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Leading (Michigan) man
Starring in roles such as
The Phantom and Raoul in
"The Phantom of the Opera,"
Doug LaBrecque, who earned
his master's degree from the
University in 1988, has. per-
formed in numerous produc-
tions throughout his career.
Recently making his Carnegie
Hall debut as a soloist with
the New York Pops, LaBrecque
has continued to perform solo
among some of the world's top
Are there any experiences
you had during your time
as a student that you use in
your career today?
I had a sound vocal tech-
nique taught by Music Prof.
Leslie Guinn, and I was very
prepared for auditions in New
York City because of the class-
es taught by Brent Wagner
and Jerry DePuit.
What is your favorite show
that you have performed in?
My best answer is always
the show that I am cur-
rently in. With that said, I
loved being a part of Harold
Prince's Broadway produc-
tion of the great American
musical "Show Boat." Watch-
ing a Broadway legend bring
to life an American classic
was certainly a highlight. I
also really enjoyed sharing
the stage with Marvin Ham-
lisch at Carnegie Hall, Bos-
ton Pops, Chicago Symphony
and orchestras throughout
Whatisthe most gratifying
aspect of your career?
Having the opportunity to
stand onstage with so many
skilled musicians and share
music with diverse audiences
around the globe. I feel so for-
tunate to make a living enjoy-
ing what I love doing. Settling
into a concert career has pro-
vided me with what I have
always been seeking: balance.
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Crazy stacks Pre-hash bash Latino culture Golden apple Common crane
WHERE: Hatcher WHERE: Michigan League show teaching award have built nests for the
Graduate Library WHEN: Today at about first time in four cen-
WHEN: Tuesday at about . 7:10 p.m. WHAT: The 13th annual WHAT: Psychology lec- turies in southern England,
7:30 p.m. WHAT: A subject was yell- Latin Culture Show will turer Shelly Schreier will be reported the Telegraph.
WHAT: A laptop was ing at patrons and being dis- be held. Performaces will awarded the 23rd Annual These events mark progress
reportedly stolen from the ruptive, University Police include salsa dances and Golden Apple Teaching for the "Great Crane Proj-
fifth floor when it was left reported. He was found spoken-word pieces. Award. She will deliver a e,
unattended at about 7 p.m., to be in possession of sus- WHO: Michigan Union lecture on the topic of ect, which seeks to revive
University Police reported. pected marijuana and was Ticket Office making good choices. and preserve crane species.
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WHERE: Catherine Street
WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: A man reported
his bicycle seat was stolen
from a bike rack outside the
Taubman Library sometime
between March 26 and 27,
University Police reported.
The report is not fully
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: Tuesday at about
WHAT: Graffiti - done
sometime between 5:50 and
6:50 p.m. last Monday -
was ,d by staff, Univer-
sity e reported. There
are nqtsuspects as of yet.
poet Angie Estes will talk
about her four published
books and essays, one of
which was a Pulitzer Prize
nominee. She has received
a Guggenheim Fellowship,
a Pushcart Prize and the
Cecil Hemley Memorial.
Award, among other honors.
WHO: Zell Visiting
WHEN: Today at 2 p.m.
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ion line Zara has been
placed under investiga-
tion for use of slave labor fac-
tories in Argentina, the Daily
Mail reported. Immigrant
workers, including children,
are said to be working in
harsh sweatshop conditions.
Rutgers coach released
after video goes viral
Video footage who in December suspended and
fined Rice for the abusive behav-
shows coach being ior, and the university president
who signed off on it.
abusive to players Rice was fired Wednesday,
one day after a video surfaced of
Once the video went viral, him hitting, shoving and berating
Mike Rice's coaching days at Rut- his players with anti-gay slurs.
gers were over. The taunts were especially trou-
Now the question is whether bling behavior at Rutgers, where
anyone else will lose their jobs freshman student Tyler Clementi
- including the athletic director killed himself in 2010 after his
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roommate used a webcam to spy
on him kissing another man in his
It also came at an especially
embarrassing time for the NCAA,
with the country focused on the
Final Four basketball tournament
Rice,inhis third seasonwiththe
ScarletKnights, apologized outside
his home in Little Silver, N.J.
