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Ann Arbor, Michigan
- new degree
to be debated
by Regents

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Hanlon to serve as
a Special Counsel
to President
Daily Staff Reporters
At Thursday's meeting of the
University's Board of Regents,
the board will review a variety
of renovation projects and a pro-
posal for a new master's degree
offered by the Medical School.
While University Provost Phil
Hanlon will soon leave his post
to serve as Dartmouth College's
president, the board will consid-
er his temporary appointment as
aspecial counselto the president.
Regents to approve
appointment for University
Provost Phil Hanlon
Beginning on May 6, Hanlon
will cede his current role to the
incoming provost, current Vice
Provost Martha Pollack, who
was appointed to the position in
January. Before leaving the Uni-
versity to become the 18th presi-
dent of Dartmouth College later
this summer, Hanlon will remain
as an adviser during the transi-
tion until May 31. Hanlon will

assume the presidency at Dart-
mouth on July 1.
In a communication to the
regents, University President
Mary Sue Coleman expressed
"a mix of emotion" in recom-
mending the change in title
for Hanlon's administrative
"Provost Hanlon has gracious-
ly agreed to provide counsel and
advice during the transition to
help assure administration con-
tinuity," Coleman wrote.
In a November interview with
The Michigan Daily, Hanlon said
although it will be difficult to
leave the University, the Dart-
mouth presidency presented a
"terrific opportunity." Hanlon
has been a member of the Univer-
sity's faculty since 1986.
"I love the University of
Michigan," Hanlon said. "I have
the greatest admiration for the
place; I admire what it aspires
to; I admire the success it has.,..
The people here at the University
of Michigan are terrific, and I'll
miss them very much."
Hanlonwill retain his appoint-
ments as an Arthur F. Thurnau
Professor of Mathematics, Don-
ald J. Lewis Professor of Math-
ematics and tenured professor
of mathematics in the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts
See REGENTS, Page 5

Police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Marathon ends in tragedy

At least three dead,
140 hurt; known
'U' affiliates safe
Daily News Editor
In what major news outlets
and some officials are calling
a terrorist attack, two large
explosions left a devastating
scene near the finish line of the

Boston Marathon as some run-
ners ended the race. As of 2 a.m.,
at least three people - including
an 8-year-old boy - were killed
and more than 140 injured.
The definitive cause for the
explosions is not yet clear, and
no groups or individuals have
claimed responsibility yet for
the incident. The FBI has taken
charge of the investigation.
In an address to the nation
Monday evening, President
Barack Obama said those

responsible for the bombings
will "feel the full weight of jus-
Investigators found at least
two unexploded bombs near
the finish line, but those devices
were safely unarmed, accord-
ing to a senior U.S. intelligence
official, who also spoke to the
Associated Press on condition of
anonymity because of the con-
tinuing investigation.
More than 500 Michigan
residents qualified for the mara-

thon, according to RunMichi-
gan.com. Fifty-six were from
Ann Arbor.
No current University varsity
athletes were running in the
marathon, University spokes-
person Rick Fitzgerald wrote in
an e-mail.
According to Brad Rudner, a
University athletics spokesman,
two former Michigan women's
soccer players ran, but they both
finished before the blasts.
See MARATHON, Page 5

day shows
hope for
Gov. Snyder, state
officials laud merits of
STEM education
Daily StaffReporter
Michigan Robotics Day not only pro-
vided students, industry and non-profits
the opportunity to showcase their work,
butit also gave the state's leaders a chance
to emphasize how important robotics
will be for Michigan's economic future.
The third-annual Robotics Day event,
held as apartofNationalRobotics Week,
was held Monday at Michigan Stadium's
Jack Roth Stadium Club and was co-
hosted by the University and the Nation-
al Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
Gov.RickSnyder deliveredthekeynote
address at the event and said he wants
Michigan to be at the forefront in devel-
opingrobotics technology. To do so, more
students need to be inspired by science,
technology, engineering, and math edu-
cation and its related efforts, he said.
Snyder added that robotics technol-
ogy will play an important role in the
state's and a variety of industries' efforts
with autonomous vehicles - new cars in
development that can operate automati-
cally without human input. The gov-
ernor called these autonomous vehicle
programs "the gift that keeps on giving,"
in terms of their ability to foster econom-
ic and job growth.
See ROBOTICS, Page 5

