propose tem- is, Seagraves said. Public art,
y public art projects as he said, is what adds character
as their proposals show to a certain location, helping to
hey contribute to a flour- define the space as to what it is
public art scene in Ann known to others.
and how they impact or The Diag, for example, is
to the respective com- considered to be a piece of pub-
y or neighborhood," Graf lit art, Seagraves said. Not only
is it adding to the campus and
showing that students have
pride in the school, but it is
outlining an area that is easily
recognizable, even by words, to
another local person.
"Public art changesthe phys-
ical landscape of the spaces in
which we live," Seagraves said.
"It adds value and contributes
to the well-being to the com-
munity. It speaks to more than
just art appreciators; it can be of
interest to the general public."
Art & Design freshman
Hayden Nickel, a student in
Graf's class, agreed that pub-
lic art was important to her.
With her project idea "Always
Moving Forward on Stadium
Bridge," Nickel said the class
was interesting to experience
from start to finish.
Although all of the projects
that were presented represent-
ed the visual aspects of art, not
all art is visual. Since the art
is public, however, it is better
when it is something that could
be seen by people in all direc-
tions, such as a sculpture.
"Public art is a visual, while
traditional art can just be a
sculpture," Seagraves said.
"The visual component inter-
ests the aesthetics of the base
that it creates in a public place.
The public space is important
(to have public art)."
Though the project was for
the students to be able to learn
how to plan and organize apiece
of visual art and to calculate the
costs of building a piece, it also
served as an opportunity for the
students to be able to become
acquainted with the city and see
what types of art currently exist
here, Seagraves said.
"It was a great opportunity
for the city," he said. "It was a
great opportunity for the stu-
dents, too. There is a city of
public art program, so it really
was great to make ourselves
available to participate."
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