"I've let so many people
down: my players, my adminis-
tration, Rutgers University, the
fans, my family, who's sitting in
their house just huddled around
because of the fact their father
was an embarrassment to them,"
he said. "I want to tell every-
body who's believed in me that
I'm deeply sorry for the pain and
hardship that I've caused."
Athletic Director Tim Pernetti
was given a copy of the tape by a
former employee in November
and, after an independent investi-
gator was hired to review it, Rice
was suspended for three games,
fined $75,000 and ordered to
attend anger management class-
es. University President Robert
Barchi agreed to the penalty.
Pernetti initially said Tues-
day he and Barchi viewed the
video in December. The president
issued a statement Wednesday,
saying he didn't see it until Tues-
day and then moved to fire the
44-year-old coach for repeated
abusive conduct.Through aschool
spokesman, Pernetti backed up his
president and said Barchi did not
view the video until this week.
"Yesterday, I personally
reviewed the video evidence,
which shows a chronic and
pervasive pattern of disturb-
ing behavior," Barchi said in a
statement. "I have now reached
the conclusion that Coach
Rice cannot continue to serve
effectively in a position that
demands the highest levels of
leadership, responsibility and
public accountability. He can-
not continue to coach at Rutgers
Engineering senior Caroline Lupini tests out the team vehicle of the Supermileage club at the Wilson Center Saturday.
MPG focus of competition
club to race in
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Daily News Editor
Think aPrius's 48 miles pergal-
lon is efficient? Try over 3,000 mpg.
The University's Supermile-
age team - an entirely student-
run organization aiming to build
a high-efficiency vehicle - will
compete in the Shell Ecoma-
rathon in Houston, Texas from
April 5 to April 7 in the hopes of
winning the title of the most fuel-
efficient internal combustion
concept car in North America.
Starting with just a lawn
mower engine, the 25-person
team modified and tuned its
carbon-fiber vehicle before leav-
ing for the competition Tues-
day where it will face 140 other
teams from high schools and col-
leges across the United States.
"It's all about fuel economy,"
said Engineering senior Caro-
line Lupini, the team's project
manager. "We set a goal of 3,300
miles to the gallon."
The competition is split into
two classes. The University's
team will compete in the Pro-
totype classification, meaning
the car focuses solely on maxi-
mum fuel efficiency. There is
also an UrbanConcept classifica-
tion, where street-legal cars are
designed for more practical pur-
poses and passenger comfort.
At the competition, teams will
prove how far they can travel on
one liter of fuel.
Founded in 2010, the team
has appeared in just one previ-
ous competition - last year's
SAE Supermileage Competition
in Marshall, Mich. Still, Lupini
said she is confident the team can
break the current North Ameri-
can record of 3,169 mpg.
"Our goal remains the same
as it was last year because we
weren't able to achieve it," Lupi-
ni said. "(But) I'd like to assume
that we will."
The team receives funding
through the College of Engineer-
ing and various industry and
local sponsors. Though money
hasn't been an issue so far for the
club, Lupini said without dona-
tions the team wouldn't be able
to build a car of the same quality.
Engineering junior John
Rockwell, the team's race strat-
egy officer, said after all of the
time and effort the team mem-
bers have put into building and
testing their prototype, he wants
to get the result the team was
unable to achieve last year.
The team's car weighs more
than 200 pounds and should be
one of the lightest cars at the
competition - an advantage over
the other teams, said Rockwell.
A student of mechanical engi-
neering, Rockwell said Super-
mileage has allowed him to get
the hands-on experience he
would only be able to get through
"I think what we're doing is
huge," he said. "Every car now is
trying to get 30, 40, maybe even
50 miles to the gallon, and I defi-
nitely think that's where every-
thing is going ... it's cool to be on
the leading edge of that stuff."
In additionto the enginebody
and race strategy groups on the
team, members also hold busi-
ness and communications posi-
tions. Rockwell said working
closely with different types of
people as well as professors and
other professionals has provided
him and the rest of the team with
a unique experience.
"There's a lot of stuff I've
learned on this team that I
wouldn't be able to normally," he
said. "Working with companies
and sponsors ... you definitely
Engineering junior Andy Dun,
the team's engine lead, said he's
excited about the competition.
"Once we have everything
and everything's running it feels
great," Dun said. "I'm looking
forward to seeingthe result."