Diversity resolution
passes assembly


p -.mmas
Charles Coleman, the Chapin Street Project coordinator for Dawn Farm, addresses City Council on Monday.
Hundreds protest cuts to
DDA at councimeeting

Agency could
lose funds for
supportive housing
Daily StaffReporter
The crowd at Monday
night's Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil meeting measured in the
hundreds - a stark difference
to the usually meager atten-
The majority of those in
attendance came to speak
out against proposed cuts to
the Downtown Development
Authority's funding. Most of
the protestors speaking out
against the ordinance were
from Dawn Farm, a tran-

sitional housing center for
recovering substance addicts,
which receives some funding
from the DDA. Others came
to speak out about similar
concerns over the possibility
of decreased funding for low-
income and homeless hous-
ing. As of 2:20 a.m. Tuesday,
the ordinance was still being
The ordinance, sponsored
by Councilmembers Stephen
Kunselman (D-Ward 3) and
Sumi Kailasapathy (D-Ward
1), would mandate that a
recent growth in tax incre-
ment funding - the increase
in taxes from property devel-
opment - should be reallo-
cated to the city and other
taxing, public entities rather
than the DDA. Under the cur-

rent law, the DDA receives all
of the TIF funds, expected to
grow to $4.8 million over the
next two years.
While the proposal con-
tains other changes, the
reallocation- of funding is
the most significant - and
controversial - change. The
proposal states that surplus
funds not used in compliance
with the TIF plan must be
refunded to individual tax-
ing entities. Under the plan,
cuts to the DDA would be very
likely, if not inevitable, and
many citizens are worried
the cuts would directly affect
the homeless through cuts
to affordable and alternative
housing like Dawn Farm.
Mayor John Hieftje said he
See COUNCIL, Page 5

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of a
the U
as pu
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iitiative urges John Carson, associate profes-
sor of history and a member of
roaCtive steps SACUA's Committee on Uni-
versity Values, called campus-
6r incluslivty wide diversity "strikingly
urgent" and said the resolution
By STEPHANIE was a call for "renewed effort"
SHENOUDA because of its effect on the
Daily StaffReporter University as a whole.
"The climate for diversity
.e push for increased within the student body is ten-
nt diversity in the tative at best; how does that
ssions process contin- make the community feel?"
Monday as faculty on Carson said. "It doesn't look
Senate Assembly voted like that much is changing in
prove a resolution that the Ann Arbor campus."
d increase efforts to pro- Carson added that the ini-
inclusivity. It will be pre- tiative was launched after data
d to the administration' from The Atlantic suggested
28 members in favor, nine there was room for improve-
sed and one abstention. ment within the University's
e goals of the four-part diversity efforts. Carson said
ution include reassess- he believes the administration
of the strategies used to could do more to improve the
ase diversity, adoption situation.
tive, intentional, cre- "It's a public vision that
and ongoing efforts to has not yet yielded a great
ove diversity, ensuring deal of University administra-
efforts are woven into tive response," Carson said.
Iniversity's fabric, as well "Diversity is not palpably pres-
blicly asserting the goal ent, and it is key to achieving
proving diversity on all ourgoaltobe a center of learn-
University campuses. ing and education for all."
e draft - which was Many members expressed
oved by SACUA on April a sense of urgency about the
was also approved by the issue, claiming that the pub-
mittee on University Val- lic is-gauging the University's
nd is yet to be seen by the actions.
mittee of Inclusivity. "It begs the.question, given
gineering prof Kimber- the fact U of M's diversity is
earfott, chair of SACUA, a very public conversation, if
the document that not a national embarrassment,
UA endorsed had been how could the community not
tantially revised" before know what they're doing given
presented to the Senate the urgency of this," Residen-
mbly, but that their senti- tal College prof David Turn-
s haven't changed. ley said.
a presentation given to While most members vocal-
group prior to the vote, See ASSEMBLY, Page 5


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