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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


honored at
Ceremony at Association of Religious Coun-
selors, which is an independent
Union remembers collection of religious profes-
sionals who work closely with
five students who the administration and campus
have passed away ARC Chair Tilly Shames,
executive director of the Uni-
By IAN DILLINGHAM versity of Michigan Hillel, gave
Daily Staff Reporter opening remarks.
"There is no harder and no
In honor of five students who sadder experience than to see
passed away this past academ- the life and growth of one of
ic year, the University hosted our students end," Shames said.
a memorial service of quiet "My hope for all those present
reflection and words of remem- is that we can have a moment
brance. today to dwell on the memory
The event, held Tuesday of your student and their time
in the Pendleton Room of the on campus."
Michigan Union, allowed for a LSA senior Lee Atkins passed
small gathering of the friends away on Oct. 19 in Ann Arbor at
and families of the students the age of 24. Atkins, a native
to share memories and mourn of Oak Park, Ill., was studying
the loss of their loved ones as history at the University after
a community. The formal ser- serving in Afghanistan dur-
vice, which included speeches ing 2008 and 2009. His family
from various University officials reflected on his great love of
and some of the students' fam- Michigan athletics, particular-
ily members, was followed by a ly football.
reception in the Parker Room of Engineering freshman Ian
the Union. Clemens died on Oct. 25 in his
This was the third annual hometown of Livonia, Mich. at
Campus Memorial Service, the age of 17. Clemens's fam-
hosted by the University's Divi- ily said he had plans to join the
sion of Student Affairs and the See MEMORIAL, Page 3A

Public Policy Dean Susan Collins speaks at the unveiling of a statue honoring former President Gerald Ford in Weil Hall Tuesday.
Pres Ford honored with statue

Michigan legend
recognized with
scaled sculpture
For the Daily
Gerald Ford - a U.S. naval
veteran, University alum and
38th president of the United
States - was honored Tuesday
with a statue in the Great Hall

of the Ford School of Public Pol-
icy at the University.
The statue, modeled after the
one standing in the U.S. Capi-
tol building, was unveiled on
the centennial of Ford's birth.
Around 100 people were on
hand to watch Dean of the Ford
School Susan Collins, Brigadier
General Brent Scowcroft, a for-
mer advisor to Ford, and Mike
Ford, the former president's
son, speak.
Collins began the event with

a moment of silence, honor-
ing the victims of the Boston
Marathon before thanking
the attendees for coming and
J. Brett Grill for sculpting the
Collins said Public Policy
students should start a new tra-
dition in regards to the statue.
"As you pass to and from
your classrooms, you might just
reach out and touch our spe-
cial statue of President Ford,"
Collins said. "I suspect he will

bring each of you good luck
when you do so."
Collins said she hopes the
statue will inspire students to
continue to address the world's
policy problems.
"While we can never do all
that we might wish, we must
always do what we can," she
said, quoting Ford. "It is my
hope that this statue right here
in our great hall, will inspire all
members of our community and
See FORD, Page 3A

E. Liberty still
suffering from
loss of Borders
Despite fast exceptions: Some places stay
with great stability," Kinnnear
turnover, current said.
Kinnear said East Liberty is
businesses "prospering" near North Divi-
sion Street and North Fifth
unconcerned Avenue, with restaurants like
Mani Oysteria and Tios. He
By DANIELLE added that the neighborhood
STOPPELMANN from the Google complex to
DailyStaffReporter E. Liberty at State Street has
"quite a bit of stability," with
East Liberty Street has the exception of the block near
become known for its transient the space that was once occu-
tenants, with about 10 busi- pied by Borders which is still
nesses leaving the street in largely unoccupied.
the last two years. Though the Kinnear said in the past 25
vacancies open up opportuni- years, about 10 restaurants
ties for other ventures, many do have occupied the space on the
not stand the test of time, often corner of State and East Lib-
closing after a year or less in erty streets, where Chipotle
business. Mexican Grill is now. Though
Despite recent closures of it seems as though East Lib-
Rocky Mountain Chocolate erty may have an extremely
Factory and The Grand Tra- high turnover, he said this is an
verse Pie Company, Business example of how the storefronts
Prof. Tom Kinnear, director changing occupancy is part of
of the Zell and Lurie Institute the "natural churn of business."
for Entrepreneurial Studies, Restaurants in that area
said business on the downtown cater more toward the employ-
street is not in total despair. ees working in area offices than
"Retail is the easiest business students on campus. Kinnear
to get into and the easiest busi- added that overall, East Lib-
ness to get out of, so turn is the erty is "not a high foot-traffic
natural order of business, with See LIBERTY, Page 3A


Former quarterback Denard Robinson throws the opening pitch during the Michigan baseball game against Notre
Dame at Ray Fisher Stadium on Tuesday.
Free clinic r un b students
re -opens afer building fire

action minor
continues to
Degree from Social
Work School
grows to over 100
Daily StaffReporter
LSA senior Julia Withee
still remembers James 1:27, the
Bible verse that changed her
life years ago.
"I was reading my Bible
one day, and it talked about
like caring for widows and
orphans," Withee said. "I had
this image of having a foster-
care home and having a bak-
ery or coffee shop that kids
could work and actually like
save up money and gain expe-
A sociology major, Withee
had always been interested in
helping others, and that drove
her to declare a Community
Action and Social Change
minor, a relatively new under-
graduate concentration offered
through the School of Social
The CASC minor is a col-
See MINOR, Page 3A

New services
to be offered in
temporary location
The University of Michi-
gan Student Run Free Clinic
in Pinckney, Mich., is set to
reopen on Saturday after
its former location burned

down in an electrical fire in
February. The clinic shared
a space with the Faith
Medical Clinic but has now
moved to a new location in
the Pinckney Community
Public Library building,
starting with a four-month
lease that was signed Tues-
"I think we will be. stron-
ger after this," Mitchell
Goldman, the Clinic's co-
founder said. "It's certainly

heartwarming to know how
many people support us. The
clinic will rise from the ashes
- literally."
Fundraising initiatives
and donations helped make
the reopening possible. The
clinic itself raised more than
$25,000, while University
students raised more than
$3,000 and Faith Clinic more
$50,000. Close to 350 donors
donated to help reopen the
See CLINIC, Page 3A

For the kids
Michigan's education budget

eaves much to be desired.
-iAG 4


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