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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, September 12, 2013

michigandaily.com

CAMPUS SAFETY
'U' makes
. app that
measures
BAC
Mobile calculator a
part of Stay in the
Blue campaign
By JULIA LISS
Daily Staff Reporter
Rather than denying or trying to
prevent the reality of binge drink-
ing on campus, the University has
instead decided to take a more practi-
cal, proactive approach. The Univer-
sity's long-running Stay in the Blue
campaign has a new iPhone - and
soon-to-be Android - application
created by the University Health Ser-
vice, gives students an opportunity
to minimize the dangers associated
with drinking.
The app allows its user to actively
monitor blood alcohol content in a
given session of drinking by input-
ting gender, weight, or type of drink
including local drinks like a fishbowl
from Good Time Charley's and tracks
how frequently the user finishes a
drink.
The app's interface centralizes
around a meter that starts out in the
"blue" safe zone and then transitions
from maize to orange to red as the
user's BAC increases.
UHS Health Educator Marsha
Benz, one of the program's creators,
said while there will always be stu-
dents who abuse the app, she hopes it
will make a difference in some drink-
ing habits.
"Once students take the flag into
See APP, Page SA
HEALTH
Punch card
to reward
healthy
purchases
Student gov't,
MHealthy partner to
combat junk food
By CHRISTY SONG
Daily StaffReporter
The Central Student Government
and MHealthy - a program launched
by University President Mary Sue
Coleman in 2005 to encourage a cul-
ture of health around campus - are
continuing efforts to promote a more
healthful student body.

Initiating another step forward,
CSG and MHealthy partnered with
Residential Dining and the Univer-
sity Unions to increase awareness of
healthy eating habits through loyalty
punch cards that can be used at vari-
ous University restaurants and cafe
See HEALTHY, Page 5A

CAMPUS LIFE
After snub,
author asked
to speak at
CEW event

'Color Purple' writer
Alice Walker accepts
new invitation
By JEN CALFAS
Daily StaffReporter
Second time's a charm.
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize win-
ning author of "The Color Purple,"
accepted an invitation to speak at the
biennial Zora Neale Hurston Lecture
for the Department Afroamerican
and African Studies held in Novem-
ber.
The University originally invited
Walker to speak at the 50th anni-
versary event of the Center for Edu-
cation of Women to be held in early
2014. CEW later rescinded the invi-
tation after deciding Walker was not

the "optimum choice" speaker for the
event, according to Gloria Thomas,
director for CEW.
Walker posted her acceptance on
her blog, noting that the situation
turned out to be "a lovely turn of
events."
"I believe we have all learned
something from our efforts to reach
out to one another, and I believe also
that - if solar flares or deeply unin-
telligentwars haven't carriedus off-
it will bea good time," Walker wrote.
This event will be co-sponsored
by the CEW and the Department of
Afroamerican and African Studies.
While the Center disinvited her to
speak at one of the opening events for
its 50th anniversary, she will close
the celebration with this lecture,
which will be the 16th in the Zora
Neale Hurston lecture series.
See AUTHOR, Page 5A

ALLISUN FARAND/Daily
Vice President of Student Affairs E. Royster Harper speaks at the Munger Graduate
Housing Town Hallana.
Grad students express
concerns with design of
Munger residence hall

Ceremonies honor
victims of terror

College Repubs, ROTC take
to Diag to commemorate
anniversary of 9/11
By JACOB AXELRAD
Daily StaffReporter
A sea of 2,977 American flags carpeted
a patch of grass in the Diag Wednesday,
each one planted in remembrance of a vic-

tim of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Beneath the flagpole onthe Diag, cadets
in the University's ROTC program held
their own tri-service memorial, separate
from the College Republicans. In 30-min-
ute shifts throughout the day, cadets stood
at modified attention, known as parade
rest, holding flags that represented the
different branches of the military: Army,
Navy, Air Force and Marines.
In additionto rememberingliveslost on
See HONOR, Page 5A

Harper: We must
honor donor's wishes
for new building
By WILL GREENBERG
. Daily StaffReporter
After the excitement over Uni-
versity alum Stephen Ross's record-
breaking donation to the Ross
School of Business and the Athletic
Department, Charles Munger's April
donation received more than a little
scrutiny from graduate students

Wednesday.
At a forum hosted by Rackham
Student Government at graduate
school's flagship building, students
heard from some of the University's
top administration about the upcom-
ing construction of the Munger
Residence Hall. The project will be
funded by a $100-million donation
from Charles Munger, a Univer-
sity alum and vice chairman of real-
estate giant Berkshire Hathaway.
Munger also donated $10 million for
graduate fellowships.
RSG President Phillip Saccone
facilitated the forum as. E. Royster
See MUNGER, Page 5A

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