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NEWS BRIEFS
EAST LANSING, Mich.
Snyder aims to
connect Mich.
students to jobs
Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday
that Michigan's education and
business must do a better job of
collaborating if the state wants to
improve how it connects graduat-
ing students with available jobs.
The Republican governor gave
the opening remarks at the 18th
annual Governor's Education
Summit at Michigan State Uni-
versity's Kellogg Center. He told
education and business leaders
that while the state's education
system is succeeding in provid-
ing knowledge, students often are
left on their own when it comes to
finding jobs.
"We've built a system that
doesn't work anymore," Sny-
der said, adding that the result
is an imbalance between the
supply and demand for jobs.
NEW YORK CITY
Flight delays pile
up Monday after
FAA budget cuts
It was a tough start to the week
for many air travelers. Flight
delays piled up all along the East
Coast Monday as thousands of air
traffic controllers were forced to
take an unpaid day off because of
federal budget cuts.
Some flights into New York,
Baltimore and Washington were
delayed by more than two hours
as the Federal Aviation Adminis-
tration kept planes on the ground
because there weren't enough
controllers to monitor busy air
corridors.
One out of every five flights at
New York's LaGuardia Interna-
tional scheduled to take off before
noon on Monday was delayed 15
minutes or more, according to
flight tracking service FlightA-
ware. Last Monday morning, just
2 percent of LaGuardia's flights
were delayed. The situation was
similar at Washington's Reagan
National Airport, in Newark, N.J.
and in Philadelphia.
LOS ANGELES

Brachial plexus
research grows

Andrew Medichini/AP
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano reviews an honor guard as he arrives to pay homage to the Unknown Soldier
Monument in Rome Monday.
Italian president chastises
country's political gridlock

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Lawmakers and put it back on the path of
financial reforms and growth.
criticized for "I have a duty to be frank. If
I find myself again facing the
dequate response deafness of those with whom
I have clashed in the past, I
economic crisis will not hesitate to hold them
accountable before the coun-
)ME, Italy (AP) - Ital- try," Napolitano said.
President Giorgio Napoli- The strong remarks reflect-
sworn in Monday for an ed his enhanced standing now
ecedented second term at that he'has acceded to lawmak-
age of 87, chastised law- ers' wishes for a second term
ers for their inadequate after they failed in multiple
onse to the country's eco- votes to back a new figure for
it crisis and urged them to president. Napolitano, facing a
a new government "with- seven-year term, said he would
lelay." serve "as long as the situation
hile growing emotional in the country ... requires, and
"the trust and affection I strength allows me."
seen grow toward me and Stefano Folli, a political ana-
institution I represent," lyst at il Sole 24 Ore business
Aitano also was stern in daily said the remarks had a
rebuke of lawmakers for "clarity and hardness without
ng failed to reform the precedent."
ed election law and for "This is the speech of a pres-
ig into political paralysis. ident well aware of not only
apolitano told the parties his constitutional powers, but
called him to serve again his political powers, in rela-
esident that they would be tion ato a political class that
accountable if they don't has substantially failed," Folli
alliances and policies to said on Sky TG 24. "The presi-
the eurozone's third-larg- dent has an authority over and
conomy out of recession influence on politicians he has

never had before."
Among his constitutional
powers, the president can dis-
solve Parliament and tap a pre-
mier-designate to form a new
government.
Napolitano made clear he
wanted to seea new government
formed as quickly as possible.
He noted that the constitution
requires a government that
enjoys a majority in both hous-
es; which no party can claim
after elections two months ago
- implying the necessity of a
coalition. Consultations are to
start again Tuesday.
Napolitano was re-elected
Saturday after politicians failed
to find a new presidential candi-
date who could win a majority
of Parliament and regional vot-
ers.
The divisive process result-
ed in the implosion of the
center-left Democratic Party,
whose leader resigned. It also
galvanized the anti-establish-
ment 5-Star Movement, which
wants to send the political
class packing and had backed
a constitutional expert with
center-left credentials for the
presidency.

Partnership also
aims to improve
delivery of care
By MOLLY BLOCK
Daily StaffReporter
The University's Brachial Plex-
us Program is partnering with
Spring Arbor University faculty
and students to improve the qual-
ity of life for child patients living
with brachial plexus palsy.
Neonatal brachial plexus palsy
is achronic condition that occurs
during pregnancy and childbirth
that results in paralysis and the
loss of sensation in the arm of the
child. The condition can be par-
tially corrected through surgery
and physical therapy, but there's
a need for research to improve
the management of the lifelong
condition.
The research conducted in
the partnership will be unique
because it doesn't intend to find
a cure but instead aims to help
patients suffering from the condi-
tion with their quality of life, said
Lynda Yang, associate professor
of neurological surgery.
Kimberly Rupert, provost of
Spring Arbor University - which
is located in Spring Arbor Town-
ship, about 60 miles southwest
of Ann Arbor - said because the
majority of existing research
focuses on finding a cure, any
new treatment findings will be
significant for patients.
"There is an amazing paucity
of research in this area, so any-
thing we're able to do will directly
contribute to the improvement of
treatment and quality oflife ongo-
ing for the patients," Rupert said.
The inspiration for this
researchgrewoutofYang'sexpe-
riences with affected patients in
the University program.
"When we start seeing these
patients in the clinic, you realize
how much they need in terms

