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By AARON GUGGENHEIM
University Provost Phil Han-
Ion spoke before the Senate
Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs - the University's
leading faculty governance body
- Monday to answer questions
regarding the administration's
budget preparations before the
June meeting of the University's
Board of Regents and the ongo-
ing process of approving the pro-
motion of tenure-track faculty.
Hanlon, who will depart the
University to become president
of Dartmouth College in May,
openedhis comments byexpress-
ing optimism for the future of
the University and its long-term
"The last 10 years have been
fabulous for the University of
Michigan," Hanlon said. "In
a very tough environment, we
have continued to succeed and
Hanlon said his office is pre-
paring to put a budget recom-
mendation before the board in
June. The board will approve
the annual budget, as well as any
commensurate tuition increases,
at that meeting.
Hanlon also spoke on the
ongoing process of approving
promotions of tenure-track fac-
ulty, as faculty promotions must
be approved by both the academ-
ic unit and the administration.
SACUA has previously discussed
this topic with the University
ombuds and others.
"(The) preponderance of them
are fabulous," Hanlon said. "It is
really fun to read them and fig-
ure out what everyone is doing."
He added that the administra-
tion works to discuss decisions
with individual academic units if
there are differing opinions con-
cerning the readiness of faculty
SACUA also worked on a draft
of a statement on diversity that
would have been approved by
the Senate Assembly. After being
adopted by the Senate Assembly,
See SACUA, Page 5
LSA freshman Lynn Daboul and other students participated ina candlelight vigil on the Diag Monday in rememberance of those affected by the Syrian civil war
and the recent attacks on Damascus University.
Students gather for
By ARIANA ASSAF
The two-year civil war that
has taken tens of thousands
of lives and forced millions to
become refugees took another
bloody turn when a bomb hit
Damascus University in Syria's
In solidarity on the Diag
Monday night, signs with mes-
sages such as "Let Ink Flow, Not
Blood" and "Free Syria" were
held by some students, while
others stood in silence holding
The vigil was part of a wider
effort organized by the Syr-
ian American Council, which is
calling on students across the
nation to hold similar vigils this
week to commemorate students
that were recently killed in the
attack and raise awareness of
the complex issue.
The most recent reports pub-
lished on the group's Facebook
page have confirmed 15 students
were killed and 20 injured, and
reports differ on whether the
attacks came from the Assad
regime or the opposition. On
Jan. 15, Syrian regime forces
dropped bombs on the Univer-
sity of Aleppo, killing 82 people
and injuring192 people.
"People are unsafe in their
homes, in school and at work
because they want the right to
vote and freedom of speech,"
Noor Haydar, a University alum,
Haydar was the main orga-
nizer of Monday's vigil com-
memorating fallen and injured
Syrian students. Rather than
plan smaller, separate vigils of
their own, Oakland University
and University of Michigan-
Flint students took part in the
vigil on the Diag.
UM-Flint graduate student
Abarar Jondy, said she felt an
obligation to make the trip to the
Ann Arbor for the vigil.
"It's about an hour away,
but it's worth it," Jondy said. "I
think the most important thing
to recognize is they're just like
us, trying to have some sort of
Flint senior Heeba Dlewati,
who is from Syria, has person-
al experience with the politi-
cal issues plaguing her home
See VIGIL, Page 5
to review high-rise
By MATTHEW JACKONEN
At their meeting Monday night, the
Ann Arbor City Council addressed Dl
zoning plans, public art and plans for
the site at 413 East Huron Street.
The Dl zoning, the core downtown
zoning area, has been a hot topic at
council because some residents are
opposed to the expansion of high-rise
development in the downtown area.
The Dl zoningresolutionpassed Mon-
day requests that the city's planning
commission review the possibility of
expansion within the area.
However, council members would
still like to bring more specific recom-
mendations to the commission. Spe-
cific requests include an inquiry as to
whether the D1 zoning area is located
on the north side of Huron Street
between Division Street and South
State Street, or on the south side of
William Street between South Main
Street and Fourth Avenue. The dead-
line for the review is Oct. 1.
Councilmember Sabra Briere (D-
Ward 1) argued that the resolution
should be supported because it allows
the commission ample time to com-
See COUNCIL, Page 5
Unknown individuals decorated the cube to resemble a Rubik's cube Monday in celebration of April Fool's Day.
Social business incubator
Mark's Carts opens
on Washington St.
for third season
Expanded food next thing is the beer garden,
which is doing very well now.
cart market aims So those two business plus our
store are working in concert
to partner with to make an active block for a
wide range of people."
local businesses All carts prepare their
ingredients in a kitchen that
ByDANIELLE Hosed provides next door to
STOPPELMANN Downtown Home and Garden.
Daily StaffReporter Hosed said carts are express-
ing interest in joining the ven-
After visiting his daughter ture as it gains popularity and
in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mark Hosed recognition in the downtown
was inspired by two food carts community.
he saw stationed at a flea mar- "People are excited for it
ket and decided to bring the to open," Hosed said. "They
concept to downtown Ann can't wait to get out of the
Arbor. Shortly after his visit he little restaurant booth they've
opened Mark's Cart's, a food been sitting in all winter, and
cart emporium with eight ven- they're anxious to go so we're
dors and seating for 40 located optimistic."
behind Downtown Home and Diners can visit veteran
Garden, which Hosed owns. carts like A2 Pizza Pi for fresh
Monday marked the 2013 wood-fired pizza, student-
season opening of the food owned The Beet Box for a
cart emporium. Now in its healthy "California-inspired"
third year of operation, Mark's experience, Cheese Dream for
Carts will remain open until artisan grilled cheeses, Dar-
Oct. 31 before closing for the cy's Cart for a "local and eclec-
winter. tic flavor," Hut-K for Indian
Hosed said the cart com- cuisine or San Street for tra-
munity is an opportunity to ditional Asian street market
add another dimension to his food,
"hundred-year-old" garden The owner of the new Mexi-
store and "activate the whole can cuisine cart, El Manantial,
neighborhood." This year, din- grew up serving food at his
ers will also be able to stroll mother's restaurant 200 miles
next door to Bill's Beer Gar- south of Mexico City. Also
den, where Hosed is a part new this year is Satchel's BBQ,
owner, to pair their meal with which has a restaurant on
a drink. Washtenaw Avenue and adds
"The cartswere an outreach a southern barbecue flavor to
to the new dynamic down- the mix.
town, which is entertainment Hosed said his enterprise
and eating," Hosed said. "The See CARTS, Page 5
iptil ize links social innovation ideas funded.
To bring new social entre-
ocial start-up preneurship opportunities to
LSA students, University alum
perts, students Jeff Sorensen co-founded the
initiative last semester to pro-
By AMRUTHA vide healthy competition for
SIVAKUMAR students interested in foster-
Daily StaffReporter ing social change.
While he said he believed
tiMize, a new program that programs hosted by Cen-
links entrepreneurial ter for Entrepreneurship and
l service and innovation, the Entrepreneurship Com-
to bring entrepreneur- mission of the CSG provided
to social initiatives. With an outlet for students who
from mentors, students wanted to be entrepreneurs
compete to have their "for entrepreneurship's sake,"
he said optiMize was a plat-
form through which students
could "take action on problems
With around 90 applicants
and members ranging from
freshman to doctoral candi-
dates, optiMize kick-started
its preparations for the compe-
tition aspect in January.
"We're really happy about
the demographics because,
unfortunately, a lot of the
here are like men's clubs,"
Sorensen said. "The propor-
See MENTORSHIP, Page5
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