of just addressing activities of
daily life and their functional
impairments," Yang said.
The Brachial Plexus Program
draws upon many disciplines
within University of Michigan
Health System, including ortho-
pedics, general surgery and
physical medicine to allow for a
variety of professionals to sit on
its research team.
Yang said the partnership
will take advantage of the dif-
ferent specialties of both UMHS
and students and faculty at
Spring Arbor University.
"This was a good opportu-
nity to merge the best expertise
of the faculty of two institutions
in order to address some of the
questions that deal with quality
of life," Yang said. "Although we
have much expertise medically
and clinically, they have some
expertise in terms of psychoso-
cial, psychology and other things
that might help the quality of life
of the kids when medical science
likeurgery can't really help."
Rupert echoed Yang's senti-
ment of combining expertise on
the research collaboration.
"We had a meeting in which
the faculty and other folks
involved in the project from both
sides met for the first time, and it
was avery excitingevent," Rupert
said. "There's such a meshing of
the minds and complementary
skills brought to the party."
Although this is a relativelynew
endeavor for the Brachial Plexus
Program, the meetings with SAU
faculty andprovosthave been pro-
ductive enough to establish Med-
SAU, a charitable fund chaired
by retired Sparton Corporation
President David Hockenbrocht.
This would make the partnership
a more long-term project.
"So far,,,everything is head-
ing in the right direction," said
Don Tomford, chief department
administrator of neurosurgery at
UMHS. "It looks like this could
be a long-term collaborative

Order-of Angell
announces 2014

Doctor's appeal membership roster

claims error in
Jackson trial
Eighteen months after his
involuntary manslaughter con-
viction, Michael Jackson's doc-
tor on Monday appealed his case,
claiming there were multiple legal
errors at his trial.
Alawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray
argued in the 230-page appellate
brief that there was insufficient
proof that Jackson died of an over-
dose of the anesthetic propofol
administered by Murray.
The appeal also reiterated
an often-stated defense claim
that Jackson may have admin-
istered the overdose to himself.
CAIRO, Egypt
Egypt's opposing
parties argue over
court structure
Egypt's main opposition group
and judges vowed Monday, to
step up their fight against plans
by the Islamist-dominated legis-
lature to debate a bill critics say
aims to impose Muslim Brother-
hood control over the courts.
The judiciary has become the
latest battleground between sup-
porters and opponents of Islamist
President Mohammed Morsi. The
bill, expected to reduce retire-
ment age for judges, has already
sparked violence between oppo-
nents and supporters.
On Monday, Morsi met with
members of the top judicial body,
the Supreme Judicial Council, in
an attempt to contain the situa-
tion. Morsi said in a statement
he "doesn't accept any encroach-
ing on the judiciary or judges"
and urged judges to stay clear
of media debates and political
interference over the issue to
reaffirm respect of the judiciary
in people's mind.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports.

112th class
comprised of 22
rising seniors
By SAM GRINGLAS
Daily StaffReporter
Order of Angell, an exclusive
campus leadership society, has
released the names of members
of its 112th class.
Order was initially founded
as Michigamua in 1902 by for-
mer University president James
Angell. The group is a network
of select leaders from the Uni-
versity's most high-profile stu-
dent organizations.
Order has faced criticism for
its previous name and alleged
rituals, which some groups

claim are insensitive toward
Native Americans.
Members signed an agree-
ment in 1989 to eliminate ref-
erences to Native American
culture in the group's activities,
choosing to rename the society
after Angell during the 2006-
2007 academic year.
Though the group usually
elects an honorary member, it's
not yet ready to announce this
year's selection, said Kinesiol-
ogy senior Dexter Mason, an
Order spokesman.
In an effort to be transpar-
ent, Order has again released its
most recent membership list to
The Michigan Daily.
-Becauseofhismembership in
thegroup,Editor in ChiefAndrew
Weiner didn't edit this story.

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Members of Order of Angell Class of 2014:

Mac Bennett, Ice Hockey
Yash Bhutada, South Asian Awareness Network
Matthew Blanchard, Army ROTC
Jeff Chu, Men's Lacrosse
Alexandra Erwin, Volleyball
Nkem Ezurike, Women's Soccer
Michael Freedman, interfraternity Council
Matt Hill, Men's Glee Club
Jared Hunter, National PanHellenic Council
Connor Jaegar, Men's Swimming & Diving
Zeinab Khalil, Muslim Students' Association
Cat Knoerr, Midwest Asian American Student Association
Spring Conference
Taylor Lewan, Football
Bryan Mazor, Solar Car
Salma Moosa, IGR CommonGround
Jordan Morgan, Men's Basketball
Carson Phillips, First-Generation College Students
Hayley Sakwa, Jewish Detroit Initiative
Amber Smith, Women's Track and Field
Silken Thomas, National Society of Black Engineers
Kirby Voigtman, The Michigan Daily
Andrew Weiner, The Michigan Daily

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